Bengale Rouge on my skin is primarily an opopanax (sweet myrrh) perfume. Its resinous, warm, thick, powdery and spiced. For reference, I'd say it's the mid point between Shalimar and Slumberhouse's Ore but I think some people might find it easier to wear than either of those as it purrs rather than roars. Longevity wise this stuff is eternal if you get it on a scarf or a coat. Great stuff.