It’s a wonderful blend of powerful spices (pink pepper, cardamom and maybe a little saffron) layered with balsam and cedar notes on a rich base of agarwood and warm musk. Definitely a more traditionally masculine fragrance. Some might prefer it for winter wear. No animalic/fetid notes like some interpretations of this theme. In my opinion, it rivals Honour and Epic Man by Amouage, for a tiny fraction of the price.