A dark-ish peppery-floral opening blast, with the floral side mainly represented by a violet impression; with a slight coating with a soft jasmine and touches of a gentle smokiness added in at times.
The drydown adds a touch of crispness, courtesy of a combination of benzoin and some nutmeg.
The base is developing a nonspecific woodsiness, which, together with a somewhat bland patchouli combines with the heart notes.
I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.
A pleasant scent for warmer winter days, it is not without original touches, but the generic nature of its ingredients does drags it down a level or two. Still, quite pleasant overall - in an unexciting way, but it is blended well. 3/5.