The opening is a nice fresh lavender with cardamom, with a citrus admixture that is well complimenting it. The drydown adds wood and musk notes that give way to a classic chypre, with vetiver and an exemplary oakmoss note.
The blending is excellent and results in a convincing scent. Compared to other chypres this is much less shrill than Gucci's Nobile, more complex than Revillon's French Line, and it lacks the deep and dark character of Charles Jourdan's counterpart for men.
This is an elegantly restrained composition, with limited silage and projection, but with an excellent longevity that surpasses six hours on me. 3.75/5.