The slightly honeyed saffron as well as the black pepper open up as a powerful spicy mix, brightened up by the bergamot and smoothed by the saffron. At times hints
of an indolic undercurrent are evident.
With time the gradually retreats, and a dark patchouli impression slowly comes to the fore, adding a further spicy touch. On the other hand, this patchouli only displays limited harshness or roughness, and, again, the other notes do their bit to add a smooth undertone.
I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.
A spicy wintery scent without any significant incense component, not ultra-exciting but crafted well. 3.25/5.