There is a good rendition of birch tar in the opening blast, and a good leather impression too. Whilst the tar is of medium sharpness, the leather is more on the lighter and bright let side with only very minimal smokiness. More Farina Gegenüber’s Kölnisch Juchten than the original vintage Cuir de Russie by Chanel.
The drydown adds hints if pinewood with whiffs of restrained and slightly sweet tobacco impression.
The base is more nonspecific and adds touches of a rather bland vetiver with a nonspecific woodsiness.
I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and five hours of longevity on my skin, the last couple of hours being quite close to my skin.
Staring as a very good cold-weather autumnal rendition of Russian leather, towards the end it loses the edge a bit.