Fresh, crisp, and almost aldehydic at the top due to the the airy combination of white pepper and mastic, this is a real spring and summer scent that can sometimes lean as it makes it to the middle. Not as herbal or medicinal as shaving soap mind you, but close. The powdery iris and the spicy olibanum never let it get that far. Still, there’s something very classic cologne about it too which is reinforced by the musk and amber bringing warmth to the base. Mature, yet modern, and very debonaire. Like Cary Grant in the mid-60s.