A cup of herbal liquorice tea, anyone ?
This one opens like a typical cologne with a bright lemon verbena, which is quickly joined by anise or liquorice. Actually the very sharp lemon verbena reminds me quite a lot of "Escale a Portofino" by Dior, but with liquorice hiding slightly below it and slowly peeking through as time passes, joined by teasing hints of coffee as well. A little later the licorice is also joined by a fresh ginger accord, that only sits around for about half an hour before it dries down to a sweet milky and musky woody base, with patchouli and vanilla as the main players.
Straight up this is not a semi-gourmand licorice scent like Body Kouros or Lempicka au Masculin, as it only turns sweet in the drydown, but actually there are some similarities to the drydown of Body Kouros after 3-4 hours. A bright, sharp and clean fragrance and quite minimalistic, even if it's not linear as such. Very unisex indeed.
Projection and longevity are unfortunately on the duller side, projecting for a good hour, but as it passes into the drydown it turns into a skinscent. I would find this to be mostly suitable for a warmer summer day.