Well poised in the genre!
D&G's The One Mysterious Night is well poised in the genre of middle eastern smelling fragrances in the marketplace. It's not rough, animalic, dense or overly sweet (because of the grapefruit). The grapefruit is probably the only resemblance to the rest of the flankers for D&G's "The One" and is in the base. The Oud is very light and just enough for some North American palates I imagine. Personally I like dense, animalic and sweet fragrances, and funny that I like this one too because it does remind me of the lighter Arabic fragrances. The stand-out in this fragrance is the rose and the saffron; and here's the "rub" (so to speak); the fragrance is really a North American interpretation of a middle eastern fragrance, but to noses that like middle eastern fragrances it doesn't deliver enough of the notes we enjoy; and thus confusion in some reviews. I have the One EDP, Royal Night, and now Mysterious Night, and I'm happy I picked up this flanker. Next it's the 2020 version of the One. I give Mysterious Night an 8 / 10, and truly this really is a great fragrance and I highly recommend!