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This fragrance opens with an explosion of ginger, grapefruit and cardamom. However, as the alcohol dries on my skin the bitter birch tar and dry leather notes overwhelm the fruit notes and the fragrance is rather unpleasant when smelled close to the skin. Thankfully it quickly settles in a very harmonious grapefruit, cardamom and leather mix with a smoky vetiver base. The fragrance is very masculine, refined and exceedingly pleasant to wear from this stage on. Like Skarb, it is very linear, but has a better lasting power as well as a great sillage.