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Opens with an extremely dry suede accord paired with an aromatic honey note (orange blossom in disguise) and a resinous wood note. Combined, the notes/accords create an intense leather scent which I doesn’t do anything for me. I like my leathers smooth and soft like the finest lambskin, but this leather is dusty and parched. Despite the addition of orange blossom, ambergris and vanilla the scent is characterised by its animalic and resinous facets. Only towards the end, when the leather and aoud have burned out do I see a sweetish vanilla enhanced by what is left of the wood and amber accords.