I tested this out on a paper strip at my local Hudson's Bay. The first thing I noticed was a wonderful mint note layered over the darker ones. It was quite delightful. After a while I noticed there was a real gourmand quality to this scent. After a few hours I experienced one of the most satisfying dry downs ever. Beautiful wood spicy scent. Real masculine. This scent is definitely for nights out and preferably in colder weather. If you want an alternative to the Dior L'Hommes of the world, this is it.