Berkana opens with a grassy, zesty woody accord that reminded me of Terre d’Hermès at first, just more woody and spicy. I also get some citrus, a cedar-incense note with a sort of fizzy feature like in Maria Candida Gentile’s Exultat (I see she’s the nose behind this as well, that makes sense), pepper, cumin, something resinous. An invigorating, quite pleasant, fresh and fairly persistent Oriental-Mediterranean scent, shortly. I really don’t get that much leather, while soon after the opening the vetiver note comes in quickly taking a prominent position – which it will hold firmly for hours: a fresh, salty, zesty (almost citric) vetiver note, with just a hint of spices on top and smokier wood notes (and ok, a shade of leather) on the base. That’s it. Nice, but “yawn” for me... another (overpriced) nephew of so many classic vetiver colognes, a pleasant, well-made and self-controlled exercise and as much respectable as negligible in my opinion.