Esquel starts off sweet and citrusy, with aromatic herbs like lavender . As the scent develops, it takes on a hint of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, and the lavender becomes a little more woody, the dry down is a powdery nutmeg, cinnamon vanilla musk scent that is actually quite lovely. The vanilla musk seems to be the stable state because it lasts for the rest of the day. There's plenty of sillage throughout. A good perfume, especially in the later stages, but not worth the price.