In a nutshell, its Citrus blended with Cedar, vanilla and musk. It has some herbs, a touch of mint, vanilla, some subtleties that add an extra touch of quality and uniqueness to the fragrance. Very smooth, very nice, very Mediterranean. Definitely masculine, works well in the heat. I was first introduced to this gem back in 1998 Years later, I found it again. I have to say, this is still a great fragrance. Similar bottles? Riverside Drive by Bond no 9 -- it smells similar to my nose with subtle differences. Why pay 200+ bucks for a Bond when you can have an arguably better smelling fragrance at a fraction of the price. Thumbs up.