The description says “dark and spicy Oriental bouquet” and that is an excellent description. The spicy occurs primarily in the first several minutes of the fragrance and then I lose most of the spices and Nile becomes more resinous and aromatic than spicy. I assume that there are supposed to be some florals in the mix, but if there is, they do not show themselves to me. For a while I appreciate the strength and the uniqueness of the aromatically dark neutrality, but it is not really interesting enough to hold my attention for long. From the heart notes doesn’t change much, and it never seems to develop a base that could be labeled Oriental. Nile does a good job of being dark, it has good sillage and very good longevity. It should have a more interesting base.