At first, I thought this was some kind of weird Dior Homme knockoff with a lot of freshness thrown in. It is most definitely not. It's different but underdone and needs more to hold my attention. Carbon is a fresh MINERAL smell. Mineral in the way that the Comme des Garcons perfumes are like... only a hell of a lot more fresh. Damn this freshness! For the kids maybe? Maybe a few pumice stones decided to take a bath?