Linear and bold opening of cedar, ginger and vetiver, dry and woody, on a base of tobacco/leather or some really dark and dry woods. I also smell cloves and lavender (eugenol/linalool) and kind of a global rubbery feel a bit synthetic but acceptable here given the "mood". Nice salty note. Overall I must say I quite like this, it's martial, dark, dry, really simple, with the same kind of linearity you may find in some CdG fragrances, just a bit more cheap. I also get a metallic aerial vibe which gives the scent an "avantgarde" transparency, and a base dusty feel with a sweet note and a earthy vibe (I think of patchouli). Same kind of ballardian's themes you can find in CdG Sugi – "nature and architecture". Nice, and my cheap intellectualism aside, safe and wearable. Also the packaging is nice.
Notes: purple ginger, olibanum, vetiver, cedar, guaic, cardamom, coriander seed, cistus, birch tar, styrax, banzoin, tonka, sandalwood, beeswax, gurgum balsam, patchouli, myrrh, opoponax, olibanum hyperessence
This has lots of ginger and wood! It is a warm, cozy scent -- dry, not heavy or sweet. It has spicy wood, with a hint (only a hint) of incense. It is quite nice, probably a cool-weather sort of scent. Its notes are well blended and smooth, and the scent wears well through the day.