This is a very masculine scent, resinous and woody, deep and dark. The cedar wood and tobacco absolute are most prominent, the latter giving the effect of a very strong Cuban cigar, rather than the vanilla and cherry notes of pipe tobacco.
Oakmoss and vetiver are here as well.
The opening is quite strong, almost overpowering, but it does all calm down in a few minutes to a warmth that although never forgetting its initial strength, does become more manageable. Hercules tamed in effect.
This is uncompromisingly masculine and would cause a sensation, I believe, if given more exposure in the niche men’s fragrance world.