Classic chypre made by no one else than Dominique Ropion himself. True or false I don't know, I saw this fact mentioned in two sources.
* Great presentation - cool-looking bottle made of massive glass, solid quality spray, very appealing vibes overall.
* Opens with a massive blast of citruses and juniper. Fresh and invigorating - a beaten path yes, but why complain if top notes smell awesome.
* The middle is interesting part - this is where incense kicks in, supported by rosemary and pepper. Middle notes smells rich and expensive. This is where my daughter made a compliment on it. The chypre "ghost note"? I feel it, it's there.
* The base. Very - I stress - VERY natural-smelling oakmoss, incence, and traces of woody musk. Clean. No musky mess, nothing that we usually expect from fragrances for $8.00. Oakmoss is the star here. Being a huge lover of mossy notes, the base is a pure delight for me.
Longevity: good 8 hours, with the base lasting up until the next morning
Projection - average
Dress code - smart casual
Environment - office, informal