I'll put my cards on the table upfront. I really don't like amber! However, I will do my best to objectively report on this scent. I find this to be very sweet, rather buttery syrup of a scent. It is amber-laden. I don't find anything remotely dry or resinous about it, it is certainly quite unlike the magnificent Bois D'Encens which is a great dry-resinous scent. The spices are just a spicy and rather vague melange rather than distinct elements. The patchouli tang is apparent. I can't see any connection to L'Eau Trois, other than that the two scents are powerful. I can't even give this a neutral rating, but I have attempted to describe it carefully. Amber fans, give it a try.