At first it's like anise and chocolate in the Dior Homme style but stronger. There are florals in it and it has less of that lipstick aura but it's still there. I can tell I'm not one for this Dior style because it's become a fad to smell like this which is closer to cocoa than rum. Fairly boring considering the amazing choices out there.
An intense version of an already bad fragrance results in an intensly bad fragrance. I thought this would right the wrongs committed by GH, instead it amplified them. Granted, if you liked the original GH, you will love this because it is more of whatever you liked. For me, thumbs down. This is simply undeserving of the prestigious Guerlain name.