Of the many notes, the two that dominate this fragrance in my opinon are the Anise and vanilla. For those who dislike these ingredients.. avoid. Lolita is a very precious, deliciously smooth powedery blend that is slightly reminiscent of scents like Arpege and Le Male.. but retains a uniqueness that merits its own presence in a fragrance wardrobe. This gourmand also manages to retain an organic earth-like quality with hints of violet and barley water.. Sweet but not cloying at all... With excellent longevity and sillage.. i can often smell this fragrance on my shirt a day later. With an extremely well crafted bottle, Lolita is a fragrance that captures both innocence, seduction and the mystical.. in a bottle. I have received "incredible" feedback on it.. and have yet to smell it on another male.. One of my top 10 fragrances.. no question.. do yourself a favor and at least sample it.