Just received my bottle of vintage NK Incense today and I have to say all the reviews are true. WOW This is one powerful scent! It starts out a little bitter and burning ashes and hot and it takes awhile to settle down . When it does it's unlike anything I have ever smelled. True incense , very mysterious , it's what I would imagine walking into a gothic church in the late 12th century would smell like. This scent is not for the faint of heart. I don't think there is anything else like this. I love it but I will never be able to use the entire bottle! You only need the smallest amount but it is magical.