If I'm not mistaken this fragrance was released in 2001, and discontinued in 2005. I don't think it was created in 1978, and have no idea what that 1978 is a reference to. If I'm not mistaken Patchouli was a 1979 release the 4th. release from this house after It's founding in 1976 by Jean Laporte. At any rate This fragrance was not exported to the US, and coupled with It's short run it was a tough find. As for the fragrance itself I cannot find a pyramid anywhere, so all I can do is guess as to the notes used in this composition. I can detect no citrus at all, and this fragrance consists mostly of Vetiver, and woods. It does have a hint of sweetness about it, but it think that is formed solely by the skillful blending of the Vetiver along with the woods. Cedar I can detect, and the Vetiver is Bourbon, and Patchouli is also apparent. It would not surprise me to find perhaps a little Oak also. This fragrance has what I would call panache, and carries about itself an unabashed attitude, and is not afraid to let it be known. Subtle, and at the same time it is bold. It took me over a year, and a half of steady searching to find this fragrance, and was well worth the time, and effort. If it were not for Vetyver by Carlo Corinto this would be atop the list of my favorite Vetivers.