Is this a female fragrance? Possibly, for some gardenia component. Still, it works ok as a 'sui generis' cyphré with a citrus top and some leathery, woodsy and rose base, and if you're looking for a complex scent with hints of lavender this might be it. This fragrance reminds me of the bitterness in Eau de Rochas pour Monsieur. It's less wearable, maybe. Really difficult to describe, and maybe the most masculine smelling cologne for woman ever made.