I just finished my first bottle of this today! It isn't too feminine at all...or powdery. In fact, I don't get any powder at all. There is a great review of this on Marina's blog: www.perfumesmellinthings.blogspot.com (ok, I wrote it). It starts off with a rose/bergamot accord that is very bright and sunny. On my skin, the rose doesn't last long...maybe 15 minutes or so. Then the ambergris starts to shine. This is an extremely long lasting fragrance, maybe 10 to 15 hours or so. Not a whole lot of progression but it is absolutely wonderful. The ambergris is mixed with a very clean musk and I am totally addicted to this fragrance.