When I was at Saks in Beverly Hills last weekend, my husband doused himself with it. Based upon smelling him for a couple of hours post-application, I think your assesment sounds quite right. However, I did smell spice, not tons of it, but yes spice was present. It is fruity and I kept thinking years ago, this would have been released as a womens fragrance.
The problem (as with many D&G scents) is the drydown was pretty boring (musk, perhaps sandalwood, etc.) and uneventful. Having said that I think it should do really well with most teens and young men.