Gres opens with citrus, petitgrain and a dominant lavender note. This particular lavender isn't the harsh variety by any means. It's soft and transparent ; followed by an uncoventional woody heart that possesses a green halo. I don't get the florals or patchouli for that matter, but the rosewood and cedar with fern are lighthearted and harmonious.
The anamalic leather, moss and tonka in the base are gentlemen as well. This is in keeping with the overall volume from the beginning and I must say it's nice to come across a fragrance that has these terrific notes and isn't loud. This would be a very appropriate office or close-quarters fragrance.