This is a very good fragrance which gets little mention.
I get a mixture of soft, rounded fruits in the beginning, creamy mixed florals in the middle, and sweet vanilla and woods in the end. I suppose I'd label it a fruity, woody floral. I'm rather hesitant to call it an oriental. While it does have a significant amount of vanilla, it lacks amber or any other balsamic notes in sufficient quantity to make me think oriental.
I wouldn't call it dark and spicy or light and fruity. How about medium and floral? Some younger people might consider it heavy or strong, but I don't. It seems versatile to me, light and fruity enough for casual daytime wear when lightly sprayed, and heady and sweet enough for nighttime wear.
Others have reported notes of tobacco or smoke and have described the fragrance as being sharp. I don't get any of that. For me Havana Pour Elle is a soft, rich, rounded, sweet fragrance. It evokes still, warm, humid air filled with the smells of flowers and ripe fruits. It serves as a counterweight to the men's version, which is a little sharp and aromatic with its tobacco and rum aromas. Pour Elle offers a different but equally characteristic and colorful view of Havana.