A dark and slightly barnyard opening. It's got a very deep seated green element and a good dose of a dark leather note (think of the dark element of say, Pure Oud or Al Oudh or, less accurately, Encre Noire). Almost inky. There's something in here - maybe a dash of iso e super or hedione or something - that adds a bit of lift to the scent - just enough to keep it from feeling overly dense and weighted down.
This is one of the best ouds on the market. If you've tried Pure Oud, imagine something a bit less woody and without the slightly odd notes (that some describe as styrofoam-esque), but with more green elements and maybe even some dark purple elements (I think I detect a bit of lavender absolute in this). It is singularly odd as it is earthy and yet maintains a regal air about it, all of that along with animalic undertones.