Welcome to the club !
I love Serge Noire and i think it's a misunderstood sheep.
Here's my little review on how i feel about it :
Incense mixed with burned woods.
Luscious, dark, gothic...
When first applied, i get the smell of the incense resin itself, the raw dry resin. Add some pepper and wood..... and Voila , here's your opening.
After 20 -30 minutes, those same incense resins i smelled on top seem to start burning now along with the wood, as if some code inside the scent lit them up. Amazing.
The drydown is more like the aftermath of the room where all this "fire" took place.
Highly recommended for cold days.
This is a masterpiece.