Described as "an opulent, resinous blend of aged frankincense, black figs, labdanum, dark amber, Russian tea, swirled in a trio of sensual musks."
My first impression of this fragrance was that is was too dark and woodsy. Yes, there was a sweetness offered by the fig note, but not enough to balance the bitterness. I put the sample away. That was then..
Months later, I decided to give it another chance. You see, if you haven't tried perfume oils, sometimes they can mellow over time.
Yep, it is still quite dark, but more in a velvety sensual way. The bitterness disappears shortly after application, to reveal a syrupy, incensy fragrance that still retains it's woodsiness. It is beautifully balanced.
I do like it, love it? No, I don't feel the need for a full size, but it is a well blended and complex perfume.