A very artistic composition. No wonder it was inspired by operas. A must for incense affictionados, it is really awesome and sophisticated fragrance, you really smell high quality ingredients. The incense doesn't smell so much like a church, I would say it is more like old world castle full of antiques. Also slightly medicinal, due to oud, which note i find quite pronounced in this scent. And very beautiful. I don't notice much of flowers, or kiwi etc. which are listed, so, it was quite a surprise to find out that this is a very dense and balsamic fragrance. At first I didn't like it so much, but I appreciated the mastery of the composition. Bu tit grew on me with every passing hour, and every sniff of my wrist. Very classy scent, unusual, a true oriental, with lots of personality, great longevity and good silage. I think I can pull it off wearing this scent, it has strong personality, it is not an office fragrance for sure, but it is so mysterious and creative, oh, such pure delight. And is not linear at all, it is a changing, shimmering type of fragrance.