Really enjoyed this cologne. Very soft. I am use to over bearing strong smells. My wife said she really enjoys, but she doesn't smell it unless she's close. (so in any married mans eyes this is a good thing). I personally like the soft smell. I like to smell it which I do, and when you pass someone, they too will smell you and I promise, it will get their mind thinking.... "what is that?" I would say it has notes of vanilla... personally that is what I smell the most. I am a bearded manly man so it's a tad soft for me, but I totally like the change. This is a cologne, that I do own now, and wear on special occasions and date nights with my wife. It's my stellar cologne I like to cherish. Would totally recommend it. Don't get scared by the price and try the sample to see for yourself. In my personal eyes it has more of a feminine smell than an over powerful manly scent. You only live once, try it out and see for yourself! It is one I definitely will always keep on my shelf!