Dark, smokey, and woodsy. This is probably one of those scents that is very dependent on body chemistry, and it happens to work great with mine. Definitely not an everyday cologne, but this is something I'd wear when I'm in nice clothes to go out for a nice dinner or quiet cocktails. I've worn it for just a day now, and I've already received compliments from two different strangers. Once the tester runs out, I'll be buying a larger bottle.