You'd better like cinnamon.
Cinnamon. And cinnamon. And more cinnamon. With a little bit of extra cinnamon thrown in for good measure. That's the first 5 minutes on my skin.
Slowly some black pepper and cardamom begin to surface after the 5 minute mark, thankfully, because the vanilla was starting to pop up, as well, and I was afraid I was going to smell like Cinnamon Toast Crunch all evening.
After the 10 minute mark things are much more balanced and interesting. Leather and amber surge forward and push the pepper and cardamom to the side a bit, although the pepper stays prominent enough to to still feel spiky against the leather. But there's still plenty of cinnamon to go around, even at this stage.
At this point I went and read the fragrance notes on the Rag & Bone website and I was SHOCKED that cinnamon isn't one of the notes they have listed?! What? This stuff is a cinnamon bomb in the same way that Amouage's Fate Man is a cumin bomb (not that they smell anything alike, just that the one note is so dominant that if you don't like it, you're screwed). And the Oddity notes have more surprises for me. Vetiver? Angelica? These are nowhere to smelled by my nose.
The next couple of hours are: Cinnamon ft. vanilla. Cinnamon ft. black pepper. Cinnamon ft. something vaguely woody. And on and on it goes. Eventually the scent just becomes some amorphous, vaguely sweet, vaguely spiced blur that smells like an empty cup of chai that's been empty for a little while. It smells like chai used to be here. To be honest, at this point I feel a little bit like I'm wearing an air freshener rather than a fragrance. Fortunately for me, at about the 5 hour mark I had to take a shower.
I'd definitely call this fragrance a gourmand and I could see someone wanting to wear it on fall and early winter days. That someone won't be me, however.