The first thing I think of when I smell this is 'spices'. More specifically, Basil and Cilantro. But there's something more, a little bit woody, and a little bit sweet.. maybe like jelly beans (I think it's the violet leaf). IMO it's very unique and better smelling than the other YSL men's colognes. The scent lasts over 8 hours but isn't overpowering at all. My SO wears this, and I love it on him... but it also wears very well on me too!
I think this would be great for anyone looking for a new, unique scent. Or for anyone who wants something a little softer and more clean than most scents. I think it's pretty versatile and could be perfect for male or female.
I rated it 4/5 as a fragrance for myself. But as a cologne for men, I rate it a 5/5!
Also, we live in Florida, and my SO works in a kitchen, the scent DOES wear well in heat.
Nice scent--warm and sexy--but smells like a lot of other men's colognes out there. Not original at all. I wish they would come out with a fabric softener with this smell.