It's a nice spicy Oriental scent but didn't last long on me at all.
I love this fragrance! I get so many compliments when I wear this. It is a very strong, long lasting scent - I find it best to mist it in the air and walk through it.
This is one of the "classics" so it's almost pointless to review it, but I did want to add one thought. There are some fragrances that blend so well w/ a woman's chemistry that it's sometimes difficult to discern. Two different women could smell differently even while wearing the same fragrance. However, there's no doubting Shalimar. It smells like Shalimar on every woman I've known to wear it. Someone once told me, "you don't wear Shalimar...Shalimar wears you." It's a very nice scent, though.