I joined MUA to find my signature scent--a concept I've always loved, even though one hears the term "fragrance wardrobe" more often these days. I also asked my husband for input, since I really had no idea where to start. He said, "You should smell like cool, misty dusk or dawn in an interesting place." I referred this poetic description to the MUA fragrance board, and they recommended notes like sandalwood and incense. DH then elaborated on his suggestion, saying my perfume should evoke "a chapel that smells at the same time like the fresh wood when it was newly built, and like the incense that's been burned there for years--that chapel at dawn." He actually got a little choked up, describing this fragrance for me. Two of the specific fragrances the board recommended were woodsy/incense scents--Tam Dao and Passage d'Enfer. Tam Dao is more Asian temple incense. Passage d'Enfer is churchy, so that's what I ordered a bottle of, all the while thinking, "They can't get everything he said into a bottle." Well, that's exactly what they did, plus a "bonus" gray-stone note which completes the mood perfectly. The wood note is light and bright, as is the lily. The incense is also airy, and only a little smoky--as if the incense is not burning now, but has been recently. The tawny feline sweetness of benzoin becomes more noticeable in the drydown, as it mingles with the musk. I liked this fragrance immediately, but it took me awhile to fully appreciate and love it. It's comfortable in any weather, appropriate for any occasion. But it's not merely wearable. It's also lovely, elegant, and distinctive. It's composed of contrasts, marvelously resolved--rich yet light, smoky yet fresh, or, to quote my husband yet again, "intoxicating yet austere. It makes me want to bite you." I wasn't sure it was The One at first, and ended up feverishly sampling over 600 fragrances, in case there was one out there I might like better (DH plaintively saying, "Why would you stop wearing something that's emblematic of you?"). But PdE is the only one that never gets on my nerves, that I never tire of, that I keep coming back to. I sniff the bottle, and it breaks my heart, and makes me fall in love all over again. Notes: top--ginger, rose; middle--cedar, white lily, aloeswood, olibanum; base--sandalwood, benzoin, white musk.