I generally tend to like very woody or oriental fragrances (pretty much anything with patchouli in it is bound to get purchased by me). This fragrance doesn't have that overbearing scent that a "fruity-chouli" might have (the silage, if you want to get technical). It's light, yet on me lasts hours. At first its that very floral bouquet, but the notes of vanilla and musk last a very long time. That was what really had me intrigued. I, like many others, got this in my Birchbox for January, and I waited until I could afford the 3.4 oz and the rollerball. It's well worth it for a signature scent.