This fragrance has so many complex layers - I purchased the 10 packet envelope and this was a scent the website quiz at www.pinrose.com recommended for me. I don't think it's for me, but it's so interesting. It's growing on me and can be used based on my mood. When I put it on, I got leather, clove and rose. I don't think I've ever smelled this before but it's not so out-there, it seems familiar. By now, it has all blended with my body chemistry and now it's smoky vanilla with rose. And not a bad bathroom rose scent....if that makes sense. It makes me feel like I should be sitting in a dark, elegant restaurant with black lacquer, high backed booths, candlelight and a bourbon on the rocks. Or confident girl and I'll take things at my own pace, thank you very much. You can tell it is made well and some thought went into this without trying too hard. Incense-like is a good description, if you are floral and citrus this might not be the best fit for you unless you want to explore a different spectrum of a rose scent.