Basically, it opens up with citruses, to reveal a slightly salty, powdery vanilla-ish lavender. Really gorgeous, subdued fragrance, it doesn't scream at all. This is by all means a beautiful creation, but i can see how it can be "boring" to some people. Still, there is a really quiet beauty about this. I would not mind getting a 50 or 75ml bottle, if Celine would think about making those sizes. This is easily unisex btw, any man can wear this, it has a gentle side to it, but very comforting.