Scorpio smells like an old, dry, coniferous forest with brittle twigs snapping underfoot, where the trees have grown so tall that they block out the light and the rain, and a person walks around on the dusty forest floor, in the semi-darkness, surrounded by the aroma of wood and resin. The opening is black pepper, but it leaves an evergreen impression. There is no pine, spruce, or fir in here, no fresh needles, but solid wood. I attribute this woodiness to the opoponax. The perfume oil is a rich orange-gold color. Lotus makes up the enitre heart note, but I smell no florals per se. What happens next is the development of sweet leather notes. There is musk in here too, and the animalic notes work well in commbinatin ith the forest-like aroma. Scorpio is a cruelty-free, all-natural, animalic fragrance. What is it like? Strange. Unique. Totally unisex. Men should love this outdoorsy aroma. It turns into a subtle wood and leather skin scent on me. As soon as I tried it, I knew I had to buy it. It will soon be discontinued (because the whole zodiac line never got enough customer attention) but Ayala will make up a batch for you on special order anytime.