But, heck, it smells fabulous everyone in my family!! Delicious vanilla, amber, patchouli, and oud goodness. The Carmel decreases after the 1st hour or so, but the scent is till lovely. I get about 5+ hours out of this. I go nose blind within 15min, but as I move about I get strong wiffs of this. I've seen people say this smells like Ragbah. Kinda, but this would be the more mature, and attractive version that I will continue to buy. I have both Bawadi and Ragbah. I would suggest Bawadi to all. I was CHASED DOWN by a woman and her two daughters over this scent. It's a keeper for me.