This is my first ever Byredo fragrance, and I'm much impressed by it. Top notes are Opoponax and Cognac; middle notes are Labdanum, Violet and Geranium; base notes are Vanilla, Patchouli and Incense. My nose isn't picking up the incense or any green notes. I'm smelling a lovely soft sweet, velvety fragrance. Not much patch. I'm very allergic to flowers, and this scent didn't make me sneeze or cough. There was a faint powdery note, which I believe comes from the opoponax. I found myself continually sniffing my wrist. It was very long lasting for me...over 6 hours, but not much sillage...more of a skin scent, which is what I prefer. I find Byredo's description of it being a rite of passage to be misleading. It's definitely not something a teen would wear to a prom. It's definitely an adult, sophisticated scent, which didn't remind me of any rites of passage. Fragrantica's website says it's more of a cold weather perfume, but I don't find it heavy that it can't be worn year round. IMO, this fragrance leans much more feminine. This might be FB worthy for me, but what I usually do when I find a sample I really like, I order the 5ml rollerball flacon from Surrender To Chance. That way I can easily test it behind my ears, on my shoulders, and on my décolletage to get the full effect.