I am not very good at detecting or naming notes so I won't even try. But this is just a beautiful fragrance. It is elegant and for an EDT it has outstanding longevity. I think it wears close to the body (at any rate, nobody has commented on my leaving a cloud of perfume at work, in spite of dousing it on, it's so lovely). I get these lovely warm and spicy, slightly sweet puffs of joy-inducing gorgeousness. I'm thinking of getting more of this from STC since I know I love this one, and am terrified that if I go the ebay or other route, I will get a reformulation that will break my heart. I love fragrance and sample a lot and experience many, "hey, this is nice, but sort of meh to me and somewhat forgettable." And then there is the rare beauty that just grabs you and you are so happy to have found this lovely thing! Roma is one such fragrance, along with vintage EL Azuree, vintage Coty Chypre, and a few others.