This unisex fragrance finds its home around the balsamic notes of oud, a legendary wood whispered to be worth more than its weight in gold. Cruel Intentions and Liaisons Dangereuses were meant to bring forth the concept of pleasures of the flesh…a Parisian orgy of the senses...a mix of earthly desires and defiance of prohibitions and conventions (so you know these aren't simpering, fresh little forget-me-nots). The orange-lemony scents of bergamot from southern Italy are in its opening, which quickly dissipates into a woody heart. Dry papyrus and Haitian vetiver bring earthy mystery and elegance while the entire scent dances around the base notes of warm and golden styrax and castoreum. Like a demanding lover, its cruelty lies in the fact in brings you in and wraps you in a warm, earthy embrace, insisting you shove all others to the side…and you do so willingly.