Unfortunately I am not super knowledgable about fragrances so I can't speak with a lot of authority. I will say I bought this blindly and ended up liking it a lot. For years now, whenever I go on a trip I spray my suitcase with a couple sprays of cologne and drop a bar of Irish Spring bar soap inside, keeps my clothes smelling great all week. This fragrance reminds me a lot of that combination, with an added "herbal" complexity to it (maybe the sage?). I mean it in a good way, it's a great daytime clean scent.