1812 Overture Perfume Oil starts with a bang! Super Musk, a gasp of oude, softest leather, clary sage, and a bit of lime. Very resinous and musky in an assertive way. Nothing sweet here, it's all perfume that is down to business. Aggressively sexy and can be intellectual or just downright animal. Its animalic edge is more of the white/crystalline sort rather than the brown/furry sort. This is a must-have to wear with black (especially black suede or satin). A night fragrance and a real blast. 1812 Overture evokes the sensuality of War and Peace. This is almost a chypre yet with a separate character.