I will say I am a bit disappointed that the hype behind this fragrance, at least for me, ends up being not much more than an Aventus derivative. It is absolutely not a clone of Aventus but there are many similarities to Aventus that makes this scent smell a bit more generic than I'd hoped. That being said it smells similar to Aventus and Aventus smells amazing and I'd argue that I like Elysium more or at the very least the same so it's hard to hate this fragrance. The juniper berry/piney top note really makes this stand out in a positive way and gives it fresher vibe albeit still floral and woody. All of the notes are balanced beautifully.