The opening so rich in fruit makes it rich and sunny; orange blossoms bring a touch of cleanliness/hygiene that one would not expect in such a fragrance. Spices then come all together, and are warm, dry, golden, smell of exotic and expensive, and they're so beautiful and intense that I'd feel like licking my wrists ... They bind to a note of carnation a little spicy on its own which, together with incense, leads the scent towards the greenness and the woods rather than to flowers and powder. Compared to Opium, Cinnabar is (imho) more refined because more rigorous, somehow austere and restraint, less a "pleaser" in mood. In a period of excesses such as the late '70s/early '80s, its relative sobriety made it "dated", penalizing it in favor of Opium, a more modern, cheeky child of its time.
The fragrance lives quite a lot on skin and several hours on clothes, with intense but not excessive sillage, which softens in the end.
I find it extremely beautiful, and in fact two tests have been enough to completely empty the sample vial Adjiumi had sent me. For once, if someone in the post office and in the bank thought I smelled too strong, well... I didn't mind!