The alcohol is noticeable at first nosing. It is rather austere. Reminds of fruit distillate. Hints of icing sugar.
With water: nice as it is more approachable but flattens a bit the spectrum.
With a bit of time: fruits come up - pears in particular. Nice pear - and it lingers for a long long time.
With water: stays in the same vanilla vain. Opens up the spices.