Trust what people say about Interlude-good and bad, they aren’t lying you just don’t know what they mean until you smell it. First niche fragrance, high expectations, probably unrealistic expectations. Was imagining something like Dior sauvage. Before I tried it, read the reviews, really wanted to love it. It is not “bad” but you need to time it just right. The opening is, HUGE and not smooth-razor sharp. Give it an hour and it chills TF out into something like a Vanilla Coke, add leather, incense and patchouli. The amber and oregano sort of come off like a lumber yard. To my nose, part of it smells like a campfire. I will be trying jubilation 25, reflection and one more, don’t know what yet. I have a narrow understanding of what people mean when they talk about niche fragrances now. You’ve never smelled anything like it before, whatever it is. Educate your nose, try it out.