There are a lot of reviews talking about this selection's head and heart notes. Typically, those are not the ones that most people experience since they dissipate rather quickly - usually within an hour. The base is really what I care about since that is what people that I come in contact with will experience. I find it painful to read reviews alluding to the initial application.
I found the base to be a rather sophisticated composition of wood and citrus - with citrus being predominate. It's sillage wasn't too overpowering and was well received by those noticing as their compliments attested.
Personally, I would purchase this cologne again. For an Eau de Parfum, I felt it was somewhat lacking, but adequate, in the longevity department. I reapplied after about 5 hours. Keep in mind that longevity is somewhat hard for the wearer to assess due to sensory adaptation (noseblind).
I would choose this cologne to wear at a semi-formal event or gathering, it seems to have a nice balance between casual and formal and fit nicely in between. If you pushed the envelop, you get get away with it at a formal event, but risk being upstaged by a more elegant selection worn by someone else.
I also feel this scent would appeal to someone over 35ish years old due to its thick scent.
It is hard to rank a cologne using only five stars, especially since the review matrix uses a 0-100 scale.