But I really liked it?
It seems like a lot of people hate this cologne and I suppose I understand why; it's extremely crisp out of the bottle to the point of being sharp, like someone is peeling an orange right under my face! After that initial blast, though, the scent really starts to carry itself. On my skin, the dry honeyed musk picks up after the first few minutes and immediately reigns in the zing of the orange/aldehyde combination. As for the vanilla, it's completely lost on me until the orange starts to make space for it, which happens about 20 minutes in. At this point, the scent really hits its stride, opening up into a weirdly warm, gritty-glittery, orange that happens to smell intriguing and tasty. I actually got a fair number of compliments on this cologne whenever I wore it out; I went to a concert and got three compliments in one night! "You smell really good! It's kinda sharp, but not in a bad way".
Side note: this thing is a POWERHOUSE of sillage and longevity; I only wore ~1 spray distributed on both wrists and my belly to keep the sillage and intensity down, and I think it was a much gentler scent for it.
Side note II: I'm starting to find I have super weird skin chem, so maybe that's why this scent seemed to work differently for me? Definitely worth a try, though...