For me, the opening is only rough if worn in warmer conditions. Otherwise, beautiful fragrance. The tobacco, amber, lily drydown is amazing!
I really don't get people who trash this scent like it's a disgrace to fragrance. Aqva is nice, but a little deep for a common person to appreciate. If you want smell alluring and fresh, go with Aqva Marine! Melon on top, spicy, aquatic dry down. A personal favorite!
Not the best, as it can definitely be overpowering. Never found much use for it until one day I was staying home for the evening and did one spray of this on the chest. Perfect! Gave me the quintessential "clean" feel. For that, it serves its purpose.