This was definitely a much more masculine scent than I expected. It was not as nuanced as I would've hope, but may be good for layering.
The beginning did smell a bit like burning, but my nose pegged it more as an incense smell than a rubber smell. I agree that this does get better as it develops. It seemed to meld into my skin and create something that is warm, unique and confident.
This is a soft fragrance but not one without interest. I imagine a summer night on a porch with your sweetheart next to you, although that makes it sound old-fashioned. I think it is too fresh to be old-fashioned. A very wearable scent and one I'd add to my warm weather scent wardrobe.