I don't get the ridicule, this is one amazing floral leather scent. It starts out with a petroleum vibe, which, in my view, is not at all dated (don't get a 70s vibe from this), but morphs within perhaps 20-30 minutes to this gorgeous ambery leather with a sort of powdery floral sheen (on my skin I find it almost sweet, not that dry).
I love everythig about it: scent, killer projection and longevity. It is fantastic.
Incidentally if you like the drydown and can't take the petroleum opening go for the golden edition.