I have a very generous decant from Roberto, and have actually often had it on one arm in the last few days. Subtle and beautiful stuff. More complex and closer to a chypre than Balle de Match, Nicolai's other grapefruit concoction. Very nice grapefruit/vetiver/blackcurrent bud (or leaf?) accord, subtly green, with just enough musk to help out with the low end. There's something here that resembles the rose note in Patchouli Homme, in this case combined with a bit of jasmine and played against an interestly astringent moss-like chypre structure. I'd sort of like her to amp up the green chypre aspect of this just a bit, but it's there.
As you know well, Mike, de Nicolai tends toward the traditional-with-a-twist rather than the stunningly new. As with many PdN frags, I'd imagine there are some who will find little to interest them here. For people like me who are always glad to see another addition to the small group of really beautifully composed fragrances that one might feel comfortable wearing nearly any time, this is another nice minor coup by Patricia de Nicolai. Long may she ride.
I hope that Roberto will chime in.