I've had it since it was released. Good fragrance, although the projection and longevity is poor overall. Doesn't go over 2 hours for me, and I'm not the only one that has the same experience. You can find a 4oz for well under $40, so it won't hurt your pockets, or give you a heavy buyer's remorse
I actually bought this again just last week. I got it over a year ago and gave it to my buddy. But I saw a 4.2 oz w/ aftershave for $29 at Marshalls the other day and picked it up. I'm glad I did too because I love the smell (Also it might be my favorite looking bottle). It doesn't last very long as most people say, but I don't care. If that is a huge concern for you then it might not be the best choice. But if you really want to try it I'm sure you can come across a bottle in Marshalls/Ross/TJ Maxx for 19.99-29.99.
It's really spotty. Occasionally I've gotten about 6-8 hours out of it, but it's REALLY sticking to my skin by that point. It still is an awesome scent, the smell is great. But yeah, I got a 4.2 oz for $35 or so off overstock.com, so it's worth it for that price.
Not only JV is an outstanding fragrance, but it lasts all day long on me, most fragrances do not last on me but a couple of hours so I do not understand those guys that claim it has no longevity. Plus, it is an unique fragrance, there is nothing like it in the market, it is in my top five list.
Just spray it on very close to your skin (basically making a small puddle in one spot) and you'll get decent longevity out of it. That's not the ideal way to apply a fragrance, but it works with JV. Basically apply very liberally and you'll be ok.