Midnight in Paris is a woody-oriental leather scent. Opens with a citrus note enhanced with an aromatic touch of rosemary and green tea. In the middle, a floral note of black lily-of-the-valley is warmed up with black Lapsang Souchong tea and styrax (a leathery and balsamic note). The drydown pairs balmy-vanillic notes of benzoin with tonka bean. The outcome is both oriental and leathery.
Pure Malt - ‘a woody-peaty’, the scent has woody-oriental features, as well as developing fruity and slightly smoky/peaty tonalities - for about 30 minutes.
I suspect the Fragrantica correspondent is smelling the styrax and the tonka - and can't smell anything else.