Joe, I know what you mean. I have Wode by Boudicca, the paint version, review here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129315.html
It's more for show than for wear, but I do really love the way it smells.
Also, I think it depends on how old you are and the kinds of activity you are involved in. I love the smell of Sybaris, but not sure I can pull it off because of my age. Same goes for Macassar, not sure anyone would appreciate the intense odor of, as Alfarom stated, "angry male gorilla wearing a tuxedo" review here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121038.html
And Muscs Koublai Khan? Exactly what occasion does Serge Lutens expect any human to wear that to??
Reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121143.html
(do read what I wrote about it!)