Pour un Homme is an interesting comfort scent in that it was composed in the darkest years of the Great Depression, when I imagine that comfort was really needed. I once encountered a noir-ish police officer wearing it on a particularly violent night beat, and the effect was so contradictory (the most soothing of scents worn in the most gritty of circumstances) but worked so very well. Still, it is fairly controversial - so old-school that it is rather radical for a man to wear it today. You will find some who dislike it, or who criticise its lack of note separation, simplicity, or who call it cloying. I think it is a very good scent, but that it needs to be approached with low-key expectations. Experiments with how much you apply can actually make quite a difference to how it wears. This sounds obvious, but I think it particularly true with this fragrance. If I would criticise any element of CPuH, it is the vanilla. It is not nearly of the quality that Guerlain uses. The lavender, you may be interested to know, is an absolute, rather than just the oil.