Okay, I just tried to wash off Morgan de Toi Homme, which I didn't like much, and then I applied vintage Polo. No ashtray note, though that sounds quite interesting. Instead, there is a mint-like quality (clearly not mint though) and a root beer quality (clearly involving some of the spices), along with something like cumin. It's quite blended. I'll update here as it develops.
UPDATE: Wow! Yet more reason to avoid top notes, as after ten minutes or so this came together very nicely. I'd call this an abstract frag, meaning that it doesn't have much note separation but instead smells like something in nature. This is what I would call a fougere or fern scent, in that the lavender and coumarin in fougere frags is too obvious (though it wasn't back in the late 1800s, I guess), if I was the one who could create classifications. Lavonka would be what I would call frags with a strong fougere accord. LOL. Still no ashtray.
UPDATE 2: The amber seemed to smooth things out nicely in less than an hour. I think the Morgan de Toi Homme is still present so keep that in mind with my perceptions here.