I agree with you re: "slightly cloying". It has a sharp note to it that I find a bit piercing. It seems to me to almost be more of an "aromatherapy" scent rather than a fine, wearable fragrance. Having said that, I enjoy it a great deal, as I'm a sucker for anything approaching an aquatic/marine set of notes. I do find that going light on the sprayer makes it more appealing. And for an aquatic type scent, it lasts forever. There are better, more versatile aquatic/marine scents out there (Erolfa, Motu are two that come to mind. The new Bulgari Aqua is also right up there).