Great review - as always Indie.
Well...that bottle scares me. It looks a little too top heavy and surreal for even me.
Mind you, I've never smelled it. Your review has piqued my curiosity. It almost sounds like you're describing a smoky Trussadri Uomo. I remember an online blogger (can't remember) saying it smelled like someone blew some cigarette smoke into the bottle, since it had that kind of smoky Coca-Cola effect in the middle notes.
Reading the notes (Lavender, Clary Sage, Basil, Bergamot, Anise, Geranium, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Cedar, Patchouli, Sandal, Leather, and Vanilla) SDPH sounds like a fougere more than a chypre, doesn't it?
Maybe I'll buy some & decant it into a plain atomizer?