I favor the composition to the quality of the ingredients in fragrances. Like a soulful Carlos Santana solo to any of the 100 mph shredders on guitar, I appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into the feel and flavor of a great blend. Take Balenciaga Pour Homme or Van Cleef &Arpels pour homme for examples if you will, both chypres or Oriental woodies, whatever they call them. And these were absolutely never expensive fragrances, although they do have ritzy names. Unlike a brand I won't mention that does promote their quality ingredients as a reason to pay through the snoot.
I'll take my $15.00 Tabac Original and store it next to the other chypres in my collection proudly.
I'm a lover of the chypres overall and don't get too concerned about the ingredients in the pyramid. I don't know how to identify the notes and accords in a chypre and I get bored to tears listening to a trio of speed demon guitarists doing the runs all over the neck like junior Liszt's. These may be faults. I don't know.
Tangentially my music teacher insisted that I stick to his regimen while I was taking bass guitar lessons and I realized that what he was doing was exercising all of me to play well and not just teaching me Stairway to Heaven. As I stuck with him I began hearing stuff on records that I knew I could do with a half an hour of practice. I did get my fundamentals first but I knew at that time that there were teachers in the same town who taught songs and they made a great living.
Back to the fragrances. Give me a perfumer who knows how to intoxicate myself or my date rather than one who is running around the world buying real estate with his enormous profits so as to grow more quality ingredients.