Nice to see a post about Micallef. I think this line deserves more basenoters attention. It's only avaiable at fourseasons in the USA (samples too) except a couple of them available at The Perfumed Court. The whole Saisons Collection for Men - Black Sea, Red Sea, & White Sea were all nice scents but didn't have the punch and staying power I desire. For many they'll work like Black Sea did for you. M. Micallef uses quality ingredients.
I know you enjoy Musc Maori on the ladies. Can I tell you about the most heavenly vanilla, cognac, rum womens scent? Simply the best vanilla I've encountered. Note Vanille from Les Notes Collection for Women by M. Micallef. This is a must sample for any woman vanilla lover.
The Les Exclusifs Collection for Men is the line that floats my boat. The ingredients are top notch, and all three are worthy of sampling.
Cedar, Vanilla, & Pepper
Avant Garde -
Cocoa, Tobacco, Incens
Tonka bean, Tolu
Aoud Essance, Nutmeg, Santal
Wood Aoud, Grey Amber