I'm wearing Eau des Îles today as my SotD, and I looked up my review of it when I posted to the SotD thread. I think that it, along with Santal Noble, Route du Vétiver (all right, this one is a little strange), Parfum d'Habit, and Ambre Précieux are among Laporte's true masterpieces.
Any other guys have favorites in the MPG line? Any further opinions on the ones I've named?
Here's my review of Eau des Îles:
A leather-chypre slant with a strange, evocative set of notes. Labdanum serves for the leather note in this, with curious companions in the heart note of coffee, frankincense and the surprising floral ylang-ylang. Myrrh in the top (it's usually a base note) with a green, but slightly anise-like tarragon for support. Galbanum in the base (usually a top note) echoes the tarragon, and patchouli and vetiver are just typical of Jean Laporte. The effect is marvelous, even enrapturing (to me, at least); it is rich, with a green undernote that both delights and astonishes, so deftly tucked into a dry woody-oriental-leather scent. Laporte at his best, it is on a par with Santal Noble and Parfum d'Habit for masculine elegance.