Welcome to Basenotes Robbo1979.
Funny, I just yesterday, did a search here on Basenotes for Essence, since I read on a blog that it's leather note is similar to the Etat Libre d'Orange leather 'house' note which kind of shocked me. I've never smelled it, so I wanted to see if anyone had commented about it (I didn't find much).
One time I complimented a guy on a scent and it was Kilo by Axe. It smelled fantastic on him. On me, it did not. I am not a fan (or collector) of Axe scents, since to me most of them smell a little too synthetic and small structured. But, hey - there's a lot of room here at Basenotes for all kinds of fragrance fans!