I bought a bottle of this last month, and have been loving it. I have been on a total leather binge this winter. It started with an extended sampling of Etro's Gomma, which I got bored with pretty quickly. It's nice enough, and another very realistic smelling leather, but it lacks any dynamics, any flair. Then I got really into Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie. Wow. Amazing stuff. I know some folks react negatively to it, but after being pretty underwhelmed by the whole Montale thing overall, this one seemed more complex, interesting, and well thought out. I know it can be a challenging fragrance, and it is not for everyday wear, but I had a hard time leaving it at home. Then I found this one, Cuir Ottoman. It is a very complex, dynamic fragrance. There is an initial sharpness, reminiscent of Dzing, or Nostalgia, that petrol-like sting that I find strangely addictive. This fades fairly quickly, leaving a dirty, warm, musky, somewhat spicy leather base that lasts well into the day. It has some funky anamalic elements that people may react to, but I find them to be understated enough that I have worn this to work almost daily for the last 2 weeks without ever feeling self conscious. If I have a complaint, it would be that it's longevity could be better. I think it projects pretty well if you're not looking to fill a room, but 6 hours in you may want to reapply.