How strange that you started this thread on the very day this happened to me for the first time that l can remember! l tested Hermessence Ambre Narguile today; the top notes of tobacco, smokey spices, wood & incense with sweet tonka & amber were sensational on me, but after 20 minutes it all receded into dry woods & then a very soft benzoin. This was all about the opening for me, but it kind of fizzled out. Not in an altogether unpleasant way, but l was left feeling rather unsatisfied... Has this happened to you, then? Welcome to basenotes by the way!