First of all, the opening of OMS is just too strong. That's all. Otherwise, it's fine for most people who like those notes. I have to dilute it about 50% with vodka, so there is always that option, but it sounds like you would prefer it as is. It's very similar to Sybaris, which is a bit better balanced, but that one doesn't have the incense. Anyway, the "make it or break it" note in OMS (and vintage Antaeus, for that matter) is the castoreum. This is a less commonly used animalic note (civet is much more common). If you know what it smells like, that would help a lot. I can understand it if a person just hated castoreum (it is astringent, actually). I can only stand it in small doses, which is why I had to dilute it with vodka. There is less in Antaeus, but I found Antaeus to be too simple for me (the castoreum was okay there).