Ok, so follow-up to my recent post. Now 3 full wearings into the 2011 z01 batch & WOW! I didn't really get the fresh, juicy pineapple from it the first couple of times for some reason, but now, on my 3rd wearing, it just bloomed and boy was it great! I still get a slight "gasoline" smell very early on in the background, but less pronounced, no smoke, and the drydown is well blended, but mostly light pineapple wafts and a great muskiness. This is one of those fragrances that's hard to put my finger on all facets, but something about it just makes me want to keep smelling it more and I never tire of it. Still VERY long lasting, too!
But seriously, I can't figure out the "gas note" early on...is it the blackcurrant, or birch/birch tar maybe? Does anyone else get this, or am I crazy? I mean, I see the smoke or ash reference all the time, but have never seen someone mention it the way I'm smelling it.