I found another sample I received in a huge sample lot purchase that you might want to sniff if you ever come across it (I wouldn't go out of your way to try it, though, as I definitely don't think it'll best the Harrods in your opinion) is Baudelaire by Byredo
. It's sort of a green woody leathery thing. I didn't get birch tar - instead its leathery feel is more akin to that in the Harrods - although I think the supporting cast of notes is less interesting than the Harrods.
It's the only thing I've smelled recently that is even worth suggesting on this thread.