I bought a bottle of this and even though I don't wear it often (well, I don't really wear anything often!) I really like it and would never consider selling/trading it for something else.
For a men's niche scent (is Costume National considered niche?) it just feels like a really complete scent, if that makes sense? I don't know about you guys but with many niche scents they can sometimes feel a bit too much of one thing only - oh, this is pretty much all tobacco or vetiver or incense or vanilla, which is cool too, but sometimes I just want to put something on that doesn't feel note specific. Just smells good and well rounded and complete. This fragrance definitely feels this way for me.
PS It calms down considerably past the 15 minute mark but it does last ALL day on skin.