I would say the same about other Creed fragrances. I think SMW is one of the more interesting millesimes actually, but everyone has a different opinion about it here and elsewhere, and I am not trying to change your opinion about it. I'm sorry to hear that it failed for you. All I would add is: NEVER buy blind. I learned this the hard way too, but ever since I have always sought out a sample of a potential purchase first.