I just wanted to come back and update. Thanks to some generous BNers I had the opportunity to sample Ebene. In short, it is worthy of the praise it receives!

I also agree with the Azzaro + spearmint + caraway comments - that really nails it on the head. But this is blended so well, I would choose this over Azzaro any day. The projection and longevity are great with this one too. I put on the smallest dab from the vial on the back of my hand and could easily smell it wafting around me for the remainder of the day(and it was still there in the morning when I woke)- excellent performance. So basically I want to echo what others are saying about this. Its too bad the prices are so high for this one, because its a great true masculine scent.