i absolutely love this fragrance. it is so rich and manly. it reminds me more of a winter fragrance, because it's so heavy, but by all means could absolutely be worn all year long. i originally bought it for my father as a gift when it first came out several years ago and i have been buying it ever since. i grabbed a bottle from him (there was a little left) and mix it with kiehl's musk. i feel the musk tones it down a bit and makes it a bit less manly. i do a spray of hermes and a couple of sprays of musk. love it!