Did you buy the cologne yet?Thanks. That makes me feel better about my scenes of smell. LOL! I'm glad you mentioned "pencil shavings" because I was smelling that as well after a while and was questioning my sanity. I've been looking at the cologne and aftershave. They are proud of both. I'll probably pull the trigger on the cologne. I like the scents to last.
I have the cologne and find it a little underwhelming in terms of longevity. I have all three, the soap, aftershave, and cologne, as I love the scent. I find the aftershave smells the strongest and the best to me. It seems to me there are more spicy notes that are more pronounced in the aftershave. None really last as long as I would like. Maybe my nose just settles into it rather quickly.