Originally Posted by dkzzzz
Could it be simply that your cologne is made by a shoe company?
Last time I checked, YSL BeautÃ© hadn't yet strayed into shoe-making territory.
Anyway, I agree with Joel_Cairo about the scent having gone bad. Nevertheless, heat and climate (in addition to body chemistry) also play a part in making a fragrance "work." I've always found Gucci PH to work better in cooler climates, given its darker, woody, leathery character.
Another sort of woody scent that isn't quite so heavy and might work better in warmer weather would be Etro's Mahogany or Sandalo (though the Sandalo is sweeter). I also REALLY like some of the offerings from Comptoir Sud Pacifique, especially L'eau de Governeur and Bois de Filao. If you like Gucci PH, I think you may also like Bois de Filao. These are a little more expensive than the Gucci, but still fairly accessible. For a warm climate, my ultimate recommendation would be something from Creed (Millesime Imperial or Original Vetiver)... but unless you found them from a discounter, they can be way too expensive.