I'm curious to hear your input on other Lutens as well.
I find Lutens scents to be interesting and obviously the quality is very high, but they're almost too MUCH for me personally (scent wise). I mean, they are luxurious, but not like a nice cashmere sweater is luxurious. Lutens is for me the perfume equivalent of a full length mink coat worn by a man with matching gloves and shearling boots.... almost too much or trying too hard.
I've not had the chance to try Borneo 1834 yet, I'll admit, but I've had this same reaction to the seven or eight that I have tried/owned (Chergui, Fumerie Turque, Cedre, Miel de Bois, Cuir Maursque, Daim Blond, Santal Blanc, Arabie, Rakhat Loukhoum, etc.). I'm usually a fan of full-on powerful scents, but they just seem TOO heavy for me. I was really excited to try Chergui, given the number of people I know who just think it is amazing, but I just couldn't make it work.