The top notes are pleasant in a familiar chypre kind of way, but it is something about an hour in that becomes a bit "stuffy" (in an almost literal sense). I don't think it is the classic Guerlain civet(ish) note that gets me a bit in the wrong way, but I'm really not sure what it is just yet. Yeah, I swapped away my bottle of Mitsy as well for the same reason: just too formal and French for my tastes. Dane swears that the parfum is miles better and everyone says that the earlier bottles are also better, but I don't want to start the chase just to find out that I still dislike it. For chypre, i already have Chanel PM and that addresses that family quite well.