Manly... Oh come on! This is too manly. Campfire, smoke, woods, and very dry. I don't want a man to smell this when he gets close. However, I do love it and would attack any man that smelled like this.
Alkemia can be hit or miss, Tnahowru. Arabesque, for instance, is a nice sandalwood that I enjoy, and great for layering. There was one, I think it was called La Boheme, that was a disaster -- a stinky rose and patchouli mess. I remember their sample program being reasonably priced, so at least you're not out a lot of money if you hate the 5 or so you pick.