Must de Cartier Pour Homme Essence

Mandarine,ginger and coriander make for a pleasant opening, which is followed by a drydown where woodsy notes blend with a bit of vanilla, a light musk and a fairly soft patchouli.  

This blends quite well,  but the components 
The problem on my skin is that it remains a very restrained scent that never really develops into anything and remains flat. 
Soft sillage, poor projection and about four hours of longevity on my skin.   2.75/5.