Comptoir Sud Pacifique launched L'Eau du Gouverneur in 1993 under the name L'Homme — a clue, perhaps, that it isn't one of the sweet fruity vanillas that now comprise much of the Comptoir Sud Pacifique line. If, like me, you're a woman who prefers dry to sweet (see: the best [fragrances] for borrowing), you might find much to love among Comptoir Sud Pacifique men's offerings*, which are quite different in character than the women's and which can be found at very reasonable prices.
The notes for L'Eau du Gouverneur include verbena, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper, clove, cedar, vetiver and musk. If that sounds like a dense, heavy spice-fest, think again: like many of the Comptoir Sud Pacifique fragrances, L'Eau du Gouverneur is more transparent than not. So, a sheer spice-fest (ever-so-vaguely along the lines of Lubin Idole without the rum and leather), nice and dry and peppery, a bit green-ish, with decent blast of citrus in the opening and a light but earthy dry down of vetiver and woods. The focus is on the nutmeg and allspice: if you don't like nutmeg and allspice, don't bother. It has a relaxed, casual feel that resonates nicely with the brand's "island voyages" theme, and it wears well in just about any weather (it's perfect in the frigid weather we're having here today, but I've also worn it quite happily in mid-summer). The lasting power is good but not fantastic.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique L'Eau du Gouverneur is available in 100 or 150 ml Eau de Toilette, or in a whopping 315 ml refill (my 100 ml bottle does not seem to be refillable, so perhaps that's for the 150 ml size). For buying information, see the listing for Comptoir Sud Pacifique under Perfume Houses, but do shop around — a number of fragrance discounters carry the line, and you should be able to find the 100 ml online for around $30-40.
*Also worth exploring: Bois de Filao and the wonderful but now discontinued Ecume de Thé (see Kevin's comment below), assuming you can find it. I have never tried their Vetyver Haiti or Sultan Safran, but would love to hear from anyone who has!