Rhodia stuff, as good as it is expensive. Lucky for me these retail for the equivalent of $15~$16 in Italy. My 2 cents about them? Ok, you didn't ask, but I can't help myself when it comes to writing related stuff.
Paper: it's the wonderful Clairefontaine-made 90g ivory paper used also in the Rhodia R series. Perfect for fountain pens, not so much for ballpoints, mostly because you would be really throwing away this beautiful paper that way. Its ivory color is classy and easy on the eye. It makes sense using it in these business-oriented series of notebooks. I personally prefer white paper, but that's because I take a huge amount of notes and draw many graphics, and I prefer to mantain the color of the ink I'm using unaltered. Ivory isn't a normal white, so some inks, mostly the less saturated ones, might look a little different on this paper. But, as I said, this is business oriented, which usually means a lot of black and blue.
Cover: nice and soft, more than you would expect from faux leather. That said, it won't look like real leather, and the elastic band, which does its job well by the way, makes this notebook looks a little "cheap" overall, considering its retail price. The notebook opens well, but I won't suggest using it for long writing sessions, as the hard cover can and will annoy you.
Overall, I think this is a great product for business usage, as an agenda, or as a classy pocketbook. If you've never tried Rhodia ivory paper (or Rhodia in general), I suggest you to first try it with a small pocketbook (like a cheap A6), because you might not find it to your liking. Then, if you need to write for long sessions or you want to step up higher on the "classy" ladder, you might do as I did. Buy a variety of A4 (or perforated A4+, if you plan to put everything in a binder) notebooks, I use mostly dotted and 5mm grid ones, add a couple of R series notebooks, dotted in my case, and get yourself a good real leather portfolio. This solution might look more expensive, but if you consider that an A5 Rhodia R stapled notebook has a retail price-per-sheet of 10c, while a Webnotebook has a retail p-p-s price of 26c (19.8c on the lowest tier of this drop), you might find the second solution more suitable to your needs, at least in the long term.
Enough said, with Rhodia and Clairefontaine you can't go wrong either way!
p.s.: Paper is heavy, so shipping is expensive. Nothing to do about it. It took me a year to find a store in Italy that could ship Rhodia stuff without shipping costs!