My father used to wear this in the 70's and I would occasionally sneak a spray or two before school, just to feel mature. It's a nice leather chypre, but in today's age of synthetic reformulation it smells phony and not the rich leathery depth I recall from childhood. To be fair, I have some much better versions of this theme in Bel Ami, Anateus and the like. If you are looking for a budget leather, you won't find better at this price. If you have the money, better quality is abundant. A classic still the same, so I give it a Thumbs Up.
This is the first "Big Boy" cologne I ever had (1982 at 12 years old). Rocking Aramis at 12 now seems odd but I have fond memories of walking down the halls of Jr High School wearing this. Spicy and heavy. A GREAT fall/winter scent. A classic for sure.
a heavy and dry woody,lethery scent.it is complex and strong.the Scent starts quite potent with bergamot, gardenia,clover and aldehydes.these adorable sharp and fresh notes,is the most interesting surprise for me.
This brief introduction,leads to the heart which is full of patchouli,sage, jasmine and a little cardamom.the dry down is simply weird and virile with
leather,vetiver and sandalwood that makes it eternal classic,absolutely gorgeous and elegant.the sillage is ok and the longevity is very good on my skin.
For gay men in the early 70s, this was as prevalent as Old Spice for our father and grandfathers. Every male, straight or gay, BATHED in it, so my memory of it is that is nauseatingly repulsive.
However, once my nose became educated, and I was able to disassociate the scent from experience, I find that this is a dry, tweedy, oak moss-laden, chypre, that is quite basic 101 in your face, direct OAK MOSS CHYPRE, in case anyone was interested in having a basic course in that area.
As such, it is an excellent reference scent. The re-formations are (thankfully) less powerful and more balanced, but still striking.
Top: Artemesia, Bergamot, Cumin, Gardenia
Heart: Jasmine Patchouli, Orris, Vetiver, Sandalwood
Base: Oak Moss, Castoreum, Amber Musk
Wow what a scent ...a true legend! every kid in the 80's would of smelt this at some point on their grandad or dad, teacher , bus driver etc etc ..I bought a small bottle five years ago which has lasted til now, although admittedly I don't use it often but you only need a small amount anyway. If I wear this too often I can quickly become a bit sick of the scent but occasionally worn it's a sheer blast of luxury and masculinity that compliments a freshly ironed shirt and few pints in your local. Don't expect women of my generation to be too impressed tho it seems to either puzzle them or tell me it reminds them of their dad !