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 !
I have only sample and wear it today first time. This strong, masculine, dark but soft scent. This is unique and easily recognizable . There is something medicine scent which I don't like. Maybe it is the oil essences ? I would not buy whole bottle of this.
7 / 10.
Aramis has survived several changes of the fashion guard. And so it deserves.
I wear this interchangeably with my wife's Cabochard. They do the same job, with their coconut fixed with iris root, their patchouli, and their floral aldehydes. Aramis tends a bit more to the myrrh; cabochard tends a bit more to the tobacco. They converge within an hour, if you compare them side by side. Azuree also has much in common.
One for all, and all for one.
worst sent i have ever smelled so far , so strong and skanky it makes me sick , i hate it