The classic opening of petitgrain, lemon citrus and a nice bergamot is not dissimilar from the original, but a lovely lavender is added from the beginning - nice! A nice sandal notes hails the begin of the drydown, which is a woodsy-floral mix; cedar, carnation and geranium - very well done.
There is a great oak moss vibe in the drydown, together with sweetish musl and vanilla components, but on my skin the hallmark of the second half is a archetypical barbershop powdery soapiness that could not be more convincing.
All in all this composition oozes tradition and classic characteristics everywhere. Maybe the original with its fresher vines in the top notes is the one I personally prefer, but for the lavender-phile this will be a great version too. I get moderate sillage, very good projection and a great longevity of seven hours.
A fine traditional scent. 3.5/5