No problems with the recently purchased bottle in the blue box.
1st cousin to Paco Raban PH, and for less than £10 a winner!
Fashion is temporary....
Smoothest warmest notes with an edge, a thrill, that keeps the thing alive. It's as though Kouros and Boucheron PH teamed up and then the result was mellowed in oak casks for several decades. A kinda yellow Kouros rather than the steel blue one we already love. Rather oddly, every now and then, I catch a tiny slither of something that reminds me of Rive Gauche Homme. I can't ignore how strange it is that 2 of the fragrances this brings to mind are from the same stable. Fragrance like this are what keeps me looking for my next new hit and also what leads to increasing despair with every new mainstream release I find in Boots the chemist.
Pros: Classic fragrance with style
Cons: Difficult to find the good bottles"
Hojji77 told everything. Having recently purchased on the web a couple of inexpensive bottles of this, I was completely deceived by good comments. The version I have, which is the modern one, is not good.
ONly a short lived blast of laundry, tonka musk and whatever, gives it a old fashion style, very similar to the baseontes of the yardely's lavander.
WpH presents a difficult review situation because of the highly fragmented state of bottles, boxes, and reformulations. The following remarks apply to the TALL, FLUTED bottle version in the GOLD/CLEAR box, made in England.
This stuff is an evil travesty of whatever its "true" formulation is or ought to be. Far from "haut concentration," the tall bottle contains perhaps the weakest, limpest dribble that I have ever put on--a dim and dismal sub-cologne smell that makes a ten-dollar bottle of 4711 seem like a powerhouse foghorn in comparison. Clearly it has nothing at all in common with the versions referenced below.
Abysmal, and I have never felt worse about spending six dollars.
Worth Pour Homme is an extremely classic fougere: no doubts. If you're into "first-wave" type of masculines and if your idea of cleanness brings to mind of Kouros, then Worth Pour Homme is for you. A slightly severe opening with loads of herbs (and the usual lavender accord) introduces a leathery/musky composition of incredible beauty. A remarkable woody presence reinforces the general masculine vibe while subtle floral patterns provide incredible refinements. Civilized yet not too mannered, long lasting but not overpowering, fresh with just a tad of dirtyness providing and incredible balance. Terrific.