the latest version is not the same as becker's formula. (1990)
these days you will find the third version (1999) by feisthauer on the shelves.
they are supposed to be completely different!
the original version from 1947 by cellier has a different page on basenotes.
smells like fine tabac and great charm.
warning. guerlain vetiver is very addictive!
it makes me want to sniff it again and again and again.
this is a very manly juice, unique and pronounced.
a bright scent with a bit of an edge. something that is original, fresh and very sexy.
it is imaginative too,
it makes me think of a mighty forest in the summer, you smell the woods, the moss and the earth; it's refreshing and rich, it's dirty and deep.
walking through, there's rays of sunlight piercing through the giant trees. the sound of silence, the trees waving in the breeze, and the birds singing. the atmosfere so full and rich!
being there alters your spirits. this is what i get from this scent.
plus, it's so well orchestrated!
it is truly one. and not flat and boring, like many juices that find a place on the shelves.
someone said it smells OLD? not in a million years.
actually i think it's very fashionable.
sometimes you really like a scent, but .. very nice while it lasts, but you know you won't get another bottle when it's finished!
then, there are the few that would break your heart when they are gone.
yes. i love this scent.
whenever i go round town with a small bag of fresh grounded coffeebeans from the shop, people cheer on the delicious smell all the time.
this stuf is nothing even remotely like it.
now, i do kinda like the original a*men for what it is, even owned a bottle in the past.
this is a*men with more chocolate added.
to me, this is a*men gone bad.
elegance in a bottle.
this is a fantastic chypre / citrus hybrid, and like eau sauvage, it is based on the original great idea of dior's eau fraiche.this one is much more similar to eau fraiche, in my opinion it is an improvement on something that was already wonderful.
in the current version, the balance leans more to the citrus side and less to the chypre side as in the original. but it's still really amazing!
simply one of the very best masculines out there.
10th July, 2008 (last edited: 26th February, 2011)