This one straight out of the bottle gives you that powerful spicy throwback cologne smell. Other reviews don't like the sweet and powdery components of the drydown. I find those characteristics allow for this one to be worn now, 20 years after its release. Without it, this would be another unwearable overbearing powerhouse. I enjoy this one and when I'm in the mood for that throwback feel, I'm glad I've got this one handy.