What a fabulous retro scent. It is glaringly obvious that this smells like vintage Mitsouko - it's the oakmoss. Gorgeous chypre ,well made, well balanced ,tenacious, glamorous ,sexy . However, saying all that, if I have a hankering for vintage Mitsouko and that divine bergamot, peach and oakmoss combo - I will seek out vintage Mitsouko extrait first and then The Party In Manhattan . Though I am grateful that there exists a scent that is a dupe for old Mitsouko. I love this stuff because it's a quality retro style chypre that's so hard to come by these days in this 'post oakmoss chypre era' and becasue it smells like Mitsouko.