In Selfridges (London) --
Worryingly the notes include leather and rum, but no mention of liqourice. Maybe the leather and rum produce this accord?
Or has it suffered a reformulation -- hope not
I agree. We can only hope. Selling for under £50 anyway The bottle looks the same.
I quite liked B*Men too though. Yohji Homme concentrated more on the licorice and was less sweet though imo.
I'm glad this is back. I just didn't find it as unique as others did, but I may be in the minorty. I found it a bit timid as well.
I think they can make the smell close enough. I think longevity may be a bigger issue. Yohji is a high end brand. Some re-issues are not awful, but those are usually done when another company buys the rights to the fragrance and does a mediocre job on a shoe string budget to recreate the scent. Examples would be Five Star Fragrances and Bijan Men or even Elizabeth Arden and Nicloe Miller for Men.
I dislike those, B*Men as well. Rochas Man is pretty good but it isn't something unique like Yohji Homme. Ultimately I don't think of any of those as being like Yohji Homme.
Among other things, Yohji Homme is a fougere with just the right amount of soapiness and dry herbs to offset the sweets, which aren't heavy to begin with. Like most fougeres it's also musky. I think of it as silver in color.
It's rich and durable. For the kind of fragrance it is I'd say it's just right. It probably wouldn't benefit from being anymore concentrated or radiant.
It's one you need to live with and wear awhile before making any quick determinations.
Lavender, Bergamot, Coriander, Anise, Sage
Rosewood, Cinnamon, Carnation, Licorice, Geranium, Iris
Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Rum, Leather, Coffee, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk