Aside from the IFRA reg changes, the description for the Bois d'Encens relaunch product now mentions Kyphi.
Quoted from NM site:
"It is a rebirth of the mystery of the oldest known perfume in the world, Kyphi, created by the Egyptians some 4,000 years ago."
That is a big difference from the earlier blurb of the 'memories of childhood'....and ...'smells in cathedrals.'
The Original Bois d' Encens boasted of just 5 ingredients which used to be accurately and specifically described, listed on the Armani (EU) site.
Just before discontinuing here in the states, only 3 were given: vetiver, frankincense, woods (vague). No mention of kyphi-Egyptian anything.
Kyphi, is a specific scent with specific ingredients. There are different historical recipes for this particular incense scent. To get the specific Kyphi scent all basic recipes called for red wine, honey, raisins. None of that was detected in the Original!
Other ingredients (smells) were added and the kyphi incense could also contain:
sweet flag, saffron, sandalwood, aloeswood, frankincense, mastic, benzoin, cardamom seeds, galangal root, lemongrass, rose petals, juniper berry, cinnamon, cedar. benzoin, labdanum.
The new relaunch description of Kyphi alone is a big red flag for me! I still have bottles of the Original and think it will be interesting to compare this new version of the juice to the older one.
I hope that they didn't ruin a good thing. Then again, usually all reformulations ruin what was a once great perfume.