Hey Worth1969 -
I have now written rather extensive reviews of both Worth Haute Concentration (paisley box) - damn strong and very good! And, recently, due to fellow Basenoters' reviewers picked up a bottle of the blue box juice (NIB/Sealed). I am wondering if your bottle had turned, perhaps? It actually smells fresh, vibrant and is a true-to-form fougere. I am a huge aficionado of aromatic fougeres and have a very large collection of Original Vintage Paco Rabanne, Newer Vintage Paco Rabanne (as there were several bottlings) and the disappointing reformulation. I was elated to find the fragrance in the current blue box from Worth was of classic composition and very well-crafted. It does not project loudly, but has very good longevity.
Just curious to follow up with you on this thread...please read my reviews of both Worth HC and the current formulation if you are interested.
I have not tried vintage juice (although I can get some rather easily), but I have heard enough negativity to forego. Plus, Patrick has really impressed me tremendously (which I find to be an excellent fougere as well) and I have recently acquired a large flacon of perfectly preserved Vintage Revillon Pour Homme (review on BN as well by myself) that I place in a category above all previously mentioned (except Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme).
I also have Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme and a lot of other fantastic fougeres and powerhouse fragrances - what are you currently interested in?
Good to connect...would love to hear your insights.
Originally Posted by Worth1969
After trying all 3 of the Worth pour Homme fragrances, the original green bottle (edt), the Haute Concentration in the paisley box, and the current rubbish in the blue box, I can honestly say the Haute Concentration reigns supreme!
There is no contest to me. The original is not bad, but is missing the rich texture and virility of the haute concentration. Its sillage and longevity are extraordinary, yet the fragrance is never overpowering. The opening is wonderfully fresh, and the dry down is just magic on my skin.
The current formulation (in the blue box) is a big disappointment - smells old and bitter - yuck!!
Luckily i stocked up on the HC and have a good 8 bottles left.
BTW, the first Worth men's fragrance was from the 60's and was called Monsieur Worth.
Unfortunately, the tester i tried was old and had gone bad, so I'm not able to comment on the actual scent.