Originally Posted by ChristianHT
Please let us know how you like it.
Reporting back on my 3ème Homme, which is by the way a vintage (i.e. tinted) bottle - no idea exactly how old it is though.
Actually, the real surprise was the Caron Pour Un Homme (also vintage) that I bought along with it - it opened with a deep, smooth and true lavender, which positively sang
with the vanilla all the way to the happy ending. True, it didn't change much, but I didn't need it to. It had none of that ghastly opening (I reckon some approximation of bergamot or lemon, which my skin is very good at distorting) that dominated the first 30 - 45 minutes of the current formulation on me. Maybe whatever it was had gone "off" in the vintage bottle - well, good riddance, I'd say. But to my nose at least, the lavender and vanilla is pitched lower and rounder than the current version, almost like it had its corners worn smooth.
I'm still getting to know my vintage 3ème Homme. Not having had the opportunity to smell the current formulation, I can't make any comparison. But as with the vintage Pour Un Homme, I don't get that hideous harsh opening. My initial impression of 3ème Homme is that it's a busier, more complex creature, pitched a bit higher, with a bunch of florals going on between the lavender and vanilla bookends. It's all mixed very tightly. Maybe there's just too much going on for me right now, although this may change as I get to know the scent better.