If you loved, really
loved LHB, then you will be sorely disappointed. If it's your first time ever sniffing it, then ignorance is bliss.
There have been restrictions on eugenol, hydrox-whatever-it-is, heliotropin and a bunch of other ingredients. So the spice is greatly diminished, the lilac note has waned, and there is less marzipan plush. The beautiful leatheriness of the castoreum, which I think was already toned down, has been cleaned out completely. The current LHB finds it's voice in the middle, but I find the beginning and end quite off-key.
And did I mention less projection and longevity? All-in-all it is much more of a violet-iris scent, much closer to what Apres L'ondee used to be.
<End rant of despair>