I tried EdR yesterday and I couldn't put my finger on where I had experienced its anise note before. Then it hit me, The Third Man! EdR seems to be a T3M without the floral component. Any thoughts out there?
I think your experience is valid to a degree. The anise note in 3rd Man is very subtle. 3rd Man is nice but just a tad too ordinary for my tastes. I love to wear Eau de Reglisse in the summer and enjoy the strong anise dry down.