There are quite a few other threads here on Ungaro III packaging which you can find using the search function. The bottom line is:
-very old ones have the blotchy red box and a similar pattern on the bottle
-some have the blotchy red box with a black and gold bottle (this is the one I own and would thoroughly recommend)
-the newest edition has a plain black box and bottle - I cannot vouch for whether it is as good as the 2nd version
In terms of the published notes, I rarely find these useful. When I read lists of notes and conjure an image of a fragrance, it rarely bears any resemblance to when I actually smell it. I find it far more useful to read people's reviews here to get a "feel" for the fragrance.
My experience of U3 is of a bright fresh start with a deeper floral heart, definitely rose and other florals. While it does deepen over the course of the day, for me it never reaches the dark depths that others speak of, it retains a degree of freshness and I love it all the more for that. I find it fits a similar role for me as GIT - fresh and clean with a deeper, more sophisticated floral heart, and heaps of compliments. Great longevity. Sensible sillage. Ridiculously cheap.
BTW where are you buying it in NYC? I bought mine there in the fragrance district for about $15 for 100mL.