I have an original one but never tried the newer formulations. It starts out with a cheap, "syntheric" quality but that settles down fairly quickly. It's woody, but not like the wood notes of today. Instead, it's a lot softer. There is also a creamy qualiity but it's not a sweet frag. It's quite blended so it's difficult to pick out other notes, other than perhaps some lavender (which isn't strong, thankfully). It's certainly got an ambery quality too, but it's supposed to be spicy and I get little if any of that. Longevity and sillage are at least good. The one being auctioned there looks fine. Mine has a slightly different label but the bottle seems to be the same. I didn't get a cap because it's a tester but I've seen that cap before, though in blue. All in all, I wouldn't consider it too dated, so long as you don't spray too much, and I'd rather own it than a lot of popular frags of today that are more expensive (A*Men, Le Male, AdG, Cool Water, etc.).