I recently tried the original, only this is the one marketed to men. It's sort of like a soft version of The Knize Ten for the first couple hours, though there is no strong leather note. It's very heavy and feels like there's a strong iris/orris note. It's a little sweet and gives the impression of some spice. Then there is a sharp turn towards the light woody direction, tough I didn't really detect any wood during the first couple of hours. It's not a powdery sandalwood, though, but rather a kind of diluted wood smell, if that makes sense. I'm not a huge fan of wood notes, so I can't really say how it compares to high-quality wood notes of today, but it is quite long lasting, though not a "sillage monster."