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    This is my SOTA today.

    I have loved this classic made by Estee Lauder, the big brother to the wonderful Azuree for women. A strong leather/spice/floral. It's all about leather!

    How was this named originally? Was it after the young musketeer character in the Alexandre Dumas Pere novel--the young seminary student who killed a man in a duel?

    I understand this, like some other fragrances, was originally intended for women.

    Your thoughts and input greatly appreciated.
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    It's a classic, and will always be in my collection.
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    Indeed! Has anyone smelled Aramis Gold? I read that it is the original Aramis formulation from the Sixties.

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    I dunno, but it's a great fragrance. The king of spice. I think it can beat the crap out most niche frags.

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    Unfortunately never like this fragrance. I'ts one of the few scents that makes me ill. Like the name though.

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    I've always assumed that it was named after the Musketeer, but I don't know. I do know that it's one of my all-time favorites (if not all-time), and I wish I could find a bottle of the Gold version.

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    LT describes it as Cabochard slimmed down for boys. Sadly, I've never smelled vintage Cabochard, but Aramis smells wonderful. As does Azuree, all by Chant.

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    Aramis is the king of versatile fragrances. It works for the office, the outdoors, dates, formal events, etc. If I could only have one fragrance, it would be Aramis.

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    A good description of Cabochard's original character and its relationship with Aramis. http://books.google.com/books?id=XD9...ochard&f=false

    I'm very fond of Aramis and it's miraculous that it's still in production at such a low price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zizanioides View Post
    A good description of Cabochard's original character and its relationship with Aramis. http://books.google.com/books?id=XD9...ochard&f=false

    I'm very fond of Aramis and it's miraculous that it's still in production at such a low price.

    Zizanioides, thank you for the informative link.
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    I like it, but strangely never wear it from my tiny decant. I respect it a whole bunch, but in the category of leather chypres I feel much more of an affinity with Tabac Blond (parfum) and Bandit.

    Still, I absolutely love, the Aramis Bath Soaking Salts - the smell of Aramis fills up your entire bathroom when you use a tiny bit. One of their best in the body products range.

    And let's face it, scents like M by Puredistance and Xerjoff Homme wouldn't even be around if it weren't for classics like Aramis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I like it, but strangely never wear it from my tiny decant. I respect it a whole bunch, but in the category of leather chypres I feel much more of an affinity with Tabac Blond (parfum) and Bandit.
    Ditto.


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    I have always loved Aramis since the late 70s. Still have a 1983 bottle in the vaults.

    There is also a EDT Concentrate version which is made in Switzerland but, i believe, for selected markets. This is less animalic but stronger than the classic version. This seems to be the one i wear more often nowadays.
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    I really like the way I hang up a jacket after I've been wearing six sprays of Aramis, and my bedroom smells strongly of Aramis for the next four or five days.

    This means either having to use another jacket, or picking a scent that meshes in with the left over Aramis.
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    I like Aramis, But it`s a fragrance I strongly associate with my grandpa, so I don`t feel comfortable wearing it..

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    One of the greats.

    I would imagine that the name does originate from the musketeer, given that another Aramis offering of yesteryear, Porthos, was also a musketeer's name.
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    I simply enjoy some of the Aramis fragrances, especially Aramis pour Homme and Tuscany, as a matter of fact, I could almost picture the famous fictional swashbuckler wearing them (for several reasons: suave and elegant-check; conservative in an almost nostalgic way-check; leathery-check; sensual in a mature, restrained manner-check; manly in powerhouse way-check and a variety of other reasons more)

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    Aramis is one of the most easily recognizable masculines I've ever come across. There's no mistaking it for anything else. I don't know how well it works for younger guys, but I definitely enjoy wearing it in the winter.

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    One of my all time favorites! I like Aramis more than praised Knize Ten.

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    I love it! I started wearing it when I was barely out of my teens, though I can understand that it's not really a young man's scent. It's quite a potent monster -- I never spray more than twice, and actually almost always just once.

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    Definitely good stuff. I also assumed the name came from the musketeer, but who knows for sure!?

    Aramis seems to be more of a spicy animalic patch scent to me, but as I compare it to more leather scents, I can definitely see how one might interpret leather as well. "Leather" can be such a wide category, after all, and the scent of "leather" is not strictly defined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelca View Post
    I love it! I started wearing it when I was barely out of my teens, though I can understand that it's not really a young man's scent. It's quite a potent monster -- I never spray more than twice, and actually almost always just once.
    Aramis is one of those frags that works better on me if I "mist" it instead of spraying it directly on my skin. It is a beast too and you could easily become "Cologne Guy" without meaning too.

    I have quite a bit of respect for it and for any fragrance to be in production for over 45 years is impressive.

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    Aramis is good but once you have smelled Mitsouko it will never smell the same again...

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    Great unshorn beast of a chypre. I love the stuff and finally prefer it to its tidier, greener sisters Bandit and Azuree.
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    I for years have thought that Aramis is a much underrated house, and is often times overlooked. Deserves a bit more respect than it receives. Turns out quality fragrances, and does not flood the market with fragrances that are not made with quality ingredients, and are well blended. Their Aramis fragrance is no exception. IMHO
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    So much tribute to this fragrance. It`s a classic indeed. Are there Someone here that think it smells a bit "cheap" compared with "today`s" fragrances? I like these kind of fragrances, but I don`t want to smell cheap.. -Just intrested to hear your oppinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    So much tribute to this fragrance. It`s a classic indeed. Are there Someone here that think it smells a bit "cheap" compared with "today`s" fragrances? I like these kind of fragrances, but I don`t want to smell cheap.. -Just intrested to hear your oppinions.
    Doesn't smell cheap to me. In fact it smells remarkably rich considering you can buy it in drugstores for a low price.

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    It's one of my favorites, but DAMN, have you smelled vintage Cabochard? THAT is some beautiful leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron199 View Post
    I for years have thought that Aramis is a much underrated house, and is often times overlooked. Deserves a bit more respect than it receives. Turns out quality fragrances, and does not flood the market with fragrances that are not made with quality ingredients, and are well blended. Their Aramis fragrance is no exception. IMHO
    This is sort of the way that Estee Lauder has always operated. Some of the nicest fragrance available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Is there Someone here that think it smells a bit "cheap" compared with "today`s" fragrances?
    No, this is one of those fragrance that exudes class and sophisticaction IMO. I'm not sure if everyone could pull it off though .
    This is a classic that has stood the test of time.

    I found CK Eternity EDP for women to be quite close to this. Has anyone elsenoticed the similaritiies?

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