I also don't understand the praise. It's just vetiver with a tiny bit of sandalwood and miniscule amounts of other ingredients. I don't think it smells particularly smokey either.
With all the recent IFRA regulations, fragrances are reformulated, thats a reality.
As for someone who actually owns both original (2008) and reformulated (2013) bottles, the two smell different -- the reformulated version has more of a gourmand vibe and doesn't have the smokey vetiver that the original has. So, I also believe that Sycomore has been reformulated.
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There are two listings for Sycomore in the directory. Has anyone tried the vintage formulation - the one that was discontinued prior to the Les Exclusifs' launch in 2008? I'd love to be able to compare it to the current issue.
Last edited by socalwoman; 14th May 2014 at 03:40 PM.
I think I read somewhere that the 1930 sycomore had nothing to do with the new one (not difficult to believe, since vetiver-centric scents didn't really exist back then, I think the Carven was the first one). The fact that it is never talked about leads me to assume that it was a minor frag, but that's just a guess.