Its significantly less tobacco and more polished with a crisper feel. That said, it has decent longevity, not too much sillage as it wears close to the skin, and is overall kind of weak compared to the vintage. In a way, its lost that earthy/mineral vibe and seems a tad more synthetic. I find the current formulation more wearable because I thought the tobacco note wrecked the vintage and made it unbearable for me. For some reason, I'm not uplifted when wearing this as that old school machismo lurks in the distance. As far as vetivers go, there are others I prefer more.