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    Default Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    This news just in:
    http://www.basenotes.net/content/166...edium=facebook

    It appears that all the relaunched Yohji Yamamoto scents, including Yohji Homme, have been 'reworked', i.e. reformulated.

    From the way the article was written, it seems as if the notes have become different.
    "Yohji Homme
    Yohji Yamamoto's first fragrance for men. Yohji Homme, appeals to the urban denizen and casual nomad in all of us. Black inspired with cardamom, bergamot, and coffee notes that precede a hint of rum, cedarwood and leather, delivering a sophisticated spiced bliss."

    Would this be a disappointment after all?

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    You never know til you try. I'm interested, also in the new ones.

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    What a gem the original was! The notes sound about right, if it comes close to the original it'll gurantee a purchase from me.
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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I have the original and would love to compare the new release with the original.
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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    That's amazing news. Luca Turin will be glad to hear it. Who knows if it will smell as good with the current raw material restrictions, but who knows. The original Yohji for women is also excellent. Made by Jean Kerleo (Patou pour Homme) when he was about to leave Patou. The first two Yohjis were made Patou. Kerleo most likely had a lot of input on Yohji Homme as well. It's a paragon of blending.


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    Rosewood, Cinnamon, Carnation, Licorice, Geranium, Iris
    Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Rum, Leather, Coffee, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk
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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I absolutely love vintage Yohji Homme... If the re-release is even 90% as good as the original it will be absolutely great. Fingers crossed...
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    Reading the notes for the relaunch, it seems as if the reworked version might move away from the gourmand fougère of the original formulation, and towards a more generic spicy woody leather. Well, we will see. Definitely worth a try, but I do fear the worst.

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Awesome!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Withholding judgment until I can try it....been waiting for this one. I think my decant of the original has a little teeny bit left to compare.

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    There is hope out there. The original has been on my radar for months now and cant seem to find a break on the price. The notes sound outstanding and cannot wait to get my nose on this one even more.

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    do you know if the manufacturer remains the same?... i personally don't worry much, having two vintage 50ml. YH is No 4 on my top list. well, my No 2 was relaunched... amazingly retaining the notes,... but absolutely horrible, cheap juice, not good for even 'dollar general'. like a grotesque, ugly version of the original. different manufacturer though. hope the same wont happen with YH
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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I'll pick it up no matter what. Reformulations can be disappointing but in most cases are better than a lot of other stuff that's out there. Dior Homme and Fahrenheit for example.

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    That's certainly interesting. I've been trying to get rid of my Yohji Homme for months at a drastically lower price than all of them on ebay. Then the other day, I took it back out, decided to give it a wear for the day...yeah I'm keeping it now. Really enjoyed it.

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Own and love the original.

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    thanks for the info and great news

    i have the original version and love it

    looking forward to the new version,
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    I have the original and it does smell good, but was only ever good for three or four hours on me. A reformulation may be an improvement.

    I thought that the case when they reformulated Guerlain's Vetiver a dozen years ago, and its longevity was increased.
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    I'm sure it'll be good. My only fear is that it'll be less "full" smelling than the original. That's usually the case with reformulations, eg. M7, Dior Homme, Chergui, etc.

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    I'm sure they will be great. I think this relaunch purpose is not to make a quick buck but to revive those fantastic perfumes created by JM Duriez!
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    I like the sound of the new one better, actually, since anisic scents are not my thing. I never understood the appeal of YH, other than thinking of it as a non-crude anisic gourmand with lavender (most lavender gourmands are quite crude to me).

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    Fingers crossed.

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    Fingers grossed indeed. The original is one of the most satisfying and balanced fragrances I have ever tried, magical combination of fantastic classical fougere base with some ingenious and slightly bitter gourmand notes. In general I'm not into gourmands, so I find this to be quite an accomplishment. I bought this blind mostly based on pluran's hype. Thanks pluran, you have a nose I can trust.

    If that makes sense.

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I'm looking forward to this relaunch, and would love it if this became part of a new trend and several other of the greatest male scents that unfortunately went belly up were made available again.

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Has anyone gotten ahold of the new stuff yet?

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    Smelled it a week ago. Excellent work. A tad drier and thinner than the original, but still a towering masterpiece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirBureau View Post
    Smelled it a week ago. Excellent work. A tad drier and thinner than the original, but still a towering masterpiece.
    Might I ask where / how you got the chance to try it... is it available yet?

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I think it's only available in Europe right now

    No words on when it's coming to Hollywood or if it's coming at all

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    Not available yet. It will be out in June I guess.
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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Quote Originally Posted by My_pep_pep View Post
    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.
    I sure hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_pep_pep View Post
    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.
    +1 on I hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirBureau View Post
    Smelled it a week ago. Excellent work. A tad drier and thinner than the original, but still a towering masterpiece.
    glad to hear that it has a similar vibe to the original masterpiece

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    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.
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    Anybody else tried the new re-release version?

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    Default Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I heard one person claim the rerelease is almost identical to the original.

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    Just curious....does anyone know where this is available? Can it be bought online?

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    They don't exactly seem to be 'rushing it to market', that's for bloody sure

    A friend bought me a few bottles at Yohji's flagship in London and brought them over and I picked a couple up at the original Yohji store in Aoyama a fortnight ago - beyond going 'to the source' I have no idea where else it's being sold.

    If you are in a city with a Yohji Boutique, or a major retailer carrying the Yohji line, I reckon that would be the first place to call - and see if they have online sales on offer.

    It's great by the way - my original seems to be a little 'denser' overall but that may be due to age. I'm delighted with the new one - a couple of people have commented favourably on it, which is always a pleasant surprise.
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    I picked up a bottle at Selfridge's in London the other week. This is my first experience with Yohji Homme, so I can't compare it with the original version, but I must say I like it. In fact, part of what I appreciate is that it has anise/coffee gourmand elements while remaining airy rather than heavy and dense.

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    Luca Turin reviewed this in Style Arabia, and as mr reasonable, found it good and close to the original, if a touch less rich. But he said it maintaned the equilibrium of fresh anisic with something deeper gourmand, and yet without any heaviness.

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    From Turin's review of the relaunch:
    Now Yohji Homme is back, reformulated by Olivier Pescheux with, I am told, the counsel of Duriez. There are two reasons why it was never going to be an exact revival of the original: International Fragrance Association (IFRA) regulations which have banned some ingredients, and the fact that Duriez (via Patou) had access to some rare and expensive materials which are no longer on the cards. All this said, the result is very successful and essentially could not have been better under the circumstances. Some of the smoothness of the original is gone, however, and that takes away the fifth star I gave it way back when. Fine work, nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strifeknot View Post
    Sounds good, but the original is still the one to get.
    Actually, I find having both is the way to go
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    How does the re-issue compare to the vintage from a longevity stand point? I had a bottle of the original, but it was practically non detectable after 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    How does the re-issue compare to the vintage from a longevity stand point? I had a bottle of the original, but it was practically non detectable after 30 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My_pep_pep View Post
    Just curious....does anyone know where this is available? Can it be bought online?
    Have been looking for this for months now Stateside, but no luck yet.
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