IMO the vintage and de last reformulation are very good.
...No!...it's still bad...!
Can anyone here give me an idea of what Tsar smells like? Is it close to any of the other fragrances I mentioned in my opening post?
It gives me the same vibe (and also a little on smell) as Drakkar Noir and Francesco Smalto pour homme.
My Top '10' : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Pal Zileri: Cuoio
- Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
- Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
- Revillon R
- MPG: Santal Noble
- Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
- Knize Ten
- YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
- Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit
Apart from a decrease in projection and longevity of the newer versions, didn't notice much of a change, the notes are pretty much the same.
I also have a bottle of Eau de Tsar - which is pretty good for summer.
I went to the Perfume House off Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland, OR, today. All they had for Tsar was the second (lighter green bottle) formulation version. I tried some on my skin - seems pretty feint smelling to me. Definitely not the powerhouse I was expecting. It's pleasant enough but I tend to like stronger scents like Polo Green and Azzaro.
Thank you boys for this informative discussion. I had the original Tsarwhich was striking and sophisticated, while very masculine, and then bought the stuff in the clear, green bottle which was hateful. I'm very glad to see another, better version is available. I'm going to buy some right now.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Current Top 6:
Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-François Latty, 1988)