I can say only for Yohji Homme 2013. It's not 'worse', NOT diluted, but it's another scent at all, although it still has similar vibe with 1996 version. Spicy & gourmand, I like it so much. For my nose, the old juice feels more 'yummy', while new version is more 'rounded'. Many people claims to its longevity issues, but as for me it's just great as original. I think it's a silage that differs in these two versions. 1996 version has very strong top & heart, while new version has more pronounced and detailed drydown. By the way, new version made in France, not UK as previous mid-2000's reformulation. And it has an Oakmoss extract in the ingredients. Verdict: both 1996 and 2013 versions are great, both are boozy spicy, but different enough to have both.