Aramis 900 1973 Eau de Cologne

Aramis 900 (Eau de Cologne) by Aramis
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Aramis 900 (Eau de Cologne) is a popular perfume by Aramis for men and was released in 1973. The scent is spicy-floral. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Perfumer

Bernard Chant

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Green notesGreen notes
CorianderCoriander
RosewoodRosewood
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation
GeraniumGeranium
Orris rootOrris root
JasmineJasmine
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
RoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesOakmossOakmoss
PatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood
VetiverVetiver
CivetCivet

Ratings

Scent

8.1301 Ratings

Longevity

7.8244 Ratings

Sillage

7.3233 Ratings

Bottle

6.7231 Ratings

Value for money

8.731 Ratings
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Siebenkäs
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Top Review    33  
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Then he remembered another phrase:
"Language marches in lockstep with the shills.
Therefore, we must invent a new language."
This sentence... should he spread it, wildly plant it somewhere-
plant it, for example, on the toilet wall of a cafe
or in a perfume forum?
Or was he just being too serious again?
He sniffed at himself.
It was the contradiction that he liked.
Perhaps there were even several of them.
The first was called masculine & floral, even downright rosy.
Not that he appreciated either one on its own
particularly appreciated. But both at the same time was not
normal. And thus inevitably delightful.
Another consisted of green, slightly earthy garden spice,
still clinging to the spade, coupled with soapy cleanliness.
You could also say - dry and sweet.
Or even bitter and sweet.
Aramis 900 comes from America, but smells English.
Doesn't it?
Actually, that was nonsense.
Did origin mean anything to him?
For him, this fragrance came more from a country
that had not yet been dreamed empty.
Was that another quote at the end, from wherever?
How much would remain of himself,
if one deducted all the quotations, all the thought-flowers from somewhere
once written?
What kind of a man would that be, who would then stand before one?
How would he be?
In any case - elegant.
For he was, after all, undoubtedly.
By his own standards, anyway.
And that meant - not necessarily perceptible to others.
His particular vanity.
Expensive clothes that looked rather poor.
Of course, there were people who did see it clearly and
recognized. (Fortunately?)
"Clothes" he called them, if only to conceal from himself
to conceal from himself as much as possible.. could possibly call elitist.
Or - worse almost - high class. He hated the word.
He wrote it as small as possible.
Elegance, after all, was almost a value to him.
Elegance is the art of doing the same thing differently.
And it was also in Aramis 900 .
A snow-white, ironed handkerchief elegance.
That of a handkerchief that was never used,
...but only in case of a need for help.. such as a mishap of a woman
or even a man or even a man.
The elegance of Aramis 900 was restrained.. but also a bit loud. So, as elegance now times
depending on the environment more discreetly or more clearly stands out.
In this fragrance played the feminine and the masculine
a sophisticated game. Because the floral announced itself
again and again to word in the course of the fragrance.
And always seemed a little different again, when
the development of the fragrance gently changed direction.
The head is round, so that the thoughts the direction
can change direction. Was that him or Man Ray?
The scent reminded him of a very colorful pocket square,
which, yes, still seemed conservative in the overall picture.
Orange paisley pattern on a green background, the whole
against the calm background of a beige linen jacket.
This was matched by the rose-dominated floral bouquet
with a few lilies of the valley, carnations and a tiny bit
of iris Iris, which was set against a bitter-woody-early tableau with a
certain powdery, earthy aura to it.
Floral-rosy lushness paired with slight bitterness.
The principle of the unexpected.
At parties he was someone with whom one actually
with whom one actually liked to talk, was also seen with pleasure, because he
was not necessarily boring.
So understated he formulated that to himself.
At the same time, however, he was feared as a sometimes unpredictable
mood killer. From a subject like "running shoes,
that weigh under 300 grams and create a kind of booster feeling
produce," he was able to divert to child labor in 2.5 secs.
Without pulling a face. Or appearing bad-tempered
to appear.
Or the other day at the Groucho-look-a-like party.
There he stood out because instead of a costume he wore gray
Pants and a gray T-shirt that said
"Man is an animal gifted in speech, who will always
by the word."
Is that humor with thorns? A kind of rose humor?
Somehow he seemed to like to add something heavy
to everything light to anything light Wasn't he perhaps similar to Aramis 900, which was abruptly
of floral playfulness that skipped along as cheerfully as a rose
in the buttonhole, to a vegetal-bitter
To a vegetal and bitter
astringency, which could remind one
Cemeteries.
Serenity and seriousness.
Whereby he knew well how little earnestness alone was worth.
As this journalist had said in the 19th century
said? Earnestness is the mediocre, and the mediocre
is the worst, because it is boring.
Was that his real fear - to be boring?
All the elegance nothing but whitewash?
Did he even want to answer that question for himself?
In the end, Aramis 900 softened, evened out.
Wood, a fine distinguished moss note, a deep,
calm harmonious patchouli melody.
A perfectly captured essence of the genre Chypre,
that simply reconciled contradictions. His
Brother, the impetuous, iridescent-oscillating, much-
face Aromatics Elixir not at all dissimilar.
Only more restrained, more controlled, more collected.
"It's not so bad," said Aramis 900.
"Yeah, I guess you're right, I really don't have to answer all the
Questions."
"You don't have to do anything," said the scent.

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JohnnyLopez
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My great-aunt Gertrude smells similar
My great aunt is now 93 years old and a very elegant woman. I do not know which perfume she uses but she smells similar to this perfume. I mean this seriously and I don't mean this in a negative way. This perfume is exceptionally beautiful and I really like to smell it - also on my skin. However, I really can't smell/wear it every day.

I ordered this fragrance blindly and immediately felt reminded of my aunt. The scent starts out very sweet-flowery and later becomes only slightly tart. You definitely have to like it - before buying blind I would think twice about whether I could handle it. This scent is quite far away from the gentleman with the broad cross in the black suit. Rather such a light linen suit, shirt with floral pattern and not quite such an edge ;) . Or just an older, elegant lady.
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Stinki
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The Shire Horse
Rose, geranium, talcum, wood, leather, aldehydes, some soap plus horse.
A fragrance about which one does not make too many words or poems, because it is like a cathedral
is in the chronology of male perfumery.
Conclusion:
Fresh Bulgarian Rose trimmed to conventional and slightly masculine. A high, fascinating and
hypnotic aroma for a king or a killer that does not seek or need applause.
Use it or leave it, Aramis 900 is beyond reproach.
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CuirCuir

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Rose for men
Aramis 900 is probably the most masculine rose fragrance on the market. Formulation of this perfume is from the 70s, so it's a classy gentleman's scent. Rose is done in a way that it's bold but not at all feminine. No one will suspect you of wearing a women's perfume:)

The biggest surprise comes in the end during the dry-down: one of the most beautiful oakmoss scent there is - it's like IFRA rules for oakmoss restrictions didn't apply here.

One downside is that it doesn't last long. If you apply in the morning, by noon it' gone. However, it is so cheap that it won't hurt anybody financially to apply generously several times a day.
Farneon
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Because at least ONE classic must be there!
You could call it a Spleen, but I wanted to know some old classic in my collection. According to the motto: There must be a fragrance from the 60s or 70s that doesn't remind me directly of my father's aftershave or grandfather's soap, which doesn't make me think of porn bars and breast hair. Also the much quoted toilet block and household cleaner association simply didn't get rid of me with some test candidates.

I just find the performance totally exciting, how Sean Connery, Mick Jagger, Jean-Paul Belmondo or Jack Kerouac might have smelled at their best times! There weren't as many fragrances as today in the men's fragrance area back then, so tonka bean, oud, coffee or cinnamon were definitely not on the agenda! ;-)

So far, Fabergé Brut had been the closest to making it into my collection, but something in the heart note took too much getting used to. Now it is (finally) Aramis 900! :-) Because here finally NO olfactory "Oedipus-complex" is coming up! :-)

Of course, Aramis 900 is not a fragrance that I want to score with the female sex or shine with at a party. But who knows: Maybe I attract someone's attention, because it's really "totally blatant" to put something like that on in the meantime! ;-) Now I know at least how to classify chypre scents. The "Cologne", which nevertheless has a long shelf life and a good sillage, has a rather linear citric-floral-green fragrance, which is of course reminiscent of noble soap or a visit to the barber (not to say "barbershop").

The fragrance is 100% sparkling, refreshing and clean, yet much more complex than modern aquatics. Is it the rose that still stands out after 2-3 hours? I can't say for sure. It's the floral note I really like, even if I'm too critical of flowery scents. It remains a classic, but timeless men's fragrance that almost approaches the 50 (like me, by the way) and therefore finds a place on my shelf!
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Sheelchen57
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Hammer!
After reading many comments describing the similarity with Aromatics Elixir, I ordered it. The resemblance to AE is downright eerie! Also the durability and the silage are incredible. For me, Aramis 900 really is an absolute twin. And since the AE has obviously been reformulated, I am doubly pleased about that. And thanks again for fixing it. :-))
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Tommyj1976

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Masculin love!
This is a fragrance for the masculine man. I really like Aramis perfume collection. Yes they are powerhouse, but I feel very fresh when I use Aramis.
The same goes for Aramis 900. If you do not like vintage fragrances, maybe this is not for you. I recommend this for your collection!
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MemoryOScent

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MemoryOScent
MemoryOScent
Top Review    9  
The gender of the rose
There is a fashionable talk about cross-dressing when it comes to perfume and by some it is considered the highlight of olfactive sophistication. The truth is there is nothing sophisticated about wearing fragrances marketed for the opposite sex simply because the barrier between masculine and feminine scents is nothing but a thin line drawn by advertisers to attract the originally less interested masculine audience. No other fragrance can ridicule more the idea of perfume genders than Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne. The ultra masculine label has chosen a number and a rustic adjective to market a formula based on one of the ultimate feminine fragrances of the 70's, Aromatics Elixir.

Aramis 900 opens with a green, bitter, metallic muted accord. There are no topnotes in the classical sense. There are no notes that scintillate and sparkle as in most fragrances. With the first whiff you go straight to the heart of the composition. An almost aggressive floral accord is the first impression. Jasmine, rose and hints of spicy carnation. Although galbanum is not listed officially in the notes it is very prominent to my nose with its detached, metallic coolness.Geranium also contributes to the metallic shine. It gives an almost gothic presence to Aramis 900. The perfect accomplice to play along these lines is rose and although the other florals steadily disperse, rose gets a firm grip on the composition. This is a rose seen through a metal screen. It is slightly dusty but its main characteristic is that it remains caged in the stern, dark green, armor. The dusty melancholy of this rose is supported by a wonderfully earthy patchouli and vetiver combination. I cannot pick the civet but I can certainly feel the bold twist this rose takes. Although Aramis 900 has a muted, subsonic quality, it is a very strong fragrance. Both volume and body come straight from the 70's. By today's woody fresh standards it can even be offensive. It is imperative that one simply caresses the nozzle of the sprayer to be able to wear this comfortably, especially in warm weather.

Throughout the development a leathery undercurrent lurks in the composition. It is the magnificent green leathery accord that Bernard Chant has infused in many of his creations. Like Aromatics Elixir, Aramis 900 is a chameleon scent. Depending on who smells it, it can be a bold floral, a green leather, a woody chypre, a herbal-spicy scent. It certainly is a larger-than-life fragrance. The kaleidoscopic explosion of densely knitted notes is nothing else but the more demure sibling of the magnificent Aromatics Elixir. Like all Bernard Chant creations it has a thick honey like texture. It does not envelop the wearer, it rather swallows him. It takes no prisoners. Wearing Aramis 900 and Aromatics Elixir side by side can be a wonderful experiment and dissection of how the definition of gender in fragrances has shifted. Back in the 70's perfume was bold. It only made sense to lighten up the feminine composition to create a perfume that could be marketed to men. By doing so the rose pops up in the composition giving to the masculine Aramis a decidedly more floral aspect. Nowadays if the two scents were subject to a marketing blind sniffing panel, I doubt that the initial gender assignment would be maintained. Aramis 900 is easier to be worn by younger women while Aromatics Elixir is so familiar to those who wear the classic Aramis. So next time you stumble upon a discussion about what degree of sophistication and dare it takes for a man to pull off a feminine scent, please go to the counter and smell those two together. Men have been gender bending since the 70's without even knowing it.

Notes from my nose: galbanum, jasmine, carnation, rose, powder, patchouli, earth
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Drseid

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Drseid
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When JHL Meets Devin Great Things Happen...
*This is a review of vintage Aramis 900.

Aramis 900 (vintage) opens with an absolutely gorgeous rose note laced with a dash of relatively subdued bergamot which still remains in the background into the heart as the scent transitions to its spiced woody floral middle consisting primarily of very fine carnation and lily-of-the-valley florals melding with coriander and rosewood support joining the now subdued rose. Strong oakmoss from the base makes its presence known early in the scent's development, growing stronger as the scent reaches the dry-down, forming a classic chypre structure. Dirtying up the latter stage further are base notes of well-controlled civet and earthy patchouli, joining the now starring oakmoss rounding out the key final players. Projection and longevity are both excellent.

When I first applied Aramis 900 (vintage) and smelled the rose and carnation tandem I immediately thought... Hey, this smells just like vintage JHL. Those who know my tastes well know that vintage JHL is definitely a top 20 scent for me and I hold it in the highest regard... Aramis 900 (vintage) changed course a bit though in the middle of the development phase, as the coriander added an almost herbal dimension to the scent, and then the oakmoss came on strong (definitely get the vintage formula, as they won’t put this amount of oakmoss in a scent anymore), mixed with the patchouli and very mild civet... Then I thought, this smells quite similar to vintage Devin (a scent I liked but didn't really love)... I guess the comparisons to JHL and Devin should not surprise anyone, as the same nose made all three of these scents... Bernard Chant, of course. The aspects of the composition that I did not care as much for in Devin actually work well here when mixed with the stronger carnation and rose implementation from JHL, now forming a much more complete overall composition and structure. Now *this* is the kind of woody/herbal floral chypre one can really latch-on to, and it is so ridiculously inexpensive even in its superior vintage form. I still prefer vintage JHL that keeps the earlier part of Aramis 900's notes for most of the duration, but make no mistake; I love Aramis 900 (vintage) too, earning a strong 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 and a very strong buy recommendation.
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jtd

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Sugar and Spice for Boys
Aramis 900 and Clinique’s Aromatics Elixir are very similar. In classic Estée Lauder fashion, there are effectively masculine and feminine versions of one fragrance, as is also the case with JHL/Cinnabar, Devin/Alliage, Aramis/Azuree. The funny thing is, by conventional perfume standards they’re mixed up with A900 and Aromatics Elixir. While both are floral/herbal chypres, AE is much stronger and potentially off-putting, yet is the version sold to women. A900, the one for the boys, is sweeter, more floral and less stark. Overall, A900 is lighter on patchouli, and has more rose than AE. It has a generally softer tone.

In Aramis 900, up top the bergomot is restrained in its bitterness by a soft lemon. Rosewood makes the rose seem sweet and liqueuer-like. The strong chamomile note, that reads as strictly bitter in AE’s opening notes, is replaced by an herbal quality in A900 that gives a bit of soapiness not found in AE. A900’s basenotes, which definitely include a healthy dose of patchouli (as in AE) are modulated by vetiver. Both scents end on a rose/patchouli accord, but the rose dominates in A900.

I used to think, why wear, A900? Cut to the chase and wear AE. And while I do wear AE more often, I’ve grown very fond of A900. It’s very pretty and has a bit more smile to it than AE.

I don’t usually think of EL as the company to turn gender norms upside-down, but in designating AE as the huge, take-it-or-leave-it bruiser, and A900 as the paler and quieter of the pair, Bernard Chant is giving us a functional instruction on gender in the Gemaine Cellier tradition: knock it out for the women and dilute it for the men. There’s a lesson here for us, boys.

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RobbieXRobbieX 4 months ago
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A lovely herbal and soapy perfume with good performance. This is magical, in my top 6
KimJongKimJong 2 years ago
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A very strong animalic chypre. Robust, independent and very masculine. The only downside is that I am not mature enough to wear it yet.
VerbenaVerbena 2 years ago
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Your embrace. So powerful and inviting. Savage... just a bit. Your warmth. Your comfort. Your shelter. Deep-rooted. Homeward bound.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
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I forgot this fragrance on my closet for six months.
Shame on me. It's gorgeous, manly, herbal, flowerly and it really smells good!.

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