The One in Arabic?
I don't have the original "The One". I picked this one up for a bargain and it was a blind-buy. I really enjoy this one. It's not linear. Dry's down into a very woody and masculine fragrance. The last two hours you can really smell the wood and basil. Has a sweetness that leans towards smelling like patchouli (even though there is no patchouli note). Doesn't smell middle eastern to me. I enjoy many fragrances from the house of Swiss Arabian and Rasasi, and this fragrance doesn't come close to smelling middle-eastern. I enjoy this fragrance because of the amber and sandalwood. I hear that the original "The One" is sweeter than this flanker, and so I'm tempted to purchase the original in EDP. I give this a 7 / 10 only because the opening is a little harsh.