Who would have thought that Vermeil pour Homme is such a firecracker! To the readers of my age, who usually only carry sugar water, I'd rather leave the fingers of this caliber right away.
One thing in advance: Yes, Vermeil pour Homme is 95% THE fragrance twin of the very first poison green Davidoff. The only thing that distinguishes them is that the Davidoff comes across a little bit more herbaceous (presumably by the caraway) and smokier, while Vermeil comes along a little bit more fruity, tangy and resinous and has a little less durability and sillage, which is still strong enough to fill rooms with.
I don't want to and can hardly smell the individual scent components of this masterpiece, because it's just crazy how much the individual scents harmonize together. However, I will try to explain the course of the fragrance anyway. The prelude is very citric-herbal and resinous, that it would knock some weaklings already from the stool. Here you get to feel what a power Vermeil already has! This then turns into an indescribable finely spicy flower mix, where sweetness is hardly to be found. The fragrance then slowly fades away, but never loses its bitter and spicy floridity.
It's a real shame that there are hardly any such fragrances left in the shops. Admittedly, Vermeil is a fragrance that you have to like, because it is a bit out of time. You can clearly smell the time he was born. Vermeil is certainly not an everyday fragrance! It's just too loud and too strong for that. As mentioned above, this fragrance fills rooms. I like to wear it best when I go into town in the evening and want to steal the show from all the boys with their cotton candy water. It's hard to believe, but you get compliments for this fragrance, even though it smells like old school.
If you already wear it with U30, you should already have self-confidence, radiate a certain seriousness and have eggs in your trousers, otherwise you will quickly make a fool of yourself with Vermeil. A pity that Vermeil pour Homme is now more difficult to obtain than the completely overpriced original. As fast as I could I got a 50ml bottle on Ebay to be able to enjoy it at all. Since then I have been checking regularly to see if anyone is still auctioning a bottle of Vermeil pour Homme here and there. Until then I keep my 50ml like my eyeball and think very carefully when it is always used.
I have to admit that the first Davidoff is a little bit better, but Vermeil pour Homme is the perfect replacement