My first love (And first review here)
Greetings. I am moving from the "Frag..." named site since my computer doesn't charge it properly and usually crashes when i visit it. The thing being, i am starting from scratch in here and i will even change the language i write my reviews in, i am from Mexico, but hopefully my english is still understandable.
Going back to the review: I smelled first formulation Eros around 2014 or 2015 from a tester decant i had. I went crazy when i smelled it, i couldn't understand how that could exist. Eros has been called the King of Clubbing and it certainly is, i personally prefer it above its "similars" like One Million, Ultramale, and stuff. Even the reformulated version has an above average performance, still nothing to see with the vintage.
Eros starts with a nice blast of mint, lemon (smelling like the juice of the citrus) and apple, having a distinctive mix of these notes. As the cologne goes into drydown we can note a slight touch of geranium, a pretty heavy tonka bean note and some vanilla as well in there. Woods are also included in the fragrance, such as moss, vetiver, and cedar, to name a few, i don't smell them that much, though.
The reformulation made the fragrance heavier on apple and vanilla, took down the aromatic touch and the citrus from the opening and overall made it sweeter. As i told you, i don't think it's bad but it's not simply as good as the vintage.
Eros remains my first love when talking on perfumes, even after some six or seven years since i first smelled it. It brings memories from a club that existed in my hometown (Zacatecas) where they used to put Flume songs in our middle high school parties, the place closed in 2015 and a few years later i discovered the Flume songs (Which i didn't knew the name of) that i loved from that era. I overally relate Eros with the deep house / chill music scene, a certain haircut i used to have, my lack of facial hair from that time, that club and even a shirt that i used to wear back then and which i am keeping unused for the time i get the vaccine and finally go dance those songs on one of those places again, spraying pretty heavily first formulation Eros which i am pretty lucky to have bought recently.