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This is Eros after he earned his PhD
This one is SOOOO close to the original, that I waited until I was almost out of the original before I purchased it. It’s got the same feel, you can tell it’s related, and the untrained nose might not be able to tell the difference. This one has a more citrusy opening (the original felt more “creamy”). Once the opening fades they become even more similar. This is a BEAST projection wise, just like the predecessor, with a huge radius, and a long sillage trail that resonates for quite a while. It’s like they just replaced the mint with citrus, and put it in a red bottle. If you have a lot of the original left in a bottle, wait until you’re almost through, and then order it at fragranceX. Yes they are that similar. I do like both of them, but I prefer the way Flame projects and resonates a little bit more. Worth buying if you have half a bottle of the original? Not really. Which would I buy if I didn’t have either? Flame, bar none. I like them both, but they’re not really very different than each other, so I don’t think anyone would need to have both in their quiver. If this is what you’ve decided you want to get, then check them out at Dillard’s and decide if you like mint or citrus in your vanilla beast by shooting one on each wrist and having a good lunch.