Summary: I remember growing up, and my father wore Aramis and when I would either walk into the bathroom after he was in there getting dressed. It was a real childhood memory. So my first time as a man going and purchasing my own cologne, I remember trying many then I saw that bottle, asked to try it and have worn it since. It's a very masculine ,clean , and not heavy cologne. For me I hope my sons will carry on the tradition of a classic.
Summary: Aramis Classic Reserve is a richer, warmer, more mellow version of regular Aramis (1965). The analogy that comes to mind is that Classic Reserve is like the 18 year old Scotch; were as basic Aramis is the 12 year old Scotch. They are quite similar, but subtly different. I love regular Aramis anytime; but Classic Reserve is best for evenings and cooler months. It is lovely, and rare and never was very widely available. And that's the pity of it.