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.
Summary: I've been using Aramis for a couple of weeks now, it's a unique and manly scent. I really love it! Only reason it's not 5 stars is, it isn't as strong as others have said it was, or used to be. Seems like they must have weakened the strength, as the original was very strong. So you need to use more of it that I usually would have to. Also the packaging was damaged when it arrived, though the bottle was fine.