- May 2, 2013
I would love to try the interparfums version with the oakmoss. Don't know why coty took it out unless it's still in there and not in the ingredients.
Is the new version of London worth buying?
IMO no, even on clothing you can douse yourself in it with pitiful performance. The older box style is still easily obtainable online, I sold off my new bottle immediately after my first wearing it’s a total hollow shell of its former self. I have a lot of fragrances in their current available form that are still enjoyable and perform excellent this is not one of them though. I wore the older box style a few years ago and remember the smell and performance while not a beast it definitely was more dense and fuller smelling and had better performance.
I found the older version at discounters earlier this summer and I didn't buy it now they are all gone. I was scared to buy it because I have a brand new bottle and was worried they would be identical in performance.
Can you describe the older packaging? Silver paper right?
As far as I can tell, almost none of that's true. There's a flash of bergamot in the top; lasts a few seconds at most. The lavender is there, and I suspect the mimosa flower accord is responsible for the slightly fruity florals that are about the only thing present. I get absolutely no cinnamon, leather, or tobacco. The reference to "dense" oak moss feels like a meanspirited joke by whoever wrote the press copy.A sophisticated scent with top notes of bergamot, lavender and warm cinnamon
Artfully balanced heart notes of mimosa flower and rich leather
Lower tones combine heady tobacco leaves and dense oak moss to complete this distinctive and refined fragrance
I snagged a tester of the oakmoss version (2011 bottle).I would love to try the interparfums version with the oakmoss.