Safari as well as many others released around the same years share a bergamot / green top note found in Eternity for Men. Tsar stands a tad apart from the bunch, though.
Can you expand on this? I find the openings of Tsar and Safari very similar, so perhaps that is what I am sensing.
Are you talking about the original Tsar or Eau de Tsar which, I think was late 90's? Eau de Tsar might have a similar feel with the Bergamot at the top and the oakmoss at the bottom and it's lighter that the original Tsar.
Otherwise it might be the dry down that's similar? They are not alike to my nose but those elements might be toying with you?
I saw a youtube review in which the review compared Safari to Gucci Nobile.
Maybe the bottle needed to "breathe" a little, or maybe it's the extra sprays making it more concentrated on my skin. Either way, for the $19.99 price tag, this ended up being well-worth it in the long run.
Some interesting comments here, @_Nicolas_ . I haven't tried the current stuff properly to realistically form an opinion. How old would you say is your current bottle is?I'm not usually a heavy sprayer, about 6-8 with most fragrances, but with my recent formulation of Safari I'll typically do around 20 sprays! This lasts me all day without feeling oppressive, which I find to be the case with vintage Safari. Vintage is very easy to overspray and can start to grate on me after a few hours, but this stays airy and pleasant, so in some ways I prefer it! I concur that it improves with age, mine is already much better than it was when I bought it in 2021!
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