Aramis by Aramis Cologne - Current Formulation is a masculine chypre for men who appreciate tradition. It was released in 1965 and named for a character in Alexandre Dumas' classic "The Three Musketeers." The original Aramis fragrance was very popular when it was launched and it continues to be popular with each generation since its classic scent never goes out of style. Created by the legendary Bernard Chant, it is a powerful and masculine scent that finishes on a strong leather note. Apparently Aramis was inspired by Gres Cabochard which was also created by Bernard Chant.
When searching for a listing of notes, I went to Fragrantica which is usually my first stop. However, in reading information on other websites, I've come up with quite a number of variations for the notes of Aramis. Here's what I found:
It was launched by Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph and broke new ground by being the first prestige men’s fragrance widely available in department stores. "The thing about Aramis is that it’s an incredibly refined and distinctive fragrance,” says perfumer and fragrance historian Roja Dove. “It has inspired a myriad of masculine creations over the years, but no one has created a better version of it and it continues to inspire many perfumers working today, including those who create fragrances sold by uber-cool brands."
Aramis won a FiFi Fragrance Hall of Fame Award in 1995.
It has gone through many reformulations and this is the fragrance that is currently available for purchase.
Fragrantica: "A masculine aromatic on the lines of old school classic.
It is a little spicy, a little floral, and a little funky."
Fragrantica: "Aramis smells like a boozy, burnt wood mixed with deep, strong brown luxurious leather with a deep undertone of oakmoss."