I haven’t sampled the original, so can not comment on it’s similarity. I purchased the oil which is clear in colour. I get a gentle smell of white flowers on application, similar to walking past a florist. Its very subtle, so I recommend application to clothes as well as skin. The projection is moderate to low and longevity with application to neck and clothes is half a day for me. It may last longer, but I cannot smell it as the wearer. This one is soft, subtle and pleasant. Fine for the office, and flexible. I’m ok wearing it as a man, but it does lean feminine. If you like something with a bit more punch give this a pass. I will let the oil sit and retry again few months later, and see how it goes.
I thought this would be more appropriate to women but I really love it, I actually bought it for my girlfriend - I never smelled the original – this is going to be really nice to wear in the winter, such a unique scent