I never tried the original Perfume de Marly Herod, but this version has something animalic and stinky in it in the drydown. Not for me.
The quality of the product, however, is amazing. I can smell my clothes, sheets and everything in between for days! I also have Jazz club, Lazy sunday morning and Kalan, and they all project like crazy. Would deffinitely recommend this company!
Plus, I don't regret the 2$ I spent on Herod, I am sure someone I know will love it. We all have different preferences.