Although this is not a heavy perfume, I find the elemi and clove dominant over the floral notes and even the Oud! Elemi is quite distinctive and hard to describe- a bit citrus, a bit resinous, slightly plastic, slightly metallic, natural but ceremonial...... have a sniff and see for yourself!
Not sure on how it compares to the original as have never smelt it but this does have all the characteristics you would expect from an AdP scent. Settles into a very sophisticated scent. Will definitely buy again
--- Spray-- This smells like Creed Aventus minus the smoke..it doesnt last on me I must say turns in to a skin scent quite quickly unless I sprey ma clothes..is it worth double the standard PP price per 30ml..no in my humble opinion..I would rather get a bottle of PP Aventus. Nice scent but 3 stars only for longevity and price/quality ratio.
I haven’t tried the original, but I did wear this side-by-side with Fortune, another popular clone of Naxos. From the reviews Fortune is said to smell exactly like Naxos. So, here is my comparison. PP and Fortune open slightly different, but only slightly. PP is a little airier, whereas Fortune seems to have more honey. After about 2 minutes they start smelling extremely similar. Fortune seems to project a little more, but they both smell almost the same. If you dig your nose in you may tell differences, but only slight. I had my wife smell the two and she thought they smelled the same, but Fortune was a little stronger. However, she loved the PP version. She said its one of her all-time favorites from my PP collection.
Also, they both lasted about 8 hours. Honestly, this fragrance easily gets 5 stars. I don’t understand why others gave this less than 4 stars, but if you want to save money and smell wonderful get this. If you want to smell wonderful and pay far more money then get Fortune or Naxos. I will save my money with this superb copy.