Aramis 900 is a 1973 chypre that opens with an aromatic accord of Orris, Coriander and rosewood. In essence, 900 is a woody violet masculine, but there's more going on here than that.
The accompanying citric accord is overwhelmed here. Lemon tries to occasionally push its way through, but they are only periodic attempts. The floral heart lends geranium, rose and carnation to assimilate with the topnotes and just when I think jasmin won't arrive, it makes a covert entrance. Aramis 900 at this stage is a woody floral.
The base has an all star list of conventional heavy hitters. They are fashionably late in getting to the party. They also are nowhere near as dominant as the initial two accords and I am sure this was done by design. By drydown, the florals have relaxed and this makes room for a subtle mossy vetiver. Sandal has a way of hiding under stronger notes until the time is right, but the listed amber, civet and patchouli don't ever rear their heads on me in Aramis 900. They would have done this fragrance serious justice and also made for a tremendous transition. To be fair, 900 is still a good floral woody; especially if you gravitate towards scents of this genre.