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Smelling both my hands and wrists now, either the unpleasant camphor smells is completely gone, or my nose has gotten used to it. They both have an underlying bitteress with 2002 being cooler and 2012 being warmer. Vanilla, sandalwood, tonka are the most prominent along with a mystery scent that I'm going to guess must be the mulberry blossom note.The smell gives sweet purple and white bursts of pleasant tingles on my tongue, like tiny fireworks bursting in the sky, if I inhale too deeply.
(I'll admit, mine isn't, though I can smell the difference, it's VERY slight and I do use my synesthesia as a cheat.) To me 2002 is brighter, stronger, and sharper, (but only slightly) and 2012 is thicker & creamier and more yellow-flowers-y (this has to be the silkwood blossom.) I actually prefer the 2012 version today, but I think it's just because I'm in a "Yellow flowers" kind of mood, but I think there will be many days where I will prefer the cooler more vanilla-tonka-y 2002 version without the silkwood blossom as well, especially as the summer heats up, so I don't regret acquiring both, since they are both discontinued and at least I'll feel less bad about using them up since I now have two bottles.
(Though I think adding 2014, which I've only nozzle sniffed - and liked, to my collection will be a waste right now.) Okay I can't stop sniffing my arms now.
My brain starts to interpret things as if they were taste as well as smell.) So in conclusion, these scents are 95% the same.
If you are a collector but your sense of smell isn't that keen you might not need both in your collection at all.
With my hands away from my face, typing away from the keyboard, I am getting a lovely, not quite boozy, vanilla (from the vanilla extract bottle) kind of smell wafting up at me and it's beautiful!