If Layton and Layton Exclusif would be brothers, Layton would be the younger brother, the same fantastic DNA but Layton feels fresher and less mature. An unexpected flanker to the now-best-selling men's offering from Parfums de Marly, Layton, Layton Exclusif adds to Layton the notes of coffee and oud, unsurprisingly. Herod, Layton and co. are without doubt more popular. Layton Exclusif combines niche and mass appeal in an interesting and pleasant way. The sweetness of the apple in the original is replaced with the abovementioned accords of coffee and oud in the base, so Exclusif is less sweet and fruity, but more bitter and woody, and not necessarily in a bad way, but just differently. Batch reviewed: 2020 Wow Rating: 10/10. This is a pity in so far as Layton Exclusif is an interesting and exciting fragrance, next to which the original Layton seems dull and uninspired.