Originally Posted by b1os
Wore it for the evening. I enjoy it a lot but haven't had the non-parfum so I can't really compare (I have "vintage" parfum).
They are all excellent, but the parfum (IMHO) is much deeper, richer, darker, smokier... and more unisex. The EdT and EdP play up the powdery fruit, but the parfum plays up the wonderful base of woods/patchouli/oakmoss. I think the EdT/EdP are great for daywear, but at night, definitely parfum.
That being said, they are still very much the same fragrance and all are excellent (so, it's not quite like what Chanel does with its no. 5 or no. 19 or Cristalle EdPs, which are actually quite different scents).
If one had easy access (or the extra $$$), of course the parfum is the way to go . BUT, given the ease of finding the current EdP at discount, I think it's a fair substitute. Reformulated? Yes. Same as the parfum? Not exactly. But, for 1/10 or so the price, it's definitely worth it, and I don't find the reformulation to be all that bad.