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post #13591 of 20756
Honestly, I think the odds that they are exactly the same formula are quite low. Even the most famous and best selling fragrances in the world get reformulated fairly frequently, often in order to make a bigger profit. They don't advertise that they've done that. Even though lots of people buy new bottles when their old ones run out and would thus likely notice the difference, the practice continues. If that's true for mainstream fragrances, I'd be shocked if little-known scents like KJ maintained their original recipes throughout the centuries. Goodness, even Jicky doesn't have the same recipe.
post #13592 of 20756
So, as promised, Must de Cartier today. I totally agree with L'Inc. It's a very odd scent. Nonetheless, it's high quality and interesting.
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Pre-shower: Must de Cartier parfum. I've owned this for a while now, but it still seems as weird as it seemed the first time I smelled it.
post #13593 of 20756
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If they are indeed the same formula, I think I'm going to hold out for the vintage version if I can find it. I would assume that the vintage has more pronounced leather (since isn't birch tar on the IFRA-regulated list?)...

I'm totally right there with you regarding the preference for vintage versions and would love to try the vintage Kolnisch Juchten, but I couldn't imagine the vintage containing that much more birch tar than the recent stuff or being that much more leathery.
post #13594 of 20756
Went with 34 Boulevard S. Germain today. This seems to change with each wearing. Loved it the first time; seemed pretty flat last time. Today, it seems dynamic again.
post #13595 of 20756
Just wanted to say that it's nice that there are some more people who actively participate now! Keep it up!
Applied some Byredo - Seven Veils as a bedtime scent. [Edit:Smells like baked/roasted apple with a good dose of vanilla]
Edited by b1os - 11/10/12 at 6:09pm
post #13596 of 20756
SOTD: sampling Interlude from Amouage. Absolutely amazing...
post #13597 of 20756
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SOTD: sampling Interlude from Amouage. Absolutely amazing...
Glad someone else appreciates Amouage; I always feel like a fanboi. wink.gif
What can you compare Interlude to? Interlude Man or Woman?
post #13598 of 20756
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Went with 34 Boulevard S. Germain today. This seems to change with each wearing. Loved it the first time; seemed pretty flat last time. Today, it seems dynamic again.

It's quite a complicated scent.
post #13599 of 20756
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Glad someone else appreciates Amouage; I always feel like a fanboi. wink.gif
What can you compare Interlude to? Interlude Man or Woman?

I enjoy the Amouage scents I've tried, but not as much as you do. I just find that there are many other scents I'm drawn to more, and so I don't wear them much.
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It's quite a complicated scent.

Yeah, there are so many facets. On different wearings, different facets seem more prominent to me and others less.
post #13600 of 20756
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I'm totally right there with you regarding the preference for vintage versions and would love to try the vintage Kolnisch Juchten, but I couldn't imagine the vintage containing that much more birch tar than the recent stuff or being that much more leathery.

Yeah, you're probably right about the amount of birch tar in both versions being negligibly different. But honestly, I'm also a bit of a classical typography nerd, and the Farina version is so much more appealing, aesthetically. (Not that aesthetics influences my fragrance purchases, generally...)
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Just wanted to say that it's nice that there are some more people who actively participate now! Keep it up!

Thanks for the welcome. Being fairly new to perfume, it's great having access to the breadth of experience in this thread...
post #13601 of 20756
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I enjoy the Amouage scents I've tried, but not as much as you do. I just find that there are many other scents I'm drawn to more, and so I don't wear them much.
I'm not sure which ones you've tried other than Gold Woman/Man, but Gold Man it truly great (now that I think of it, I remember that you've tried Jubilation XXV and "just" liked it). I have most of the male lignup (as samples wink.gif) and I just like the general compositions (focus on frankincense). I don't "love" every fragrance per se, but I hardly dislike any (Memoir Man is close... it's just.. a weird composition). I'm not sure whether it's true, but I believe that they use high quality ingredients. Most of the fragrances seem appropriate for different occasions. There are some, especially newer ones, like Ubar, that don't quite fit in the regular frankincense-centric Amouage-world, but I appreciate them too. And of course, the Mukhallas like Tribute Attar and Hommage Attar are great too. (I feel like I repeat myself, but at least it adds to my post count)
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Thanks for the welcome. Being fairly new to perfume, it's great having access to the breadth of experience in this thread...
I feel the same way! smile.gif

And regarding Must de Cartier, I much more enjyo the drydown. It's more easy-going.
post #13602 of 20756
@ Maquis
I have bought fragrances because I fell in love with the bottle. On the one hand, it's a silly thing to do. On the other hand, I don't regret it because I love the bottles so much! (Kiton Napoli is an example. Also, I almost bought Prada Infusion de Rose because the box was so ridiculously beautiful, but thankfully HORNS saved me from myself!)
post #13603 of 20756

Jo Malone Amber and Lavender

post #13604 of 20756
I am planning to buy a bottle of Guerlain Heritage and want to know how is the longevity and sillage of this fragrance? Is there a lot of difference between the current and vintage versions?

How does it compare with Rocabar?
post #13605 of 20756
Timbuktu today. I think i'm warming to the idea of incense based scents for the summer, can definitely see TImbuktu and SL Eau Froide working (at least for days < 25C). I had always considered incense to be a winter-only note, but in timbuktu it's rather light, almost transparent (as opposed to avignon, for example).
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