Originally Posted by Rambo
Didn't they just rerelease #19?
Not unless you been Rip Van Winklin' that shit since 1971...
J/k, but it's been available steadily since then, IIRC... I think it was no. 21 (or no. 23?) that was rereleased in teh Les Exclusifs, maybe? Not sure.
No, 19 has also been revamped a number of times, in various concentrations, and has had other concentrations pulled from certain markets. Chanel pulled their "let's make a friendly, totally different fragrance as an EdP," and then also for a time has an EdC, a non-alcohol Cologne spray, a body mist, and then the regular Edt and parfum, which (like no. 5) are closer to the originals. Chanel is very slippery, IMHO, with how it does its scents. You rarely know what you are getting, and I think they've pulled the pure parfum from the US market, only sellin the EdT and the EdP now (IIRc.) In Europe and Japan, though, you can still get the parfum anywhere that sells Chanel stuff.
And, since no. 19 is a chypre par excellence, it's also been reformulated and played with during all the oakmoss debacle.
Speaking of EdP formulations, I'll go with no. 5 EdP today.