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Trixz

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I realize that it might not make much sense when I talk about "batch codes". So for LVMH, there is an easy way to tell when the fragrance is made, its "batch code" and the fragrance's "formula code". The formula code is supposed to indicate a change in the formula...however in my experience the fragrance can have the same formula code despite smelling different so it isn't a 100% sure indicator, but it is a useful tool. The reverse could be true as in some regions might have a different regulation on which UV filters are able to be used. I remember the Dior Homme in Japan had a different formula code because of a different UV filter, but it smelled the same.

Information on batch code



View attachment 1596205



Example of this change in action. Here is an early bottle of Dior Homme produced in 2005.
View attachment 1596207
Dior HOMME, early bottle,
batch 5L01, formula 1704/A

View attachment 1596208
A rare alternate early version, listing Benzophenone
(an UV-rays blocker), formula 01792/A

View attachment 1596209
DIOR HOMME
differences between 2008 (01704/A) and 2013 (05434/A)

Batch codes and formula codes of the Celine bottles/samples made in 2019:


Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13941/A
La Peau Nue
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13942/A
Cologne Française
  • 9L01 - November 2019
    • 13943/A
Dans Paris
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13944/A
Eau de Californie
  • 9L01 - November 2019
    • 13945/A
Black Tie
  • 9G01E - July 2019
    • 13962/A
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13962/A
Parade
  • 9M02 - December 2019
    • 14067/A
Reptile
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 14288/A
Nightclubbing
  • 9G01E - July 2019
    • 14289/A
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 14289/A

The batch code and formula code is on the bottle of the cardboard box. The batch code can also be found on the sticker on the bottom of the bottle, but not the formula code.
Interesting to hear this! I just ordered the parade because I thought that it could be my summer scent. It shipped from the NY store and is arriving tomorrow. I’ll need to get back to you if it’s the original formula or the newer one.


To be honest, if it is the newer formula I’d feel a little disappointed because it’s not what is as described from the website and isn’t what the creator intended the scent to be from what I’ve gathered from above.

@thorns thank you for scenting me based off the pictures I’ve posted online. It oddly felt very intimate having someone put a fragrance to what my pixelated style is. It’s interesting seeing what someone thinks I’d like with my personality from the pictures and comments I’ve posted. Also, perhaps a small window of how I portray my identity online.
 

thorns

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To be honest, if it is the newer formula I’d feel a little disappointed because it’s not what is as described from the website and isn’t what the creator intended the scent to be from what I’ve gathered from above.
I'd like to think that even if there are changes (highly unlikely), it will still reflect Hedi in some form or another since he has to approve it. Now once he leaves Celine, I can't guarantee that any changes will still reflect Hedi anymore. The changes to his Dior fragrances after he left just doesn't sit right with me, but I'm incredibly picky about minute details.
 

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Interesting...my La peau nue and nightclubbing shared the same batch code 9G01E, so I wonder if there are any notable differences from the dec batch

On a separate note, I would love to see Hedi release home fragrances (eg, candles) for CELINE under the same olfactory family. I can see eau de californie and nightclubbing translate easily into home scents. What do we think the CELINE home scents would be?

I realize that it might not make much sense when I talk about "batch codes". So for LVMH, there is an easy way to tell when the fragrance is made, its "batch code" and the fragrance's "formula code". The formula code is supposed to indicate a change in the formula...however in my experience the fragrance can have the same formula code despite smelling different so it isn't a 100% sure indicator, but it is a useful tool. The reverse could be true as in some regions might have a different regulation on which UV filters are able to be used. I remember the Dior Homme in Japan had a different formula code because of a different UV filter, but it smelled the same.

Information on batch code



View attachment 1596205



Example of this change in action. Here is an early bottle of Dior Homme produced in 2005.
View attachment 1596207
Dior HOMME, early bottle,
batch 5L01, formula 1704/A

View attachment 1596208
A rare alternate early version, listing Benzophenone
(an UV-rays blocker), formula 01792/A

View attachment 1596209
DIOR HOMME
differences between 2008 (01704/A) and 2013 (05434/A)

Batch codes and formula codes of the Celine bottles/samples made in 2019:


Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13941/A
La Peau Nue
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13942/A
Cologne Française
  • 9L01 - November 2019
    • 13943/A
Dans Paris
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13944/A
Eau de Californie
  • 9L01 - November 2019
    • 13945/A
Black Tie
  • 9G01E - July 2019
    • 13962/A
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 13962/A
Parade
  • 9M02 - December 2019
    • 14067/A
Reptile
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 14288/A
Nightclubbing
  • 9G01E - July 2019
    • 14289/A
  • 9M01 - December 2019
    • 14289/A

The batch code and formula code is on the bottle of the cardboard box. The batch code can also be found on the sticker on the bottom of the bottle, but not the formula code.
 

thorns

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Interesting...my La peau nue and nightclubbing shared the same batch code 9G01E, so I wonder if there are any notable differences from the dec batch
If they share the same formula code as the December batch then the likelihood that the formula changed is almost non-existent. Reformulations are a pain in the ass for the perfumer as they have to tweak it while maintaining its same smell as much as possible, so they don't really do it willy nilly. They only do it when they're forced to do it either to comply with new regulations, or no longer have access to some raw material.

Parade and Eau de Californie candles would be amazing. Since candles don't exist, one way to get around it would be to spray paper with the fragrance and trap the fragrance in a cup. Then lift up the cup to get a shot of the smell periodically.
 

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I wasn't very clear but I meant differences between the July and the Dec batches.

The cup method is hilarious!

If they share the same formula code as the December batch then the likelihood that the formula changed is almost non-existent. Reformulations are a pain in the ass for the perfumer as they have to tweak it while maintaining its same smell as much as possible, so they don't really do it willy nilly. They only do it when they're forced to do it either to comply with new regulations, or no longer have access to some raw material.

Parade and Eau de Californie candles would be amazing. Since candles don't exist, one way to get around it would be to spray paper with the fragrance and trap the fragrance in a cup. Then lift up the cup to get a shot of the smell periodically.
 

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July and December batches of Nightclubbing and Black Tie smell pretty much identical to me. I'm open to the possibility that there might be very very very subtle variations between batches, but no way significant enough for my nose to be able to detect. I'm curious how things might change by 2022.
 

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Thanks for the detective work! I had assumed they would be similar but wanted to confirm.

For those interested in womenswear, the runway looks are up on the site

July and December batches of Nightclubbing and Black Tie smell pretty much identical to me. I'm open to the possibility that there might be very very very subtle variations between batches, but no way significant enough for my nose to be able to detect. I'm curious how things might change by 2022.
 

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The riding boots in black leather aren't bad
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