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    Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    My thumbs up is for the OLD and original formulation of Opium! I recently bought the new design bottle and formulation and found it was NOTHING like the original Opium of the late 1970's..... I had no idea that the actual scent had changed so much - I foolishly assumed that the change was simply in the bottle only! Argh!

    I will have to purchase the original formulation products via eBay or some other source. The new stuff is just awful!

    When did the new formulation take place? I prefer the parfum or the EDP versions and want to know what the last bottle design was of the OLD formula - can anyone help me with that? Thanks in advance!

    28 May, 2012 (Last Edited: 30th May, 2012)

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme by Van Cleef & Arpels

    This is my absolute FAVOURITE men's cologne - of all time!

    With my chemistry, this scent is like a subtle version of Opium for women - very oriental and very spicy!

    Of all the colognes I have ever tried, THIS is the one that gets me the most compliments from women AND men!

    I admit that I also horde this cologne as it is very hard to find. For many years it was not sold in the USA and I could only get it by visiting Europe. I would get the strangest looks from US Customs agents when I would come back home with 10 bottles of the stuff.... LOL

    I will continue to buy and wear this cologne for as long as I can find it or until I die - which ever comes last!

    28 May, 2012

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