Climat - was it reformulated and if so, how do I recognize the reformulated bottle

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    5/30/13 at 8:30pm

    LiliB said:



    I've taken it into my head to replace 3 out of the 4 La Collection Lancomes that I sold in haste. Magie and Sikkim were relatively easy to find, but Climat presents a challenge.

     

    I have seen plenty of bottles of more recent Climat and am wondering if the inevitable watering down of quality and reformulation horror has occurred with this classic. I have my eye on a 1/2 oz pure parfum and am wondering if this, too, may have been reformulated.

     

    Actually, any ideas on how to purchase well would be welcome from experienced Climat users. Any photos of what to look for would also be most welcome

    5/30/13 at 9:34pm

    cacio said:



    I have smelled the edp sold now in France (I've seen it at duty free stores). It smells good, and it is not that expensive, but I have never smelled vintage.

     

    Quickly browsing, I found this link, which seems informative:

    http://perfumefountain.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/the-climat-chronicles-fake-vintage-lancome-climat-the-quest-for-the-real-deal/

     

    cacio

    5/30/13 at 9:34pm

    cacio said:



    I have smelled the edp sold now in France (I've seen it at duty free stores). It smells good, and it is not that expensive, but I have never smelled vintage.

     

    Quickly browsing, I found this link, which seems informative:

    http://perfumefountain.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/the-climat-chronicles-fake-vintage-lancome-climat-the-quest-for-the-real-deal/

     

    cacio

    5/30/13 at 11:06pm

    LiliB said:



    Hi Cacio

     

    As usual you are the font of so much knowledge. I've stepped right into a minefield here. This may be something I put on the back burner for a while. It's near enough to alarming to read about the widespread faking of this perfume. I had no idea and would probably have fallen into the trap of buying a fake.

     

    In fact, I eyed off a bottle that is no doubt fake, because the price is simply too low to be authentic. I would have been taken in by the fact that it was an Amazon store and appeared to be sealed. Now, even a glance suggests the ribbon is wrong and so is the colour.