who can tell me how
i recognize vintage pour monsieurs from the new ones
or the vintages ones from each others or see how old they are
okay, then keep in mind this simply rule, related to boxes instead of batch codes.
Looking closely at the box, if the words "eau de Toilette" or "after shave" are BELOW the word "C H A N E L ", it's after year 2000
If "Eau de Toilette" or "after shave" are ABOVE the word C H A N E L , it's before year 2000.
The most important thing, for top quality, are bottle produced before year 2000.
Look this thrad (referred to Antaeus, but principles are the same) and especially the FIRST photo:
TOBS adopt a similar monicker, though strangely only for a couple of their colognes/aftershaves.