Rookie seeking wisdom from the veterans

    Rookie seeking wisdom from the veterans

    post #1 of 42
    Thread Starter 

    Hello all, I'm pretty new to the Powerhouse group, and have been trying to read as many threads as I can, starting with the older ones.  What led me here.....was I got a sample of Paco Rabanne PH vintage, and I fell instantly in love, so I started searching and it led me here.  One kind member was able to point me in the right direction to actually grab a bottle of the vintage stuff on ebay, and I'm excitedly awaiting it's arrival soon in the mail.

     

     

    Now, onto my questions........I'm curious about which of the essentials that are easily found (not rare, discontinued, or hard to find).......which of these in their current formulations are still "worth a bottle" in your opinion.  Many of these are pretty dirt cheap, and I'd like to buy the ones that are worthy, but I do not want to get one if they are so far away from their original glory formulation.  The ones I'm specifically looking at now are:  VCA PH, VCA Tsar, Quorum, Oscar Pour Lui, One Man Show......but by all means any thoughts on other essentials that are still readily available I'd like your opinions on those as well.  Thanks in advance for any help thrown my way.

    post #2 of 42

    Welcome to the beauty of old-school and powerhouse fragrances!

     

    Some of my favourites after sampling many of the currently available:

     

    - Quorum

    - VC&A pour homme (Trussardi Uomo in the old style bottle is similar if you like this one)

    - Aramis Havana

    - Bogart Signature (1975) - similar to Paco Rabanne PH

    - Worth pour homme - similar to Paco Rabanne PH 

    - Knize Ten

    - Antaeus

    - Giorgio for men

    - Roger & Gallet Open

    - Boucheron Jaipur EdP (Boucheron pour homme is also great if you want a dry citrus/floral) - not really "old school" these two

    - Davidoff Zino

    - Azzaro pour homme

    - YSL pour homme Haute Concentration (old style bottle)

    - YSL Opium pour homme (old style bottle)

    - YSL Rive Gauche pour homme (old style bottle)

    - Cartier Santos concentree

    - Gianfranco Ferre for man

    - Oscar de la Renta pour Lui

    - Loewe Esencia - not really "old school" to my nose

     

    Still waiting to try: Rochas Moustache, Arrogance PH, Maxim's PH, Leonard PH, Francesco Smalto PH, Loewe PH, Creed BdP.

     

    And then you also of course should try the classics: Boss No 1, Aramis, Drakkar Noir, Givenchy Gentleman and Kouros (in the silver trim bottle ONLY). Edit: You have quite an extensive collection I see, so you probably already know many of the ones I listed.


    Edited by Rubirosa - 9/5/13 at 11:08am
    post #3 of 42

    Also very good and strong:

     

    - Lapidus pour homme

    - Polo Green

    - Loewe Esencia

    - Sung Homme

    post #4 of 42
    Thread Starter 

    Thank you both for kindly taking the time to help with advice.....but I think I was not clear enough in explaining what advice I'm looking for.

     

    What I'd like to know, is which powerhouse fragrances are still pretty good in their current formulation?  I'm guessing there isn't a single one that smells very close to their original formulation, but which ones are still good and stay at least close to what they originally smelled like.

     

    I just don't have the budget to go and buy the vintage versions of all of these like I did with Paco Rabanne PH.  I wish I did hahahahaha.

    post #5 of 42

    Loewe Para Hombre, possibly Vintage

     

    Fendi Uomo

     

    Basile Uomo, Vintage only

     

    Kouros Vintage, new one also ok a bit weak

    post #6 of 42

    Hi markc and welcome to the Powerhouse forum!

     

    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar & Pour Homme - both excellent in their current formulations - well worth seeking out

    Puig Quorum - retains the spirit of the original but slightly toned down and cleaned up

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - the current one smells sharper and brighter than the original - I wear both but like the current a tad more than the original

    Bogart One Man Show - again, I have vintage and original and there's very little difference - especially after 4-5hrs

     

    Other notable fragrances which are excellent in their current form are:

     

    Bogart Original - old school clean, leathery scent - imagine One Man Show with a dose of leather

    Oscar for Men - complex, bright citric fragrance  - dry, woody drydown

    Lapidus Pour Homme - massive bang for buck - deep, mysterious frag with heavy patchouli and honey

    Sung Homme - soapy, green giant of a frag - Irish Spring soap on steroids!

    Boucheron Pour Homme - for a little elegance & luxury with powerhouse credentials - lasts forever!

    Worth Pour Homme - if you like Paco Rabanne this is a must-try - very cheap but very versatile - the clear bottle in the deep blue box is the current version

     

    All the above are well worth owning in their current formulations. Unless you've smelled the originals many of the current versions (which are readily available at sensible money) smell so close to the original only a trained nose would pick up the subtle differences. There are some to avoid where reformulation has clearly ruined the scent or noticably reduced the quality of the original release.  These include: YSL Kouros (weak, sanitized), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (where's the tobacco leaf?) and the current Azzaro Pour Homme isn't great - there's still enough of the older stuff around to enjoy without breaking the bank.

     

    Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on!

    post #7 of 42
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Derbyman View Post
     

    Hi markc and welcome to the Powerhouse forum!

     

    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar & Pour Homme - both excellent in their current formulations - well worth seeking out

    Puig Quorum - retains the spirit of the original but slightly toned down and cleaned up

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - the current one smells sharper and brighter than the original - I wear both but like the current a tad more than the original

    Bogart One Man Show - again, I have vintage and original and there's very little difference - especially after 4-5hrs

     

    Other notable fragrances which are excellent in their current form are:

     

    Bogart Original - old school clean, leathery scent - imagine One Man Show with a dose of leather

    Oscar for Men - complex, bright citric fragrance  - dry, woody drydown

    Lapidus Pour Homme - massive bang for buck - deep, mysterious frag with heavy patchouli and honey

    Sung Homme - soapy, green giant of a frag - Irish Spring soap on steroids!

    Boucheron Pour Homme - for a little elegance & luxury with powerhouse credentials - lasts forever!

    Worth Pour Homme - if you like Paco Rabanne this is a must-try - very cheap but very versatile - the clear bottle in the deep blue box is the current version

     

    All the above are well worth owning in their current formulations. Unless you've smelled the originals many of the current versions (which are readily available at sensible money) smell so close to the original only a trained nose would pick up the subtle differences. There are some to avoid where reformulation has clearly ruined the scent or noticably reduced the quality of the original release.  These include: YSL Kouros (weak, sanitized), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (where's the tobacco leaf?) and the current Azzaro Pour Homme isn't great - there's still enough of the older stuff around to enjoy without breaking the bank.

     

    Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on!

     

    Thank you!  This is great news indeed.  I've been reading many many threads, oldest to newest, and a lot of the times, it's been a guessing game whether or not the praises are targeted at the vintage formulations or the current.  

     

    Much appreciation, especially on the ones you think are much different in the current formulations.  Of the above suggestions, I do own Lapidus Pour Homme, purchased around 2006.  

     

    A little update on me:   After writing that I tracked down a vintage bottle of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, I have also since snagged a vintage Quorum bottle and a vintage Oscar Pour Lui bottle.  I think I'm done hunting vintage for a while, now I can concentrate on the ones that are worth it in current formulations.

    post #8 of 42
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Derbyman View Post
     

    Hi markc and welcome to the Powerhouse forum!

     

    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar & Pour Homme - both excellent in their current formulations - well worth seeking out

    Puig Quorum - retains the spirit of the original but slightly toned down and cleaned up

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - the current one smells sharper and brighter than the original - I wear both but like the current a tad more than the original

    Bogart One Man Show - again, I have vintage and original and there's very little difference - especially after 4-5hrs

     

    Other notable fragrances which are excellent in their current form are:

     

    Bogart Original - old school clean, leathery scent - imagine One Man Show with a dose of leather

    Oscar for Men - complex, bright citric fragrance  - dry, woody drydown

    Lapidus Pour Homme - massive bang for buck - deep, mysterious frag with heavy patchouli and honey

    Sung Homme - soapy, green giant of a frag - Irish Spring soap on steroids!

    Boucheron Pour Homme - for a little elegance & luxury with powerhouse credentials - lasts forever!

    Worth Pour Homme - if you like Paco Rabanne this is a must-try - very cheap but very versatile - the clear bottle in the deep blue box is the current version

     

    All the above are well worth owning in their current formulations. Unless you've smelled the originals many of the current versions (which are readily available at sensible money) smell so close to the original only a trained nose would pick up the subtle differences. There are some to avoid where reformulation has clearly ruined the scent or noticably reduced the quality of the original release.  These include: YSL Kouros (weak, sanitized), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (where's the tobacco leaf?) and the current Azzaro Pour Homme isn't great - there's still enough of the older stuff around to enjoy without breaking the bank.

     

    Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on!

     

     

    All this I agree on and the ones I mentioned as well! Well written Derby!

    Just do not buy the current white shouldered Kouros!

     

    To add: Francesco Smalto pour homme!: Great stuff!

    post #9 of 42

    I think Estee Lauder has managed to keep their big masculines in pretty good shape.

     

    Aramis still kicks all kinds of ass, and Estee Lauder for Men is still fantastic.  And they're cheap.

     

    I'm not sure whether most people consider it one, but I think Heritage also qualifies.  It's always been a very bold, radiant composition - Guerlain's closest thing to a powerhouse, IMO.  It's lost a bit of warmth over the years, but it's still very good.

    post #10 of 42

    Yes I agree owning Guerlain Heritage edt and edp both in vintage formulations!

    Heritage is not that much a powerhouse to me (Habit Rouge edt is more qualified being a powerhouse imo!) but it's definitely not soft either of course and the longevity of the vintage edp is monstreous and over 24 hrs on me; the edt like 8-12 hrs! The edt is much louder than the edp by the way! A rough gentleman's scent like Givenchy Gentleman but more polite so to speak!

    A masterpiece!

    post #11 of 42
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
     

    Yes I agee owning Guerlain Heritage edt and edp both in vintage formulations!

    Heritage is not that much a powerhouse to me (Habit Rouge edt is way louder imo!) but it's definitely not soft either of course and the longevity of the vintage edp is monstreous and over 24 hrs on me; the edt like 8-12 hrs! The edt is much louder than the edp by the way! A rough gentleman's scent like Givenchy Gentleman but more polite so to speak!

    A masterpiece!

     

    That's interesting!  I've always found Heritage to be much more explosive than Habit Rouge.  And I wear a lot of Habit Rouge (~250ml in the last year or so).  HR has a huge citric opening that pretty much fills the room, but it dies off in an hour or so and then stays much closer to the skin.  I find Heritage has an opening that is just about as dramatic, but it seems to keep the volume up much longer.  Where HR is a like a huge burst of sunshine, Heritage is a big brassy fanfare.

     

    Totally agree about EdT vs EdP - the EdP, while no wallflower itself - is not as radiant as the EdT in the opening.  I find the EdP a bit animalic compared to the EdT as well, with a bit of a civetey note apparent in the top lasting for a couple of hours or so.  It seems to fade into the background later.

     

    I don't see much difference in the longevity, though.  I find they last about the same, on the order of the 8-12 hours you get with the EdP.

    post #12 of 42

    Are you comparing Heritage edt vs edp on vintage formulations regarding longevity?

    Quite some difference imo! The edp just does not stop! (over 3 weeks on clothes!)

     

    Ah well, HR is in my brain maybe louder because of that powdery citrus blast that lasts like 1.5 hour. It gest indeed smooth after that but so does Heritage. They are about equal on that but Heritage has a little better longevity (edt formulation as I don't own HR edp).

    Anyway, I think both frags are a must have in any serious fragrance collection!

    post #13 of 42
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
     

    Are you comparing Heritage edt vs edp on vintage formulations regarding longevity?

    Quite some difference imo! The edp just does not stop! (over 3 weeks on clothes!)

     

    Yes - I have both current and vintage of both the EdT and EdP.  This difference probably comes down to skin type.  Both last well on my clothes, but both are gone by the end of the day on me if I change my shirt.

     

    Ah well, HR is in my brain maybe louder because of that powdery citrus blast that lasts like 1.5 hour. It gest indeed smooth after that but so does Heritage. They are about equal on that but Heritage has a little better longevity (edt formulation as I don't own HR edp).

    Anyway, I think both frags are a must have in any serious fragrance collection!

     

    I love that blast!  Maybe that's why I see it as not lasting very long at all.  I could have that all day, and often re-up during the day to get it again.

     

    I'm with you 100%!  Both are well worth owning, and a great value if you pick them on on eBay for about $40-50 for a 100ml bottle.  You can't beat that - 2 pinnacles of French masculine perfumery for less than $100.

    post #14 of 42

    No mention of Caron's...

    I wore 3 sprays of caron le troisieme homme on the wknd - it was a beast on my dry "fragrance drinking" skin...I was highly impressed (again).

    post #15 of 42

    9/4/13 at 1:10pm

    markc said:



    Hello all, I'm pretty new to the Powerhouse group, and have been trying to read as many threads as I can, starting with the older ones.  What led me here.....was I got a sample of Paco Rabanne PH vintage, and I fell instantly in love, so I started searching and it led me here.  One kind member was able to point me in the right direction to actually grab a bottle of the vintage stuff on ebay, and I'm excitedly awaiting it's arrival soon in the mail.

     

     

    Now, onto my questions........I'm curious about which of the essentials that are easily found (not rare, discontinued, or hard to find).......which of these in their current formulations are still "worth a bottle" in your opinion.  Many of these are pretty dirt cheap, and I'd like to buy the ones that are worthy, but I do not want to get one if they are so far away from their original glory formulation.  The ones I'm specifically looking at now are:  VCA PH, VCA Tsar, Quorum, Oscar Pour Lui, One Man Show......but by all means any thoughts on other essentials that are still readily available I'd like your opinions on those as well.  Thanks in advance for any help thrown my way.

    9/4/13 at 2:56pm

    Rubirosa said:



    Welcome to the beauty of old-school and powerhouse fragrances!

     

    Some of my favourites after sampling many of the currently available:

     

    - Quorum

    - VC&A pour homme (Trussardi Uomo in the old style bottle is similar if you like this one)

    - Aramis Havana

    - Bogart Signature (1975) - similar to Paco Rabanne PH

    - Worth pour homme - similar to Paco Rabanne PH 

    - Knize Ten

    - Antaeus

    - Giorgio for men

    - Roger & Gallet Open

    - Boucheron Jaipur EdP (Boucheron pour homme is also great if you want a dry citrus/floral) - not really "old school" these two

    - Davidoff Zino

    - Azzaro pour homme

    - YSL pour homme Haute Concentration (old style bottle)

    - YSL Opium pour homme (old style bottle)

    - YSL Rive Gauche pour homme (old style bottle)

    - Cartier Santos concentree

    - Gianfranco Ferre for man

    - Oscar de la Renta pour Lui

    - Loewe Esencia - not really "old school" to my nose

     

    Still waiting to try: Rochas Moustache, Arrogance PH, Maxim's PH, Leonard PH, Francesco Smalto PH, Loewe PH, Creed BdP.

     

    And then you also of course should try the classics: Boss No 1, Aramis, Drakkar Noir, Givenchy Gentleman and Kouros (in the silver trim bottle ONLY). Edit: You have quite an extensive collection I see, so you probably already know many of the ones I listed.


    Edited by Rubirosa - 9/5/13 at 11:08am

    9/4/13 at 3:42pm

    Slayerized said:



    Also very good and strong:

     

    - Lapidus pour homme

    - Polo Green

    - Loewe Esencia

    - Sung Homme

    9/5/13 at 10:30pm

    markc said:



    Thank you both for kindly taking the time to help with advice.....but I think I was not clear enough in explaining what advice I'm looking for.

     

    What I'd like to know, is which powerhouse fragrances are still pretty good in their current formulation?  I'm guessing there isn't a single one that smells very close to their original formulation, but which ones are still good and stay at least close to what they originally smelled like.

     

    I just don't have the budget to go and buy the vintage versions of all of these like I did with Paco Rabanne PH.  I wish I did hahahahaha.

    9/6/13 at 1:40am

    Francolino said:



    Loewe Para Hombre, possibly Vintage

     

    Fendi Uomo

     

    Basile Uomo, Vintage only

     

    Kouros Vintage, new one also ok a bit weak

    9/9/13 at 5:04am

    Derbyman said:



    Hi markc and welcome to the Powerhouse forum!

     

    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar & Pour Homme - both excellent in their current formulations - well worth seeking out

    Puig Quorum - retains the spirit of the original but slightly toned down and cleaned up

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - the current one smells sharper and brighter than the original - I wear both but like the current a tad more than the original

    Bogart One Man Show - again, I have vintage and original and there's very little difference - especially after 4-5hrs

     

    Other notable fragrances which are excellent in their current form are:

     

    Bogart Original - old school clean, leathery scent - imagine One Man Show with a dose of leather

    Oscar for Men - complex, bright citric fragrance  - dry, woody drydown

    Lapidus Pour Homme - massive bang for buck - deep, mysterious frag with heavy patchouli and honey

    Sung Homme - soapy, green giant of a frag - Irish Spring soap on steroids!

    Boucheron Pour Homme - for a little elegance & luxury with powerhouse credentials - lasts forever!

    Worth Pour Homme - if you like Paco Rabanne this is a must-try - very cheap but very versatile - the clear bottle in the deep blue box is the current version

     

    All the above are well worth owning in their current formulations. Unless you've smelled the originals many of the current versions (which are readily available at sensible money) smell so close to the original only a trained nose would pick up the subtle differences. There are some to avoid where reformulation has clearly ruined the scent or noticably reduced the quality of the original release.  These include: YSL Kouros (weak, sanitized), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (where's the tobacco leaf?) and the current Azzaro Pour Homme isn't great - there's still enough of the older stuff around to enjoy without breaking the bank.

     

    Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on!

    9/9/13 at 7:12am

    markc said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Derbyman View Post
     

    Hi markc and welcome to the Powerhouse forum!

     

    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar & Pour Homme - both excellent in their current formulations - well worth seeking out

    Puig Quorum - retains the spirit of the original but slightly toned down and cleaned up

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - the current one smells sharper and brighter than the original - I wear both but like the current a tad more than the original

    Bogart One Man Show - again, I have vintage and original and there's very little difference - especially after 4-5hrs

     

    Other notable fragrances which are excellent in their current form are:

     

    Bogart Original - old school clean, leathery scent - imagine One Man Show with a dose of leather

    Oscar for Men - complex, bright citric fragrance  - dry, woody drydown

    Lapidus Pour Homme - massive bang for buck - deep, mysterious frag with heavy patchouli and honey

    Sung Homme - soapy, green giant of a frag - Irish Spring soap on steroids!

    Boucheron Pour Homme - for a little elegance & luxury with powerhouse credentials - lasts forever!

    Worth Pour Homme - if you like Paco Rabanne this is a must-try - very cheap but very versatile - the clear bottle in the deep blue box is the current version

     

    All the above are well worth owning in their current formulations. Unless you've smelled the originals many of the current versions (which are readily available at sensible money) smell so close to the original only a trained nose would pick up the subtle differences. There are some to avoid where reformulation has clearly ruined the scent or noticably reduced the quality of the original release.  These include: YSL Kouros (weak, sanitized), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (where's the tobacco leaf?) and the current Azzaro Pour Homme isn't great - there's still enough of the older stuff around to enjoy without breaking the bank.

     

    Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on!

     

    Thank you!  This is great news indeed.  I've been reading many many threads, oldest to newest, and a lot of the times, it's been a guessing game whether or not the praises are targeted at the vintage formulations or the current.  

     

    Much appreciation, especially on the ones you think are much different in the current formulations.  Of the above suggestions, I do own Lapidus Pour Homme, purchased around 2006.  

     

    A little update on me:   After writing that I tracked down a vintage bottle of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, I have also since snagged a vintage Quorum bottle and a vintage Oscar Pour Lui bottle.  I think I'm done hunting vintage for a while, now I can concentrate on the ones that are worth it in current formulations.

    9/9/13 at 12:19pm

    Slayerized said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Derbyman View Post
     

    Hi markc and welcome to the Powerhouse forum!

     

    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar & Pour Homme - both excellent in their current formulations - well worth seeking out

    Puig Quorum - retains the spirit of the original but slightly toned down and cleaned up

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - the current one smells sharper and brighter than the original - I wear both but like the current a tad more than the original

    Bogart One Man Show - again, I have vintage and original and there's very little difference - especially after 4-5hrs

     

    Other notable fragrances which are excellent in their current form are:

     

    Bogart Original - old school clean, leathery scent - imagine One Man Show with a dose of leather

    Oscar for Men - complex, bright citric fragrance  - dry, woody drydown

    Lapidus Pour Homme - massive bang for buck - deep, mysterious frag with heavy patchouli and honey

    Sung Homme - soapy, green giant of a frag - Irish Spring soap on steroids!

    Boucheron Pour Homme - for a little elegance & luxury with powerhouse credentials - lasts forever!

    Worth Pour Homme - if you like Paco Rabanne this is a must-try - very cheap but very versatile - the clear bottle in the deep blue box is the current version

     

    All the above are well worth owning in their current formulations. Unless you've smelled the originals many of the current versions (which are readily available at sensible money) smell so close to the original only a trained nose would pick up the subtle differences. There are some to avoid where reformulation has clearly ruined the scent or noticably reduced the quality of the original release.  These include: YSL Kouros (weak, sanitized), Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (where's the tobacco leaf?) and the current Azzaro Pour Homme isn't great - there's still enough of the older stuff around to enjoy without breaking the bank.

     

    Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on!

     

     

    All this I agree on and the ones I mentioned as well! Well written Derby!

    Just do not buy the current white shouldered Kouros!

     

    To add: Francesco Smalto pour homme!: Great stuff!

    9/9/13 at 1:04pm

    rubegon said:



    I think Estee Lauder has managed to keep their big masculines in pretty good shape.

     

    Aramis still kicks all kinds of ass, and Estee Lauder for Men is still fantastic.  And they're cheap.

     

    I'm not sure whether most people consider it one, but I think Heritage also qualifies.  It's always been a very bold, radiant composition - Guerlain's closest thing to a powerhouse, IMO.  It's lost a bit of warmth over the years, but it's still very good.

    9/9/13 at 1:29pm

    Slayerized said:



    Yes I agree owning Guerlain Heritage edt and edp both in vintage formulations!

    Heritage is not that much a powerhouse to me (Habit Rouge edt is more qualified being a powerhouse imo!) but it's definitely not soft either of course and the longevity of the vintage edp is monstreous and over 24 hrs on me; the edt like 8-12 hrs! The edt is much louder than the edp by the way! A rough gentleman's scent like Givenchy Gentleman but more polite so to speak!

    A masterpiece!

    9/9/13 at 1:37pm

    rubegon said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
     

    Yes I agee owning Guerlain Heritage edt and edp both in vintage formulations!

    Heritage is not that much a powerhouse to me (Habit Rouge edt is way louder imo!) but it's definitely not soft either of course and the longevity of the vintage edp is monstreous and over 24 hrs on me; the edt like 8-12 hrs! The edt is much louder than the edp by the way! A rough gentleman's scent like Givenchy Gentleman but more polite so to speak!

    A masterpiece!

     

    That's interesting!  I've always found Heritage to be much more explosive than Habit Rouge.  And I wear a lot of Habit Rouge (~250ml in the last year or so).  HR has a huge citric opening that pretty much fills the room, but it dies off in an hour or so and then stays much closer to the skin.  I find Heritage has an opening that is just about as dramatic, but it seems to keep the volume up much longer.  Where HR is a like a huge burst of sunshine, Heritage is a big brassy fanfare.

     

    Totally agree about EdT vs EdP - the EdP, while no wallflower itself - is not as radiant as the EdT in the opening.  I find the EdP a bit animalic compared to the EdT as well, with a bit of a civetey note apparent in the top lasting for a couple of hours or so.  It seems to fade into the background later.

     

    I don't see much difference in the longevity, though.  I find they last about the same, on the order of the 8-12 hours you get with the EdP.

    9/9/13 at 2:13pm

    Slayerized said:



    Are you comparing Heritage edt vs edp on vintage formulations regarding longevity?

    Quite some difference imo! The edp just does not stop! (over 3 weeks on clothes!)

     

    Ah well, HR is in my brain maybe louder because of that powdery citrus blast that lasts like 1.5 hour. It gest indeed smooth after that but so does Heritage. They are about equal on that but Heritage has a little better longevity (edt formulation as I don't own HR edp).

    Anyway, I think both frags are a must have in any serious fragrance collection!

    9/9/13 at 3:00pm

    rubegon said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
     

    Are you comparing Heritage edt vs edp on vintage formulations regarding longevity?

    Quite some difference imo! The edp just does not stop! (over 3 weeks on clothes!)

     

    Yes - I have both current and vintage of both the EdT and EdP.  This difference probably comes down to skin type.  Both last well on my clothes, but both are gone by the end of the day on me if I change my shirt.

     

    Ah well, HR is in my brain maybe louder because of that powdery citrus blast that lasts like 1.5 hour. It gest indeed smooth after that but so does Heritage. They are about equal on that but Heritage has a little better longevity (edt formulation as I don't own HR edp).

    Anyway, I think both frags are a must have in any serious fragrance collection!

     

    I love that blast!  Maybe that's why I see it as not lasting very long at all.  I could have that all day, and often re-up during the day to get it again.

     

    I'm with you 100%!  Both are well worth owning, and a great value if you pick them on on eBay for about $40-50 for a 100ml bottle.  You can't beat that - 2 pinnacles of French masculine perfumery for less than $100.

    9/9/13 at 5:45pm

    badarun said:



    No mention of Caron's...

    I wore 3 sprays of caron le troisieme homme on the wknd - it was a beast on my dry "fragrance drinking" skin...I was highly impressed (again).