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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes, that does sound like it has to be 1998. You asked, "Is it possible that. . . ?" I can't answer that particular question, but in response I would say, "Almost anything is possible." That said, I...
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    That comes as a surprise to me. I didn't think the parfums de toilette were being produced that late, although I'll admit that my knowledge of Guerlain production history is limited.

    Might it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I remember you saying that you have quite a large collection of samples.



    Whaaat? There must have been a glitch. I've been good about keeping my wardrobe current, and there's no way I would...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Well, yeah! This may be the first time I plumb forgot I had something in my collection, though. :happy:

    I am trying to pare down. It's not easy.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It really is!

    It's funny, because I had just started to think seriously about getting another bottle.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Antaeus, from an old "sticker label" spray bottle. I had forgotten I still had it. Running across it recently was a pleasant surprise!
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    Re: Clear Antaeus bottle

    I've seen these 30ml splash bottles for sale, often several being sold together. Usually it's the classics from Chanel's feminine line (No.5, No.19, No.22, maybe COCO as well).
    Makes me think these...
  8. Re: Signature lines not viewable to users of mobile apps?

    Sale thread time.
  9. Re: Signature lines not viewable to users of mobile apps?

    Good question. It's getting to be about that time.

    I see your signature just fine using the Chrome browser on my mobile. It's easier to read than it is on PC, too.
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    Dirty Deeds is the only AC/DC album I ever owned. I can't remember whether I bought it before Back in Black came out or after, but it was around that time. I still prefer their stuff from the Bon...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    If just one person appreciates it, then I figure it's worth the effort.

    I wonder how many people even got it. :cool:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I see how you do. :happy:

    Just kidding. Thanks for the credit.
    Once a pic is posted here, I figure it's pretty much fair game (not just on BN, but web-wide). A few of my photos even show up in...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    . . . WE SA-LUTE YOU!!


    https://i.imgur.com/tocQbBs.jpg
  14. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    I'm curious about the concentree version. That's the one I own, and the only one I've tried.
    At one time, I thought it was special, i.e. distinct from the EDT. Then at some point, I got it in my...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nothing escapes my notice quite like tiny italicized serif fonts. :evil:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    The month is young! Or is the lineup set already? What are we even talking about?? :laugh:

    The label is gold, by the way. It's clearly not manufactured the same way as the parfum labels, which...
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    Givenchy III (1970)

    I'm trying to get to know the EDT a little better. My first experience was with the parfum, and that's still the concentration I think I prefer, but the EDT is growing on me....
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    Yes, vaguely Polynesian is how it strikes me. I just like the design so much. It's got a bit of flair, yet still seems very tasteful to me. It would be interesting to know what the bottle designer...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    No, hednic. I've never run across a bottle of it. Is it worth keeping an eye out for?
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    Me too. I love the bottle. The design reminds me of something that I can't quite put my finger on. It's not exactly Tiki, but it's. . . something.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ô de Lancôme (1969)


    https://i.imgur.com/5ebxJpF.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Have you tried it? If you're one of those who can't stand the original, this flanker might not be your cup of tea, either. That said, it's different enough that you might like it.




    Hehe....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This was my gateway to the KOUROS line.
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    KOUROS Fraicheur

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Clint (1976)

    Derringers at ten paces!
    This one has no trigger, but it might work as a Molotov cocktail.


    https://i.imgur.com/4CbRcIz.jpg


    I definitely see the Aramis connection. The...
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    Givenchy III (1970)

    70's-era EDT, actually, not the parfum.


    https://i.imgur.com/cWKqQae.jpg
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    That about captures how I feel about it.
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    Someone else may be able to answer that. My feeling is that No.19 was pretty consistent through the years. I'm sure it underwent changes, but I don't know of any reformulations where it's clear that...
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    I look forward to seeing the pics. I don't think I've seen a batch code of that type printed on the bottle (it's always been a sticker). I can't help but wonder, are you sure it's the same style of...
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    While we're on the subject of batch codes, here's an example of another type used from the very late '70s through early '80s.


    https://i.imgur.com/y9Jhhms.jpg
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    Sounds like it's a Chanel that was packaged in the USA. Does the batch code start with a "P", by chance? Assuming you're describing what I think you are, that bottle probably dates to sometime...
  32. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Versailles Pour Homme (Jean Desprez, 1980)


    https://i.imgur.com/MyYadaQ.jpg
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Don't do this to me! lmao
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Whaaat?
    Do you mean Patou Pour Homme?
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    I've been watching Stranger Things S2. In Episode 8 (The Mind Flayer), Billy is getting ready to go out, listening to heavy metal and checking his appearance in a mirror. He picks up a splash bottle...
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    Well, I think there may be some whitish, non-reflective labels out there after all. I still think the *parfum* labels were always gold, but I've found some pics of EDT bottles where the label looks...
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    I do. I think we're just seeing the background reflected in the foil here. Kind of like that blue dress / gold dress thing. . . or, maybe not. :cool: But that's what I was reminded of.
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    I think what we have here is simply an optical illusion. I've had strange results myself trying to photograph GIII parfum because of the reflective nature of the label.


    I'll just add that every...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I haven't found a good answer.
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    I'd say it could be pre-80s, but it doesn't come down to the lack of batch code. The 90° on the bottle is the only thing I see that really suggests pre-'80. I think the practice of putting the...
  41. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    3rd edition*


    https://i.imgur.com/Sfh47Vi.jpg


    * :rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    I wore First by Van Cleef & Arpels today. (vintage EDT)

    This is a scent that came into my possession basically by accident. I'm very happy it did!
  43. Thread: Chanel No. 19

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    Re: Chanel No. 19

    It's the real deal. The box is period-correct, too.
    On top of that, it looks unused.
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    I watched a fair number of Marc's videos, too.

    Oftentimes, the reviewers I like are those whose company I simply enjoy. It's less about the reviews themselves.
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    I think that must be it. That's why I skip the vids that look a little too slick, right down to the thumbnail. I know those are the ones I'm *supposed* to be drawn to, but more often than not, they...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    The number of reviewers seems to have ballooned in the last couple years. I actually tend to skip any video that looks like it has high production values.

    Back in the day, I watched a good number...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hermes Eau De Cologne


    https://i.imgur.com/8Ed04DJ.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I figured it was cylindrical with a *short* cap. Like this one currently on ebay.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm all but certain that the packaging design predates that of the item viewable at the URL below. That design was used for most of the '70s.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Cackles were involved. *tents fingertips*


    Okay, I've got something for our little show-and-tell.
    It's just Miss Dior, so nothing particularly exotic. But I'm thinking it dates to the late...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    what's done is done.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Paler, yes, but the juice has an unmistakable green tint.



    I think I've smelled the regular EDP and the Poudre (EDP). Maybe I've smelled the EDT, too.
    Doesn't your EDP have a batch code etched...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The parfum was never green prior to the major reformulation that happened a little over 10 years ago.

    Here's a pic of the one modern No.19 parfum I own. Raiders dates it to 2009.
    ...
  54. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    The vintage? I'll have another look. I figured the only place to get the vintage stuff would be on ebay or a similar site.
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    You type that way all the time? Capping all letters with the left pinky? Mind blown.
    By the time you read this, I'll have already googled it, so if you were just having me on, well, it worked. :D
  56. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    It still looks funny to me, too. But I'm sticking with it. :wink:



    Yeah, soon after our little exchange last night, I realized there was no going back. :cool:
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    That's a good one. If only I didn't have to PM a certain admin directly to ask for it to be changed back.
  58. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I changed it. I wanted my username to be easier to type. Only after I changed it did I realize the "R" could be typed easily with the left hand alone, and maybe "RoRo" wasn't so bad after all.


    ...
  59. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Is that like a T.J. Maxx? I found some vintage-looking bottles on ebay, but the prices are too high for me. What I need is for a bottle to practically throw itself at me for 10 or 15 bucks. It could...
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    No, it was perfect. It's just that I saw the Danish flag and thought, "Ah, he must be from southern Demark." :smile:
    Are you really a Dane?

    I think "y'all" is a great word, and prefer it to "you...
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    I don't have a great sense of its age. Mid-'80s or older, I would guess. After that, I think the sizes were standardized at 50ml and 100ml (and 200ml, etc., in other words, multiples of 50). One day...
  62. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Doesn't it? :laugh:

    I checked my email to see if I could figure out how much I paid. Instead, what I found was this!
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    Re: Vintage Coco Chanel EDP

    Batch codes in that format are not so common, but I've definitely seen them (on genuine vintage Chanels).
    Those refillable sprays are pretty nice. When they were first introduced, the volume was...
  64. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Insense Ultramarine Blue Laser

    I bought this on sale online, back when I was first getting into fragrances. It was my first experience with a headache-in-a-bottle scent. Probably my own fault to...
  65. Thread: Vintage Axe

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    Re: Vintage Axe

    That was mildly funny.
  66. Re: Sellers on eBay selling fake vintages cologne

    One problem is that the definition of "vintage" is pretty loose. How many editions of PRPH are there? For the sake of discussion, let's assume any of us knows the true number. And let's say that...
  67. Thread: Explain your icon

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    Re: Explain your icon

    That's funny. I've never seen one like it.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    And now that you've seen it, you may be wondering, How did I not see it? :happy:

    A manekineko, Cook.bot? That sounds like the stuff of nightmares. A demented-looking little kitty.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    My avatar is from a photo I took of my guitar. I used Photoshop to play around with the image, and ended up with something really cool (IMO). Then I couldn't remember the "recipe", and was unable to...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I had one of those 240ml bottles. The photo doesn't really give a sense of how massive it is. That looks to be a very well-preserved example.
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    Re: Question about Chanel Pour Monsier

    I was simply attempting to correct the record. Chanel does not produce fragrances in Japan. No fragrances have been compounded in Japan, nor bottles manufactured.

    And my point about the Japanese...
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    Re: Question about Chanel Pour Monsier

    I can only speak to the situation in Japan. Chanel's Japanese subsidiary imports and distributes fragrances that are made in France. Over their nearly 40-year history, Chanel Japan has never...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    "The white whale of unicorns." I like it.


    I picked up an early bottle of Versace L'Homme. This reminds me a bit of Lagerfeld Cologne ('78). Something about the powder.
    ...
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    Ah, yes. I've watched that a few times.
    Maybe someday I'll luck into a bottle, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    2518 (No.19 extrait)

    https://i.imgur.com/tNesW8z.jpg



    2525 (Eau Pour Monsieur)

    https://i.imgur.com/fZqYmRs.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It means nothing to me, but others may know more about those markings on the bottom of the bottles.



    I have to disagree with Andre (ROLS) here, because I've found 4-digit batch codes on several...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    No, I don't think it does. The parfum undoubtedly underwent formulations over the years, but it wasn't until The Big One in 2009 (or thereabouts) that the juice turned green. And if you want to know...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm pretty sure there never was one.



    And I'm pretty sure that's wrong. I'm with Cook.bot on this: mid- to late-'80s. It's hard to know for certain, but everything I've observed in the wild...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    is no has batch code?


    https://i.imgur.com/7XLyxBW.gif
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    I was second-guessing the decision on the train over there and right up to the moment I walked through the door. It's rare to smell any fragrance in the air there.

    In case it wasn't clear,...
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    I've never tried the red. That might explain why I'm not finding civet in the one I have. I do like me some civet, so I may have to keep an eye out for the red.
  82. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Giorgio is another good one. I actually never wore fragrances growing up, and bought my first bottle only in 2009. It was Dunhill Black. Kind of random, but it smelled good at the time.

    I'm...
  83. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    That makes a lot of sense. Did you blind-buy that bottle of Moustache, or sample the scent from someone's bottle? Just wondering how you ended up with it, if your first impression was such a negative...
  84. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    That is funny, and yet I can relate. Completely.
    Does my bottle have the hockey puck cap? It has one of those restrictor plugs in the neck, by the way.
    I love the aesthetics -- the name written...
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    It's not that I thought it would be an Avon, but I didn't expect Moustache would be "the one". It's also a favorite of Cook.bot, as I recall.

    I've got an EDC that I guess dates to the '70s. I just...
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    This, I don't know. To be honest, I'm not the best person to comment on this, because I haven't smelled any Egoiste that is newer than around 1997. I'm sure you can find a number of threads in which...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That looks great. I hope it grows on you. :thumbsup:

    It could well be from the tail end of the 1970s. That seems to have been a transitional period for Chanel packaging. Based on what I see here,...
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    I did not see that coming. Have you stocked up?
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    Re: Strange vintage 1991 Kouros - thoughts?

    My guess is that the matte bottles require an extra step to give them that finish. Seems like the glass would turn out smooth by default. I don't think it's possible to obtain a glass bottle with...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I got one of these recently in what was sold as 70s vintage and I'm still adjusting to the razor-blade galbanum opening; it's really intense. I then had to get the EDC and am finding it friendlier...
  91. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Your eyes do not deceive you.


    https://i.imgur.com/NAvGvUH.jpg


    Kanebo has produced a number of fragrance lines for sale in drug stores and convenience stores. I believe Sexangle was one of...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Cool. I've been curious to try the edc. Several years ago I bought a splash bottle in a sealed box, and when I opened it up. . . nothing remained but a few ml of sludge. I didn't spend that much on...
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    Are we talking about the bottles themselves?



    Nor do I. I saw a chance to buy one of those labeled L'Egoiste, and ended up getting a good deal. At the time, I thought the L'Egoiste name was...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Eau de Caron (1980)


    https://i.imgur.com/1DnWHBH.jpg
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    It was the collector in me that wanted that bottle of L'Egoiste. And had the price reflected its rarity, I wouldn't even have bought it. Instead, it was probably the steal of the year.

    I've now...
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    I see. It's true that the "New York" editions from that period had batch codes that followed a different format (e.g. PL1). Of course, there may be some out there with 4-digit codes, but I don't...
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    I don't follow you. Why would that be?
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    I guess it could have been a regional thing. I have a bottle of L'Egoiste in an unopened box. I'll have a look and see if there's a batch code on it.
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    Once we get into the '90s, I'm on shakier ground. Well, it's all shaky, in a sense. But I feel like I have a better handle on things from the early '70s through late '80s,

    I have seen bar codes on...
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    I'm inclined to think '89, what with the lack of a green dot. But if it is from 1989, it makes me wonder just how early the name was changed from L'Egoiste to Egoiste.

    Does anyone know when Chanel...
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