Eau de Rochas is indeed a good one. I think I'll give it a wear next week.
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Eau de Rochas is indeed a good one. I think I'll give it a wear next week.
I've been keeping my eyes open for that one. Never smelled it, but I have a feeling I would enjoy it.
The Trussardi puts a grin on my face every time. And the smell it leaves behind on clothing, after washing, is intoxicating to me.
I just picked up a couple of minis. As you can see, the box and bottle feature what we're calling the 1st edition logo. Neither box has an EMB code, which normally would suggest a pre-1979 product,...
I wear a number of "feminine" fragrances on occasion -- Gucci No.3, Chanel No.19, La Nuit (PR) -- but there is one that I love the scent of but just can't bring myself to wear, and that is Chanel...
Dioressence in an aerosol spray. And it works fine :thumbsup:
The smell is magnificent.
This type of spray has been discussed here before, I think. The glass bottle is coated with a polymer, as...
Thank you for the description. I've only seen photos of those bottles, never had one in my hands.
Looks like 70s vintage to me, too. And based on a reading of the instructions, it's a natural spray? I had thought those old ribbed bottles were probably aerosols. By the way, are those actual ribs?
Yes, 88 or 98 is more like it. The only thing is, the OP's code is 8 digits long. I'd like a better look at that box. Then again, what's it to me? :laugh:
Coming in way late, but my guess was Kouros as well :tongue:
Andre's blog is indeed a great resource. But in the OP's case, I suspect the only code will be PWC1, which can be seen on the box. The US-made Chanels often have codes similar to this, and I haven't...
Now a bit more about the boxes:
I took pics of some of the vintage and semi-vintage boxes I have, to document the changes through the years.
The older ones are...
First, congratulations! But I don't see how that could be from 1978, since those boxes weren't used until 1983. Doesn't it say "COPYRIGHT GUERLAIN 1983" somewhere on the box?
The production code...
Glad to contribute to "the cause" ;)
One thing I will say about the metal-skinned cases is that, while they look great and you can feel the quality, they tend to share a certain flaw. Namely, the...
And here are the photos.
The older bottle is on the left. The case is clad in a thin, brushed metal (stainless steel?) skin. The inner material is plastic. This type of metal-skinned case was used...
Oh yeah, I vaguely remember seeing those clear plastic stickers on a few 50 ml refill bottles. I had forgotten about them. Regardless, I am pretty certain your bottle dates to the 80s. Do you have...
Battle of Evermore -- great song :thumbsup:
Your pics are mighty small, but from what I can see, that looks like a late 80s edition of No.19. That ingredient list looks like the one showing the...
I rarely wear anything, but when I do, I go for something with a good patchouli note. I love the scent of patchouli that lingers in the sheets for several days afterward. :thumbsup:
I see that the box does have an EMB number (on the bottom), which indicates that the product was made sometime after 78-79.
The production code starting with a 4, plus the lack of a bar code, would...
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
Woooo!! My girlfriend said she likes this one. She has really come around on the vintage stuff. At least when I wear it, that is.
But her tastes in feminine frags are...
Chanel No.19 Eau de Cologne
Azzaro pour Homme, vintage "white label" (90s)
Yeah, nothing too exotic. But I like to grab these older bottles when I find them. :thumbsup:
I just got a bottle that looks exactly like the one on the right in your photo. Well, the bottles look identical, but mine has a cap like your bottle on the left!
If I were to guess, I would say...
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme from the early years.
Been a while since I wore this one. I had forgotten just how good it is. :coolold:
As someone who likes Azzaro Pour Homme a lot, I would also like to recommend Un Homme. It reminds me of both APH and Jules by Christian Dior (vintage).
Upon reading the title for this thread, I wondered, "How would I know?"
But I guess Symbole by Dana might qualify. I bought a set of vintage perfumes, and the Dana came with it.
A pair of 1 oz Givenchys. Best guess is 70s-80s vintage. I tried the Givenchy III, and the spray mechanism works great. Nice spread, and not too heavy a dose with each push.
Mini of La Nuit EDP (paco rabanne)
I love this stuff.
Fraicheur is my favorite, followed by Eau de Sport. The original Kouros doesn't do much for me, but I love K Fraicheur.
Congratulations on a nice find!
This thread inspired me to wear it today. My bottle is a vintage splash (70s-80s), and it reads "classic blend cologne" on the box, which is pale brick in color with a dark brown horizontal stripe....
I think that style of bottle was rather short-lived, having been used from roughly the late 80s until possibly the early 90s. I have seen Mitsouko, Shalimar and Vol de Nuit in bottles like that,...
What do you mean by that? I'm just curious.
I didn't realize he had done that. His fragrance reviews were some of my favorites, and he had reviewed some of my favorite fragrances.
YSL Paris, refillable spray.
Yeah, I am good. (at google, that is)
Pal, she knows. You ain't fooling anyone! :laugh: Unless she works in a smoky environment, then maybe her nose won't pick up on it when she gets home.
I would be tempted by the following:
Charles Jourdan - Un Homme
Azzaro Pour Homme
Rochas - Eau de Rochas pour Homme & Monsieur
Givenchy - Gentleman & Monsieur de Givenchy
Christian Dior -...
Interesting info about the fluting. I never noticed the difference between the two types of bottles, vertical vs. diagonal fluting.
This is getting off topic, but I just wanted to add something. I...
It's only apparent if you hold the bottles in front of a light source. Otherwise, they all look to be opaque. Maybe I'm just repeating what is common knowledge? I've never seen the Antaeus bottles...
Egoiste Cologne Concentree
Un Homme - Charles Jourdan
The vintage bottles I have (80s & 90s, splash and spray) are all transparent. I can't speak to the more modern bottles.
It looks real to me. It is hard to tell from the photos, but I think your bottle is at least 10 years old (based on the cap design alone). And I wouldn't worry about the lack of production code on...
Christian Dior Fahrenheit
I likes the vintage. So for a time, I bought backups of these whenever I found them.
Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur back there, too.
I wore Mystere de Rochas three times and Gucci No.3 at least twice in November. These were my most worn "women's" fragrances.
It's funny, I wasn't sure I liked either of these when I first got them...
This refers to the original version. I've never smelled the newer one, but remember reading that it is not as good.
Loewe Esencia, 50 ml splash. Been curious about this one for a while :tongue:
Gucci No.3 is one that works on me.
Givenchy Gentleman (vintage) and Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve.
Rochas -- Mystère
Gucci No. 3
Oh no, I very much doubt it's a fake. Your bottle looks just like the other 100ml bottles of No.5 and No.19 EDT I have seen from that same era.
My guess is that it's from the 90s. It would help to see the box (or a lot number), but based on the bottle design alone, I'm saying 90s.
The bottles of the previous design had small...
Trussardi Uomo (vintage)
I'd say it is "vintage", from 1992.
Early 70s vintage. (28 ml)
The fragrance in question is Givenchy III, and both examples appear to be vintage. It's probable that the "cc" version is "more vintage" than the other.
That's what I figured.
...Now if only the US would shift from Imperial to metric across the board ;)
I wonder if this is an indicator of the relative age of a particular bottle. My guess is that the use of CC was abandoned in favor of ML at some point, meaning that one marked with "cc" would be...
As I understand, these were originally made of brushed stainless steel, before the material was switched to silver plastic.
Do any of you have the stainless steel version? My question is whether...
Interesting. It really is getting too much to keep track of all the packaging oddities.
But 1999? In the original design bottle and box? *sigh* I am rapidly becoming a convert -- convinced by...
It would probably be this, in the sense that I may never see another in such pristine condition.
Ah, I see. I share your frustration. Fahrenheit (and maybe Dior on the whole?) seems especially inconsistent in its packaging.
I hope Chanel is better -- I'm trying to work out how to spot early...
No, no, no! Credit Andrè for the great photos :). He has done us all a service. My contribution was small, and specifically about the boxes.
My original point was simply to say that there seem to be inconsistencies -- in boxes and batch codes (i.e. reuse of old codes, etc.) as well. And I wanted to suggest to others that if they are...
You seem almost crestfallen, but I can't imagine why. Your bottle looks genuine to me. I don't think there is any question about it. But I am also convinced that mine is genuine -- the box just looks...
Well, I thought the batch code (100ml bottle) was white, but upon close inspection in good light with a magnifying glass, I see it actually silver. lol
Charles Jourdan - Un Homme (100ml)
Lancome - Balafre (mini)
I guess it would be these.
lol! I thought that might be the case.
I should take pics of the 100ml bottle and box I'm talking about. I just got it, and would like to figure out when it was produced. Batch code is 9M01.
I just reposted smaller versions of the OP's pics for reference. Your comment was directed at me, I assume?
What is it you want to see more pics of?
This is a wonderfully informative post, and I can definitely feel the love you have for Fahrenheit ;) . That said, I am not sure the printing is always embossed and engraved on the...
Where has this little fella been sleeping all this time?
Yep, I reckon I should just go all the way :)
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Well, I got my hands on a 7ml (1/4 oz) parfum, NIB.
I haven't opened it yet and must say I feel hesitant. It has quite an...
Of the ones you listed, YSL Y is the only one I'm likely to have a chance to try for not too much money. And given how much I like some of the older YSL men's fragrances, Y could be one to...
Well, I could go on about that at some length :) I have tried a few "unisex" scents and found they work fine on me, with the exception of O de Lancome (too sweetly floral). And I have read reviews...
I got a mini bottle of this - and was glad I did, if just to satisfy my curiosity - but I'm with you. I would have added it to the list myself, but I wasn't sure if it was rated highly enough to...
This is a question about the vintage formulas. And I am the man ;) Honestly, I don't know if this is a fragrance I'll be able to pull off, but I am still fascinated by the idea -- enough to blind-buy...
Despite never having sniffed regular Kouros, I picked up a slightly used bottle of K. Fraicheur based on the reviews here. I was curious, and it was a bargain -- especially in comparison to what...
I actually discovered one of my very favorite frags after searching for something with the anise note in it. I only owned two or three fragrances at the time. Why did I think anise would be something...
Vintage Hermes Eau de Cologne. Really looking forward to getting this one. It's a 200ml of the original '79 version (best I can tell).
Box looks like this,
I was wondering what other names/faces (if any) this old classic has had over the years. Recently I picked up a bottle in the "classic blend" packaging, which has been discussed here in at least one...
This was the second I've seen recently. I would like to get a full or nearly full 3.4 oz spray of the EDT (for a decent price) when I get a chance. Then maybe I'll have enough GG. ;)
Funny thing, Roberto: I have never tried the current formulation, and probably won't have the chance until I can go to a department store in the US and spray from a tester. One day I will. :wink:
I've never used any type of aftershave. Might have to give this a try though, because I can't get enough of this fragrance. :)
Just scored this bad boy. Do any of you have one of these sets in your collections? I can't find any information on them. I'm curious to try the soap, as I've heard that fragrances tend to be better...
I like the current one too, and may end up liking it better. Looking forward to comparing it with the stuff I just got.
Yes, this is one reason I have hesitated on Ho Hang up til now. It would be a blind buy, which I imagine is the norm for a somewhat obscure fragrance like this. And while I trust that it is a fine...
Thanks! I just had to post about it here, because none of my friends would really understand. :)
I think you're right (1988), but the forums include a fair number of threads where other basenoters have talked about bottles dating to 1987. I'm pretty sure this is the real deal.
Hey Scentemental, do the 2nd and 3rd formulations differ in appearance (bottle, box)? If so, can you describe some of the tell-tale signs that distinguish the two? And while I'm here, I suppose I...
Fahrenheit was one of the first fragrances to really blow my mind when I was just getting into fragrances (around three...
I doubt it. I got it on the Japanese equivalent of Ebay. The seller had it listed in the women's fragrance category. Since the box was missing and the words "Pour Homme" don't appear on the bottle, I...
Thanks. In fact, I found those posts in the course of my research before bidding. Based on all I had read, I came to the conclusion that the 25ml/0.85 fl oz bottle was only used for the CC version....
Hello to everyone on Basenotes. I have been lurking and learning here for a while.
This is something I just picked up in an auction. I didn't pull the trigger right away because I wasn't 100% sure...