i have been told that the private collection tabarome is pretty much the same that people refer to as vintage tabarome. i think the old vintage went away for a while and then came back as private collection tabarome. i could be wrong but i am sure someone will correct me if so. fyi- i adore this scent. the private collection bottles are only available in the 8.4oz flacon size. i have found a few places that carry it for a pretty good price but they are currrently out. i will wait patiently (and use my decant sparringly).