[QUOTE=scentemental;1482353][COLOR=Blue]All your perceptions are right on the money Asha. It is a different fragrance in subtle respects and in many not so subtle respects. Less galbanum for sure, sweet fruity floral component like Coco, definitely iris, little to no leather, it doesn't dry down like the EDT or the parfum, definitely no castoreum, but the biggest difference is the defining medicinal edgy complex vetiver note that runs throughout the fragrance. That's what I find to be the main difference. Chanel No. 19 EDP has a strong vetiver component missing the in EDT and Parfum. I have been claiming over the years that the EDP is the best vetiver ever created for men, but no one seems interested.
I am very familiar with the parfum, EDT, and the EDP versions as I wear them regularly, Chanel No. 19 being one of my all time top 5 favorite fragrances. I have been meaning to do an in depth comparative analysis of all three formulations and the differences between the vintage EDT formulation and the current EDT formulation for some time now. I might have some time to get around to such a task sometime in May. When it is done, it will be done in your honor.
Spot on! I first met the EDP in 1975 and am astounded how well you put into words what I smell. I tried the EDT and found that it was like giving a child a tricycle with one wheel missing. It's all in the vetiver. Why they eliminated the nearly antiseptic yet exquisite presentation of vetiver escapes me.