Originally Posted by Asha
I have vintage PDT and have smelled new extrait and EDT on paper. The newer formulae are beautiful, but indeed different. They are clean and sparkling while the vintage is more mossy and mellow.
The PDT is so powerful--I decanted some into a secondary vial so I can dab it on. Otherwise I can't take it, lol. I found the modern EDT to be very long lasting considering its concentration.
I agree with you, Asha. I've been collecting Chamade in its different incarnations for almost twenty years, so I've had the vintage parfum, vintage pdt and edt (although at the time it wasn't vintage since it was new), current edp and edt, and vintage edc. I love them all, but they all have some striking differences. The parfum is sublime of course, but it wears closer to the skin than I generally like. My favorites are the vintage pdt and the current edp - there's a detectable difference in the base which is probably due to oakmoss, but the current version is still breathtaking. I love experimenting with layering them, and I like pdt (or edp) with a gossamer spray of edc the best, but parfum with edt is also pretty amazing. Body creme would be bliss!
So, I think you should get as many versions as you come across - a wardrobe of a single fragrance is an incredible way to get the full experience with all the different nuances. Just start with whichever one you like best and build from there. Have fun - whatever you decide, you'll love it!