Originally Posted by denondj
does it smell so different from old package? i found vetiver in a good price here but its that new bottle.
aFTER THE "TEST OF TIME":
I have to admit I WAS TOTALLY WRONG. guerlain has by far IMPROVED ITS VETIVER.
The new version is far better than the old one. I have 3 bottles (1 new, and 2 old-ribbed bottle). After many and many TESTING-times, I can assure that the new version has an higher overall quality and concentration.
In fact, it is common at Guerlain to have EDP versions with more water than the EDT versions (consider also Heritage). This means they list water as third element in EDT BUT second in EDP.
new Vetiver is more long lasting than the previous, which was probably the "missing link" btween the traditional , old EDC and the new one, which in fact is more an EDP version (I have also Habit Rouge EDP, and believe me, vetiver edt lasts far longer).
HENCE, I bluntly admit that Terry Wasser is RIGHT when complaining about stupid blogger as me that sometime mover useless criticisms. However, the web allow for corrections. Here I am.
More transparency by producers however should be desirable, explaining better the new releases and the rationale and choices behind. Often the lack of such a transparency allow us to think bad things. Sometime they are right sometime wrong. In case of Guerlain, nice discover.
ps as a side note, I tested recently the new Eau pour Homme of Armani. Being skeptical at the beginning, for the "reformulation fear", I was pleased to learn that this new version is..... the same, minor a invisible part of clove which is presently out of time. The bergamot accord is apparently also brighter. I have to say,a after a side by side comparison that the winner is... the new one.