Originally Posted by scentsitivity
A couple of additional comments. I own both. I want to say in 2007 or 2008 I wore Millesime Imperial more than most anything (it was before I kept records, so I can't say for sure). Then at some point, the top notes fizzled in my bottle. So I could no longer enjoy the opening. Oddly enough, the MI would occasionally revitalize. In fact, I am near the bottom of the bottle and am wearing it today. Am surprised how good it smells again - and I have a touch of a head cold. But the inconsistent presentation is a factor on why I won't be replacing MI. The other is that testing current (2010) batches of MI, gave me the impression of a much thinner base; one that I do not appreciate as much.
I totally agree. I had a bottle of MI maybe 6 years ago (?) that had a wonderful melon opening and every bottle since then can not and does not compare favorably. The kicker was when I would spritz on MI and ask wife how I smell and she would say, I love GIT on you. So no use in having backups of GIT and then having MI when she thought MI was GIT.
Now, if we are talking my first bottle of MI vs the Colonia, well, I would have gone MI since I got tons of pleasure and compliments AND longevity out of it, and would still get the Colonia. Now until the MI returns to the scent I remember fondly, I'll vote the Colonia.