Hi Paul -
Well, I am an optimist when it comes to making a purchase when you get detailed information - heat would be the only concern, but it doesn't sound like it was left in the sun with hot lamps on it! Hopefully, it will be fine.
Mid-80's juice...raised, beveled glass "Pr" logo it should be. Splash? The best news is that it is 95% full...very little air in the bottle. I have purchased bottles that were half-used (120ml and even much larger, including 480ml about half-used). They smell rich and wonderful in base notes, but you will find the top notes are often dissipated or faded. The lavender, for example, smells dried, not fresh. The beauty is in the base notes though, so layering some fresher juice on top for top/heart notes is always a viable option. A great way to do that - simply buy a bottle of After Shave, which smells much better than current EDT (worthless reformulated rubbish). But, the After Shave can layer a wearing nicely and give you a nice green and vibrant opening...
I recommend this to all as I very often incorporate After Shave into a wearing...whether I shave or not! Great for toning your skin any way.
Good luck - fingers-crossed!
Cheers, my friend,
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Originally Posted by Paul P
I recently purchased a bottle of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme and I am waiting for it to arrive. It is a splash bottle. The information I received prior to my purchase was as follows :
- it is about 95% full
- it was purchased in Europe in 1985
- since that date it has been stored in a house bathroom cabinet, so not much exposure to light
- the bathroom is the warmest room in the house in summer (no direct sunlight on the cabinet), in a city with a coolish climate
- owing to the city climate, ceiling mounted warming bath lights were used about 30 mins per day for about half the year.
Based on your knowledge of this fragrance, would you still expect it to be in good shape ?
Hey Stewart -
You're truly welcome! It looks wonderful and I cannot say that I've seen a bottle identical to this.
Enjoy it -the "Newer Vintage" juice from the 80's is fantastic. One can often find this much easier than the earlier Original Vintage bottles with the big silver "Pr" sticker logo. It is worth searching for...
And, just to put it out there to all - Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme and other Aromatic Fougeres from the 70's and 80's last very well if stored properly, even with air in the bottle. Unlike some scents that turn quickly...the beauty, depth & richness here will never be duplicated. We can thank Oakmoss for what it provides - and IFRA for taking it away.
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Originally Posted by StewartGallacher
Thanks for your reply, ericrico. Yes, the juice in this bottle is in perfect condition, and provides excellent longevity.
Awesome Nanook -
Enjoy! Also, as I mentioned in another reply here in the thread. Current (or recent with the smaller "Pr" logo on the bottle) After Shave adds vibrant/fresh top notes and creates a wonderful layered wearing (another way to add to the Paco vibe) - just don't waste time with the Current EdT.
Originally Posted by Nanook
Wow, thanks for the super helpful reply! New bottles incoming.