Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
Great collection, rubegon! Practical, too - although for some reason Habit Rouge seems to weathering the IFRA storm a little better than so many others. Or are there just less people bitching about any changes that have occurred?
I'd be interested to know where the relatively new Extrait fits for you in terms of 'importance'? Would you back that up or are there earlier vintage iterations that you prefer to focus on getting while you can?
I still prefer the vintage EdT, but I think you're right, MR.
HR absolutely is holding up very well To be honest, if vintage were at Derby prices, I would just buy 1000ml bees of the current EdT and be happy with it. But, as long as vintage is available at reasonable prices, why not stock up? I can build up a lifetime supply. If I decide at some point that I like the modern better, I can just sell my vintage ones at a profit and buy new juice for less.
For me, the "wardrobe element" Habit Rouge is the EdT. The EdC is a layering tool and hair/fabric spray - less essential. The EdP and extrait are like niche riffs on the real
(EdT) Habit Rouge. I love both - use them mostly in the evenings after I've worn the EdT.
I always want to have the extrait, but I think it's overpriced, so I don't use it much. Its not as important as the EdT, at least to me. Not having the EdT would would be annoying - like not being able to get a good cup of coffee in the morning. I wish the extrait were in the Parisiennes sizes/prices. I'd use it frequently if it were. I'd like a bee, but that's just such a huge purchase.
Originally Posted by colognejunkie2000
I now have backups of:
Dior Homme Intense 100ml + 50ml vintage bottle
Pure Malt 100ml
Gucci Pour Homme II 100ml
2 used bottles of Gucci Envy (1 vintage, 1 reformulated)
That was good luck on that Envy! Congrats. That has to be one of very few grandma gifts that is as on target.
Originally Posted by change1
That's pretty kool.... all those habit rouge bottles.... i want that many ysl m7 vintage bottles too...
Oh I have even more of those.
Originally Posted by nonsisa
Ain't cha a prepper.