, mine is the blue one (I think). It's an old decant, so I was wondering whether it might have been losing something, especially
that lemon-cupcake feeling that I remember. The citrus notes are the first to go. Then I thought it might be my skin, as everything is different now on my skin. Hormones.
The thing about buying vintage is: even if it has been sealed and protected you just can't expect 40 and 50 year old edc to smell the same as it did the day it was bottled. Some fragrances age well, and others don't. But even the ones that do age well don't smell fresh. I don't know Eau de Shalimar. I think that is one I never got a chance to sample. I love my eau de cologne because even though it is relatively new (gold foil box from early 00s) it still has that range of facets and complexity that I don't get in the smoother, more modern versions of Shalimar. I suppose I should just sample them on their own merits as separate fragrances rather than expecting them to measure up to an old dream of a memory.
I should probably sample as many Shalimars as possible in a side by side sniffathon. That would be interesting.