It's been a while, my fellow friends here on Basenotes and I hope you've been enjoying the beauty of Worth Pour Homme - in its variations and bottlings since we last connected.
An update...the company that I and Boge (and whoever else) bought the Worth Pour Homme (New Blue Box bottle) is no longer selling it??? http://www.perfumeshopping.com/worth-pour-homme.html
- is a dead link. A disappointment. Glad I got the EdT's, Splash Aftershaves and large Body Wash when I did for cheap...and for those of you who did as well.
There are still bottles in that blue polka dot box (with slightly narrower lettering on the bottle, same juice as the other blue bottle) floating around for sale. Discontinued?
Don't know. But, bottle prices remain high in the US and only the older, original Blue Box bottles of Worth Pour Homme are out there.
Boge's tip on the Vintage Worth Pour Homme After Shave is fantastic. There are two sellers listing the product on Ebay, but they may be the same individual. Anyway, I got my 100ml Vintage New In Box After Shave Spray (Pristine!!) for $18.95 plus shipping (which was $5.95). It is excellent. Recently, the prices just went up on these bottles to $24-25 (but include free shipping) - so, same total price. The sprayer mechanism (similar to the YSL Pour Homme Black Caps) isn't perfect (some leakage) so I take it off and just use the nozzle - no dripping. I mention that in case you get a bottle with a bit of a faulty atomizer, which these can be. But, the 100ml of green juice is simply wonderful. Don't get frustrated - enjoy the juice!
I am shocked at how good it is! Rich with emollients, it leaves your skin refreshed and toned - but the scent is fantastic
. It indeed goes very well with Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration, although they do have some different notes, they share others. It is a blended effect as this is Vintage Worth Pour Homme After Shave (to match the Vintage EdT, not Haute Concentration bottling). I recommend wearing each independently as the After Shave is actually the strength of an Eau de Cologne in power! Then, try a spot on your skin to blend - After Shave on first...let it dry down for 5-10 minutes and then apply the Worth PH Haute Concentration (just a light application). This is serious - heed Boge's warning! You will radiate and throw scent. Personally, I love it...but it has to be the right environment. People around you (10-15 feet) will smell you.
And, now a personal addition...I was able to acquire a Brand New, Boxed Vintage Set of Worth Pour Homme, 100ml Splash bottles (EdT and After Shave)! Perfect condition from a private collection. I have only done a couple of test wearings (literally light dabs), including a layered wearing on my hand right now. Vintage Worth Pour Homme EdT is a very nice composition. I will write a full review. But, this was a rare gem to find and I was lucky to get it.
7ml mini bottles for $15 plus shipping (and tax for me in CA) was the only way I was going to get Vintage Worth Pour Homme EdT - and never felt compelled. I got this set for a great price and could not be happier. Another 100ml of the wonderful green After Shave plus I can finally say that I have a full 100ml bottle of Vintage Worth Pour Homme (initial wearings are very good). And, no Boge, while very good - it is not better than Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme.
Good luck to all of you out there in search of Worth Pour Homme in any of its formulations/bottlings. While writing this, a bottle on Ebay just sold for $12 - a blue boxed bottle of the reformulation - that I noticed. I have enough, so I hope it was one of you out there...