I have a vintage bottle, too. I'll have to get it out and spray it as I don't remember it spraying like an aerosol. Very interesting!
Yes, it is. Many of us noticed this quite some time ago, yet we had no proof. Cedric posted about the new Youth Dew Amber Nude and in the article Tom Ford briefly mentions that Youth Dew has been tweaked over the years -- he mentions the patchouli. The difference, to my nose, is not in the recipe but in the quality. I find the parfum, when you can get it, will give a better indication of yesterday's rich, intoxicating Youth Dew.The fragrance is also a little different from the youth dew sold in department stores today.