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    Default I think they changed Santal Noble

    Someone commented that MPG Route du Vetiver in the new bottle doesn't smell as earthy and raw as the one in the old bottle. Well I just got a new 100 ml bottle of Santal Noble and compared it to the little I have left in my old 90 ml bottle. These definitely do not smell the same. The old one is stronger with a deep coffee note. The new one the coffee note is much weaker but the sandalwood is more obvious but more synthetic smelling. Still a good scent but I really wish they wouldn't mess with their fragrances. Has anyone else noticed this difference with Santal Noble or other MPG's? I also got a new bottle of Racine but I don't have an old bottle to compare it to.
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    I bought a new 100 ml bottle too, but I had an older sample, and I did notice a small difference too. Yet, I wasn't sure if it was really a bad change... I did get some Route du Vetiver, but I got the older 90 ml bottle and it matched my sample. But you're right, I wish they wouldn't mess with it. Particularly I spend a good bit of $$'s on samples, and then when you actually do find something that is bottle worthy ( I have to smile in remembrance of "Seinfeld" Spongeworthiness!) they go and change the thing. I'm waiting for a bottle of Iris Bleu Gris now, and I definitely hope it smells like my sample!
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    Default Re: I think they changed Santal Noble

    Sorry, off topic. I thought "spongeworthy" was from Seinfeld?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schachman View Post
    I did get some Route du Vetiver, but I got the older 90 ml bottle and it matched my sample.
    Oh, ok. Good.

    (I bumped that vetiver thread before I saw this here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman View Post
    Sorry, off topic. I thought "spongeworthy" was from Seinfeld?
    Yep... you're right! Fixed it! I was typing faster than my head was thinking!
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    Default Re: I think they changed Santal Noble

    No problem. It is one of my favorite episodes from the show!

    If they have changed the formulations then I will hold off ordering a new bottle of Route du Vetiver and see about getting a vintage bottle! Thanks for the heads up.

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    Ah the joys of new ownership. Jean Laporte was a master perfumer; why anyone would mess with those frags of his is beyond me.

    I wouldn't mind seeing the women's line, with its overused anemic musky base, overhauled though. Sanguine Muskissime would be a true masterpiece if its dry down was one fifth as good as its opening.
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    Default Re: I think they changed Santal Noble

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Ah the joys of new ownership. Jean Laporte was a master perfumer; why anyone would mess with those frags of his is beyond me.

    I wouldn't mind seeing the women's line, with its overused anemic musky base, overhauled though. Sanguine Muskissime would be a true masterpiece if its dry down was one fifth as good as its opening.


    It's an ethereal scent, isn't it. I agree that the base (I get a weak sandalwood / musk on this one) could use more presence, but I think that Sanguine Muskissime is a masterpiece even with the weak base.


    I just ordered Santal Noble and the 100ml bottle -- I hope it's not too much changed.
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