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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    Is the old formulation really better ?
    If so, why ?

    Has any compared both ?

    The "new" one is already such an amazing fragrance... I love no 88.
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    I love cuba!

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    and I love no. 88

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    Received my amazing C&S sample pack today - got here so soon, and it's so generous and nicely presented - and decided to compare Dark Rose and No. 88. Dark Rose is new to me; No. 88 I know and love.

    My first and immediate surprise was how totally different these fragrances are. I'd imagined Dark Rose as a more floral No. 88... it's not at all. Even the kind of rose note is very different. No. 88 is a rich, oriental and very geranium-heavy rose. In fact I'd now go so far as saying it's as much geranium as it is rose. Dark rose is a dry, light and transparent rose by contrast, not in the least "dark" but distinctly piquant.

    I simply adore Dark Rose - it's my ideal rose-oud fragrance, and it has a charming saffron note that makes this a superior fragrance to the dearly departed Opone, in my opinion. Unfortunately, it lasts all of three hours at most on me. If only it had any longevity, I'd buy this in preference to No. 88 or any other rose fragrance...

    First Noir De Noir and now this. What is it with my skin and quick-fading rose frags?

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    Quote Originally Posted by Pugsley_f5 View Post
    I love cuba!
    Me too! It's the best one I've tried!
    Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    I'll start with reactivating this vintage thread of my wise german fellow

    Dark Rose is one of the scents I once had and miss the most. Sadly it's unfindable now.
    Recently I have the chance buying a huge bottle of Dark Rose shower oil.
    Anyone of you knows how this one performs?
    I've been wearing Youth Dew Bath oil as a perfume and it works.
    Shower Oil might very well be a different creature as it most possibly lathers up and makes a foam or will be sticky with the wrong texture for using it as a perfume.
    Any experience with this product?
    Much appreciated. Thank you.

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    Wish I would have purchased a few years ago from MINNYC.

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    Default Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    Tried this quite a while back and thought it smelled quite nice.
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