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    Default Need an expert on Canoe and reformulation since the 60s-70s

    It seems like every so often when I'm discussing fragrance in front of my dad he goes into a tangent about Canoe, and that he paid a ton of money for it back in 1968. Given that monstrously large gift sets can be had on eBay for less than $15 I think it's a fair Christmas present, but there's a concern about reformulation, and whether it'd be worth it to try and track down something more vintage. I don't mean like 1936, but definitely similar to what he had back then. Is anyone familiar enough with this one through the years to say if the current version is a suitable sort of throwback?
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    Default Re: Need an expert on Canoe and reformulation since the 60s-70s

    Hi BLSoul
    I too would like to know the answer to your question & I asked a similiar one about Canoe a few weeks ago & got little response .
    My own research shows that the most common & current one thats available cheaply ( especially on Ebay ) is the EDT & 99.9% is the current formulation .
    I suprised a few people by mentioning a cologne version , which i kept pics of .
    I beleive the EDC would be from the late 80's by the looks of the bottle & box .
    I hope we get some responce to this , otherwise i'll just get an EDT & EDC to compare , sometime next year !

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    Default Re: Need an expert on Canoe and reformulation since the 60s-70s

    Here's a thread with picks of the two different bottles we see online .
    The older Cologne & the current EDT .
    thanks perfaddict for the pics .


    http://http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=237509&highlight=canoe

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    Default Re: Need an expert on Canoe and reformulation since the 60s-70s

    Dimitrios, your link didn't work but this one does:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showp...02&postcount=7

    My husband wears Canoe. He has the bottle pictured in the lower photo and says it smells like the original. He bought it at a pharmacy in Westport, CT (Achorn's, see: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cl...93985070246802)

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    Default Re: Need an expert on Canoe and reformulation since the 60s-70s

    Interesting, I found someone that is selling what appears to be that older package as part of an estate sale (my my, aren't we getting fancy, buying recently dead people's stuffs?) and it's the only one I've seen thus far with that packaging. I'm not sure if it's a trick of the light, but I've seen blue and white boxes with that box art, as well as a black box and label which I think is the current release.

    I'll keep researching, there are definite time periods that can be associated with these box and bottle revisions and I'm guessing my best chance at finding the proper vintage will be that way.

    EDIT: I just noticed that this estate sale bottle is in fact the EDC and has slightly different artwork, the plot thickens.

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    Hi Bluesoul, I've been wearing Canoe for almost 30 years ( I'm 46) and I will tell you it has been reformulated. BUT, Dana has not let this one go, (thank God) and it's possibly as close as possible to the original as most frags that have been reformulated. And yes Demitrios, I remember you asking about the EDC of this one. but that was popular in the 70's and 80's. Would like to have this one again.

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