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    Default Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    I've just bought 2 half full 30ml
    DVs off the Bay.
    Now, one has a sticker in the
    buttom, the other has the text
    printed directly onto the flacon.

    The one with the sticker smells
    very diferent from the other.
    It only last for about 3 hours,
    with zero sillage, whereas the
    printed one last at least 6 hours,
    and with very strong sillage.

    I remember DV to be exactly
    like the printed one.

    My question is; did DV go through
    a huge reformulation, so that the
    printed one is vintage, and the other
    one modern? Or are the sticker one
    just bad, maybe it has been light
    damaged? It's also slightly lighter
    in color than the other one.

    I hope I make just some sence
    outta this ... I wanna buy a new
    bottle, but if it's like the flat one
    of mine, I would be very, very
    disapointed!

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    Somebody must know, if DV has
    been re-formulated or not?!

    Pretty please..!

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    Default Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    I'd say its a given, in light of constantly changing IFRA restrictions.

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    Default Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    DV has definitely been reformulated. But I thought that this only affected the EdT, currently the only version in production. My bottle of the parfum also has the text imprinted directly onto the bottle. My modern EdT version is still nice, but (adjusting for the difference between EdT and parfum) it is lighter, sweeter and more floral than the original, which was woodier.

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    Default Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    Hmm, I'm planning on buying 100ml EdT and 7,5ml Perfum spray next week.
    I am sooo in love with the vintage EdT formulation, reminds me of the time
    when I was an intern at the beauty salon on Chrstiansborg Palace, the Danish
    Government, during our Queens 25th anniversery! The stylish there was pro-
    moting DV, so all Danish, female politicians smelled like this! Well, the intire
    palads smelled like DV ... sooo cool!

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    Default Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    I was checking for Dolce Vita last night on ebay last night. There's quite a variety of EdT versions of out there which suggests that at least some of them must be the earlier versions. It would be interesting to know which versions of the EdT have been in production since the "relaunch" - if anyone happens to know.(?) Interesting that the parfum hasn't been in production lately.

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    Default Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    DV has definitely been reformulated. It was pulled from all the shelves here in the UK over a year ago, and I actually thought it had been discontinued. Seems they were probably clearing old stock to make way for the new stuff.

    The new DV is so much thinner -- to the extent that, when I came across some of the older juice lately, I couldn't believe how much it had changed. I was (pleasantly) astonished to be re-acquainted with its wonderful cumin-y note, which I cannot seem to detect in the new formulation.
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