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    Unhappy The Dregs?

    I don't know if this has happened to you, but when you finish a bottle do you ever notice a different scent than before?
    Rather like wine that has been corked or spoiled?

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    I found the same thing with my bottles of Terre d'Hermes. The old, nearly finished bottle smells alot less 'organgey' than my new, nearly full bottle. Theres definitely a bit more complexity in the newer one.

    I don't think oils would dissolve uniformly in a fragrance, so unless your constantly rotating or gently shaknig the bottle, there's bound to be a higher concentration of the more dense oils at the bottle.
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    Noticed this with a couple of old (10 years) nearly finished bottles I dug out when moving apartments a while back. A definite 'corked' vibe out of the gate, top notes gone and then they both settled after quarter an hour into more or less the right scent. Oxygenation would be my guess?

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    It sure sounds as though the large air-to-liquid ratio inside the bottle could adversely affect fragrace quality somewhat more toward the end of the run
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    Default Re: The Dregs?

    Yes, they change through time.

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    Default Re: The Dregs?

    I personally have never had this happen yet.

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    I now find that by the time I get to the dregs, that bottle is pretty old. I had a BdP and a GIT sort of "expire" on me that way. Had them each about 8 years.

    BUT, I now find with Creed Vetiver (1948) it's in the dregs and seems way more potent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I now find that by the time I get to the dregs, that bottle is pretty old. I had a BdP and a GIT sort of "expire" on me that way. Had them each about 8 years.

    BUT, I now find with Creed Vetiver (1948) it's in the dregs and seems way more potent.
    This happened with Trophée. Others loose teir top notes (Ralph Lauren's Polo), others their longevity (Rocha's Macassar), others get spoiled (JHL), and others change for the better (Dior's Jules), others evaporate (Ricci Club). You never know how they are going to develop...
    Last edited by Pollux; 16th May 2010 at 08:39 PM.

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    My bottle of 1980s Poison does smell different from the bottle. Just as wine can turn to vinegar, sometimes perfume turns, too.
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