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    Default Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Are these truly identical?
    Are there any differences at all?

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Yes - virtually identical. Difference is about $80!

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Yes. Galimard also emulated (polite word) PR pour homme.
    If you have no shame, you'll do everything

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    I ask as I loved the Original Paco from the early 1980's but cannot find it anywhere. If GJ has replicated that magic - I'd gladly dish out $140.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    I ask as I loved the Original Paco from the early 1980's but cannot find it anywhere. If GJ has replicated that magic - I'd gladly dish out $140.
    Bloomies sells Paco at full retail. Wondering if a place like Ulta would carry it - or online sources.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    I ask as I loved the Original Paco from the early 1980's but cannot find it anywhere.....
    You could seek out Paco Rabanne Metal Prestige Edition



    I have this and the regular (new) version. I am certain that my nose is not being optimistic in thinking the Metal edition (the bottle is silvered, with the words cut out to reveal the juice inside) is richer. Reminds me so much of the original.
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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Is the original Paco Rabanne in a dark green bottle? If so, I think I saw it at Kohls.
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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    The original Paco Rabanne has been many times reformulated - independent of the bottle containing it. That was what I meant when I said I could not get my hands on the original as it has been changed and I long ago used up my original bottle.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    GJ will not give you PR of the early 80's. GJ is a strong and saturated image of today's PR. Think EDP.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    I don't believe I've had a chance to smell the origianl Paco Rabanne. I did sample Great Jones. It
    just reminded me of furniture polish. I think you might want to check out Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland, though.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Original Paco Rabanne > Great Jones > Current Paco Rabanne
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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Original Paco Rabanne > Great Jones > Current Paco Rabanne
    Now if you could be so kind as to insert 'Paco Rabanne Metal Prestige Edition' into that equation, that would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    Now if you could be so kind as to insert 'Paco Rabanne Metal Prestige Edition' into that equation, that would be appreciated.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    HOLY SNAP! That's it... I've been trying to remember exactly what Great Jones reminded me of... and you guys solved it for me.

    Thank you, thank you... thank you.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    No, I was being serious as to how Petruccijc feels Paco Rabanne Metal Prestige Edition lines up with the other three.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    No, I was being serious as to how Petruccijc feels Paco Rabanne Metal Prestige Edition lines up with the other three.
    Unfortunately, I have never tried that version.
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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Is Paco 'soapier' than GJ?

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    A bit OT, but Parfumerie Generale Querelle is also a bit similar to original Paco Rabanne..

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Dammit, I was gonna try Great Jones because I had high hopes for it being a classic citrus chypre.

    So, it smells like Paco Rabanne?
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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    I wore Paco in the early 80's and loved it. The reformulated version I bought last year I don't care for and don't wear. Great Jones on the other hand is great and reminds of what I loved about the original Paco Rabanne. It was my scent of the day and is a great, long-lasting fragrance 8-10+ hours. Highly recommended.

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    Default Re: Original Paco Rabanne and Bond. No. 9 Great Jones

    Original Paco Rabanne is much better.

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