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    Default No. 88 new and old.

    I was able to snag a sample of Vintage No. 88 and I am just curious as to the distinctions between vintage and new C&S No. 88?

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    Default Re: No. 88 new and old.

    the old one smells a bit stronger, and the rose used smells tangier and more sour, like it has higher geraniol content than the Rose oils/Rose note used in the newer no.88

    I actually prefer the newer 88.

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    Default Re: No. 88 new and old.

    I've got both new and vintage. I found them similar in the topnotes, then in the midnotes the vintage has a stronger, clearer rose otto note, with much better sillage than the new; in the basenotes, the vintage is much fuller and richer, due I think at least partly to a higher quality sandalwood than the new. Overall, as others have said the vintage has a "hypnotic" quality that the new lacks. The vintage is more of a gothic mist enshrouded abbey, whereas the new is more of an English rose.

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    Default Re: No. 88 new and old.

    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    I've got both new and vintage. I found them similar in the topnotes, then in the midnotes the vintage has a stronger, clearer rose otto note, with much better sillage than the new; in the basenotes, the vintage is much fuller and richer, due I think at least partly to a higher quality sandalwood than the new. Overall, as others have said the vintage has a "hypnotic" quality that the new lacks. The vintage is more of a gothic mist enshrouded abbey, whereas the new is more of an English rose.
    That pretty much nails it. The reason for seeking a new perfume producer involved, ahem, cost control, and that explains many of the differences. There is an older thread on this with a number of comments, too.
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    Default Re: No. 88 new and old.

    Here's a link to an older thread on this:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/226...e-No.-88-like?

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    Default Re: No. 88 new and old.

    Vintage wears heavier and stronger. It also is darker, more gothic. It also has this sour grape smell to it as someone mentioned above. Newer formulation is brighter and sweeter. I find both different but good in their own ways. New formulation smells a bit modern, which I like. Vintage can get a bit 1950's old England for me.

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