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    Question List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    I know this is going to be a huge list, but on the other hand there are always disagreements on this issue.
    Hopefully this thread will sort out the beyond-a-doubts and the maybe´s.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Red for Men
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    DEFINITE reformulation. Loved this. It is a skunk now.
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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Agreed on Red. Also add for starters:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Quorum
    Antaeus
    Van Cleef Pour Homme (although re-reformulation is alleged to be getting back to original)
    Tsar
    Trussardi Uomo
    Oscar de La Renta Pour Lui
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Obssession
    Azarro Pour Homme
    Ungaro III

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Pretty much all of them. The exceptions are the ones which haven't
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    Chanel no 5 has been reformulated 50 times since his creation

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    Armani Eau Pour Homme (unfortunately)

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Pretty much all of them. The exceptions are the ones which haven't

    + 1 on that, with an aside: reformulations get way too much attention. I've tried some seriously reformulated scents and found them to be a little different, but lovely all the same. Stuff like Quorum, Grey Flannel, Fahrenheit. Not sure what the big deal is with reformulations.


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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Many are more than a little different. If they were a little different I'm sure it wouldn't be a big deal. Some of my favorites are unwearable in their current formulations.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Maja by Myrurgia

    I remeber 13 or 14 years ago i'v recieved a colonge splash version of this perfume. and i remeber it was more
    spicer Stronger with more Incense and more Peppery and i fell in love with
    the scent and i coudent wait to get it
    again when i finished the splash.
    and now i got a mini size of the perfume
    i was so Dissapointed they changed to formula they made it watery Mens aftershave. i coudent belive it.
    what happed to the Maja! they made it tame! I want to Fire back To the Maja
    The old Formula Add more Cinnamon
    Civet Leather Incense Benzio

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Anyone know anything about Platinum Egoiste getting reformulated? Been wanting to try it but I here it has been reformulated and the new version isn't quite as good as the older juice.

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    I've read claims that Balahe and Chaz are, so I got the vintage versions. I also read this about Fumerie Turque and Chergui, but I don't know which versions my samples are.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Every fragrance that is 15 years or older has been reformulated. If you think not you are kidding yourself. Half those that are 10 years old have also been reformulated, just slightly.

    It's progress at work.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Fahrenheit for sure, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro pH, and Chaps (discontinued now) to name a few.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Obsession as Buddy states. I smelled this a couple days ago at Ulta and was almost repulsed. It has undergone a serious reformulation, I don't get much sweetness or cinnamon from it anymore, just a bland oriental that seems very mature.

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    I know for sure that polo green has been reformulated. The oakmoss in the prior formula needed to be changed for some reason. I cant remember why, but polo green is actually drier now. I liked it then, and now, this formula will do just fine.

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    Has there ever been a reformulation that went over better than the original?
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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    I would rephrase that: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT NOT been re-formulated

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    Has there ever been a reformulation that went over better than the original?
    SL Datura Noir

    Btw ALL the perfumes are regularly reformulated (the formula-. If you don't perceive it is that's the perfumers have done a good job.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    DNA for Men by Bijan
    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Obsession as Buddy states. I smelled this a couple days ago at Ulta and was almost repulsed. It has undergone a serious reformulation, I don't get much sweetness or cinnamon from it anymore, just a bland oriental that seems very mature.
    Yes, this was a damn fine frag., but now is weaker than the aftershave version of the 80's

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Quote Originally Posted by Jer350 View Post
    Anyone know anything about Platinum Egoiste getting reformulated? Been wanting to try it but I here it has been reformulated and the new version isn't quite as good as the older juice.
    It really shouldn't affect you much if PE has been reformulated (which it has). You can smell it for the first time and decide whether you like it without any bias. Just take it or leave it for what it is. I bought M7 (reformulated) knowing that it was different from the original which was the only one I'd sniffed. Did it bother me that there were a few distinguishable differences? Only after I'd worn it long enough to notice the differences and even then it didn't bother me. I decided to rate the fragrance based on what it is and not what it was.

    Unfortunately, all fragrances that last 5-10yrs on the market will experience a reformulation. Subtly at first, but soon the reformulation will bear noticeable differences from original. My advice: just enjoy it while you can knowing that it won't last forever. Its like dating a hot girl who you know isn't wifey material. You enjoy the company and all the stares you receive from onlookers, but ultimately you know you'll have to find more permanent commitment elsewhere....

    To add to the list, D&G Pour Homme has most definitely, and most unfortunately, been reformulated. Still good as far as fragrances go, but boy do these designer houses know how to neuter a classic...(shakes his head in disapproval).

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Halston Z-14 is a definite

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    Paco Rabanne pour homme.
    The current version smells almost nothing like the original. Like, not even close. Okay, maybe they used some of the same ingredients, but please. Now he's just a juiced up rhoid-rage of a thing.
    You expect it, these "reformulations". They dumb the fragrance down by using cheaper ingredients (synthetics instead of the real thing; which I suspect was the case with Paco). Or water them down to make higher profits. But you expect at least that the new version will at least resemble the original. A little. That you can at least fake it and extrapolate. Not the case here. Why even call it by the same name if you're going to so radically change it?

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    ENGLISH LEATHER by Dana...totally...and Brut, and Old Spice Classic I think has been also....so this may be the reason none of the people my age like these scents (brut its a little more popular)...but im a highschooler and nobody likes it when I use Old Spice or English Leather. =(

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    @vivid

    I've never been crazy about Old Spice in any of its' formulations. I do however rather like CVS's version (or more accurately, rip-off). It's a little sweeter, less boozy and harsh. I don't know if they have CVS in Japan though...

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    I think CVS is only in the USA. But that sounds interesting to say the least. I may have to keep an eye out for something like that while searching online.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Tabac Blond has been butchered by Richard Fraysee at Caron. He should be 10-to-20 for that hack job.

    As LT puts it "Why can't he mess with something that wasn't interesting to begin with?"

    Teddius

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    The thing that gets me, is that if this were, say, fine art...can you imagine if they "reformulated" the Mona Lisa to the extent that they do some of these fragrances?

    They do the same with food. They're messing with our memories. Real thought crime.

    Rant over...for now.

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    I'm confused over which way this list is supposed to be going now, are people listing reformulated or non reformulated? If these were all that were reformulated...the world would be a better place, of that I'm sure!

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    Default Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    What about Le Male and Joop Homme?

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