Hi Martin, I eventually managed to open the flacon. 15 minutes of freezer and a towel around the stopper. It felt like something just snapped apart. If there's meant to be soft rubber around the stopper then it's definitely not there / hardened. Unfortunately the bigger issue is I'm very concerned with the fragrance itself.
I've compared over the past 12 hours.
* 4oz GIT (my old bottle)
* 8oz GIT (the new bottle I've just opened)
* Davidoff Cool Water (CW) from a local pharmacy
New 8oz smells horribly like CW with only a tiny touch of GIT difference. New 8oz bottle juice fades in very similar amount of time with CW. Warm, floral, almost no citrus, nice but nothing very special. Their similarities lead me to believe I received a flacon of GIT with 1/3 real juice at the bottom with the rest filled with CW.
Since I've tried CW vs my 4oz GIT so many time I can tell the differences. Think I'm going into depressed mode