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    To all the Jicky lovers

    I'm so excited that a vintage bottle of Jicky Parfum is due to arrive any moment.
    The box dates from 1967 so I guess it could be anywhere from the 1970s-80s!?

    In anticipation to this old/vintage bottle of Jicky Parfum - I wonder if any Jicky lovers/fans/enthusiasts out there would like to share what I can expect from this wonderful vintage parfum?

    What would you say is particularly special from this much older/30+ years version compared to the current EdT, EdP and Parfum?
    Is 1967 a good vintage year for Jicky?

    Yours,
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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    You should expect a scent almost identical to that of Caron's Por Un Homme but for a higher cost.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    All I have to share is my envy.

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    How much civet is in this? Please report.

    Enjoy!
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Stacked against the modern incarnation, you can expect a LOT less lemon pledge-like top notes, a more aromatic lavender blend, and a good dose of trousery civet.
    I wore my vintage parfum up one arm on the weekend, and modern extrait up the other. When I waved both under my wife's nose, she said of the modern: " mmmmm, what's that?". And of the vintage, " oh pooooooo! That smells like diapers!". She was shocked to learn they were the same perfume, created half a century apart.
    I noted that the vintage was more tenacious and lasted around 3 hours longer on my skin.

    You're in for a treat

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    You should expect a scent almost identical to that of Caron's Por Un Homme but for a higher cost.
    I really hope this won't be the case.
    I have tried Caron's Pour Un Homme and I absolutely hate it!
    I just hope that the vintage parfum is something like the eau the parfum I already have but with another dimension!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Stacked against the modern incarnation, you can expect a LOT less lemon pledge-like top notes, a more aromatic lavender blend, and a good dose of trousery civet.
    I wore my vintage parfum up one arm on the weekend, and modern extrait up the other. When I waved both under my wife's nose, she said of the modern: " mmmmm, what's that?". And of the vintage, " oh pooooooo! That smells like diapers!". She was shocked to learn they were the same perfume, created half a century apart.
    I noted that the vintage was more tenacious and lasted around 3 hours longer on my skin.

    You're in for a treat
    This sounds very promising.
    I love civet and the thought of some "dirty" civet maturing over 30 years just excites me.
    I think I am definitely in for a real treat.
    Thanks!

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    Congratulations! Zig-zag boxed Jicky (design copyright 1967) is glorious! That design lasted until 1983, so it's at least 28 years old. I can only concur with Sorcery of Scent on the description. The Parfum lingers closer to the skin than the EdP, with deeper balsam notes, softer, and without the blast-effect of animalics, lavender and citrus.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Like SoS, I wore vintage and 'new' Jicky parfum side-by-side several times many months ago.

    I walked away from this with the conclusion that I like the 'new' Jicky extrait better than the vintage. Which surprised me.

    I can't wait to get a bottle.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. G View Post
    Congratulations! Zig-zag boxed Jicky (design copyright 1967) is glorious! That design lasted until 1983, so it's at least 28 years old. I can only concur with Sorcery of Scent on the description. The Parfum lingers closer to the skin than the EdP, with deeper balsam notes, softer, and without the blast-effect of animalics, lavender and citrus.
    Hi Mr. G

    Thank you for your reply.
    I know your website well and obsess over all its contents.

    It seems to me 1967 to 1983 is a long time for the packaging to not change.
    I doubt very much the formula of Jicky had changed much during this period but was wondering if any designs/alterations to the bottle indicate specifically what decade a particular bottle was produced in?
    Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyezz View Post
    All I have to share is my envy.
    + 1

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    You should expect a scent almost identical to that of Caron's Por Un Homme but for a higher cost.
    This is so utterly inaccurate.

    Anyway, enjoy your new bottle...I happen to think that the current Jicky stands up fairly well with the vintage, but one thing you might notice are the different musks used in the old, and a distinct richness that the modern can't really compete with.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    This is so utterly inaccurate.

    Anyway, enjoy your new bottle...I happen to think that the current Jicky stands up fairly well with the vintage, but one thing you might notice are the different musks used in the old, and a distinct richness that the modern can't really compete with.

    I'm really intrigued now.
    I haven't tried the current Jicky Parfum.
    The thought of something that's at least 28years old with deeper musk and civet sounds out of this world.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Do yourself a favor and get thee to a Guerlain counter to test the modern.
    Then you can have a true appreciation of the vintage.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Do yourself a favor and get thee to a Guerlain counter to test the modern.
    Then you can have a true appreciation of the vintage.
    Agreed. Both are beautiful, but the vintage is a different beast.

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    Obviously, I'm extremely thrilled that you like my Guerlain site!

    Well, back in those days, things didn't change so fast! But actually, the 1983 box design lasted even longer: until 2008! There really aren't any obvious signs to determine the vintage within each box design period - unless you can crack the batch code and until 2000, that was, well, impossible...

    Quote Originally Posted by thelazydog View Post
    Hi Mr. G

    Thank you for your reply.
    I know your website well and obsess over all its contents.

    It seems to me 1967 to 1983 is a long time for the packaging to not change.
    I doubt very much the formula of Jicky had changed much during this period but was wondering if any designs/alterations to the bottle indicate specifically what decade a particular bottle was produced in?
    Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

    Yours,
    thelazydog

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. G View Post
    Obviously, I'm extremely thrilled that you like my Guerlain site!

    Well, back in those days, things didn't change so fast! But actually, the 1983 box design lasted even longer: until 2008! There really aren't any obvious signs to determine the vintage within each box design period - unless you can crack the batch code and until 2000, that was, well, impossible...
    I'm a little confused here.
    After the 1967 black and white zig zag box - wasn't it the black and gold/zig zag?
    So I take it you mean the black and gold ran from 1983 to 2008?

    My one has an inner green box and inside that is the beautiful little glass bottle!
    I love the bottle design and the string design that straps over - but best of all is the label.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Exactly. 1967-1983: black and white zig-zag. 1983-2008: black and gold zig-zag.
    Speaking of the label: Jicky's label design was changed at some point - several times actually. But don't know exactly when...

    Quote Originally Posted by thelazydog View Post
    I'm a little confused here.
    After the 1967 black and white zig zag box - wasn't it the black and gold/zig zag?
    So I take it you mean the black and gold ran from 1983 to 2008?

    My one has an inner green box and inside that is the beautiful little glass bottle!
    I love the bottle design and the string design that straps over - but best of all is the label.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Jicky Parfum 30 years vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    You should expect a scent almost identical to that of Caron's Por Un Homme but for a higher cost.
    If only that were true. Then I would save a lot of money. Unfortunately, my nose knows.

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