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    Got interested of Azzaro Acteur a few days ago, as i saw at Perfumemaster.org it has a 68% similarity to Macassar.
    Whether it's true or not, the scent itself sounds interesting. Ordered a sample of it, that's yet to arrive.
    http://www.perfumemaster.org/Rochas/...Similar-scents
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    Any information from anyone on how to identify a vintage bottle of Acteur?

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    You're very welcome, david!

    Thank you for the kind words. Yes, indeed, there are those fragrances that are unique and wonderful...yet, they sit in our collection and don't get used. It is the simple truth. However, we MUST have them.

    I wear Zino Davidoff rather frequently and Acteur less - but adore both. It is because of Zino's more macho presence. I wear Acteur as a comfort scent or when I am in more formal attire. The depth of the notes and the rose soliflore present themselves as masculine, but not in a casual way. Serious juice. Glad you retried Acteur - at least now you know, and it might even get more wear.

    Iquitos is rather incredible. A rose blooming in a lush garden surrounded by a rain forest. It truly has an outstanding composition that puts the rose front and center, but with tropical jungle aromas entering throughout. One of THE most unique and rich scents I have ever smelled. Lucky to have it. I have not tried Villoresi Donna, but of course the house has an incredible reputation.

    I find rose scents to be difficult (except for the woody spicy Zino, ironically its "dirty rose" is for me...very natural on my skin). There is a natural affinity there for me. Others, I have to think about and the occasion & attire must be right.

    Our search, it seems, in this passion is never-ending and our tastes change - so there really is no true 'ending'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks once again ericrico for such attention to detail ! I always enjoy your posts and threads.
    It's funny, there are fragrances that I admire and respect, (were they to be discontinued ~ would be sorely missed by me) yet I never ever wear them ! I have to say that Zino is another one of those fragrances. Insens, Yatagan, Egoist are some others. They all contain something in their composition that I find very interesting, but also very unwearable.
    I have been searching for years for beautiful natural rose fragrance, (mens or womens). Upon retrying Acteur I still have not found it. The closest I have come is Iquitos and Villoressi Donna.
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    Hello onethinline -

    A couple of simple ways - first, off the font on the box is similar to Times New Roman. On the box and bottle, "90% vol." is printed in between "3.4 FL. OZ." on the left and "100 ml" on the right. Current formulation has different print on the box and no "90% vol." on either the box or bottle.

    Also, although I recommend application of Acteur by spray (not splash) for note separation - buying a Splash bottle is a pretty safe course.

    Here is a seller I purchased Vintage Splash bottles from (at a very fair price)...notice the details I mention:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTEUR-LORIS-AZZARO-COLOGNE-FOR-MEN-3-4-OZ-SPLASH-NIB-/250707140766?pt=fragrance&hash=item3a5f4f609e

    Here is a seller with a Vintage Spray bottle - non-stock photo - reputable and they even list it as http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTEUR-by-Loris-Azzaro-for-Men-3-4-oz-Eau-De-Toilette-Spray-VINTAGE-/251173935216?pt=fragrance&hash=item3a7b221870

    I hope this helps...if you or anyone is interested in trying Acteur in its Original and "true" form - Vintage.

    Please note that I am not associated with either seller in any way.

    Cheers,

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    Any information from anyone on how to identify a vintage bottle of Acteur?
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    Good scent and considering that I might be able to get it online cheap as chips, all the reasons for me to consider woning it are there.
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    Thank you for the tips, ericrico!

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    Does Acteur have any similarity to Ungaro III as a rose scent ? What about the at PerfumeMaster.org mentioned similarity with Macassar? Is there any? Thanks.
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    One of the best scents ever (a fur-like velvety rose). Magic.
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    And my SOTd after reading this. The vintage one of course.
    I thought that prickly note was cactus
    Update: Don't get much rose here. Get some florals (like Xeryus Rouge/Insense) but not much rose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darvant View Post
    One of the best scents ever (a fur-like velvety rose). Magic.
    Agree.
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    If I buy a 50ml splash bottle on eBay, what are the chances it's vintage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer7770 View Post
    If I buy a 50ml splash bottle on eBay, what are the chances it's vintage?
    Very good. Splash EDTs have sort of been phased out.

    If it has the alcohol % noted on the front of the box, you're golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer7770 View Post
    If I buy a 50ml splash bottle on eBay, what are the chances it's vintage?
    Was that a BNIB being offered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Was that a BNIB being offered?
    I believe so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer7770 View Post
    I believe so.
    Great find then.
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    My 50ml splash bottle of Azzaro Acteur arrived today, and it has "90% Vol" on the box and bottle. That means it's vintage, correct? I paid less than $20 on eBay. Interesting scent so far.

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