I don't know the original release either but I have the current one and it smells fantastic! My one, medium-sized gripe with it is indeed the longeveity. I get around 3 hours out of it (which means the time I can clearly smell it). I agree that it has that vintage factor and I can also see the associations with Cyprus Musk etc.. Despite the similarities in terms of greeness, I think there are worlds between FV and SV - Feuille Verte being superior of course.