I'm pretty sure that bottle is from the early-90s. What is the formulation, and how does it smell?
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I spotted it in a vtg store recently and didn't bother sniffing it because I've always been under the assumption that there are really only 2 formulations:the original(good) and everything else(bad) LOL...Can you tell me if there are many formulations and is there a time frame to gauge when purchasing this?I know,I don't ask for a lot....
Rubegon,I have a mini that looks just like that, and when I compared it to a 90's formulation, the one in the mini smelled so much cleaner throughout, even in the drydown. I think it's legit(I ordered it from ebay). I plan on sniffing the stuff from the bottle I posted at the top and I'll come back with a report this weekend.
Mine is similar to Rubegon's. It looks like this...
It smells wonderful, especially the drydown. I bought a partial bottle on ebay. I'm not sure of the vintage, probably 1970s (?). There is only a little left. I wish Coty would make Emeraude like that again.
I did a bit of research before buying it and learned that there is a later formulation that should be avoided where the juice is a brighter, almost neon green. You see bottles where this emerald green juice has turned turn brown, and I think I've read that this may indicate it's gone bad.
In any case, I think if you can get this bottle with this emerald green juice, you are getting the good stuff. My bottle is 1.25 oz, but from the same time I think there are also a .5 oz and a 4 oz. one.
I wasn't speaking from experience at all - just something I recall reading on a web site. It have have been just been a suggestion that if buying unsniffed, getting the green juice assures you that it won't have gone off. Perhaps the green dye breaks down more readily than the aromatic components?
Yes, the one I have in the 90's formulation is darker green and smells nice but not like the mini with the crown top does. Ive seen the neon green juice and I imagine it smells even more mediocre than either, like they get progressively worse. Coty...why do you do this to us?Dont you love us?lol
I can remember my mum looking like that. Her hair piled all high up with wispy, curly tendrils down her neck, long white evening gloves and long evening gowns, with beautiful make up like Elizabeth Taylor. When she kissed me goodnight before she went out, her scent enveloped me while I was tucked up in my bed and her necklaces used to tickle my face. Maybe that's when the perfume thing began......
you're right, this one is more art nouveau than art deco, although it is a bit of both. it wasn't the exact type i was looking for, but not that dissimilar. the art deco ones are great, too. they're less hard to find than the older, glass stopper parfum bottles.
Oh, sorry, I meant, in mentioning I was 'joking', that I was not being stern or judgemental in correcting you; rather my heart was light, and I was feeling teasing.
BUT. The bottles are truly gorgeous! No joke. The detail is so special.