Re: Raphael Replique
The house of Raphael existed from 1944 to 1961, producing a dozen to fifteen scents (the jury is out re re-naming products). The factory burned to the ground in 1961, taking with it all the formulae. Only two scents were made in the USA, Replique and Plaisir (the latter a pale version of the first), hence the proliferation of these two on Ebay and Etsy. [Note: The current version of Replique is a very nice scent, but in no way does it resemble the original - someone bought the copyright to the name and even original graphics.] Bottles, mostly empty, or containing a residue, of two of the scents (Demon and Raph) do show up occasionally on Ebay, coming from such exotic locations as Morocco or Saudi Arabia. It seems all the scents other than the two marketed to the USA had great distribution throughout Europe and the Middle East. They must have been greatly popuar and totally used up - I've been following Raphael scents on Ebay and Etsy for five years. Replique parfum is one of the great remaining chypres of the 20th century still available in sealed bottles - once you are smitten, true love follows and lasts until eternity.
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