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    Default Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    From what I can tell the bottle should say 85% Vol on the front. Otherwise they look the same. I detect no sandalwood in the newest version but it's listed as a note, I'm really interested in this because the LPH I have has the most most massive top notes yet there's nothing behind them, and I'm guessing vintage is either different or a lot better.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 21st June 2012 at 02:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Okay, I acquired some of the vintage and wore it normally for the first time today. It smells similar but not as strong. However, it was soon apparent that vintage isn't as dense and is slightly "transparent," unlike the new one, which is about as dense a frag as I've ever experienced. Vintage is also drier, and over time I think I detect some "solid" basenotes, like sandalwood, whereas the new version seems to just be monstrous top notes and nothing of note in the base. This is consistent with what I've found with most such frags (Oscar Pour Lui and Third Man are good examples), though with Lagerfeld Classic, it's so bad I don't even want to take the cap off and smell it (most like because they tried to replicate the smell of opoponax on the cheap, failing miserably, IMO). Perry Ellis for Men was reformulated fairly well, though into something quite different from the vintage version, by contrast.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Have the one in the link. Good stuff, but don't smell that much difference from the one in the grey bottle which I also have.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    No I'm talking about the 1987 one, which has that strong pineapple note up front.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    The 1987 vintage lapidus is much more complex than the reformulated ones we see in store these days. The smell of the vintage '87 is more traditional 80's powerhouse IMO. If you're a big fan of Lapidus Pour Homme then you should get the 80's classic version because you will notice the difference straight away. I have both bottles.

    I'm trying to post the picture to compare the two but basenotes is not letting me. If you can help let me know

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    If you use a site like photobucket you just upload the pics and then click on copy. Then when you write up a post here, you do a Control-V to pasted it in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freschi View Post
    The 1987 vintage lapidus is much more complex than the reformulated ones we see in store these days. The smell of the vintage '87 is more traditional 80's powerhouse IMO. If you're a big fan of Lapidus Pour Homme then you should get the 80's classic version because you will notice the difference straight away. I have both bottles.

    I'm trying to post the picture to compare the two but basenotes is not letting me. If you can help let me know

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    Thanks a lot. Here are the pics:

    Left = current bottle, Right = 80's bottle.




    80's bottle close up
    [IMG]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/dscn0410p.jpg/[/IMG]
    Last edited by Freschi; 1st August 2012 at 05:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freschi View Post
    Thanks a lot. Here are the pics:

    Left = current bottle, Right = 80's bottle.




    80's bottle close up
    [IMG]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/dscn0410p.jpg/[/IMG]
    Can you please post the pics again? They are not there any more. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Okay, I acquired some of the vintage and wore it normally for the first time today. It smells similar but not as strong. However, it was soon apparent that vintage isn't as dense and is slightly "transparent," unlike the new one, which is about as dense a frag as I've ever experienced. Vintage is also drier, and over time I think I detect some "solid" basenotes, like sandalwood, whereas the new version seems to just be monstrous top notes and nothing of note in the base. This is consistent with what I've found with most such frags (Oscar Pour Lui and Third Man are good examples), though with Lagerfeld Classic, it's so bad I don't even want to take the cap off and smell it (most like because they tried to replicate the smell of opoponax on the cheap, failing miserably, IMO). Perry Ellis for Men was reformulated fairly well, though into something quite different from the vintage version, by contrast.
    Hi Bigsly,
    As of today, how many times do you think LPH has been re-formulated?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Gil View Post
    Hi Bigsly,
    As of today, how many times do you think LPH has been re-formulated?
    Thanks.
    I know you ask Bigsly but imo 3 times; so there are 4 different versions.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoiste
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (Aqua)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - Knize Ten

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    Was lucky enough to try it, liked this one enough to purchase a full bottle if the possibilities arises
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    I know you ask Bigsly but imo 3 times; so there are 4 different versions.
    no problem Slayerized and thank you; everyone is welcomed to give their opinion.
    So THREE reformulations? How do you know/what makes you say that? Any idea when they happened?

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    There are two different vintages with the 85% on it (the pic was posted in Post #8).
    Then the common strong one most people own (I do too) and the one now many people are saying of it has so bad longevity which has the same package. (see my post#2 in that other thread). I think all these four smell different so at least 3 reformulations and four formulations total.

    The two different vintages with 85% you ask for in Post #9, you can still find on Google images when you search for ''Lapidus pour homme vintage'' on my www.google.nl it is even the first pic that shows up. In this thread it does not anymore unfortuntaly but it is the same pic as it is linked to this particular thread (Post #8)!

    Here a link that maybe works as well:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...xKlIK_WbtwnuyQ



    (this is the pic of Post #8!) but Google Images shows a bigger one.

    And here the last two formulations, like current Joop Homme! (and actually also Giorgio beverly Hills for men) in the same package and bottle but it is either very strong or watered down a lot. Only batchcode will tell I guess..............Changes happened I guess around 2013-14 somewhere........

    Last edited by Slayerized; 1st October 2015 at 01:32 AM.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoiste
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (Aqua)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - Knize Ten

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Have the one in the link. Good stuff, but don't smell that much difference from the one in the grey bottle which I also have.
    I have also the grey is first year release with 85% volume and the one from the link from 78 but they smell quite different to me the grey 87 release is mostly honey and incense and the 78 is more citrus, patchouli and oakmoss.
    1977 - Snuff by Schiaparelli
    2007 - Oud Wood Tom Ford
    1976 - Yatagan Caron
    1981 - Kouros YSL
    1980 - Patou Pour Homme
    1987 - Lapidus by Ted Lapidus
    1966 - Aramis by Aramis
    1980 - Jules Christian Dior
    2013 - Sahara Noir Tom Ford
    1975 - Bourjois Masculin 2

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    There are two different vintages with the 85% on it (the pic was posted in Post #8).
    Then the common strong one most people own (I do too) and the one now many people are saying of it has so bad longevity which has the same package. (see my post#2 in that other thread). I think all these four smell different so at least 3 reformulations and four formulations total.

    The two different vintages with 85% you ask for in Post #9, you can still find on Google images when you search for ''Lapidus pour homme vintage'' on my www.google.nl it is even the first pic that shows up. In this thread it does not anymore unfortuntaly but it is the same pic as it is linked to this particular thread (Post #8)!

    Here a link that maybe works as well:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...xKlIK_WbtwnuyQ



    (this is the pic of Post #8!) but Google Images shows a bigger one.

    And here the last two formulations, like current Joop Homme! (and actually also Giorgio beverly Hills for men) in the same package and bottle but it is either very strong or watered down a lot. Only batchcode will tell I guess..............Changes happened I guess around 2013-14 somewhere........

    Im wondering if there is a big difference in smell between the very first version (85%) and the second one which came at 82%

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried vintage Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) ?

    My guess is that the rule of thumb here is to avoid the boxes with the "e" (estimate) symbol on it, if you want "vintage," though of course slight variations may exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    My guess is that the rule of thumb here is to avoid the boxes with the "e" (estimate) symbol on it, if you want "vintage," though of course slight variations may exist.
    oooh thats what "e" means?

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