Well after reading this I am comparing the bottle I received today with a year-old sample from TPC and I agree that there are differences. Of course I don't know exactly how old the TPC bottle was but it may not have been as old as your one. Anyway, the new one does seem to lack body compared to the older, especially noticeable in the first hour or so, although I can't really detect anything but the faintest whiff of rose in the older one. It's almost as if the 'mid' on the graphic equaliser has been reduced to zero, leaving bass and treble. After 2 hrs there isn't much difference.