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    Default Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    As put in the title, I need an advice on the Habit Rouge EDP new formula, or more like comparison between "red leather" and new one. I have read a review about previous one being more oud etc. but can a person with both tell if the new formula is noticeably worse than the older?

    My main dilemma is the fact that I can buy the new one for $45/100ml from a local retailer while the vintage costs twice the price from the UK where I have to pay for shipment also (would prefer not to have my bottle travel entire Europe too).

    Does the difference make up for doubled price or would a new bottle be just enough?

    Or, are there better places to buy from in the USA (1 of my friends is coming to Europe soon and would bring a bottle if a better price can be found)?

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    I own both the older one with the red leather and the newer one.

    The differences are very subtle, and I actually prefer the newer one to be honest. There is more of a leathery dry down in the new one, whereas in the old one, there was a sort of oudish note in the heart, but it is subtle and I don't miss it much in the newer one. In other words, the newer version is a little different, but in my view just as good as the old one (if not better).

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Aha, thank you for your response. Looks like I am going to buy a new bottle then just put the extra money into a fund for a mouchoir de monsieur

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    My EdP is from 2011, transparent bottle, guess should be the current formulation and it does a powerful oud note, pretty much like vintage M7 to my nose (without cough syrup).

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    I have the clear bottle and it's my number one fall winter scent. I've never tried the red leather bottle but if it's better I can't imagine who it could be.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I have the clear bottle and it's my number one fall winter scent. I've never tried the red leather bottle but if it's better I can't imagine who it could be.
    Yes, my thoughts exactly, specially on whats the oud concentration concerned, for me its already oud(y) enough . To be quite honest my first reaction was a bit of confusion and maybe a bit of disapointment since I was expecting a more focused, deeper version of the original HR scent, and this is a different beast altogether, that Ive learned to enjoy and admire for its own incredible merits.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    I own both the older one with the red leather and the newer one.

    The differences are very subtle
    Agree.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    The difference is indeed subtle; I personally prefer the older version (my vintage bottle is a couple of decades old) but the new one is a good scent too.

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    I have the US marketed Beau Cavalier bottle and the red leather bottle. I have not sniffed the leather bottle, so I cannot tell if there is a difference.
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    but even the older HR eau de parfum red leather has more than one version.or at least more than one box, right?

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    but even the older HR eau de parfum red leather has more than one version.or at least more than one box, right?

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Guys how is the longevity and silage on the new version of Habit Rouge EDP. Looking to pull the trigger on this.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    $45 for 100ml of EDT or EDP ?

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    EDP, but it's already been sold out. If it appears again I let you know.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    They are both pretty good.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by kocy View Post
    EDP, but it's already been sold out. If it appears again I let you know.

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by kocy View Post
    EDP, but it's already been sold out. If it appears again I let you know.
    EDP 100ml for $45 sounds like a bargain. Where was it from?

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    Default Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    A local site, it had a stock of testers but sold out about 3 months ago I think.

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