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    Default Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    Is it better?
    How do either of them compare to Monsieur De Givenchy?

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    I have the current Eau Sauvage and the vintage Cologne Splash too.

    Vintage lasts preety long (9+ hours) with moderate sillage and projection while the current stuff lasts no more than 4 hours, with about the same longevity and sillage.

    The vintage is more of a chypre and the current more citrusy and clean.

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    Thanks, sounds like a big recommendation for the original.

    Update:
    I just found this, with a great photo:

    http://theperfumechronicles.wordpres...-then-and-now/

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    Blame it on the oakmoss: it gave ES depth and longevity as well as a very subtle skanky feeling. I get the same same feeling with the prereformulated version of Monsieur de Givenchy. Nowadays both smell more like simple EdCs.

    I compared the vintage formulation of Monsieur and the actual one hand in hand with Agua de Pravia 1905, an inexpensive drugstore EdC: to my surprise, differences were not that marked.
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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    Vintage Eau Sauvage is richer and has more depth; yes it's Oakmoss again! Could have some Musk Tincture in it too. Neither will be in the current version.

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    I enormously prefer Monsieur de Givenchy to Eau Sauvage. MdG is not actually very much like Eau Sauvage at all, however; the frequent comparisons to it are a little misguided. Eau Sauvage has a very lively (and admittedly enjoyable) citric opening, while MdG is more about lavender than citrus. The citrus is very 'muted'; the whole is balanced to perfection. Eau Sauvage is stuffy by comparison.

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    The vintage formulation has, to my nose, more wood, spice and longevity, other than that, I do not smell (in my strictly personal opinion and judging only according to my nose) many more significant differences.

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    The modern seems fresher to my nose. You might also try the Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Vintage versus today's Eau Savage, comments please.

    I like all versions of Eau Sauvage equally.

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