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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.
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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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