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    Default Jacomo de Jacomo

    Dear friends,

    Jacomo de Jacomo used to be my signature scent in the 80ies.. Bought it again some time ago and it did not smell the same as I remembered..

    I placed it on Facebook and got an answer from Jacomo that it had never been reformulated... Personally, I have difficulties to believe that..

    Opinions ?

    Thanks :-)

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    I don't know about reformulation, but I have my bottle of Rouge, bought this yea,r and I love it (infact it's my SOTD today)

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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    I love JdJ and have worn this scent for over 30 years. I own two vintage bottles and the current formulation.
    Jacomo has been reformulated, for sure! The recent juice is lighter, thinner, sharper... and the real "sweet-green" oakmoss base is missing.
    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage

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    Renzo you are right. All fragrances including the powerhouse ones from the 80s have been reformulated. Both to meet regulations and current market tastes. JdJ smells different to me too. This is a potent composition of spices that could not be done these days.
    Currently wearing: Zen for Men by Shiseido

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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Only have the original release in my collection and I love it.

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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    Renzo you are right. All fragrances including the powerhouse ones from the 80s have been reformulated. Both to meet regulations and current market tastes. JdJ smells different to me too. This is a potent composition of spices that could not be done these days.
    I knew it, Renaissance, but the quite strong reaction of Jacomo saying otherwise made me doubt..

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    I obtained a sample in 2008, and thought it had too much clove and lavender. Several months ago I obtained a bottle of the original formulation and thought it was balanced much better. I don't know what version that sample was.

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    Where can I get the old version? :/

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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
    I love JdJ and have worn this scent for over 30 years. I own two vintage bottles and the current formulation.
    Jacomo has been reformulated, for sure! The recent juice is lighter, thinner, sharper... and the real "sweet-green" oakmoss base is missing.
    Agreed! First bought JdJ in 1981 and have always loved it. I still make do with the recent version i have. Sill very nice, i find.
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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Quote Originally Posted by renzo View Post
    Dear friends,

    Jacomo de Jacomo used to be my signature scent in the 80ies.. Bought it again some time ago and it did not smell the same as I remembered..

    I placed it on Facebook and got an answer from Jacomo that it had never been reformulated... Personally, I have difficulties to believe that..

    Opinions ?

    Thanks :-)
    They are lying. Unless they do not comply with IFRA.

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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahaa View Post
    Where can I get the old version? :/
    Have seen it pop up every now and then on Ebay, but becoming less and less often.
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    Default Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Here you go. Note the blue lettering is the sign of vintage

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JACOMO-DE-JA...8AAOSwbwlXBTbS

    or better yet

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JACOMO-DE-JA...oAAOxy3yNTevEr

    I think this is the seller I got mine from

    A shout out to Bigsly for introducing me to good vintage cheapies.
    Last edited by epapsiou; 10th June 2016 at 04:04 PM.

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