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    Default cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    i tried both

    vintage - cursive lettering
    reformulation - printed lettering

    i had the vintage years back.
    i had the reformulation for a year now
    and i have the vintage one again.

    they are both very similar, but noticeably different.
    but people will recognize it's cool water either way.

    the vintage smells more like GIT's lemon opening than the reformulation
    the reformulation smells more like Chez Bond and a little bit of GIT's dry down

    I like vintage a little better but both are excellent IMO

    how about you?

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    They smell the same to me.

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    The original formula is amazing, but it's damn near impossible to find. The older cursive style bottles I have tried and from what I remember there was very little difference from the current formula. I also enjoy some of the flankers like Frozen.

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    I haven't smelled vintage cool water since it was...well...not vintage, haha So, can't really offer an accurate comparison. From what I remember of it, though, the current formulation really isn't that far off. I do, for some reason, remember the older version smelling a bit brighter/fresher and a bit more natural, but who knows. Maybe it was the slight difference in the openings you mentioned as well, noirdrakkar
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    You mean that old stuff, that has sat in a bottle for about 10 years smells different to newly bottled stuff?

    Same thing happens with my wine.

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    I still like the new stuff, but the original vintage formula that I bought when it was first released was something special and far superior.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
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    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Old stuff smells great. Richer, rounder, more satisfying than Green Irish Tweed.

    New stuff smells good, but paler, thinner, with a note reminiscent of a meth lab.
    Last edited by pluran; 18th December 2012 at 10:01 AM.

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    Revisited it the other day, didn't really care for it anymore. It was the new formulation but I'm not pining for a vintage.

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Lmao!!!

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    You mean that old stuff, that has sat in a bottle for about 10 years smells different to newly bottled stuff?

    Same thing happens with my wine.
    I agree 1000%. My brother has a bottle from 1998 that he got for graduation and he has one now, they both smell different due to smelling hundreds of other fragrances since
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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    I own various cursive (signature font) bottles (some are 125ml official tester bottles) and one 40ml block font bottle and to me the differences are huge.
    Vintage is deeper, less synthetic, seems like it contains more notes, a far better drydown and it lasts at least 3 hrs longer (more amber and firmer woody notes) than current formulation. The new one is more generic, very synthetic, less dynamic and lasting 4 hrs on me only.



    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    i tried both

    vintage - cursive lettering
    reformulation - printed lettering
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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Got a cursive bottle a couple of years back before I was even aware of the dreaded "r" word in the world of fragrances. That said, smelling the new block font bottle reveals a thinner scent and a more piercing opening. To my nose there is a difference. I wouldn't mind spending a bit more time with the new version out of curiosity.

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    You mean that old stuff, that has sat in a bottle for about 10 years smells different to newly bottled stuff?

    Same thing happens with my wine.
    Same thing happened to my wife.

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Quote Originally Posted by petukchele View Post
    Same thing happened to my wife.

    Your wife is weaker and thinner than her original self? Not as full bodied? Synthetic?She's ten years older? Or her bottle of wine changed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Your wife is weaker and thinner than her original self? Not as full bodied? Synthetic?She's ten years older? Or her bottle of wine changed?
    I was referring to the smell.

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    Default Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Quote Originally Posted by petukchele View Post
    I was referring to the smell.
    OH MAN! You're killing me HA!
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    I file this reformulation in the "fuzzy nothing" category, though I thought original CW suffered from a really irritating note clash, so if nothing else, that is now gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petromalt View Post
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