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    Looks like we're looking for lists today. Since the vast majority of reformulated classics seem to get "butchered" in the review section, I am curious if there are any that would be considered a success. I personally haven't a clue. What say you?

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    Guerlain have done a pretty decent job with Mitsouko.
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    Apparently the new version of Sova is much better than "Tunis Mills" as it was once called. Josh is certainly happy with it.

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    Dior Homme Intense is ridiculously wicked. Actually prefer it to the original overall.

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    I find the terms "best" and "reformulations" mutually exclusive.
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    A worthy reformulation for me is Gengis Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    A worthy reformulation for me is Gengis Khan.
    I did not know there was a reformulation of Gengis Khan. Would you care to enlighten me on the difference between the original and the reformulation? Thanks.

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    They did a supremely good job with Giorgio for Men.

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    Dior Homme Sport 2013 can certainly hold its own against the 2008 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Dior Homme Intense is ridiculously wicked. Actually prefer it to the original overall.
    +1 --------------> me too!

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    I agree!
    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Dior Homme Sport 2013 can certainly hold its own against the 2008 version.

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    First of all, we only know of a small number of "official"' reformulations, so this is all guesswork on our part. When an expensive designer scent goes "drug store," it's basically silly to say it must be the same formulation. That's not the way the industry works. Red for Men by GBH, for example, supposedly had about 550 ingredients and around 35 naturals, and it smells like it. Does anyone believe that the reformulation is the same? Sure, they tried to do a good job, but so do a lot of other "cheapos" companies (such as Perfumer's Workshop). In the case of Boss #1 (which used to be Boss Cologne), I haven't detected differences that I would describe as major, but then again this one is not a "drug store" scent (unless that happened recently and I didn't notice). Niche reformulations can be just about anything, but now they must follow the new guidelines, so if you liked a niche scent with a lot of oakmoss, don't expect it to smell the same. I suggest getting some samples of new and vintage and studying them over time. Eventually you'll notice differences and you can decide for yourself if it is important to you.

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