To my nose there's only a difference in the opening and a very slight difference in the dry down. In the reform your going to notice a pear note that quickly smells like cocoa with a hint of vanilla. In the vintage you'll get more of the cocoa up front in the opening and the vanilla is a bit stronger in the vintage. In my opinion you'd be insane to pay 3 to 4 times as much for the vintage. Even if they were the same price I wouldn't be upset if I got a bottle of the reform instead of the vintage.