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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
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    Ok I now have a full bottle of the recent formulation and my sample was the first vintage formulation so I thought I would for interests sake compare them both.

    On the opening the vintage comes out swinging and is very strong the lavender and bergamont is quite astringent where the current formula is softer and well behaved. The vanilla in the current seems to be more prominent straight away and more well rounded where in the vintage it was muted but more mossy with woods in the basenotes.

    Overall the vintage was a powerhouse with a spicy bite to it where in the current formula it's rough edges have been rounded off and made more softer and it's been toned down a lot.

    I gotta say I do prefer the vintage as it was strong where the current feels a bit watered down, I mean the current still smells good. Its just with the vintage you could smell its power without having to smell yourself up close.

    The upside is that the current is more versatile and the Guerlain vanilla accord is more upfront and the experience is more smooth and rounded out.

    Downside is the spicy bite and strength that made it extra special is gone, it's a shame what they have done to a lot of the Eighties scents. I guess the golden rule with the classics is to go vintage if you can find one as that extra pep and mossy accords do add a lot to the fragrance.
    That's often the typical story of a reformulation; reduce the astringent or potent elements, increase the vanilla. It's a bit like bulking out food with whey powder and breadcrumbs.

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    The reformulated Heritage, in both concentrations, isn't a patch on the vintage, IMHO. Personally, I'm not a great fan of the vintage EDT, due to disappointing longevity - I even managed to obtain 3x vintage 100ml EDT bottles (BNIB) for a very reasonable price, a couple of years ago, but soon sold them off. For me, the vintage EDP is the dog's bollocks and I'm sticking with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    The recent formulation smells like a deodrant version of heritage...
    Actually there is a deodorant version of this, I've not tried it though. I'm quite happy with my EdT and intend to remain in blissful ignorance of the vintages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    The recent formulation smells like a deodrant version of heritage when you compare it to my sample of the first vintage formulation which is richer and stronger with a good dose of oakmoss mixing in with vanilla in the basenotes.

    I've bought several Guerlains these past few years and it's all the same. Amazing fragrances that have been dumbed down. The last straw for me was Sous Le Vent. What an amazing Chypre ! The only problem is it's gone in 15 minutes. It's all ridiculous. These companies are pulling our legs like artists sometimes do.

    IMO people want to know what they can buy NOW at a store or online that is wonderful. We all know the past was great and that we won't be getting the same product these days.

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    I own vintage edt and edp and I agree that they are both sheer excellent with the edt being more bright and with more notes as so it seems. The vintage edp though is softer, extremely elegant and lasts like 24 hrs on me with two sprays. The fact that both versions smell almost the same but yet are quite different in sillage, longevity and versatily makes both worth owning! Brilliant and timeless (I prefer vintage edp over edt)
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    Considering to get myself a bottle, maybe as an unlikely choice for a springtime scent.

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    Ken_Russell -

    I would recommend you do (preferably Vintage EdT, based upon all the input)...and, personally, don't think of it as such as 'unlikely' scent. It's classy, polished and a very well integrated composition.

    Not drawing comparisons or hijacking a thread, but Zino Davidoff is fantastic in the Spring (and I even enjoy it on Summer evenings) - it is not something people would, at first, consider as a Spring/Summer evening scent...but the way it blends with body chemistry is spectacular.

    Vintage Heritage EdT is still very formal and polished...and one cannot go wrong wearing this.

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    Considering to get myself a bottle, maybe as an unlikely choice for a springtime scent.
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    Default Re: I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    I just got the current EdT and without question adore it. My 2 minor complaints are..
    1. The opening BANG, call it zest if you will is gone quickly. After a few minutes all Im left with is soft basenotes.
    2. The soft powdery remains are a touch too floral.

    But I do love it overall. Something I will always have in rotation. It just has CLASS written all over it.

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    Unlike most people, I have troubles with Heritage. There is something in its topnotes that I dislike intensively. I have a full 1.7 oz bottle of it (vintage), but I never gave it a full wearing. I will probably sell or swap it someday. I know everybody says it is gorgeous, but my nose says otherwise.

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    I love it as well though I do wish it was thicker and a tad more lush as the current formulation feels a tad watered down compared to the richness of the vintage. I have been thinking about getting the EDP hoping that it is more richer and deeper, anyone know if it is full bottle worthy. There is just something so addictive with that vanilla,lavender and patchouli accord.
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    I recently bought a bottle of the latest edt and have say that I think it is absolutely excellent and a definite improvement on the previous formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    I recently bought a bottle of the latest edt and have say that I think it is absolutely excellent and a definite improvement on the previous formula.
    Did they change the topnotes? There was a coldness about the topnotes, which I disliked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I have been thinking about getting the EDP hoping that it is more richer and deeper, anyone know if it is full bottle worthy. There is just something so addictive with that vanilla,lavender and patchouli accord.
    Is there a current release EDP for sale ? I have yet to see one at Saks or Bergdoff Goodman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    Is there a current release EDP for sale ? I have yet to see one at Saks or Bergdoff Goodman.
    I have only seen it for sale online here in the UK, here is a link to one such company selling it:

    http://www.slapiton.tv/acatalog/guer..._edp_75ml.html
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    Default Re: I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I have only seen it for sale online here in the UK, here is a link to one such company selling it:

    http://www.slapiton.tv/acatalog/guer..._edp_75ml.html
    I would email that company first to see if they have it in stock. Reviews are 'mixed':

    http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/online-shops/slapiton-tv/

    I note their small-print states:

    Back Orders
    If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. You will always have the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

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    Thanks for the heads up Marais I guess you have to be careful who you order from. I know there is another place as well that sells the EDP but I cannot remember the name .

    Update: I found the link: http://www.menstyle.co.uk/acatalog/G...EDP_100ml.html
    Last edited by Jack Hunter; 26th March 2013 at 06:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Marais I guess you have to be careful who you order from. I know there is another place as well that sells the EDP but I cannot remember the name .

    Update: I found the link: http://www.menstyle.co.uk/acatalog/G...EDP_100ml.html
    I own the EdP, and am *this* far from buying EdT, too. I can only offer strong ecouragement on the EdP. You will not be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    I own the EdP, and am *this* far from buying EdT, too. I can only offer strong ecouragement on the EdP. You will not be disappointed.
    Thanks that's good to hear, I don't usually buy the same fragrance in different concentrations but I will have to make a exception with Heritage as that "star accord of lavender,vanilla, patchouli" is really good.
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    I have both and the EDP is much richer, the EDT is much more transparent with bergamot as opposed to orange. The EDP is thicker in consistency but both gives the suede creme brulee texture. Also, cedar is more pronounced in the EDT's drydown, its almost nonexistent in EDP.
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    Default Re: I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I love it as well though I do wish it was thicker and a tad more lush as the current formulation feels a tad watered down compared to the richness of the vintage. I have been thinking about getting the EDP hoping that it is more richer and deeper, anyone know if it is full bottle worthy. There is just something so addictive with that vanilla,lavender and patchouli accord.
    I think that's a fair description of the EdP. It feels denser and projects a bit less, I think. It has a bit of a furry animalic edge for a while, too. Next to Mouchoir, it's the most skankiest Guerlain masculine, I think, although that's not saying much. If a touch of skank doesn't put you off and richer/deeper sounds appealing, go for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    Is there a current release EDP for sale ? I have yet to see one at Saks or Bergdoff Goodman.
    Its not distributed in the US. The UK web sites will almost certainly not ship to you, at least not at a reasonable cost. I got mine on eBay. You may also be able to order it from the Guerlain boutique in Las Vegas.
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    Default Re: I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    The more I use the EDT, the more I simply adore it. my significant other really likes it as well..... BINGO WE HAVE A SIG SCENT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    I got mine on eBay. You may also be able to order it from the Guerlain boutique in Las Vegas.
    Yes the Vegas store will order it for you. The cost is $700 for the something like 8.4oz. The issues besides price is that is comes in a Bee's Bottle which I can't stand. I once purchased 1000ml of Vetiver in a BB and I thought the smell turned after opening the bottle so often to fill my atomizer. I buy strictly spray bottles these days.

    The lady on the phone also recommended Arsene Lupin Voyou EDP $245 100ml and Lame Dun Heros EDT $245 100ml. She said they were in a similar genre as Heritage but less fleeting. Can anyone add to this ?

    Thank You.

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    I have just received the first formulation EDT splash of Heritage from1991 and just wanted to update this thread with my impressions compared to the recent formulation and the mini vintage I had previously.



    Well I have splashed on the first vintage formulation onto my face and neck and sprayed my right arm with the current formulation of the EDT version.

    The vintage goes on with a beautiful rich but soft vanilla, lavender and woods. The thing that stands out straight away is the quality of the ingredients, the scent actually holds that beautiful scent on your skin. Lovely!

    Now the current version on my arm smells a bit chemically and cheap, it thins out on your skin so the Gurelain accord for this scent is faded. It's as if the scent has been diluted in white musk. Because when I bring my nose to the original vintage first formulation it holds that beautiful vanilla, lavender woods accord on my skin. It reminds me of a tamed down Boi Du Portugal that has has vanilla added.

    One interesting thing is when I compare it to the mini vintage (don't know which formulation the mini was from) it does not have such a astringent bite to it on the opening. It goes onto the skin softly.

    So the main difference is the sheer quality of the ingredients.
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    Any detectable civet in that Jack? Much loss of top notes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Any detectable civet in that Jack? Much loss of top notes?
    There is no Civet, I think that's only with the EDP not the EDT which I have. The top notes notes are just softer but have a lot of depth. The recent formulation has a lot of white musk and it has faded on my arm. Where as with the vintage the musk is in the background and the vanilla, lavender woods is still going strong. They have heavily diluted the current one when I compare it to the vintage.
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    Default Re: I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    Congrats on your find, Jack.
    Do you have the current EDP? and if so, how does it compare to this vintage EDT?

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    Interesting, thanks for the update. I have a vintage mini too that I have been waiting to test... maybe this is an occasion? I have the vintage edp and that one is a civet monster, it's crazy. I mean the opening smells really animalic to me. But... the dry down....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    There is no Civet, I think that's only with the EDP not the EDT which I have. The top notes notes are just softer but have a lot of depth. The recent formulation has a lot of white musk and it has faded on my arm. Where as with the vintage the musk is in the background and the vanilla, lavender woods is still going strong. They have heavily diluted the current one when I compare it to the vintage.
    I like a bit of civet. Sounds good nonetheless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viffer View Post
    Congrats on your find, Jack.
    Do you have the current EDP? and if so, how does it compare to this vintage EDT?
    Unfortunately I don't have the EDP to compare it with. But one thing that stands out is what the IFRA restrictions have done to fragrances over the years. It is so much better than the current one in quality.
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