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    Default Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    I emailed VR regarding Antidote and I got this reply:


    Thank you for asking us about Viktor & Rolf Antidote Eau De Toilette Spray. We are sorry to tell you that it was discontinued and that we do not have any available for you to purchase.

    It was not easy for us to make the decision to discontinue Viktor & Rolf Antidote Eau De Toilette Spray. This was a wonderful product that we know some of our consumers will miss. Unfortunately, demand was not high enough for us to continue manufacturing it. As consumers ourselves, we understand how disappointing it can be when a favorite product or shade is no longer offered.

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    Default Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    This has been discussed on the forum before, most know it was discontinued about a year ago.

    Personally, it's no major loss to me. Antidote was a weak incense fragrance trying to be like M7.
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    Too bad...what a great fragrance....luckily I bought a big bottle last year that will last enough for me to enjoy it
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    I'm lucky enough to have a 75ml almost full bottle from 2006 I think. I don't wear it often but I like having it.

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    One of my fav scents. It projects very well. Still have about 50ml left.
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    Have a full large bottle so I'm fine with the current situation.

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    I have a few small splash bottles...about .25 oz of the stuff. I really enjoyed it, but it's easy to see why it didn't appeal to the masses. Nice incense.

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    Party Time!!

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    good riddance

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    Default Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    Discontinued yes, but Antidote is easy to find -- at least around here. Besides, I still have an almost full 4.2 oz bottle complete with cap and box. Maybe worth something in the future.




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    Go to boots or debenhams, easy peasy

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    I'd sell mine so fast, if it wasn't leaking

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    Sad never got around to getting a bottle. Just have a small mini .25oz or something. Hope it comes back, I won't pay the crazy prices they are asking for it now.

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    sold my 2.5 oz bottle for 40 bucks over the fall. should have waited..

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    Ya, no kidding. I went on eBay the other day and saw some going for $150 and $80 for half full. I like Antidote, but not that much. I'll pass at that price point.

    Quote Originally Posted by tiger wood View Post
    sold my 2.5 oz bottle for 40 bucks over the fall. should have waited..

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    What a shame. It's a lovely scent.

    I bought a new bottle in Debenhams a couple of months ago, to see how much it would go for on eBay. It went for €5 less than I paid for it.

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    they should have discontinued spicebomb instead! I'm glad I have my two bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    they should have discontinued spicebomb instead! I'm glad I have my two bottles.
    Absolutely. Now THAT'S an overrated scent in my opinion.

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    This is going to be one of those collector only fragrances. Reminded me of many fragrances, but I got Egoiste with incense the most. Problem is that Egoiste is $80 or less a bottle and this is twice as much now. Good value at $40, but anything more than that is robbery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    good riddance

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    A damn shame. One of the most interesting designers scents i've smelt. Thankfully, i've barely made a dent in my 100ml bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    they should have discontinued spicebomb instead! I'm glad I have my two bottles.

    Exactly.
    What a dismal scent that one is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    This has been discussed on the forum before, most know it was discontinued about a year ago.

    Personally, it's no major loss to me. Antidote was a weak incense fragrance trying to be like M7.
    No it was officially discontinued in January this year as per the email from Viktor and Rolf , thats not a year ago, besides its good for others to know. I know there was another thread regarding this and I even posted on that, but to rule out speculation I emailed them and posted this for the benefit of other members.If you knew it was discontinued, good for you, I posted this for those members who did not know.
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    We have Spicebomb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    they should have discontinued spicebomb instead! I'm glad I have my two bottles.
    I agree, I have a 75 ml bottle and will be acquire Antidote from a local fragrance shop which has the 125 ml at a very reasonable price. Spicebomb seems like a watered down One Million to me.

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    Viktor & Rolf is little more than another faux luxury brand trying to punch way above it's weight class. It's unsurprising that this dreck was discontinued. Spicebomb is a respectable scent, but who knows, this company is probably going the direction of Phat Pharm and Juicy Couture, relegated to the hall of brand poseurs. Do yourself a favour, if you want to have a signature scent that's likely to last more than a few seasons, stick with Chanel or Dior.

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    Honestly, no big loss. I tried to love it, but no go.

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    IMO, they should have launched Spicebomb first, then Antidote as a follow-up. People were expecting a masculine equivalent to Flowerbomb after that mega-success was launched - Antidote wasn't it. BTW, I liked Antidote, but despise Spicebomb.

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    I blind bought Spicebomb and really disliked it, so I quickly sold it. Based on all the hype here I was about to pull the trigger on Antidote when a generous forum member sent me a decant along with a trade. I really dislike it as well, so I'm glad I didn't pay what it's going for. I'd pick up a bottle to resell later, but that's it.

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    Tempted to pick this up. I remember wanting to try it so much but being very disappointed on first sniff. Second time trying it was interesting. Seems a bit expensive compared to other brands though.

    Can't stand Spicebomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post

    Personally, it's no major loss to me. Antidote was a weak incense fragrance trying to be like M7.
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    I found the big bottle 125ml spray for only 55 euros her in Athens. I found i in a perfume shop that had one bottle left. Also have oun a 75 ml bottle as well in another shop.

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    Glad I've got a bottle.

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    Has this suddenly become easy to find? Just ran across three shops that had bottle all of a sudden on my travels.

    Now... to see if they're fakes...
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    Maybe V&R can take a break from all of the constant Spicebomb obsession and concentrate on releasing a flanker for this one instead......

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    Has this suddenly become easy to find? Just ran across three shops that had bottle all of a sudden on my travels.

    Now... to see if they're fakes...
    I bought two fake bottles on two occasions. Was able to get my money back thankfully. This one other shop that I go to does have the real ones and they're only selling it in a slightly more inflated price. Pm me if anyone wants a 40ml bottle and I'll help y'all out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAntagonist View Post
    I bought two fake bottles on two occasions. Was able to get my money back thankfully. This one other shop that I go to does have the real ones and they're only selling it in a slightly more inflated price. Pm me if anyone wants a 40ml bottle and I'll help y'all out.
    There are a lot of fake bottles of antidote for some reason.

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    How do you spot the fakes? One bottle via checkfresh.com came back as a 2008 batch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    There are a lot of fake bottles of antidote for some reason.
    I think it's because how well received the Viktor and Rolf brand has been in to the public and there are small similarities between Antidote and Gucci Envy. So probably best of both worlds for the fake perfumers to make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    How do you spot the fakes? One bottle via checkfresh.com came back as a 2008 batch.
    Batches can be deceiving. But in my knowledge, fakes can't emulate the plastic "ink drip" perfectly like so:


    And it would look like two separate pieces glued on.

    The other thing, also from experience, is that the fakes use a normal sprayer, whereas the real ones have a sprayer that would occasionally pop off on its on.

    Hope it helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsFan View Post
    Maybe V&R can take a break from all of the constant Spicebomb obsession and concentrate on releasing a flanker for this one instead......
    +1 I'd be satisfide with them bringing back Antidote for a start

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    There are a lot of fake bottles of antidote for some reason.
    That is a mystery. They might be better than the original though?

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    One that I have and Love... Will use mine with caution!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAntagonist View Post
    Batches can be deceiving. But in my knowledge, fakes can't emulate the plastic "ink drip" perfectly like so:

    And it would look like two separate pieces glued on.

    The other thing, also from experience, is that the fakes use a normal sprayer, whereas the real ones have a sprayer that would occasionally pop off on its on.

    Hope it helped.
    Oh yes, it helped. I had to open one of them; but it's there in one piece, looks great. Bad part, I don't remember liking Antidote, but I'm actually enjoying it.

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    Never really understood Antidote and won't really care should they decide to bring it back.

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    Old thread. Luckily I have 125 ml bottle of it. A very good, spicy oriental that projects and lasts. In spirit of Gucci Envy For Men I'd say, however less smooth, but gets the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAntagonist View Post
    Batches can be deceiving. But in my knowledge, fakes can't emulate the plastic "ink drip" perfectly like so:


    And it would look like two separate pieces glued on.

    The other thing, also from experience, is that the fakes use a normal sprayer, whereas the real ones have a sprayer that would occasionally pop off on its on.

    Hope it helped.
    Do you have/know of any pics of fake Antidotes? Thanks in advance

    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    Oh yes, it helped. I had to open one of them; but it's there in one piece, looks great. Bad part, I don't remember liking Antidote, but I'm actually enjoying it.

    Thanks!
    Could you post a picture of a legit type?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Do you have/know of any pics of fake Antidotes? Thanks in advance
    unfortunately, I do not. As I disposed of the fake bottles i had purchased as soon as I noticed the mentioned faults.
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    found it at local store today with a batch code pointing to a march 2015 production date (38M31S)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joov84 View Post
    found it at local store today with a batch code pointing to a march 2015 production date (38M31S)
    Hmmmm thats interesting to know, maybe it is still beeng made behind the scenes like YSL opium edp... I sure do hope so

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    Debenhams here in the UK have recently started stocking this. Yet to try it myself.

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    I found another bottle today at a Belk in Charlotte. Seems like this one might be coming back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joov84 View Post
    found it at local store today with a batch code pointing to a march 2015 production date (38M31S)
    Quote Originally Posted by tefg View Post
    Debenhams here in the UK have recently started stocking this. Yet to try it myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    I found another bottle today at a Belk in Charlotte. Seems like this one might be coming back.
    I'm sorry.....but this sounds very odd to me. A product that has been "discontinued" a few years back.....from out of nowhere.....is all of a sudden "showing up again" at various retailers???? Without any advance notice or word from Viktor and Rolf that they were "reintroducing" or bringing it back????

    I hope this is legit...but it just sounds awfully suspicious to me.....

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    Well Thierry Mugler A*Men reintroduced Pure Coffee after it was disco'd in 2008. 2014 it was back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krsams1 View Post
    Well Thierry Mugler A*Men reintroduced Pure Coffee after it was disco'd in 2008. 2014 it was back.
    Yes, that's true....but there was word on the street that they were, in fact, doing just that. Members of forums were providing links to articles that were talking about it. I just Googled Viktor and Rolk Antidote and searched for "News" and there wasn't anything....not a single web article....suggesting or mentioning any "reintroduction" of this product. Having been in consumer product sales and marketing....I can tell you....simply putting a product out with NO mention of it anywhere is an extremely poor business model....one that nearly every company in the history of it's existence would wish to avoid. That's the kind of stuff that gets brand managers fired in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsFan View Post
    I'm sorry.....but this sounds very odd to me. A product that has been "discontinued" a few years back.....from out of nowhere.....is all of a sudden "showing up again" at various retailers???? Without any advance notice or word from Viktor and Rolf that they were "reintroducing" or bringing it back????

    I hope this is legit...but it just sounds awfully suspicious to me.....
    The two batches of bottles I have in my possession now both point back to 2008. Seeing a possible 2015 batch is news to me. But I've honestly started to see this one pop up in a few stores as of late. And I don't mean those kiosks either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    The two batches of bottles I have in my possession now both point back to 2008. Seeing a possible 2015 batch is news to me. But I've honestly started to see this one pop up in a few stores as of late. And I don't mean those kiosks either.
    I hope that this one IS being reintroduced.....but I'm just a little skeptical. I mean, new fragrances begin a marketing/ad campaign MONTHS before they hit the shelves. We started hearing about something like Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Intense a couple of months ago....and it STILL hasn't hit the shelves in American retailers as of yet. If NowSmellThis had published an article a week or two ago, I'd be more convinced and optimistic....but as of now, I'm thinking this is more of an "overstock closeout" type deal than a reintroduction of a product that will be going back into production. Fingers crossed that I am wrong, though.

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    VR has made a shit tonne of money from Spicebomb, which has created a brand awareness which was not there with Antidote. So a reintroduction of Antidote would make sense. Versace does the same with Versace Man and Dreamer, they were suppose to be out of production years ago, but both do very well on the grey market.
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    Its being sold at Debenhams now.

    Which most likely means its been put back in production

    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/...17330900199_-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsFan View Post
    I'm sorry.....but this sounds very odd to me. A product that has been "discontinued" a few years back.....from out of nowhere.....is all of a sudden "showing up again" at various retailers???? Without any advance notice or word from Viktor and Rolf that they were "reintroducing" or bringing it back????

    I hope this is legit...but it just sounds awfully suspicious to me.....
    Link there from the OP and I have seen it in store myself.

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