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    This sounds very serious. I think sometimes, it best to just let go lol.

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    I'll see if I can get the photo a little bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    To many unknown variables for me. I'd pass.
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    It sounds like the fragrance you are considering has been well-taken care of. However, I would personally never store my scents near consistent steam. But then again, I AM OCD. I have bought fragrances which are that old and even older and they turned out to be exquisite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul P View Post
    Gentlemen,

    thanks to all of you who took the time to reply. Apologies for my late reply.

    Well, I did end up buying the fragrance, so I'll let you know how it goes when I receive it.

    Many thanks again.
    Ah finally: Paco Rabanne:...I would have left it in the bathroom cabinet...!

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    How much did you pay for that severely abused bottle of PR?
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    $38 AUD including shipping.

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    Nice. Good deal for vintage PR.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Now that I've seen the bottle I say go for it!

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    Congratulations on vintage PR!
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    I buy vintage/used bottles on Ebay fairly regularly, and pay no attention at all to whatever a seller tells me about how the bottle was stored. As long as the price is right, I take a chance. Individual colognes seem to react very differently to heat, light, and general mistreatment, to the point where I've had 30-year old bottles that were supposedly stored on a bathroom counter smell just like I'd expect; and 5 year old bottles supposedly stored in a box in an air conditioned closet smell totally off.

    Besides, I tend not to trust anything that can't be verified. Statements like "Oh, I kept the bottle you're buying in a cabinet away from light and heat" are akin to the proverbial "Oh, this car was driven only on Sundays by a little old lady on her way to and from Church."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Ah finally: Paco Rabanne:...I would have left it in the bathroom cabinet...!

    maybe you never smelled 1980's Paco Rabanne PH ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I buy vintage/used bottles on Ebay fairly regularly, and pay no attention at all to whatever a seller tells me about how the bottle was stored. As long as the price is right, I take a chance. Individual colognes seem to react very differently to heat, light, and general mistreatment, to the point where I've had 30-year old bottles that were supposedly stored on a bathroom counter smell just like I'd expect; and 5 year old bottles supposedly stored in a box in an air conditioned closet smell totally off.

    Besides, I tend not to trust anything that can't be verified. Statements like "Oh, I kept the bottle you're buying in a cabinet away from light and heat" are akin to the proverbial "Oh, this car was driven only on Sundays by a little old lady on her way to and from Church."
    That is absolutely true. There's no way of knowing, sometimes you just have to risk it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    "Oh, this car was driven only on Sundays by a little old lady on her way to and from Church."
    Please don't speak ill of my grandmother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    maybe you never smelled 1980's Paco Rabanne PH ?
    ...I bought my first P.R. in 1973 sonnyboy...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    That sets alarm bells ringing, as humidity isn't good for fragrances in general.
    I've never understood how humidity could effect a sealed bottle.

    The humidity seeps through the glass ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48 View Post
    I've never understood how humidity could effect a sealed bottle.

    The humidity seeps through the glass ?
    I would assume that it is simply the equivalent of a bottle being store in cold then hot, causing the bottle to sweat. Due to these changes in temperature it affects the juice....condensation is a son of a bitch to fragrance I would assume.

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