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    Default Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    My latest love affair is Armani Eau Pour Homme (the classic version).

    When was this fine fragrance reformulated? Is 2009 April version any good, does it still have oakmoss? How about has it been weakened? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Don't know exactly when, but I have the original release in my collection and have smelled what's out there now and I find them both equally pleasant.

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Thanks Hednic. I've seen some others saying the same that the differences are not so big.
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    Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
    Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)
    Currently wearing: Ungaro III by Ungaro

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    1999 (long list of ingredients on the box, with both oak- and treemoss)
    2009 (long list without OM and/or TM)
    new version: 2013

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    Thanks Andr. So pre-2009 should be a must buy if one wants this scent with oakmoss.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Amouage Memoir Man vintage (Karine Vinchon-Spehner, 2010)

    Current top fragrances:

    Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
    Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)
    Currently wearing: Ungaro III by Ungaro

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    You can always trust Andre,
    his knowledge of those classic
    ones is splendid.

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andr Moreau View Post
    1999 (long list of ingredients on the box, with both oak- and treemoss)
    2009 (long list without OM and/or TM)
    new version: 2013
    Seems about right to me. I had 2 bottles from the early 1990s and another bought in 2011. The tops may be similar but the drydown has definitely changed, and not for the better imo.
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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    Thanks Andr. So pre-2009 should be a must buy if one wants this scent with oakmoss.
    Yes, and pre-2000 bottles with short ingredient list are even better.
    Here'a bottle of old "Armani" splash version from Nineties.

    Presentation


    Front box: note the "compact" greenish color (not woody or fabric drawings)


    The batch code is almost invisible, you have to twist the bottle to see it.


    Bottle under light


    Side of the box with list of "ingredients"


    IMPORTANT: the carved/embossed logo on the upper side of the box


    and finally, the bottom of the bottle



    other minor observations:
    -if you find the "Green dot" symbol on the box, the bottle is after year 1994
    -if you find both the "finger and book" and "Green dot" symbols, it's after 2003.

    hope this helps!
    bye,
    Andre
    Last edited by Andr Moreau; 11th May 2013 at 05:26 PM.

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    Great! Thanks so much Andre. I'm happy to own one such 90's splash bottle like in the pictures, which i have partly decanted to a small spray bottle. I'm just planning to buy more as this scent is running out so fast, it needs to spray several sprays at one time.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Amouage Memoir Man vintage (Karine Vinchon-Spehner, 2010)

    Current top fragrances:

    Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
    Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)
    Currently wearing: Ungaro III by Ungaro

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    There have been some posts suggesting the latest (2013) reformulation is truer to the original than the previous (2009) reformulation.
    I thought I'd revive this post to see if there have been more experiences confirming or rejecting this... any opinions?

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    As usual: "the older , the better".
    use this "calculator" to determine year of production:

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Is there a really big difference between the most current 2014 edition and the 2009 one to justify spending 50% more?
    I have found 2 BNIB sealed bottles of 2009 and 2008 editions, but the price is almost half more!
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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    just picked this beast up; should be arriving next week. anyone care to guess on the age/potency??

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=251494598035

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andr Moreau View Post
    1999 (long list of ingredients on the box, with both oak- and treemoss)
    2009 (long list without OM and/or TM)
    new version: 2013
    /...this is a bump ....

    I just acquired the new Armani Eau Pour Homme, last week and was curious to know how does that fare in comparison to the earlier vintages ...if you have smelled the new one with the silver metallic bottom strips ---many basenoters have told me that it does smell fantastic and there is no reformulated down-ward spiral in the quality of ingredients ....and for me who has never smelled Armani Eau prior to this silver bottom ....this does smell fantastic and every very high class classic for men ....so I was wondering if you can give me your views on this one and old vintages --pre- 2009 ...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himalayan odyssey View Post
    /...this is a bump ....

    I just acquired the new Armani Eau Pour Homme, last week and was curious to know how does that fare in comparison to the earlier vintages ...if you have smelled the new one with the silver metallic bottom strips ---many basenoters have told me that it does smell fantastic and there is no reformulated down-ward spiral in the quality of ingredients ....and for me who has never smelled Armani Eau prior to this silver bottom ....this does smell fantastic and every very high class classic for men ....so I was wondering if you can give me your views on this one and old vintages --pre- 2009 ...?
    I haven't tried the silver bottom strips current version yet, but my father used to have a bottle in late 80s - early 90s and I was in shock when I smelt what I suppose is a pos-2009 - pre-2013 bottle I had bought online... Lemony (gentle sweet) top notes remained the same but the drydown...Totally shallow. Where was the oakmossy old school vibe? It was as if the new bottle was sanitized. As when you have oil and transform it in vaseline. Ok, Let's say It was "Modernized". It's nice, I still like it, but It would have been more fair to call it Armani eau por homme sport or eau pour homme light or whatever that evokes something cleaner.
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    I may own a both pre- and post-2009 batch of this fragrance each, but never noticed any major differences between the two. However the one with the newest bottle design (launched even later, around 2013-2014) may smell a bit "thinner" and with less oakmoss, as well as less resinous and rich, "deep" than the previous versions, yet still (in my opinion alone) worth owning a full bottle, especially if the designated use is inoffensive, simple yet classy, puristic, timelessly understated everyday/office/workplace/smart-casual wear.

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    That's curious... I had the same bad reaction when I smelt the current Polo Green and It seemed weaker/lighter than the weaker/lighter Polo Modern reserve. Go figure.
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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by RCavs View Post
    I haven't tried the silver bottom strips current version yet, but my father used to have a bottle in late 80s - early 90s and I was in shock when I smelt what I suppose is a pos-2009 - pre-2013 bottle I had bought online... Lemony (gentle sweet) top notes remained the same but the drydown...Totally shallow. Where was the oakmossy old school vibe? It was as if the new bottle was sanitized. As when you have oil and transform it in vaseline. Ok, Let's say It was "Modernized". It's nice, I still like it, but It would have been more fair to call it Armani eau por homme sport or eau pour homme light or whatever that evokes something cleaner.
    yes you are right ..I am aware of this issue that vintage was far more richer in oakmoss / tree-moss ..compared to post 2009 --but you must test the new silver bottom version --as from many folks I interacted with who were fortunate to have both vintage & current version ...the new current version is closer to the old vintage -minus the richness of oakmoss ...and a bit of spice added to it like nutmeg ..if I am not mistaken ..I didn't smell the vintage so cant be sure but ...would surely recommend the new one as it really is a top class scent --period !

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I may own a both pre- and post-2009 batch of this fragrance each, but never noticed any major differences between the two. However the one with the newest bottle design (launched even later, around 2013-2014) may smell a bit "thinner" and with less oakmoss, as well as less resinous and rich, "deep" than the previous versions, yet still (in my opinion alone) worth owning a full bottle, especially if the designated use is inoffensive, simple yet classy, puristic, timelessly understated everyday/office/workplace/smart-casual wear.
    you are right ..the new bottle can stand on its own feet ....for sure ..! am glad that you consider it worth owning a full bottle...
    my only problem is that if I really really want to sample the old vintage pre-2000 --then there is no reliable source from which I can source that ....Ebay is too risky ....and I don't know anybody who has that 80s or 90s bottle ..which can be sampled by me .....sigh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himalayan odyssey View Post
    /...this is a bump ....

    I just acquired the new Armani Eau Pour Homme, last week and was curious to know how does that fare in comparison to the earlier vintages ...if you have smelled the new one with the silver metallic bottom strips ---many basenoters have told me that it does smell fantastic and there is no reformulated down-ward spiral in the quality of ingredients ....and for me who has never smelled Armani Eau prior to this silver bottom ....this does smell fantastic and every very high class classic for men ....so I was wondering if you can give me your views on this one and old vintages --pre- 2009 ...?
    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/...our-homme-1984

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    Default Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_newton View Post
    Thanks, jason, this paragraph sums it up to me: "I recently sampled a 2011 bottle and while the top notes seemed very similar, the dry-down was not as complex and the longevity not so good - all the things that one associates with reformulations, in my opinion."
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    To me they smell like 98% alike. The new one has better longevity on my skin.

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