Not sure I understand the title. LOL. You can prefer what you like, but in some cases there are multiple formulations. In any case, I don't find that my vintage Oscar Pour Lui is especially strong. Perhaps it has lost some top notes, but it's a sealed spray with the dark glass. The reason why I almost always want vintage involves the richness and depth it has, which reformulations rarely do. Even if they are decent, they are still not as good by comparison. The new Vermeil is interesting because it is a kind of mini-me Kouros, whereas the original possessed really sweet castoreum, which of course isn't for everyone.