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    Default Another reformulation

    I own a bottle of L'Air de Rien (Miller Harris) which I love; it is my favourite by this niche company. The dry out smells very strongly of Oakmoss and Nitromusk, and I was concerned that it may have been reformulated. Unfortunately I was right in my suspicions. I was inJohn Lewis on Wednesday and managed to avoid the sales assistant long enough to get a spray of the tester bottle of L'Air de Rien. On top note it is very similar to my vintage version (indeed my vintage version has a Top Note that has gone "off"). However after a day or so, the difference becomes very obvious. The latest version contains no Moss and no Nitromusk (to my nose). It has been reformulated; a good reformulation to be sure, but a reformulation never the less.

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    At least you have found a reformulation David that you can live with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    At least you have found a reformulation David that you can live with!
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    Default Re: Another reformulation

    Thanks for the info., David.
    I noticed this thread whilst trying to find a recent thread about whether members buy products 'for' the dry down (which I haven't read yet) as my recent experience in sampling has been that the tendency seems to be towards becoming increasingly generic.

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    I had little experience with the scent.I tried it perhaps a couple of years ago and was underwhelmed. A fantastic top followed by seemingly nothing. Perhaps what I smelled was the reformulation, which would explain.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I had little experience with the scent.I tried it perhaps a couple of years ago and was underwhelmed. A fantastic top followed by seemingly nothing. Perhaps what I smelled was the reformulation, which would explain.

    cacio
    Could well be Cacio. I always loved the dry down which was dirty and mossy. I still have the two smelling strips, my vintage still smells of Moss and Nitromusk, the new version is fading away to very little. A great shame. The Top and Middle of the reformulation are good, but the Drydown is very poor. You just cannot replace Moss or Musk Ketone. I doubt if I will be buying this again.

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    Default Re: Another reformulation

    Member teardrop advises that items from this line may be available at 25% below rrp at TKMaxx stores - the UK website only shows candles.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372...34#post3015234

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