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    Default Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    I frequent this antique/curio shop and I noticed the have Aramis in there.

    A 2oz "spray cologne" in an oval bottle with gray rubber coating.
    And a 4 oz "splash cologne".

    Both bottles have this black/silver spotty kind of box design.

    They're selling it for around 8 US dollars, each.


    I'm dabbling in old school stuff right now (Eau Sauvage, Azzaro PH, Kouros) and I'm thinking about getting a bottle.

    Is this version vintage?
    Around what year were these made?
    Which one should be the better bottle to get?
    Will I be able to tame this beast somewhat, using a one fingertip dab application to the chest?


    Thank you in advance for the advice.
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    No experts here.
    Experts get paid..
    Here are people with knowledge about frags..
    I doubt if anyone can answer tour questions without pics..

    For 8 bucks why not get both and let us know what you think..

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    pics?

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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Sight unseen, the OPs descriptions are of the first/earlier versions of Aramis. I would grab both. Fast!
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    +1 Just buy them if it's only 8 bucks..........You can't go wrong and it seems it is vintage anyways!


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    No experts here.
    Experts get paid..
    Here are people with knowledge about frags..
    I doubt if anyone can answer tour questions without pics..

    For 8 bucks why not get both and let us know what you think..
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Sight unseen, the OPs descriptions are of the first/earlier versions of Aramis. I would grab both. Fast!
    This.

    And I would buy multiple pieces...for that price you could easily flip them on eBay now or later.
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Thank you so much, guys. Will buy it ASAP tomorrow. Shop's closed.
    Will post pics too.
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    Thank you so much, guys. Will buy it ASAP tomorrow. Shop's closed.
    Will post pics too.
    Not as vintage as I thought. 2004 production year?

    Still very potent. And the EDC labeling can mislead some.
    Strong stuff.

    I like it, in very controlled apllication.



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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Why's a respected fragrance house mislabel their product as an EDC when it's clearly EDT, even EDP strength level, though?
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    There is no rule as to what precise concentration edc means. Regardless, the excellent Aramis is strong stuff, so it is well possible that it is in the typical edc concentration range (ie well below 10%) - but it's just that the leather and musk combo kicks the a** of lesser perfumes.

    Also, remember that in the US no man would have been caught wearing a perfume (lest all body hair would fall instantly). Men would only wear cologne or aftershave. In fact, I believe now, or at least in certain iterations, Aramis was labelled only as "cologne" (not eau de c). Aramis is marketed to an older, more traditional crowd, who would not, in any way, wear a thing called eau de toilette, and even less so an eau de parfum.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    I got a 2010 Aramis and is already having very long life, with good projection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    Why's a respected fragrance house mislabel their product as an EDC when it's clearly EDT, even EDP strength level, though?
    In USA men's Eau de Toilette was customary to be called Cologne or Eau de Cologne. EDT was strictly for woman and men at that time where still skidish dabbling into fragrances.

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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Thanks for the information, guys?
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    2004 has nothing to do with year. The bottle pictured is before 1980.
    absolute vintage, grab it immediately.

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    Why do Americans call all fragrances 'colognes' ?

    Er, basically - they're not

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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrč Moreau View Post
    2004 has nothing to do with year. The bottle pictured is before 1980.
    absolute vintage, grab it immediately.
    Interesting.
    Wow. Before 1980? I already have the full bottle, but the 2oz spray version is still in the shop.


    Off topic, I also got an Eau Sauvage, full bottle. Most probably acquired by the antique shop from the same place they got the Aramis.
    Similar looking box damage.

    I posted the pics here, and a basenoter said that most probably the ES was from the late 1990s to mid 2000s.

    Now, I'm wondering if the bottle is also from the 1980s or earlier. Here's the pics.










    You guys are awesome.
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Eau Sauvage it's Christian Dior, check here
    http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspo...tian-dior.html

    il the address is 30 Avenue Hoch, it's before 1991, and it's enough to qualify as vintage.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    Interesting.
    Wow. Before 1980? I already have the full bottle, but the 2oz spray version is still in the shop.


    Off topic, I also got an Eau Sauvage, full bottle. Most probably acquired by the antique shop from the same place they got the Aramis.
    Similar looking box damage.

    I posted the pics here, and a basenoter said that most probably the ES was from the late 1990s to mid 2000s.

    Now, I'm wondering if the bottle is also from the 1980s or earlier. Here's the pics.










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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    It's a funny sort of box. It doesnt even say the address. No writing at the bottom or sides.
    Nowhere in the box or the bottle can you even see the words Eau de Toilette or Cologne.

    The super small writing in the box just says
    front:

    EAU SAUVAGE
    Christian Dior
    PARIS

    POUR HOMME
    FOR MEN
    112ml -3.7oz.

    back: (too small, I hope I read this right)

    REF. 9704
    MADE IN FRANCE
    90'

    Seuls Depositaires Agrees
    Des Parfums Christian Dior
    Peluvent Garantia Sef Article

    (I think)


    Apologies for the off topic. Still a vintage EDT question. the wondering is driving me nuts, a little.
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrč Moreau View Post
    Eau Sauvage it's Christian Dior, check here
    http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspo...tian-dior.html

    il the address is 30 Avenue Hoch, it's before 1991, and it's enough to qualify as vintage.
    Thanks for the link, Andre.

    If I follow what the link is discussing, it says I got a pre 1980 vintage Eau Sauvage.
    Wow. Unbelievable. And both Aramis and Eau Sauvage bottles for the combined total of 16 US dollars, converted.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    I would love to find a deal that good! Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Quote Originally Posted by mossyoakpenn View Post
    I would love to find a deal that good! Enjoy.
    Thanks.

    SOTD, man.

    Amazing.

    One spray (travel size atomizer) to the chest and it radiates so nicely.

    I was tempted to go for 2 or more sprays earlier, because it did not seem strong enough.

    But wait for a little while and it will show its strength.

    It's been 3-4 hours now since application, and it still is going strong.

    Love it.
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