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    Default Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    I was recently on DecantShop.com and they were selling Acqua di Gio and vintage Acqua di Gio samples. Description said it is from a "vintage" bottle from the late 90s'. Anyone know anything about when the original formulation ended and the first reformulation happened? Is there a difference in smell, or is this simply a case of charging more money just because it's an old bottle?

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    Smells fishy but anything is possible..
    I am unaware of a change

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    I have the original release and have smelled what's out there. Don't know for a fact if there has been a change or not, but having smelled both, don't personally smell any difference at all.

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    Here is your answer
    There are few that say its definitely been reformulated
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...e-Acqua-di-Gio

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    Yeah, doesn't seem like it went through to much of a change. My bottle is from 2010 i beleive, and i have no problems with its potency, longevity or projection. I was just curious, since there doesn't seem to be the same hype or love that ppl show for other original formulations such as D&G ph, Farenheit, DHI, Kouros etc. Thank you for the link though Attila.

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    Yeah, doesn't seem like it went through to much of a change. My bottle is from 2010 i beleive, and i have no problems with its potency, longevity or projection. I was just curious, since there doesn't seem to be the same hype or love that ppl show for other original formulations such as D&G ph, Farenheit, DHI, Kouros etc. Thank you for the link though Attila.
    I have a friend who swears he cant detect the same melon note from the reformulated ones and says the longevity is poorer. I am no acqua di gio expert but this guy is been using it since the day it came out and probably went through 6-8 bottles since then.

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    If you like the vintage, I heard the Essenza version is pretty close to it. I own the Essenza version because I personally thought it was way better than the original.

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    Default Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio Pour Homme?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    If you like the vintage, I heard the Essenza version is pretty close to it. I own the Essenza version because I personally thought it was way better than the original.
    I think it is also worth to mention that essenza is an Eau de Parfum. I like the essenza better too

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