Guys I am so happy, I was in House of Fraser today (big UK department store) and I was doing my usual sniffing of fragrances, just sampling them and all of that good stuff (if you like Diesel's Only the Brave try out Bench EDT, exact same smell). Anyway I came across the Dolce and Gabbana section and noticed that the D &G. Pour Homme bottle was different, the cap had changed and I think the witting on the bottle was different too. I then decided to try it to see if it had changed and wasn't I shocked when I sprayed it, sniffed it and realises that it smelled exactly how it used to smell before they reformulated it. Now I don't know if House of Fraser stocks the old bottles or if they've released it with the old formula but I am so glad about this as I used to absolutely love this fragrance and was gutted when they changed it.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Last edited by Damian236; 12th February 2014 at 09:47 AM. Reason: Photo of the bottle that I found on Google
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Last week a coworker gave me his old bottle of the original version (made in Italy). Still smells quite good, even if it's a bit on the mainstream side of things for my taste (a slug of dihydromyrcenol will do that for me). I'd be happy to learn it's back to, or near back to, its former self.
Think it went from made in Italy (two versions), made in Germany, to make in the UK. If there is another reformulation, perhaps it is improved, as the UK version seems to be considered the worst. Got myself an Italian 75ml, about 70% full, for $13.
If they've reformed again, it could almost do nothing but improve it, honestly. I'd be interested enough to try it again.
This and Le Male are 2 of the worst reformulations..
I don't think they would go back to the original formulation now..
Looks like they definitely changed the bottle... especially the cap. Anyway, interested to hear other opinions on this. I just got a vintage sticker bottle so I'm set for a while, but this would be good news for the future!
Cautiously optimistic, as the original is (was) one of my favorites.
If this is true and there is a new reformulation that is close to the original, I would go out buy out the entire stock! My current bottle is the German reformulation, and it is abysmal. Is there a "Made in ____" label on the newest reformulation and/or does the box look the same?
I'm thinking that a trip to the mall will be happening soon...
My bottle is also the German reformulation. Sadly, it's been so long since I had the original I wouldn't remember what it smells like. That was a long, long, time ago.
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If this is true I will be very happy Is there a way to confirm this?
The pictures posted are the UK 2012 reformulation
WOW I'm so happy as well since D&G PH vintage was one of my favorites.
The 2012 version is just terrible. If it's all they can be bothered to produce they should just stop making it.
It's terrible, I don't know why OP is raving about it. I'd much rather have the made in Germany version if not the Italian one.
Could the OP:be an employee of D&G? LOL.
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Maybe they have changed the juice I don't know but what I do know is that what I smelt the other day was very similar to the vintage that I recall and if they were to bring it back or reformulate it so it was closer to its original form than any other iterations then it's not hugely unlikely that they wouldn't change the most recent bottle that they used. I might be wrong and I will test it again tomorrow but I do know that It reminded me a lot of the vintage scent whereas the D and G Pour Homme that I got my nose on a few weeks ago was that weird, unrecognisable freak of by fragrance that was and is such a disappointment.
I haven't noticed. Glad you are happy. But, for those of us who really know, your post is rather insulting to our intelligence. Do you even know the original? How is your marketing job at D&G? Still an intern?
Good luck and you might want to:
1. Either go to a nose doctor and figure out why you can't smell.
2. Go back to school and learn how to do something valuable with your life, because marketing and PR is not meant to be your career.
3. Go to a Priest and confess your sins. Yes, lying is a sin.
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