The actual bottle looks pretty similar to the Tom of Finland bottle.
The top, typeface & ribbon are different 'though.
Was it bought online?
I bought it from a respectable niche webshop www.parfumaria.com.
It came in the same box as usual. But the bottle inside was different.
Oh, and the juice smells the same as my sample from the sample box
Interesting, TLS - I wonder whether anyone has more info. on their bottles?
Glad it smells right, 'though
I can't remember where I read it but the owners of ELDO said that they were in process of changing their packaging. The feedback from their partners/distributors were that the packaging wasn't luxe enough for markets like Russia. And since they wanted to take the next step and be something more than a zany niche brand they were going to make some changes. I wouldn't be surprised if a significant price hike will be part of that strategy...
"The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity."
- Dorothy Parker
I like the old design also
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
Or, possibly, an old bottle?
(sorry, all in Japanese - but you can see images of details of some bottles.)
It says the original bottles had actual ribbons through a metal eyelet of the label, then moved onto printed versions of ribbon/eyelet/label (like the OP has uploaded,) and by 2009 changed into the round bulls-eye labels.
"wasn't luxe enough for markets like Russia"
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Isn't that the real old bottle. From time they didn't have colourful design? I have seen those many years in Ebay. They have just revamped their bottles, so the newest design must be atleast their third.
Thank's Hednic and Jaakiem for your input. It's starts to being a little confusing now. Is it new or old? I got an email back from ELDO after I described the bottle and asked more info on the bottle design.
Sometimes, old packagings are already online, but please do not hesitate to send us a picture of the bottle you bought.
We will tell you quickly if it is a fake flask or not.
We also want to inform you that there is only one size for Encens & Bubblegum, of 50 mL.
This doesn't clear my mind for the moment. I provided them the picture... I said I bought it from www.parfumaria.com. I think they are kidding me about it being fake or not (another fraghead who is getting hysteric). The bottle isn't fake. If I would have bought a fake bottle there I guess she could put down her business.... Just want to know if this is the old or new look and what design their future releases will have....
Thought I'd share I got an e-mail back from www.parfumaria.com. Maria is always so kind and has real passion for perfume. She said it's impossible that it's an old bottle as she get's new stock from ELDO every two weeks... She finds it very annoying also, all the design changes. Especially for collectors I guess.
That is the style of their original packaging. I have a bottle of Vraie Blonde that I bought in their shop in Paris when they first opened, looks just like that.
I got this answer from ELDO this morning...
This is genuine Etat Libre d'Orange bottle that uses the old bottle design. By old I mean we switched to the coloured design about 4 years ago. We continued to produce both design up until two years ago in order not to waste labels or boxes (we try and be a bit eco-friendly :-) ) Considering Parfumaria last order to us, I would expect this bottle to be about two years old.
No worries to have regarding the quality of the scent and its integrity. We use the finest raw material there are and thanks to a process called 'icing' being used during production, you can expect the olfactory integrity to be preserved for at least 3 years.