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    Default Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    It wasn't cheap, but it was the vintage formula, in the blue plastic bottle case, and it's magnificent.

    Grab 'em while you can folks, the EDP is only on sale in Europe, and it turns out that it's been reformulated too, and not in a good way.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Congratulations! A fine buy. You'll love it.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Great choice, a complex, rich and highly nuanced fragrance-congratulations for finding it
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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aromaphile View Post
    It wasn't cheap, but it was the vintage formula, in the blue plastic bottle case, and it's magnificent.

    Grab 'em while you can folks, the EDP is only on sale in Europe, and it turns out that it's been reformulated too, and not in a good way.
    Congrats on this! It's a wonderful scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Congrats on this! It's a wonderful scent.
    Thengyoo thengyoo!

    I'm looking at stocking up on this one considering its now severely limited availability, and it's one of my all-time faves.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Stuff is awesome indeed and pretty strong and lasting all day!
    Own 2x 50ml of that plastic bottle but did not know that was vintage. What does the current (reformulated) version look like then?
    My Top '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Stuff is awesome indeed and pretty strong and lasting all day!
    Own 2x 50ml of that plastic bottle but did not know that was vintage. What does the current (reformulated) version look like then?
    From what I've read it's been reformulated and repackaged for the European market, and now comes in the same clear glass bottle as the EDT.

    If you have a look at the French YSL site you can see it there.

    http://www.yslbeauty.fr/parfum-homme...ium-pour-homme

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Very intense, very spicy, very Serge Lutens.
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    I prefer the EdT as the density of the EdP is a bit much for me.

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    This was my wedding scent. Purchased in 1998. Clear glass bottle. I preferred the edp to the edt sniffing them out in the shop. I preferred the edp over everything I got to in the shop.

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    Nice to see a fragrance lover happy about finding an hard to find frag he was seeking! Enjoy it
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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Detox View Post
    Nice to see a fragrance lover happy about finding an hard to find frag he was seeking! Enjoy it
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aromaphile View Post
    From what I've read it's been reformulated and repackaged for the European market, and now comes in the same clear glass bottle as the EDT.

    If you have a look at the French YSL site you can see it there.

    http://www.yslbeauty.fr/parfum-homme...ium-pour-homme
    Ah, yes I can recall now! Anyone knows how this edp smells? Must be way less compared to plastic vintage as I read multiple times that the edt has been reformulated and watered down badly as well!
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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Great purchase, It is good to know that the EDP is not discontinued. This reformulation thing scares me tho, I have the blue 50ml bottle (i guess vintage). Why do they keep the EDP on limited availability?

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    The EDP doesn't seem to have been a good seller, expecially considering that it was released in the 90s when all that fresh/aquatic style was all the rage. The EDT didn't sell to well in Australia either.

    Such a pity because the EDT is an excellent fragrance for casual and office wear, and the EDP is just so rich and opulent that it's a special treat every time I wear it.

    But, to quote Spinal Tap, "Money talks, bullshit walks" and if the sales figures are bullshit then it's just not worth keeping the product in circulation where it's not selling.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Have fun and spry just a bit if you don't want to start having headaches

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    I think that the vintage one was the glass bottle. The blue plastic you have mentioned is a rechargeable spray (and includes the glass bottle).

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Montana View Post
    I think that the vintage one was the glass bottle. The blue plastic you have mentioned is a rechargeable spray (and includes the glass bottle).
    That's correct.

    Personally, I found the vintage packaging somewhat tacky and view Serge Lutens' Arabie as a superior alternative.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    If the plastic one is supposed to be the reformulated one, then it's a damn strong and good one!
    I think it was only a bottling (lay out) change with the juice remaining the same.
    My Top '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    The one in the blue plastic casing (with a replaceable filler bottle) is the original EDP packaging and formula. The new bottle appears just the same as the EDT 50mL bottle, but with "eau de parfum" written on the bottom.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I prefer the EdT as the density of the EdP is a bit much for me.
    Same here, although, I do own both. Overall, one of the best releases from YSL!

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    The original EDP is a terrific scent. It's lush and elegant and one of the more superior designers you're going to find. I have it and the EDT ( which smells good also ).

    I prefer the EDP by a wide margin over the EDT, but I suppose it comes to personal taste.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aromaphile View Post
    The one in the blue plastic casing (with a replaceable filler bottle) is the original EDP packaging and formula.
    This one IMO is the best one of the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This one IMO is the best one of the bunch.
    It's an outstanding one, isn't it. Love wearing it on really cold days.

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    Opium PH EDP has been in my wish list for a LONG LONG time....! Lucky you!
    Enjoy it my friend...
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    I can't find the EdP on their website anymore. Is the EdP discontinued now?

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Can anyone post the pics of both EDP n EDT...vintage and new versions....so that many of newbies like me get some clarity....as more often than not what we think is the vintage is the reformulated juice because of lack of info. .......it will surely help if there is a pic accompanying such threads.....!!

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    I think Opium edt is not on their site anymore but it seems to be available. I don't know :/ I wish someone would confirm if the edt and edp are still in production.

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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Himalayan odyssey View Post
    Can anyone post the pics of both EDP n EDT...vintage and new versions....so that many of newbies like me get some clarity....as more often than not what we think is the vintage is the reformulated juice because of lack of info. .......it will surely help if there is a pic accompanying such threads.....!!
    Here's pics of my Opium pour Homme Eau de Parfum. I did an order with Escentual back in mid June, bottle arrived probably June or July. I'm in USA, bottle shipped from UK or w/e for me, .

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    Maybe batch code 62M101, 2015-01 according to CheckFresh. Perhaps this is the latest(?) formulation?
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    Default Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    Great purchase! Congratulations. Some info here.
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