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    Default MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I'm considering adding Chypre Palatin to my collection.
    I only know it from a sample I received when it was first released.

    Does anyone know if it's been watered down since then?
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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I have not smelled the most recent batch. This was created after the IFRA restrictions, so chances are there is no need to reformulate. That said, firms often reformulate on their own, even if not forced by IFRA.

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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I had my mind pretty much set on Invasion Barbare.
    Although, since receiving a fresh sample, it seems less powerful than I remember.
    Like CP, I received a sample when it was first released, which I used up a long time.
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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    Don't believe it has been changed since it launched although don't know for sure. Great scent.
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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I have not smelled the most recent batch. This was created after the IFRA restrictions, so chances are there is no need to reformulate. That said, firms often reformulate on their own, even if not forced by IFRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Don't believe it has been changed since it launched although don't know for sure. great scent.
    Good to know. Thanks for the quick replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I have not smelled the most recent batch. This was created after the IFRA restrictions, so chances are there is no need to reformulate. That said, firms often reformulate on their own, even if not forced by IFRA.

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    Exactly what I wanted to say.

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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    Thanks for the link. Very informative. And honest to say that they did reformulate something because of IFRA, and it wasn't good enough.

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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    Really interesting video, thanks for posting. Great to see Claude being so enthusiastic about his fragrances. Have to say that he provided fantastic customer service whenever I purchased directly from him.

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    I have a new bottle from this year. After all the talk of reformulation I was so curious that I got a vintage split from Strifeknot. I was so excited to smell THE REAL DEAL. I’ll tell you what, if it is reformulated, they did a fantastic job. It’s the same scent, no doubt there. Maybe there’s a slight concentration difference but the new one is tenacious as well. Any difference in overall potency is just as likely from evaporation etc. I’m not saying it DIDNT happen. Just saying it certainly isn’t a ruined fragrance like some others. Of course this is all just my opinion. Take it as such.

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    I've compared 2015 and 2018 juice side by side and there's a big difference.

    edit: I realize now this is an old thread that got bumped, but I still I suggest reading Kafkaesqueblog's whole write up on Chypre Palatin being reformulated and maybe Claude's meltdown in the comments, trying to refute it: http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2017/0...hypre-palatin/
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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I think there is adequate evidence that the newer bottles require a bit of time to age/macerate. That's consistent with Claude's comments.

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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I truly believe Mr. Marchal so I have no doubt that the formula hasn't changed. But but based on credible reviews like the one in the Kafkaesque blog, it seems to me that this may be a case of the quality of ingredients changing, and thus affecting the overall smell and performance of the fragrance. If MDCI was using the highest quality ingredients available at the time, when Chypre Palatin was initially released, it's more than possible that their access to those exact same ingredients may not be what it once was, and they're now sourcing those ingredients from a different supplier. I've only ever sampled the vintage version of this one. Would be interested to see how it's changed.
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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I think when high quality naturals are used, you can get slight variations from batch to batch, coupled with the ageing factor of older bottles people may notice differences. It doesn't mean that the fragrance has been reformulated though.

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    High quality natural ingredients? Nearly all houses use synthetics of varying quality, even niche and luxury. I doubt MDCI is any different.
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    Default Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hothamwater View Post
    High quality natural ingredients? Nearly all houses use synthetics of varying quality, even niche and luxury. I doubt MDCI is any different.
    They use a combination of the two, if they were totally synthetic, then we would not see differences between batches, and some houses only use naturals or mostly naturals like House of Matriarch, Bortnikoff, Fort and Manle, AbdusSalaam Attar etc.




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