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    Default Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    I had trouble finding a big bottle for a good price..cheapest I could find was 60 euros but I finally got it for 55 euros without the receipt obviously from a small perfume shop not a department store.
    Batch code tells me it was made in early '17...
    Now about the current version, well I was scared that it was reformulated and watered down.. I've read so many reviews here and lots of people say it barely lasts 2-3 hours so I was nervous as I ripped the plastic off getting ready to see for myself. Now I just bought the fragrance right before I went to see the new star wars movie (solo) so I quickly sprayed a few times on the top of my hand untill the juice finally came out. Thankfully it lasts around 7 hours and smells as good as it always did. I'm really happy because it's a fantastic fragrance and it is the same. It also projects well.
    I don't understand why many people say it's become so very weak!!!

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Sounds good. I smelled the new Pi Extreme recently, and it was great to my nose.
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Congrats on your purchase.
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Enjoy your new found Givenchy!
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Iíve come to realize that talks reformulation can sometimes be a bit exaggerated to say the least.

    Not familiar with this one so I canít offer an opinion but Iím glad it worked out for you.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Thanks! It's a fantastic fragrance I love wearing it.
    Classic givenchy

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Redneck:
    The only pi flanker I've ever seen is pi neo which to me is completely different. It's great for summer but original pi lasts much longer.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Foamywax View Post
    Redneck:
    The only pi flanker I've ever seen is pi neo which to me is completely different. It's great for summer but original pi lasts much longer.
    I like Pi Neo, but yes - very different!

    Pi Extreme is a LOT like Pi, but with more leather, I think. Fans of regular Pi will like it, IMO. And I expect that longevity is good, but I've never worn it.
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    I might pick up Pi Air today.

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    Congrats! It's an enjoyable scent, and anything that still smells "as good as the old days" is welcome news.

    Man, I haven't smelled Pi in ages. Haven't seen it in a store lately, for that matter. This makes me want to sniff it for old times sake. Used to own Pi Fraiche back in the day. I have rather fond memories of it (relaxing, cheerful, compliments galore), but its now at unreasonable prices.

    Apparently, Pi Air is similar in many ways...need to get my nose on it!
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Foamywax View Post
    Thanks! It's a fantastic fragrance I love wearing it.
    Classic givenchy
    Might get some this fall, how does it fair in heat like summer wear is it too heavy for summer?
    Fragrance is my favorite thing. So much so that if I leave the house and I don't put any on, I'll turn around and go back home.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    To be honest I think it's fine for the summer but maybe only a few sprays-more than that is overkill.
    Remember Pi is not a "freshie" but it's not a warm spicy scent either so it's an all season fragrance in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Congrats! It's an enjoyable scent, and anything that still smells "as good as the old days" is welcome news.

    Man, I haven't smelled Pi in ages. Haven't seen it in a store lately, for that matter. This makes me want to sniff it for old times sake. Used to own Pi Fraiche back in the day. I have rather fond memories of it (relaxing, cheerful, compliments galore), but its now at unreasonable prices.

    Apparently, Pi Air is similar in many ways...need to get my nose on it!
    It smells exactly the same as it did in '99.
    Also projects well two sprays on my neck and I could smell it over the hours that's always the "test" for me.
    When I can detect it over the next four hours it's above average quality for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    I’ve come to realize that talks reformulation can sometimes be a bit exaggerated to say the least.
    Understatement of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I might pick up Pi Air today.
    It's good. I've been owing myself a bottle for a while, having actually sampled and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it's been neglected on my to-buy list.
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    The codes get repeated every 10 years. Is it possible you have a 2007 bottle?
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleBuck View Post
    The codes get repeated every 10 years. Is it possible you have a 2007 bottle?
    This is a good thought - especially if the packaging is dated and dusty. I love going into small parfumeries in Europe precisely because they have old odds and ends laying around in the corners of cabinets, counters, and window displays.

    I collected MANY of my fragrances back in the late aughts, so I see batch code roll-over all the time.
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Uncle buck:
    No it's a very new bottle manufactured last year.
    The bottle has the large π torwards the top and the juice is the darker color. Also the box is the latest one.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Might get some this fall, how does it fair in heat like summer wear is it too heavy for summer?
    Speckmann,

    You are just north of me, as I am in Chi-Town. When Pi came out around 99 or 2000, I got a sample from a purchase. I wore it on a June day, about 80 degrees....uhhh, nope! Waaay to sweet and juicy for this lad! I was scared yellowjackets were gonna be stalking me!

    Givenchy's PI is, for me, more of a cooler weather scent. Foamywax, for sure, nice find!!!!

    Pi is nice, but for my $$$ Body Kouros sang it better. Just my $0.02.......
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    I didn’t find the new one weak, but deeply reformulated. They cut off the leather, the woods and a kind of spicyness (dirty) feel. It’s so plain now. Almost like a big vanilla scent from the opening to the drydown.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Might get some this fall, how does it fair in heat like summer wear is it too heavy for summer?
    Good for even a tropical summer.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    It's good. I've been owing myself a bottle for a while, having actually sampled and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it's been neglected on my to-buy list.
    Pi Air is very nice. Wearing it now.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    I didn’t find the new one weak, but deeply reformulated. They cut off the leather, the woods and a kind of spicyness (dirty) feel. It’s so plain now. Almost like a big vanilla scent from the opening to the drydown.
    Yeah, somebody who wants all that needs to go with Pi Extreme - looks like they ADDED BACK all the stuff the took out, to make the flanker!
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Yeah, somebody who wants all that needs to go with Pi Extreme - looks like they ADDED BACK all the stuff the took out, to make the flanker!
    Yes! Lets say it's 80% close to the original. Nice flanker.

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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Yes! Lets say it's 80% close to the original. Nice flanker.
    Yeah - no way was big oakmoss getting back in! Too bad - that stuff made the old Pi grand. But leather almost does the same thing, and thus, I suppose, the flanker fills a void.
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    Default Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    I didn’t find the new one weak, but deeply reformulated. They cut off the leather, the woods and a kind of spicyness (dirty) feel. It’s so plain now. Almost like a big vanilla scent from the opening to the drydown.
    I don't know what nonsense you are talking about.
    I have been wearing pi since 1999..
    I would know if it's been "deeply reformulated" or not.
    The leather spices and some "dirty" note have been removed
    as you say which isn't true at all.
    Also someone else here decided that it used to be full of oakmoss but now-that has been removed too.
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    I didnít find the new one weak, but deeply reformulated. They cut off the leather, the woods and a kind of spicyness (dirty) feel. Itís so plain now. Almost like a big vanilla scent from the opening to the drydown.
    I don't know what nonsense you are talking about.
    I have been wearing pi since 1999..
    I would know if it's been "deeply reformulated" or not.
    The leather spices and some "dirty" note have been removed
    as you say which isn't true at all.
    Also someone else here decided that it used to be full of oakmoss but now-that has been removed too.
    Lol

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    I was a 1999 Pi lover and stopped buying it 8-9years ago due to reformulations, anyone here sellin and old formula oneŅ? Thank you!
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