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    Hi Guys

    Been a member for a while now but never posted in this forum before.

    I owned a bottle of this in the 90's and loved it. I can see that various members don't really rate the current stuff

    I've seen a few 25ml vintage edt bottles floating around at a reasonable price but have also seen some 50ml aftershave bottles at the same price. Can anyone advise what sort of strength and projection I would get from the aftershave?? Being in its original formulation I am assuming it will still be pretty decent? Or do you think I should just go for the smaller edt bottle??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    Or do you think I should just go for the smaller edt bottle??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This without hesitation
    Thanks Hednic. Just to confirm that the aftershave I have seen is also the vintage. Still the same answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    Hi Guys

    Been a member for a while now but never posted in this forum before.

    I owned a bottle of this in the 90's and loved it. I can see that various members don't really rate the current stuff

    I've seen a few 25ml vintage edt bottles floating around at a reasonable price but have also seen some 50ml aftershave bottles at the same price. Can anyone advise what sort of strength and projection I would get from the aftershave?? Being in its original formulation I am assuming it will still be pretty decent? Or do you think I should just go for the smaller edt bottle??

    Thanks in advance,
    Go for the edt spray in the original art deco bottle. The xeryus rouge is nice too. Two totally different fragrances ....just to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allkindsofwatches1 View Post
    Go for the edt spray in the original art deco bottle. The xeryus rouge is nice too. Two totally different fragrances ....just to add.

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    Great masculine that never got its due. It always gives me the illusion of oak moss in the base accord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SexySmells View Post
    Great masculine that never got its due. It always gives me the illusion of oak moss in the base accord.
    That is a very Xeryus accusation sir. This is a very Xeryus thread. No, Xeryusly, I mean it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexySmells View Post
    Great masculine that never got its due. It always gives me the illusion of oak moss in the base accord.
    I used to love it!! It's been a while so just hope it's as I remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    That is a very Xeryus accusation sir. This is a very Xeryus thread. No, Xeryusly, I mean it.

    (I agree, good stuff.)
    I plead guilty to all your accusations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    I used to love it!! It's been a while so just hope it's as I remember.
    I also don't wear it a lot. That's the price of having too many damn fragrances. When I do grab it though, I'm always reminded of how good and under rated it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SexySmells View Post
    I plead guilty to all your accusations.



    I also don't wear it a lot. That's the price of having too many damn fragrances. When I do grab it though, I'm always reminded of how good and under rated it is.
    *pours a bowl of breakfast Xeryeal*

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    The vintage EdT is great stuff and not particularly scarce on ebay in the states although I know you're across the pond. I would just go for whatever size of the EdT you can afford.

    Quote Originally Posted by SexySmells View Post
    Great masculine that never got its due. It always gives me the illusion of oak moss in the base accord.
    I'm not sure that the oakmoss is illusory - smells like the real thing to me, and lots of it! That and artemisia.
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    Used to have the 25ml edt and pretty much loved it. I do have the vtg aftershave and am very happy with it. Smells great with decent performance. When I apply it I let it dry into the skin and then reapply. Works fine for me.


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    If you can swing it, I’d hon for both. The layered wearing will make your edt last longer (splash on the AS, let it dry then apply EDT over it). Xeryus is not a “heavy hitter” to begin with, so if I had to choose, I’d go with the EDT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauer_Haus View Post
    The vintage EdT is great stuff and not particularly scarce on ebay in the states although I know you're across the pond. I would just go for whatever size of the EdT you can afford.



    I'm not sure that the oakmoss is illusory - smells like the real thing to me, and lots of it! That and artemisia.
    Wouldn't doubt it. I've seen more than one site have the accords on this one sans oak moss. I get an undercurrent of it, but sometimes there are tunings of certain ingredients that do give you the semblance of something else entirely. Either way, I have always enjoyed it when I wore it. I also remember how surprised I was ( the first wearing ) on how solid it smelled. My expectations were exceeded........and that is a rare thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
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    Blasphemy!

    Can't remember what Xeryus smelled like, but as others have said I only recall the Rouge version and it wasn't pleasant. Might be time to investigate the original/classic one further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Blasphemy!

    Can't remember what Xeryus smelled like, but as others have said I only recall the Rouge version and it wasn't pleasant. Might be time to investigate the original/classic one further.
    I don't care for Rouge. It's just too sweet for my liking. The original was quite stunning.
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    I would be surprised if there wasn't a good amount of oakmoss in good old Xeryus. Heck, there was (and still should be) oakmoss in almost anything worthwhile from that century.
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    And what do you think of the new xeryus releases? (Mythical collection and post formulation)
    Bought a "myhtical" bottle in hope for something as similar as possible to vintage and what I got... A watered down bright floral with a faint sweet accord, really different from art deco xeryus...

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    Not sure if that question was for me too but I have never smelled the reformulation(s).
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    I am wearing a bit of Xeryus vintage, and it is INCREDIBLE. Very nice super Yatagan-ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I am wearing a bit of Xeryus vintage, and it is INCREDIBLE. Very nice super Yatagan-ish.
    Note: The ways in which Xeryus might be called "Yatagan-ish" do not include the celery seed note that I and some others find off-putting. I love vintage Xeryus; Yatagan, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I am wearing a bit of Xeryus vintage, and it is INCREDIBLE. Very nice super Yatagan-ish.
    I haven't tried this one yet but the notes provided on Fragrantica makes me curious about this one and Monsieur Givenchy.
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    Have had the luck to test both the aftershave and the EDT version long ago in the past, each of these in their vintage version, having noticed that they do not differ that much in terms of performance, having both more than decent projection and longevity.

    Ultimately, if the price on both the EDT and the aftershave is identical or nearly similar, would still advise to start with a smaller bottle of EDT if on budget and/or good rates become available for it, with the possibility to always keep in mind the possibility of adding an aftershave version of the same respective fragrance later on-should budget, purchasing opportunities/discounts/offers gradually allow for this, partly in order to better point out, highlight the already good performance of the EDT.
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