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    Default Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    Dear All,
    After doing a fair amount of reading through past threads, many of them from 10 years or more ago, I see that at some point (mid-2000's?) Habit Rouge in all formulations, except by some accounts the EdP, became more citric, less balsamic and animalic.
    Sooo, I'm looking for a vintage that still has those qualities. The thing I can't figure out is what exactly "vintage" would mean for these purposes. Sadly Monsieur Guerlain's site is down at present, so I turn hopefully to you.

    I have the recent, silver-capped bottles in EdT and EdC, which I love, but I for sure don't find them to be particularly skanky or balsamic. It seems that the same bottle and box designs but with a gold cap is the set of reformulations before the silver cap. And then we go back to the more square bottles, yes?
    What vintage would you recommend to someone looking for the animal in the woods in the red jacket who perhaps resembles Keith Richards circa 1972?
    Many thanks!
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Default Re: Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    The EdT in Zig Zag box mght fit the bill.

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    Default Re: Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    If you can get your hands on one of these, got for it:

    Guerlain-Habit-Rouge-17-floz-50-ml.jpg

    If, not, this should get you where you need to go:

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    Default Re: Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    the animal in the woods in the red jacket who perhaps resembles Keith Richards circa 1972?
    Was just thinking of Keef today; in 10 days it'll be his 75th birthday. So hard to wrap my head around that.

    I'll bet he could score you some proper Habit Rouge.

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    Default Re: Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    I am quite sure you‘d like the L‘Extrait, which if I recall well is available again.

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    Default Re: Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    Yes, I'll ask Keef! And get him to sign my Telecaster!
    I hadn't even considered the extrait so I have some enjoyable reading ahead of me, thanks!
    Oviatt, the pics are really helpful, thanks!
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Default Re: Looking for a balsamic/animalic 'vintage' of Habit Rouge

    Unfortunately I don't know much about vintage Habit Rouge. My only suggestion is that you check out Tom Ford's Noir EdP - it's heavily inspired by Habit Rouge and has a very animalic base under all the amber and powdery spices.

    I hope it scratches the itch until you rind the right Habit Rouge formulation (or at least scratches another itch)




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