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    Default Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    I picked up this "vintage" Eau Sauvage recently on ebay. Upon close inspection the "sealed" package seems to have been opened and resealed (seal missing on one side of plastic, visible glue). Lemon top notes are intact but i'm not getting much oakmoss/base, and am beginning to doubt this is truly a vintage bottle. I thought with the brown marbled box I would be safe, but I'll admit i didn't do much research before pulling the trigger. What do you think?

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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcevoy213 View Post
    I picked up this "vintage" Eau Sauvage recently on ebay. Upon close inspection the "sealed" package seems to have been opened and resealed (seal missing on one side of plastic, visible glue). Lemon top notes are intact but i'm not getting much oakmoss/base, and am beginning to doubt this is truly a vintage bottle. I thought with the brown marbled box I would be safe, but I'll admit i didn't do much research before pulling the trigger. What do you think?

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    The box is post-1992 and the colour of the juice looks right for the age. Being it's a spray I wouldn't worry about it being tampered with.
    The sealing could've been broken and then Seller tried to fix it to keep it as original as possible.
    Is there a batch# anywhere on box and/or stamped on-/etched onto the bottle?
    Scent-wise it may need a few wears so that the juice gets aerated (which often helps).
    To my eyes it all looks perfectly legit, a vtg '90s ES (though I am not a Dior expert), so this is all just my observation. Others here are far sharper on that particular frag
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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Is the cap non-magnetic?

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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    The box is vintage, can't tell about the bottle

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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Not sure, but from the photos it looks like you found yourself a good one.
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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Tending to agree that at the very least the box is vintage and recognizing this one from/in connection with the better performance and good value for money choices of this (consistent with some of the first personal testing experiences with this a few decades ago)

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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Is the cap magnetic?

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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcevoy213 View Post
    I picked up this "vintage" Eau Sauvage recently on ebay. Upon close inspection the "sealed" package seems to have been opened and resealed (seal missing on one side of plastic, visible glue). Lemon top notes are intact but i'm not getting much oakmoss/base, and am beginning to doubt this is truly a vintage bottle. I thought with the brown marbled box I would be safe, but I'll admit i didn't do much research before pulling the trigger. What do you think?

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    Your bottle is correct because new labels look like this
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    Default Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
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    Your bottle is correct because new labels look like this
    You just took me to school on the label-thing there, ZC. Didn't know about/realize/notice that at all. Great to learn something new. Thanks!


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    Default Re: Is this Eau Sauvage really vintage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
    You just took me to school on the label-thing there, ZC. Didn't know about/realize/notice that at all. Great to learn something new. Thanks!


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