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    Default Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Good day all,

    I am curious to hear your thoughts about whether the current version of Bowling Green available at discounters is worth picking up, or if I should hunt for vintage? I have read all the threads however I get conflicting opinions.
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    Default Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    The current version is quite good and is a bargain at current prices.
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    Default Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    I haven't tried the original, but the current one smells cheap and cloying to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentMemory View Post
    I haven't tried the original, but the current one smells cheap and cloying to me.
    Both smell this way to me.
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    Haven't tried vintage, but like the current enough to have bought a back up bottle. I find the lemon verbena to be really nice.. a bit more on the candied citrus side than natural, but very good nevertheless. The dry down is just ok, but at like $16 a bottle, for 4 oz, I really have no complaints.
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    They are both pretty good, with the vintage being a bit warmer as it evolves.

    It's one I want to like more than I do. Something about it keeps me at arms length.
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    Default Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Thanks for the replies! At current prices it might be worth picking up before it fades away!
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    Well...

    For me, vintage is it, no questions.

    However, if you have never tried the vintage then it might not matter to you.

    I was hooked on the vintage, bought what I thought was a back-up bottle and was sorely disappointing when I smelled it. Just not the same - the moss/oakmoss in the vintage makes the jus what it is.

    The vintage bottles (not packaging) must say 'New York' on the label otherwise it ain't the real deal
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    Default Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Just bought the current 120ml version which is very good for the 11 euro payed.
    Especially first hrs are really enjoyable and best to described as a greener Drakkar Noir version added with some more citrus. The drydown is mossy, kind of spicy and close to the skin but present for quite some hrs.
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    Default Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Haven't tried vintage, but like the current enough to have bought a back up bottle. I find the lemon verbena to be really nice.. a bit more on the candied citrus side than natural, but very good nevertheless. The dry down is just ok, but at like $16 a bottle, for 4 oz, I really have no complaints.
    Sold away my vintage. Found it too a little too spicy and not in a good way. Haven’t seen the current version to check if it’s any better. I’d be surprised if a retailer makes any $ at those rock-bottom prices.
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    Default Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Quote Originally Posted by ScentMemory View Post
    I haven't tried the original, but the current one smells cheap and cloying to me.
    I came to this conclusion also after liking it for a while (original or at least older bottles). Girlfriend, Japanese tourists, all moaned when I splashed myself with it generously. This of course meant that I applied even more of it and wore it longer than I otherwise would have as I refuse to let people influence my fragrance habits.




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