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    Default Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    I was at Ross today and spotted some Grey Flannel - two different packages (one in box, the other in a small cloth bag) but I couldn't see any other differences, so I just picked one randomly. Didn't realize until I got home that it said Eau de in small letters at the top. Oooops. I'm thinking of going back and picking up the original one, since they were each only $9, but just curious how similar it is to the "Eau" flanker. The Eau seems way more aquatic/soft green than I was expecting, since I'd previously seen the original compared to stuff like TdH. Is the original pretty different? Worth dropping another $9?

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Regular Grey Flannel is awesome stuff! Have a couple vintages right now, and the modern stuff I owned before is great too. It's kind of unique too in that it's like.. laundry softener smell (clean) but also with like a ashy/'dirty' smell. A clean/dirty clash.

    Can kind of think of it like a predecessor of Fahrenheit.
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    GF was John Gotti signature scent, and to this day I still don’t know how it smells even though I’ve seen it in stores a million times.
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Regular Grey Flannel is awesome stuff! Have a couple vintages right now, and the modern stuff I owned before is great too. It's kind of unique too in that it's like.. laundry softener smell (clean) but also with like a ashy/'dirty' smell. A clean/dirty clash.

    Can kind of think of it like a predecessor of Fahrenheit.
    That sounds tempting, and fairly different from the "Eau de" flanker. I also like Morabito Or Black, another Fahrenheit predecessor, so if it's in that realm sounds like it's worth checking out. And the John Gotti connection doesn't hurt!

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    I'm thinking of going back and picking up the original one, since they were each only $9
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    I quite like the "Eau" version. I wish it had more staying power, but enjoy it for casual summer wear. It is MUCH different than GF. GF is my least favorite scent ever. I have a bottle I'd gladly part with. I cannot bear it.

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    Grey Flannel (*****)
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
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    The original Grey Flannel smells awesome, almost like a ‘niche masculine’ but you have to like ‘violet leaf’ note to enjoy it. For $9 I’d say “Get back in there!”
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    +1

    The original Grey Flannel smells awesome, almost like a ‘niche masculine’ but you have to like ‘violet leaf’ note to enjoy it. For $9 I’d say “Get back in there!”
    Haha ok I'm convinced! I do like violet leaf so sounds like a safe bet.

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Although owning and liking both, happening to enjoy GF more and to perceive Eau de Grey Flannel as a much lighter, fresher, but also more linear and less complex flanker, in fact not very similar to its initial counterpart

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Although owning and liking both, happening to enjoy GF more and to perceive Eau de Grey Flannel as a much lighter, fresher, but also more linear and less complex flanker, in fact not very similar to its initial counterpart
    Good to know. The Eau flanker smelled a bit like Febreze to me. Not a bad thing, just not my thing. I'm visiting family so I gave it to a teenage cousin who was about as excited to receive it as I would be to receive a free bottle of Slumberhouse Norne. So all's well that ends well.

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Ok wow! Really glad I went back today and picked up the original. Much better than the Eau flanker. Really enjoying the green, woody, floral vibeI get a lot of soapy moss, violet leaf and jasmine, along with a hint of the same kind of anise note that stands out to me in Morabito Or Black. Definitely worth the $9!

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    I love Grey Flannel my step father wore it when I was young it's the first Cologne i remember smelling. When I smell it I think of a masculine man's man cause that's who he was. Eau de grey flannel is crap tho
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Got an old vintage cologne version that is really green, lots of violet and lasts 12+ hrs. Smells pretty good as well!
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Got an old vintage cologne version that is really green, lots of violet and lasts 12+ hrs. Smells pretty good as well!
    Nice! Do you find the vintage has better/more oakmoss? I do get a fair amount of moss in the current formulation, but I imagine it may have suffered post-IFRA restrictions.

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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Nice! Do you find the vintage has better/more oakmoss? I do get a fair amount of moss in the current formulation, but I imagine it may have suffered post-IFRA restrictions.
    I smelled a few times the current version which is (imo) completely different compared to vintage.
    Current is still green but more fresh, citrussy and weaker performance. Like an aquatic version of original vtg.
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    I've never smelled the Eau, but the original is just a genderbend classic loaded with violet and soapy clean/contrasting woody/dirty tones that it's a must in my book.
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    The eau is really weak and did not impress me at all.
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    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    I think the original Grey Flannel is awful for the first hour and a half of wearing, after which it tones down a bit and gets better.

    The Eau version doesn't smell great to my nose in wrist testing, but works surprisingly well when a lot is sprayed on in summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Got an old vintage cologne version that is really green, lots of violet and lasts 12+ hrs. Smells pretty good as well!
    I'm jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    I'm jealous!
    Yeah, they were 2x of those really old mini bottles (still 15ml each though) with Cologne written on the bottle.
    I decanted both together in a 30ml sprayer and use it only few times a year.
    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Yeah, they were 2x of those really old mini bottles (still 15ml each though) with Cologne written on the bottle.
    I decanted both together in a 30ml sprayer and use it only few times a year.
    Nice! ...like this one:
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    Default Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Threw them away after decanting but they had Cologne written on them but size and bottle shape etc. is indeed the same.
    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude




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