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    Angry Vintage Axe

    Everyone knows that the 2012 batch of Axe Phoenix was far, far better than all other Axe Phoenixes to follow. See here:

    http://www.thetoptens.com/best-axe-sprays/
    (search for "2012 edition" within page)

    There have been rumors on the internet and in fragrance circles that all Axes were reformulated in 2013 when they reduced the quality of ingredients. To wit, they went from the superior isobutane propellant to a standard butane propellant. That means that Phoenix cannot be applied at all below a temperature of approximately 34°F because that's the vaporization point of standard butane (isobutane's is much lower.)

    I have fond memories of trudging through the cold winter snows to my local whorehouse, can of Axe in hand, to be sprayed all over myself before knocking on the giant inlaid wooden doors that guarded those hallowed halls.

    Unfortunately, those days are gone forever. Now, any attempt to bathe one's corpus in that magnificent Axe juice while standing in the freezing sleet will result not in a fountain of manly exaltation but merely a sad, sad dribble of disappointment.

    Fortunately, in the case of Axe Phoenix, the juice still smells exactly like Dior Sauvage. Or rather, since Phoenix came out 16 years prior, I guess you could say that Dior Sauvage smells exactly like a clone of Axe Phoenix.

    I wonder how many people who swear they smell Sauvage on "everyone" are actually smelling Phoenix. One can only ponder.

    Thus, I'm trying to purchase, or steal, as the case may be, as many vintage (pre-2013) cans of Axe Phoenix as I can so I can revisit those wonderful ladies of the night when the snows return this winter. I have not found anything on any of the major online fragrance sites. I suppose a gander at the hated eBay will be a necessity.

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    I don't think the whores will mind the reformulation, lol
    I didn't realize the similarities to Sauvage, though. My kids burned through this stuff years ago like they were oxygen cans. They went from Phoenix, to Gold, and have now moved beyond the Axe products.
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    O yes, Sauvage was at first heavily criticized for stealing Ann Gottlieb's Phoenix formulation. If you have Sauvage, buy a can of Phoenix and see yourself. 90% the same; normal people can't tell the difference.

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    That was mildly funny.

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    Just when I thought I've seen it all... reformulations of Axe LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnitter View Post
    Just when I thought I've seen it all... reformulations of Axe LOL
    Was thinking the same, but didn't want to say it!
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    Axe Pheonix subforum here we come.
    oh look, I have a signature
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    Default Re: Vintage Axe

    Hey the man likes his Axe

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    Axe lovers need love too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shlorpy View Post
    Axe lovers need love too!
    And they have to pay $100 an hour for said love. haha
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    $120

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    This is the most hilarious thing I've seen all week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shlorpy View Post
    $120
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shlorpy View Post
    O yes, Sauvage was at first heavily criticized for stealing Ann Gottlieb's Phoenix formulation. If you have Sauvage, buy a can of Phoenix and see yourself. 90% the same; normal people can't tell the difference.
    I have Sauvage and haven't tried Phoenix in a few years. I wouldn't think they would actively try to copy the Phoenix formulation. Maybe it's a close resemblance/coincidence?
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    I can't believe people talk about, search for, and pay for vintage Axe. But to each his own I guess. There are lots of people that would think most of us are nuts for shelling out hundreds for vintage and rare perfumes.

    But still...Axe?
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