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    Default Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I received a brand new sealed bottle of Gucci Pour Homme. From observing, I noticed from the bottle that the juice line is much lower than what I normally would expect.
    I wonder if this has been observed in other fragrances as well?

    I'm trying to date approximately when this bottle is from. Using ROLS http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspo...-perfumes.html
    I'm able to generically identify the bottle to be from 1982-1990 by the shape of the bottle. It be nice to identify what year this bottle is from. There's a stamped code in the inside of the box (9040) and a number on the bottom of the bottle (4P). Unfortunately there isn't a good systematic way to identify Gucci bottles unlike other notable houses.

    I also would be interested to know if there's a difference in formulation between the first (1976-81) and second (1982-90) series bottle.

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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Are you sure it was factory sealed? It looks like it was shrink sealed.
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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    The shrink wrap looks questionable....BUT.....the bottle and low-fill are legit and common for 1976 GPH. I've had my share of those same 30ml. sprays and most, if not all, suffered evaporation. Perhaps the seller shrink wrapped it themselves....or not.......but at any rate, the bottle and juice look good to me.
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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I agree. It looks like someone put it in plastic to ship it. Not a bad idea.

    That juice is so, so good. One of the most interesting, captivating, oak moss fragrances I've tried.

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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    That juice is so, so good. One of the most interesting, captivating, oak moss fragrances I've tried.
    I think I only tried it once, few years back, and recall finding it so so but leaning towards nice. Posts like yours make me want to revisit.

    Would you say it's at all similar to R de Capucci?

    How about you N.Cal, liking it so far?

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    Speaking strictly based on the little experience with this scent and its outer aspect, would not worry about its genuineness nor the validity, the compliance of the purchase

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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post
    I think I only tried it once, few years back, and recall finding it so so but leaning towards nice. Posts like yours make me want to revisit.

    Would you say it's at all similar to R de Capucci?

    How about you N.Cal, liking it so far?
    I have not smelled R de Capucci so I can't comment on similarity.

    I enjoyed Gucci Pour Homme a lot. It comes off as woody spicy aromatic. I do get a strong oakmoss dry down with some leather and patchouli notes. It's definitely one of the better pickups from this recent vintage bunch.

    I'd like to know if there was any reformulation that occurred between 1976-1990, during the original release.
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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    That juice is so, so good. One of the most interesting, captivating, oak moss fragrances I've tried.
    I agree. I love the original (1976) GPH. It's easily my favorite GPH. I also enjoy the exceptional woody 2003 version of GPH, but the '76 version will always be my favorite.

    And the GPH II version isn't even in the running. Even though I have it in my wardrobe, I've always found it annoying.

    NCFR.....I seem to recall the fill line being very low in the older '76 bottles, especially when you take the cap off of the 30 ml bottles. But I agree, the fill line on your bottle does look lower than normal. I don't believe I've ever seen any information regarding reformulations occurring with the fragrance.
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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post
    I think I only tried it once, few years back, and recall finding it so so but leaning towards nice. Posts like yours make me want to revisit.

    Would you say it's at all similar to R de Capucci?

    How about you N.Cal, liking it so far?
    R de Capucci has more going on. Gucci Pour Homme (1976), to my nose, is more of a straight oak moss fragrance, with some herbs. To me, similar fragrances would be Chanel Pour Monsieur and Lancome Sagamore.

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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I find GPH76 to be in same family as Equipage.
    Capucci PH is more citrusy/leathery (depending on vintage version).
    While Capucci is more complex, I like GPH more than Capucci .

    NCal : I have no idea about dating Gucci Bottles. But I have tried a few different versions and know that GPH76 did not change much. Again this is from memory and I do not have those bottles/samples anymore.
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    Default Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    I find GPH76 to be in same family as Equipage.
    Capucci PH is more citrusy/leathery (depending on vintage version).
    While Capucci is more complex, I like GPH more than Capucci .

    NCal : I have no idea about dating Gucci Bottles. But I have tried a few different versions and know that GPH76 did not change much. Again this is from memory and I do not have those bottles/samples anymore.
    I agree with you that GPH and Equipage ( 2 of my favorite leather scents ) are cousins. Gucci is spicier to me than the Hermes, but Equipage may be the smoothest leather ( other than Aigner No.1 ) that I've ever worn. Either way, both are very good.

    I used to own the Capucci in question. I remember grabbing multiple bottles a decade or so ago from XMEN. Henry always had the vintage bottles. For whatever reason, I never wore it much. It was good, but got relegated to "sell-it" status shortly after purchase. I don't recall it being that similar to GPH, but I could be remiss.
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