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    Wow.

    I've had a large decant of Maai for a couple of years now and the other day I went looking for it and was dismayed when I couldn't locate it. In desperation, I sent off for a sample from Luckyscent, and, of course, by the time it arrived I had found my old decant.

    Long story short: the sample smells QUITE a bit different than my decant. The bass-booming animalics are now definitely missing. The upper register is till there, but that incredible feast of civet, castoreum, hyraceum, etc. has been toned WAY DOWN.

    Anyone else gotten a bottle or sample recently?
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    Oh no don’t tell me that!!! It’s been on my buy list for a while.
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    That sample might have come from a fresher batch that will require a little(?) more maceration time (a year +} to reach a similar level of quality. This seems to be the case with fragrances containing relatively higher quantity of natural ingredients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    That sample might have come from a fresher batch that will require a little(?) more maceration time (a year +} to reach a similar level of quality. This seems to be the case with fragrances containing relatively higher quantity of natural ingredients.
    I don't know. This new sample smells SURPRISINGLY different than my older decant in its profile. I was a huge fan before, but I definitely wouldn't buy a bottle of this newer stuff. It's simply not the same scent. It's missing the very things that made it such a controversial hit. :-(

    I remember how shocked and saddened I was when just this sort of neutering happened to MKK and Onda extrait. It was like the beautiful, deep bottom had dropped out of each of them. (Although these two scents are still pretty decent in their more recent formulations, whereas, I am less impressed by this somewhat lighter, cleaner version of Maai.)

    I suppose if you've never sampled or worn the older version you might find this newer iteration quite fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrnesxperienc View Post
    Oh no don’t tell me that!!! It’s been on my buy list for a while.

    If you haven't worn the older version, you may still like this newer one just fine!
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    I received a sample of this a couple months ago with a Lucky Scent order & immediately ordered a bottle as I was blown away.
    I still haven’t gotten around to opening it up & giving it a wearing & now I’m worried it won’t be as good as the sample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    If you haven't worn the older version, you may still like this newer one just fine!
    My sample is a couple years old so who knows which it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawMia View Post
    I received a sample of this a couple months ago with a Lucky Scent order & immediately ordered a bottle as I was blown away.
    I still haven’t gotten around to opening it up & giving it a wearing & now I’m worried it won’t be as good as the sample.
    I'm guessing your sample and bottle will match each other in odor profile and that you will continue to find both just wonderful!

    I think it is only those of us who wore Maai quite a bit when it first came out who love deep animalics would notice the differences between old and new.
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    Thanks for letting us know. I have a sample of Maai, I haven't smelled yet, that was gifted to me. So I don't know what era it's from.
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