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    Default Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    I have read that 3 versions of VC&A pour homme can be found : vintage, 1st reformulation (not very good) and 2nd reformulation that apparently is closer to the vintage one. Can you tell from which version comes this bottle ?

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    I have read that 3 versions of VC&A pour homme can be found : vintage, 1st reformulation (not very good) and 2nd reformulation that apparently is closer to the vintage one. Can you tell from which version comes this bottle ?

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    This looks like my bottles, so I'd say 3rd.
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    Default Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    This looks like my bottles, so I'd say 3rd.
    Agreed. No “Eau de toilette” anywhere on the bottle. I think first version has it sitting low on the bottle and second has it up just under the fragrance name. Then there’s a “concentree” version that says 85% on it and/or the box.

    Epapsiou is pretty well versed with this fragrance, from what I remember. Papsi, what day thee?
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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Agreed. No “Eau de toilette” anywhere on the bottle. I think first version has it sitting low on the bottle and second has it up just under the fragrance name. Then there’s a “concentree” version that says 85% on it and/or the box.

    Epapsiou is pretty well versed with this fragrance, from what I remember. Papsi, what day thee?
    I'm curious about the concentree version. That's the one I own, and the only one I've tried.
    At one time, I thought it was special, i.e. distinct from the EDT. Then at some point, I got it in my head that the Concentrated Cologne was probably just the Eau de Toilette, but with a different name. I can't say I really looked into it, though.

    So I wonder: Is the "concentrated cologne" actually a different blend?

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    I have read that 3 versions of VC&A pour homme can be found : vintage, 1st reformulation (not very good) and 2nd reformulation that apparently is closer to the vintage one. Can you tell from which version comes this bottle ?

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Thank you, Zealot and Diddy.

    Marand75 : I can't answer, I don't own this bottle, it's for sale on a site and I took the pic from this site.

    Additionnal question : is 45€ an acceptable price for such a bottle (100ml) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    I'm curious about the concentree version. That's the one I own, and the only one I've tried.
    At one time, I thought it was special, i.e. distinct from the EDT. Then at some point, I got it in my head that the Concentrated Cologne was probably just the Eau de Toilette, but with a different name. I can't say I really looked into it, though.

    So I wonder: Is the "concentrated cologne" actually a different blend?
    It’s a fair point and one worth asking. I feel certain observed bottles that are 85% and considered to be Concentree but also state Eau de Toilette on the bottle. Idk. Maybe I’m going crazy. I haven’t had coffee yet. Lol! Maybe the 85% was the original release? We surely need an expert to chime in here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Thank you, Zealot and Diddy.

    Marand75 : I can't answer, I don't own this bottle, it's for sale on a site and I took the pic from this site.

    Additionnal question : is 45€ an acceptable price for such a bottle (100ml) ?
    You’re certainly welcome. I wish I had better concrete information regarding this fragrance. I believe 45€ is acceptable for 100ml. The going rate in the US seems to be (in many cases) a minimum of $70/100ml. So 45€ would not make me uncomfortable. I believe this is a fragrance that will get some measure of hype eventually and that we will see absurdity in pricing.
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    Default Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Thank you, Zealot and Diddy.

    Marand75 : I can't answer, I don't own this bottle, it's for sale on a site and I took the pic from this site.

    Additionnal question : is 45€ an acceptable price for such a bottle (100ml) ?
    Okay, got it. Compared to what most sellers charge now, I'd say 45€ is a 'grab it now'!
    For referrence, most prices in europe are easily 100++€.
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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    is 45€ an acceptable price for such a bottle (100ml) ?
    I think so.
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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    I believe u have the 3rd formula,
    1st formula will say
    Van Cleef
    &
    Arpels
    Eau de Toilette



    2 formula will say..
    Pour Homme
    Van cleef
    & Arpels


    3rd formula will say.
    Pour Homme
    Van cleef & Arpels

    As with Concentree version , I never seen it to be honest , but I know for the facts of this Fragrance this how all 3 is labeled on the bottle exactly the way I formated

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    guy on Reddit states that VC&A are discontinuing all their regular lines soon so, if true 45Eur could be a steal

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Update : I have been too slow .... The bottle has been sold !
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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Update : I have been too slow .... The bottle has been sold !
    I don't think you would have liked it. I would hold out for first version or concentree, if anything.

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I don't think you would have liked it. I would hold out for first version or concentree, if anything.
    OK, Bavard, thank you for that.
    When reading the answers from Diddy and Drjones I am confused on how to identify vintage versus nbr 2 and nbr3 ....
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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Which version is this one ?

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Which version is this one ?

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    Default Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Thank you, Zealot and Diddy.

    Marand75 : I can't answer, I don't own this bottle, it's for sale on a site and I took the pic from this site.

    Additionnal question : is 45€ an acceptable price for such a bottle (100ml) ?
    That's a steal. Get it before some perfume investment flipper does.
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