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    Default New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    I thought the old cologne was strong, wonder how this new EdP will perform? And if the smell is the same?

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Thanks for sharing this news.
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    It’s been a while since Czech & Speake came up with something brand new...
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    I thought the old cologne was strong, wonder how this new EdP will perform? And if the smell is the same?

    https://www.czechandspeake.com/fragr...SHZaaDczIn0%3D
    You are right, Pelle!

    Why must there be an Eau de Parfum version for No. 88?

    The normal "Cologne" already had a concentration like an EdP!

    You really only had to take a few drops, not a splash!

    And if you did not take a shower, you still smelled strongly of No. 88 even after three days!

    At least in my version as I had purchased it as a splash bottle many, many years ago in Jermy Street Shop - Nr. 88, St James's, London !
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Well they did release Villa Ausonia in 2018, which went pretty much under the radar. I haven’t tried it. And about the same time they put out the reworked EdP version of Dark Rose.
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Well they did release Villa Ausonia in 2018, which went pretty much under the radar. I haven’t tried it. And about the same time they put out the reworked EdP version of Dark Rose.
    Does this have something with to do the No. 88 Edp?

    About the feature Villa Ausonia and Dark Rose should be made two new extra contribution.

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Well they did release Villa Ausonia in 2018, which went pretty much under the radar. I haven’t tried it. And about the same time they put out the reworked EdP version of Dark Rose.
    I stand corrected. FWIW I do like No.88 for what it is. This ‘upgrade’ is probably just a Chanel-style sales generator.
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    I would have thought a ramped up version of 88 was the last thing it needed

    There must be differences or there seems little point

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    I look forward to smelling this. I have vintage No. 88 that I wear very sparingly...it's hard to find vintage juice anymore.

    I have not compared the list of notes to the current one though - has anyone?



    $140 isn't too bad.

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    I doubt it's as good, but I'm all over it.

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Thanks for the info
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    @mikeperez23 >> is your vintage No. 88 cologne a splash bottle or a spray?

    And if you still have the box, which producer is on it?

    The fact is that apparently all Czech & Speake perfumes are produced in Italy and not in UK.

    See print on the back of my cylindrical box:




    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I look forward to smelling this. I have vintage No. 88 that I wear very sparingly...it's hard to find vintage juice anymore.

    I have not compared the list of notes to the current one though - has anyone?

    $140 isn't too bad.

    p.s. - I also see that they sell Oxford & Cambridge Body Wash. Whoa!

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Looking forward to smelling this. 88 was reformulated a few years ago into something a lot weaker than what it used to be, and I believe they shifted production from Italy to the UK. I've got some pre- and post- reform, and there's a big difference. If this new EDP boosts it back to something like it used to be, then it's definitely worth a sniff.
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradeiserl View Post
    @mikeperez23 >> is your vintage No. 88 cologne a splash bottle or a spray?

    And if you still have the box, which producer is on it?

    The fact is that apparently all Czech & Speake perfumes are produced in Italy and not in UK.

    See print on the back of my cylindrical box:

    I don't know which bottle/box mine is from - a BN member who doesn't post anymore sold me a large decant from his decant. At the time, he knew exactly which bottles were vintage and which were not (he was really organized about that stuff) so I took his word for it - plus the smell of the juice has proved it.

    However, from my memory, the bottle looked a lot like yours.
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    If anyone hears of where to purchase a sample of this EDP, please post here.
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    Really interested in this one too! Love the scent but the reformulated version didnt last on me. If this one does it will be a purchase for me!

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    I sampled this a few days ago. It wasn't a perfect test - they didn't have samples in store, so I had to spray it on myself there, and I was already wearing something. Fortunately that something was pretty quiet (CPuH), so it didn't interfere too much with the test of 88. Initial impression is that they've produced something pretty similar to how it was before the reformulation, if not exactly the same. Definitely worth a sample for those interested.
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    I sampled this a few days ago. It wasn't a perfect test - they didn't have samples in store, so I had to spray it on myself there, and I was already wearing something. Fortunately that something was pretty quiet (CPuH), so it didn't interfere too much with the test of 88. Initial impression is that they've produced something pretty similar to how it was before the reformulation, if not exactly the same. Definitely worth a sample for those interested.
    I always have 2-3 mini vials with me. In this I spray from the tester in a perfumery a little - and then have time right at home and in privacy to test. Without annoying shop saleswoman!

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Looking forward to this.
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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Has anyone bought a bottle yet? They seem to be selling it direct but I’m not aware which if any of the larger stores have it in London.

    Would like to try it at least.

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    Default Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    I got the 88 regular less than a month ago direct from their website. And its probably the strongest perfume that i own. And considering that its not so easy to wear, 2-3 sprays are too much. And i use 6-7 sprays of green irish tweed!!

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