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    Default Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - no noticeable batch code on a couple vintage bottles.

    Howdy everyone - perhaps someone could help shed some light on this. I have 5 bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree, and a couple of the bigger 75ml don't have a batch code I could find. My little 1oz ones maybe both do (or did), but I'm assuming one entirely/mostly rubbed off and the other mostly rubbed off (looks like OL2 or something).
    But anyways, I'm kind of wondering... is this normal? I don't think they're fake, from what I've smelled they smell great/fine. Plus I'm not sure I've ever heard of any fakes of CPM Concentree despite it being a Chanel; especially the vintage version.

    Here's the first three lined up; one 'all chrome' which is in rough shape (but smells great!) followed by what I'm assuming is the oldest of the bunch that has the box, followed by the modern version (3rd in line):


    Here's the two oldies next to each other:




    and then stand alone pics of the oldest(?) one that has the box:








    I did notice a couple things and hopefully some info can be relayed about this as well..
    1. The internal glass shape for the bottle with the box seems to be different than the others. Did they only later round out the bottom glass shape and just continue with that?

    2. Some of the tops are ALL chrome, whereas the old one with the box is only chrome on the 'neck' part, but the upper neck that the cap covers is just the plastic cap color - no chrome. When they did switch from half-chroming to full-chroming?

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    Default Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - no noticeable batch code on a couple vintage bottles.

    By default The Paris/New York bottles should not be confused with the Paris only bottles regarding batch codes. In my experience it's a hit or miss for the presence of a batch code for the Paris/ New York bottles. The batch codes are inked on the surface which means they could rub off. The Paris/New York bottles that do have a batch codes will have a code that is different to the Paris only bottles. I believe Paris/New York bottles have 3 digits while Paris only bottles have 4. Unfortunately ROLS does not have a guide for identifying the year and month of the Paris/New York bottles. The best way to identify the year generically would be based on details on the box and on the bottle. Is the EDT above or below the Paris/New York? Is there a bar code or recycle symbol on the box? For these bottles there's no good way to identify the exact year of production.
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    Default Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - no noticeable batch code on a couple vintage bottles.

    As for the bottles, they all look genuine to me. The EDT above Chanel would certainly make these releases from the 1990s at the very least.

    As for the bottle that came with the box, it could be 1988/89 or at worse early 1990 which would be the cutoff for pre-barcode.
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    Default Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - no noticeable batch code on a couple vintage bottles.

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    By default The Paris/New York bottles should not be confused with the Paris only bottles regarding batch codes. In my experience it's a hit or miss for the presence of a batch code for the Paris/ New York bottles. The batch codes are inked on the surface which means they could rub off. The Paris/New York bottles that do have a batch codes will have a code that is different to the Paris only bottles. I believe Paris/New York bottles have 3 digits while Paris only bottles have 4. Unfortunately ROLS does not have a guide for identifying the year and month of the Paris/New York bottles. The best way to identify the year generically would be based on details on the box and on the bottle. Is the EDT above or below the Paris/New York? Is there a bar code or recycle symbol on the box? For these bottles there's no good way to identify the exact year of production.
    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    As for the bottles, they all look genuine to me. The EDT above Chanel would certainly make these releases from the 1990s at the very least.

    As for the bottle that came with the box, it could be 1988/89 or at worse early 1990 which would be the cutoff for pre-barcode.
    Wow, thanks a bunch N.CAL! That's awesome, I might have a launch year or so bottle; amazing. I love this fragrance.

    Any idea on the whole chrome situation?
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    Default Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - no noticeable batch code on a couple vintage bottles.

    I think you're making news with the early bottles having the extra band of plastic and the flatter bottoms.

    It's an oddly thought-provoking fragrance for me. I have different feelings about it in different moments.

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    Default Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - no noticeable batch code on a couple vintage bottles.

    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Any idea on the whole chrome situation?
    If I had to guess the bottle was exposed to moisture and oxygen over long periods of time. It looks like the chrome has rusted/oxidized. The important thing though is the scent, as long as the juice smells great that's all that matters.
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