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    Default Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    If so, I'd love to know!

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    Houses not following regulations I’d assume, look forward to the list as well there has to be a few that are still untouched.

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    My related question: is there any evidence that reformulations based on possible health-related matters are making any difference? Are doctors seeing fewer asthma patients related to fragrances? Fewer allergy cases? My guess is no, in part due to natural aversion among the inflicted.

    So yes, I’ll whine: all much ado about very, very little. Bring back oakmoss first, please and thank you.

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    IFRA's dictates are so pervasive that I doubt there is anything unreformulated. Pretty much all perfumes contained either oakmoss or coumarin or animalics (not to mention bergamot, jasmine, birch tar, and so on and so on)

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    is there any evidence that reformulations based on possible health-related matters are making any difference?
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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    I have the current and vintage versions of Aramis Havana (1994), Aramis Tuscany (1984) and Aramis Devin (1978).

    I've worn them all a bunch and the smell is 99% identical current vs vintage. The only real difference is the vintage may have a bit more longevity, but not by much.

    I'm sure all of these have been re-formed to some degree, but their overall profiles are remarkably consistent.

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    I doubt there's any mainstream fragrances that didn't have some kind of tweaking that occurred over the past 20+ years.
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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    Sure, but they're all vintage.

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    I'm certain all of them have been altered in some way or another since their release.

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    only to be found on EBay at inflated prices

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    Off topic: In general, my asthma is triggered more easily by older juices than modern reformulations. Thank you IFRA? Just kidding, haha! My solution with asthma is to hold my breath while spraying and then moving to another room before breathing in (I spray under my shirt).

    I'd say even without IFRA, a decades old fragrance would have very likely undergone some change or another due to business-related or whatever reasons (availability or cost of ingredients, the constant pressure to make more profit, changing trends in people's taste etc.). And still we wouldn't know for sure, because an old bottle would likely smell slightly different than a fresh one, even without any reformulation. Not to mention batch variations.
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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    Never been reformulated?

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ The Terrible View Post
    Sure, but they're all vintage.
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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    To a certain extent, perhaps Chevignon Brand
    (a citrus leathery-vetiver chypre fragrance first released in the early 1990s, did test in the late 90s and buy in the early 2000s without sensing any significant change of in the late 2000s to the early 2010s did last retest this)
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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    I've heard that even Jeremy's Fragrance One Office for Men is reformulated these days.

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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    No, you can expect fragrances to be reformulated about every 2-5 years.
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    Default Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    you would have a hard time finding something from the even the mid 2010s that hasn't been reformulated .




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