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    Default If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    If you had the choice to sample or smell the original formulation of any fragrance, which would you choose?

    For me personally, it would be a toss up between:

    1. Green Irish Tweed

    2. Dior Fahrenheit (which might still be possible as this isn't TOO old)

    Let's hear it!
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    The original Fougere Royale.
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    I'm genuinely curious about vintage Patou Pour Homme considering one must harvest organs to get a bottle...
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Aventus would be one. Curious about a few others, I'm sure.
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Concur on the original Fougere Royale. Second perhaps Coty Chypre.

    Luckily, the osmotheque provides much of the experience (they might not have always the original recipe, but it's close). Unfortunately, the osmotheque is in Paris and doesn't sell stuff.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Jovan - Grass Oil for Men

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Knize Ten
    I smell.

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    FOUGERE ROYALE and BANDIT
    Between Covid and retirement I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    I'd be going far back if I had the choice.

    Start with some of the original 'colognes', then further back in to the middle ages and whatever passed as perfume then, and then waaaaaay back to antiquity and the ancient civilisations' use of fragrant materials like incense, ambergris, labdanum etc.

    With the best will in the world, Aventus is Aventus. I'd want to experience something that we truly have limited reference to in the present day.
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Zibeline, Knize Ten, Apres l'Ondée, Tabac Blond, En Avion, Bois des Iles.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Knize Ten

    Old Spice

    Polo

    Givenchy Gentleman

    Cool Water (Yes, really)
    Current Favorites (in no particular order)
    Castile
    Boy Chanel
    Royal Oud
    Endymion
    Petit Matin
    Curve
    1725 Casanova
    Tabac Rouge
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Reflection Man
    Green Irish Tweed
    Aqua Celestia
    Chanel Eau De Cologne
    Amouage Silver Man
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT
    Pomelo Paradis
    Aqua Universalis
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    Bacchus by Coty-1969
    Chypre by Coty-1917
    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue- 1912

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    Not the original formulation but I would like to smell the 1990s version of Guerlain Djedi.

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    Derby
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    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco/Aoud Vanille
    - Armani: AdG Profumo
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
    - Initio: Side Effect
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (vtg)
    - PdM: Layton

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    Fahrenheit,
    Old Spice
    Cartier Santos
    Trussardi Uomo
    Heritage
    Balafre I know it is discontinued, but still...
    Eau Sauvage

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Jicky, Mitsouko, Rochas Femme, Kouros.

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    Jicky

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    Too many to mention, the likeliest being and including:

    Creed Vintage Tabarome and REL, 4711 and Farina Gegenuber EDC along with ADP Colonia, several classic Penhaligon's and Floris, Mouchoir de Monsieur as well as further historically significant Guerlains, Chanel pour Monsieur & Antaeus, a few of the Lutens and Shiseido male/unisex landmarks, Caron pour un Homme and further masculine Carons, Roger & Gallet fragrances almost irrespective of gender, first release year, style/notes
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Antaeus.
    I no longer remember what it was like from the eighties that I already used even if I was very young, so I would like to smell it to be able to compare it with what I am using now.
    And also Bandit.

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    Patou Pour Homme (never smelled it)
    KL Homme just to check against my bottle
    Monogram RL just to check against my bottle
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    Paul Sebastian


    Antaeus was special, as was Polo and Kouros.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Dior Fahrenheit

    This list can get long easily!
    The finishing piece to my day’s attire is always a solid fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernaldo View Post
    The original Fougere Royale.
    Yep. This.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Chanel No. 5

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    +1 Patou Pour Homme- The reform is very good.
    Chanel Bois Noir- Probably wouldn't like it if it smells like Egoiste.
    +1 for Creed Vintage Tabarome

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Old Spice
    Polo Green
    Polo Crest
    Patou pour homme
    Drakkar Noir
    Houbigant Fougere Royale
    Jovan Musk

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    Herbe Marine
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Hmmm. I guess Polo.
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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    All of Roudnitska's creations:

    Femme de Rochas
    Mouche de Rochas
    Moustache
    Diorama
    Eau d'Hermes (especially!)
    Eau Fraiche de Dior
    Diorissimo
    Eau Sauvage
    Diorella
    Dior-Dior
    Ocean Rain
    Parfum de Therese

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Chanel No. 5
    This, too. Even though I don't care for it now, I'd love to know what the original was like.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    I'd be curious about the original Green Irish Tweed.

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    Default Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    All of Roudnitska's creations:

    Femme de Rochas
    Mouche de Rochas
    Moustache
    Diorama
    Eau d'Hermes (especially!)
    Eau Fraiche de Dior
    Diorissimo
    Eau Sauvage
    Diorella
    Dior-Dior
    Ocean Rain
    Parfum de Therese



    This, too. Even though I don't care for it now, I'd love to know what the original was like.
    I would not be surprised if Eau d'Hermes now is similar to the vintage. Jean Claude Ellena's mentor was Roudnitska, and he has said in interviews he believes Eau d'Hermes is his greatest work. I doubt that Ellena would wreck the formula, or feel he has the right to change it. Ellena's playing around with Eau was Declaration. I personally find the copper cap version to be dead on with the current, and so would not be surprised if the pewter caps were also. Just my take I know how other people feel about the formulations I think they're wrong.




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