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    I have found 2 vintage bottles of Paco Rabanne and need help deciding which to purchase. The bottles are the same size, unused, in their boxes. One is the original version of deodorant spray. The other is the 2nd edition EDT, with the raised logo on the bottle. The deodorant spray has more alcohol, 91% vs. 90% in the EDT.

    The seller told me the deodorant is to be used just like cologne. Does anybody have any experience with this formula? Does the EDT last longer? Is there any reason to choose one over the other, or are they practically the same? I can't judge since I've never smelled PRPH made before the mid-nineties.

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    Go for the Edt. They are pretty similar but not the same and the Edt lasts longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Montana View Post
    Go for the Edt. They are pretty similar but not the same and the Edt lasts longer.
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    Hello my friend or better said my twin perfume brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Montana View Post
    Hello my friend or better said my twin perfume brother!
    Bro you are the master of vintages.
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    Bro you are the master of vintages.
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    Also recommending the 2nd edition EDT as the most worthy, rewarding choice out of these - if these are the only options available for purchase
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    Definitely the EdT. I'd only buy the deodorant if I intended to use it as a deodorant.

    I own the 2nd edition EdT and the current EdT of Paco. I happen to like both quite a bit but obviously the vintage is the real deal and smells quite different from the current version.
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    Go for the Edt.
    Absolutely.
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    Default Re: Advice on vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I have two bottles of the EDT second run. I liked it so much I bought a back up immediately if that helps.

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    Seems a lot of agreement, 2nd version EDT is quite nice!!! I have not compared all the versions, but have and like 2nd a lot.....
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    Go for the edt of course
    My Top '12':

    - 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)
    - Vermeil: Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Advice on vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    This was my father's signature scent for a long time. He did once get the deodorant spray as part of a gift set - until recently (maybe a couple of years ago) he still had the deo.

    The alcohol content in the content in the deo is indeed quite high and it really stings a lot, so if you do go for it just be careful where you are spraying!

    I agree with the majority here that the EdT is the way to go, but if you can get some sort of offer for getting both, I would get both. The deo smells just as good, but as others have said it doesn't last that long (and it depends how well it has been stored).

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    Lol! Ive got a vintage shaving cream , it smells so strong, havent tried it yet, but only the smell is nuclear

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    20210615_161200.jpg its like perfume in a foam

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    Default Re: Advice on vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Success! Thanks guys! This was a tough decision for me, being a girl, and not an expert on fragrance of any kind. I ordered the EDT, as you recommended (even though it was more expensive), and it arrived in perfect condition. I sprayed a little, and it was quite strong -- should last a long time. My dad loved it. I'm happy too, since he is not one to spend time searching for vintage items, and laments the high cost. However, the rest of us have to smell him. LoL. . . . .

    We compared it to some other fragrances, including his bottle of "new" PRPH (6th version), but I guess the true test will be in the wearing. Ironically, we both thought the vintage Paco Rabanne smelled similar to an old bottle of Dunhill for Men he'd had since the '60s. There were only a few mls. left. I suppose it may have changed somewhat over the yrs., but was still pretty good. It's no mystery why those two are his favorites.

    Kudos to all who shared their knowledge and advice.

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    Hi friends,

    I'm not an expert on Paco's versions (and I'm Spanish - I should be ashamed of myself! ).
    That is why I need your help: what do you think of the model that I attach? Any comment?
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    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aab View Post
    We compared it to some other fragrances, including his bottle of "new" PRPH (6th version), but I guess the true test will be in the wearing. Ironically, we both thought the vintage Paco Rabanne smelled similar to an old bottle of Dunhill for Men he'd had since the '60s. There were only a few mls. left. I suppose it may have changed somewhat over the yrs., but was still pretty good. It's no mystery why those two are his favorites.
    Your dad has great taste! Vintage Dunhill for Men is relatively inexpensive and easy to find, FYI when another fragrant gift is due.
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    Vintage Dunhill for Men is relatively inexpensive and easy to find, FYI when another fragrant gift is due.
    And you can get it in the novelty bottles—dice, bowling pins—which are more “gifty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    And you can get it in the novelty bottles—dice, bowling pins—which are more “gifty.”
    Yesss, I have the dice. Maybe my favorite bottle ever.
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