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Guerlain Vetiver (OLD formulation 1990s)

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I was lucky enough to buy a bottle of the old Vetiver from ebay and I am really thrilled by it. I have always liked the new formulation and was curious to try the old one as I heard it was better. I read raving reviews about the old vetiver on basenotes and was itching to try it out.

Well, last month, I finally got my old formulation and was thrilled because it was so much better than the new one. All the ingredients seem to blend in much better and there is a character about the smell that is really awesome. There is more vetiver and tobacco with less citrus. It seems to me that the new version is more 'modernised' , i.e. more cleaned up.

My other favourite Vetiver is Floris which smells elegant and sophisticated, just like what a gentleman would wear. Old formulation Guerlain smells more manly, raw and wild, but expensive too; just like what a Mafia gangster would wear! It is a really bad-boy, masculine scent and in that aspect reminds me of Eucris, although I chose to pass on Eucris.

Longevity is amazing, it lasts over 24 hours on my skin and I can still smell traces of it on my shirt next day even though I only apply it to my skin. It has good silage too.

Overall, I am so happy to have bought this wonderful fragrance and feel it is such a shame that they reformulated it as I will have to hunt for it again once my bottle has been used up. :frown:

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I was lucky enough to buy a bottle of the old Vetiver from ebay and I am really thrilled by it. I have always liked the new formulation and was curious to try the old one as I heard it was better. I read raving reviews about the old vetiver on basenotes and was itching to try it out.

Well, last month, I finally got my old formulation and was thrilled because it was so much better than the new one. All the ingredients seem to blend in much better and there is a character about the smell that is really awesome. There is more vetiver and tobacco with less citrus. It seems to me that the new version is more 'modernised' , i.e. more cleaned up.

My other favourite Vetiver is Floris which smells elegant and sophisticated, just like what a gentleman would wear. Old formulation Guerlain smells more manly, raw and wild, but expensive too; just like what a Mafia gangster would wear! It is a really bad-boy, masculine scent and in that aspect reminds me of Eucris, although I chose to pass on Eucris.

Longevity is amazing, it lasts over 24 hours on my skin and I can still smell traces of it on my shirt next day even though I only apply it to my skin. It has good silage too.

Overall, I am so happy to have bought this wonderful fragrance and feel it is such a shame that they reformulated it as I will have to hunt for it again once my bottle has been used up. :frown:
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