I don't believe vintage OS we can buy today smells the way it did when it was first made. All fragrances change as they age. So I don't get the part where people say the new stuff doesn't smell the same as the old stuff because the old stuff doesn't smell the same as it did 'back then' either. And yes, the new and old stuff, today, smell differently than each other, the new OS is brighter and more distinct yet, thankfully, less potent. I have 50s vintage now and the fragrance profile is muddied with powder note/s that are unapologetically rude. Mind you, I wasn't sniffing OS back in the 50s, but I was in the 70s and I do not remember it being so flamboyantly floral/powdery. I do remember more spicyness. In a perfect world, I'd say that the new OS would nail it for me if it was double strength.