Discontinuation obviously contributes to the exclusivity of a product, which increases the price. But usually when people refer to a scent being vintage, it is to distinguish it from the reformulation. It is usually the case that when a reformulation occurs, it is not quite as good for one reason or another. So when the fans of the original are looking for a bottle, they'll specify that they're looking for the vintage. Czech & Speake No.88, for instance, has been reformulated, and although I haven't tried the original "vintage" version, I hear that it is better than the reformulation, which is what I own.
Originally Posted by tsmba
For me, it all comes down to the scent. So there is no allure to owning rare bottles of vintage fragrances that might have gone off.
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[COLOR="gray"]Arcus, Blenheim Bouquet, Burberry London, Chergui, Domenico Caracini, Endymion, C&S No. 88, Original Santal, Racquets Formula, Reflection[/COLOR]