Richer and heavier

These short lived materials can often disappear over time and so a huge section of the perfume is then noticeably absent. This contributes to the scent feeling richer and heavier, because the piercing hesperidic shot that originally appeared first is missing, and it’s also one of the reasons why it can take on a smoky quality, because of the ingredient degrading. If you think about Shalimar by Guerlain then you will understand the problem.

— Stephan Matthews looks at vintage vs. new Shalimar, and says much of the common thinking about vintage perfume is wrong. Read more at Perfume's Passage of Time, found via Monsieur Guerlain.

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