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14 July 2016

CAFE by COFINLUXE - REFORMULATION VS. VINTAGE... COMPARING THE PERFUMES, THE BOXES AND THE BOTTLES

   
CAFE - COFINLUXE
(Photo - Fragrancex)
   An year ago, I wrote my review for this incredible perfume - CAFE by COFINLUXE.
   I reviewed the vintage version from 1979.

   Recently, I found it again and I decide to get another bottle.
  Unfortunately, this time I received new and reformulated perfume. Every vintage perfume appreciator can understand what kind of disappointment is that. 
   I quickly took my vintage perfume to compare both of them.

   About the perfume:
   I immediately tested on my skin both of the versions.
 The Vintage smells rich, deep, with some warmth and comforting shade. You can feel the perfume oils there. It's so attractive and addictive. It's very close to OPIUM by YSL.
  The reformulation is same, but somehow empty, without depth, transparent, soulless, heartless... There is some little bit sharp, light green note, coming with the top notes spray. It is like chemical dupe of the natural ingredients, added in the vintage version. It smells like light version of the perfume, despite it's still EDP.
   You'll feel the difference. 
    
  About, how the new and the vintage products look like - their boxes, their bottles, the small differences:

   PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTS - 
   REFORMULATION vs. VINTAGE

   On the left side is the reformulated version and on the right side - the vintage version.

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BOXES IN FRONT

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BOXES IN THEIR LOWER PART -
THE TEXT IS THE SAME, BUT THE BROWN LINE IS ONE SHADE DARKER,
THAN ON THE REFORMULATED VERSION


CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BACK SIDE OF THE BOXES:
1. THE REFORMULATION HAS LOGO UP AND INGREDIENTS LIST DOWN -
NOTICE - THERE ARE NO TREEMOSS AND NO OAKMOSS EXTRACTS INCLUDED
2. THE VINTAGE VERSION HAS INGREDIENTS LIST WITH THE ELEMENTS ONE UNDER OTHER -
THERE ARE TREEMOSS AND OAKMOSS EXTRACTS
  
CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
REFORMULATED VERSION

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
VINTAGE VERSION

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
LEFT - REFORMULATION - NO TREEMOSS EXTRACT, NO OAKMOSS EXTRACT
RIGHT - VINTAGE - THERE ARE TREEMOSS EXTRACT AND OAKMOSS EXTRACT

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BOXES IN THE OPENING - THEY LOOK ABSOLUTELY SIMILAR,
EXCEPT THE SHADE DIFFERENCE IN THE COLOR -
THE BROWN AND THE CARAMEL COLOR OF THE REFORMULATED VERSION
ARE ONE SHADE LIGHTER, THAN ON THE VINTAGE VERSION



CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BOTTLES IN FRONT
THE PERFUME HAS THE SAME COLOR
AT FIRST SIGHT - BOTH ARE ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL, BUT...
THE PLASTIC PARTS OF THE REFORMULATED VERSION ARE MORE SHINY,
ON THE VINTAGE - THEY ARE MORE MATTE

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BOTTLES - BACK SIDE

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
1/8 SIDE

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
3/4 SIDE

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE RELIEF TEXT IS THE SAME ON THE BOTH AND IN THE SAME WAY DONE -
"90 ML 3.1 L oz"

CAFE COFINLUXE REFORMULATED VERSION VS. VINTAGE VERSION NATALIE BEAUTE
THE BOTTLES BOTTOMS
"CAFE PARIS 90 ML FRANCE"



















   CONCLUSIONS

   Unfortunately, the reformulations are big nightmare for the true devoted perfume appreciators!
   The reformulation "campaign" is significant sign for the end of one epoch of the genuine Perfumery Art.
   Many perfumes are already reformulated - CAFE, OPIUM, CLIMAT, ESTEE, JOOP, MOSCHINO, SHALIMAR, CINEMA, POISON (and its versions), SAMSARA, VENICE, SICILY, EDEN, CHARLIE, OBSESSION, CABOCHARD,  TRESOR...
   Other are already history.

   Related with the perfume CAFE, these are just the next sad news, about another one spoiled perfume.

   It's obvious, that from now on, we will "meet" more and more reformulations.

   Before you buy CAFE, if you have possibility (except buying online), read the ingredients list on the back side of the box and test it (the perfume comes without nylon cover).

  I can't  give recommendation, because in this case, my opinion is subjective! 
    It must be your own personal decision (which version you love, which version "sits" the best way on your skin and works best with your individual body chemistry)!


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