Online shops offers:3 items for 15.95 - 27.95 GBPFragrance 3 items for 20.14 - 24.04 USDFragrance EUR 3 items for 23.93 - 28.56 EURFragrance 3 items for 27.89 - 33.29 USDNotino DE-AT 4 items for 28.58 - 49.44 EURBRASTY.DE 2 items for 29.20 - 33.90 EURStrawberry EUR 1 product for 71.50 EURView products...Arpege, instead, fits all my (imaginary) impression of No.5. but doesn't say what concentration this version is... It really doesn't smell like my current black bottle EDP formula but Eau is really good! 5-- no poopy jasmine like the EDP, but also very light/linear compared to the EDP.Very light and pleasing, doesn't last long on skin.That flowery start is going to evolve into a musky powder.How does it do that without smelling weird at some point? I especially like some of the early vintages, and it's worth trying a few versions to find one that's perfect for you. The aldyhedes and florals in this version are still remarkably fresh with undertones of powdery musk. If Arpege were hiding between new Estee Lauder fragrances, you’d never know it was launched in the 1920s.
Luca Turin has carefully analyzed her peculiarities of great charm, suggesting her use to men. In its present day condition it makes me feel as if a monster have taken over the blend - it is a mixture of patch, musk and indolic floral notes.
In the heart there are: rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, coriander, sensitive plant, tuberose, violet, and geranium.
The base consists of: sandal, vetiver, patchoulis, vanilla and musk. The beautiful figures on the black misted background representing mother and daughter (wife and daughter of the perfumer), who are getting ready for the ball.
Quality perfume for a song (less then for 1.7 EDP on Ebay/ October 2017) I bought bottle of perfume before 2016, and it was absolutely wonderful. As the iconic floral aldehydic perfume, the current version of NO.
5, in my humble opinion, lacks the aldehydic edge, and reduce itself to a mess of boneless foral notes.