I HAD to get some of this perfume! I needed to know what it was that held her fascination, especially given that she's really not into fragrance too much anymore. I headed over to Ebay, and found two versions, somewhat inexpensively.
(oh dang, in my attempt to have an arty photo, the label for the parfum is unreadable...gah!)
As you can see, the taller one is the EDT and the smaller one is Parfum. I'm assuming too that the EDT is a newer version than the Parfum.
Vintage Replique parfum is TO DIE FOR. Seriously, it's that good. Actually the newer EDT isn't so bad, though the top notes smell more mediciney; the dry down with the two versions is very similar.
Please read this review from the Perfume Posse - March sums this fragrance up perfectly, esp when she says "It’s stunning. The first thing that crossed my mind was: Bal a Versailles meets Tabu. Okay, granted, for some folks that must sound appalling, like King Kong mating with Godzilla. But for the rest of us, lovers of deep, dark animalic orientals, really — it’s the bomb."
Please PLEASE try this one! I am not a big fan of vintage perfume basically because I figure I'd go crazy with obsession trying to hunt something down, but I will admit I will be on the look out for Replique for the rest of my scent life! Yep, I'm a sucker!
BTW, I DID give a sample of the newer version to the woman in town who inspired my search. Unfortunately I gave her a sample of the newer version and she knew right away it wasn't the same vintage as what she remembered. Ooops!