Summary: I believe that my bottle is an older reformulation, but I am not sure if it is post 1993 reformulation. Apparently post 1993 arpege was considered to be similar to Chanel 5, but warmer. I find that both Arpege and chanel 5 vintage edc are sharp aldehydic floral fragrances on me (perhaps skin chemistry is the issue). I prefer Guerlains treatment of Aldehydes (I love Chamade extrait), but I have not tried the Guerlain counterpart to arpege which I think would be Vega.
Summary: Lanvin Arpege Eau de Parfum Price: $30 for 50 mL ($60/100 mL) at Chemist Warehouse. Longevity: This stays on your skin forever. Like I can sleep with it on and wake up and smell it. I can spray it on the morning and still smell traces of it in the evening. This is the first fragrance I have ever had. I wanted something cheap but classic as well. It smells expensive, strong and mostly like jasmine but warm still as well.
Summary: Oh how I'll sing the praises of this fragrance. All the sumptuous quality of a Louise Brooks black and white. It lasts and lasts, and has both a classic character to it, as well as tropical and pretty. A noble beauty in black.
Excerpt: Absolutely elegant. Floral aldehyde bring Chanel 5 and grow over time.<br />It is very persistent; two sprays are more than sufficient. Not necessarily a perfume 50+, but it is very powerful and is suitable for a personality to match. A perfume can not may be carried by every woman. Inspires femininity and class. It's great!