I haven’t smelled it since the 90s and thought it would make the perfect first cologne for my nearly 14 year old for Christmas. I sprayed some on my hand in Boots earlier tonight and nearly threw up. It’s NOTHING like I remember . Soapy oceanic shite, not the fresh green unisex scent I remember at all. I’m sure it’s not just my memory failing me. After all, scents are the one thing that our brains are REALLY good at remembering!
It was so different I even think I must have sprayed from the wrong bottle by mistake. Although I’ve googled and it looks the same.
Chloe is completely a different smell altogether since the 90s too. I love the new Chloe but thought the old one was just ok.
Lagerfeld Chloe in the original teardrop shaped bottle and orange box hasn't been changed that much. The problem I'd they called their completely different perfume Chloe as well. I imagine CK1 has been slightly reformulated. Obsession and the others have. It's because of EU ingredient restrictions. You can pick up vintage bottles on eBay.
You must have a more sensitive nose than me! I think it smells just the same. Whenever I walk past someone wearing it I am transported back to my youth! It freaked me out the first time as I didn't know it had been rereleased and I couldn't work out why I suddenly had a wave of nostalgia!
I do think our noses change, or maybe become less sensitive as we get older. I remember smelling Angel by Mugler as a teen and being truly horrified, I couldn't imagine why anyone would like it. But now, in my mid twenties, I love the smell! But I don't think it's been reformulated, it's my nose that's changed.