Does cologne go bad?

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The best cologne ever made, Very Cool by Tommy Bahama, has been out of production for 5 or 6 years now (there is an awful reformulated version available). There are bottles on ebay for the low price of $200 but im concerned that the age will have fucked up the original scent and I will be disappointed. Thoughts?
 

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The best cologne ever made, Very Cool by Tommy Bahama, has been out of production for 5 or 6 years now (there is an awful reformulated version available). There are bottles on ebay for the low price of $200 but im concerned that the age will have fucked up the original scent and I will be disappointed. Thoughts?
it'll go bad eventually, even tho it's like 99% alcohol, the other stuff will breakdown.
 

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Nope! My A&F Woods still smells as fucking good now as it did back in 1996. Bring me back....
 

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Nope! My A&F Woods still smells as fucking good now as it did back in 1996. Bring me back....
i just looked that stuff up, holy shit, $100 for a .65 oz bottle. must be some bomb ass shit
 

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I have a huge bottle of it from my highschool days when it flowed like wine, when A&B was A&B, makes all the 1990's girls wet...still.
 

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I have a huge bottle of it from my highschool days when it flowed like wine, when A&B was A&B, makes all the 1990's girls wet...still.
Fierce is the scent that I associate with A&F, probably because I'm a bit younger than you. I used to work there back in college for like a month and we'd go around the store with a giant water bottle of cologne and spray it all over shit.

real curious about the Woods though, I'm about to pull the trigger on a 0.5 sampler bottle for $40.
 

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after my gramps died 30 years ago my dad and i went through his stuff and he had this positively ancient bottle of Old Spice. opened it up and it smelled like asshole. so yes it goes bad.
 

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Maybe gramps was keeping something else in that bottle.
 

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after my gramps died 30 years ago my dad and i went through his stuff and he had this positively ancient bottle of Old Spice. opened it up and it smelled like asshole. so yes it goes bad.
Being Old Spice I thought the punchline was going to be, so no, it doesn't go bad.
 

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It's pherols isn't it?

I would have thought cologne would last decades. I would have been wrong. Go figgure.

*unopened and away from light. Opened, bacteria would breed in dere. In sunlight, it would slowly revert to a bottle of water with a gay ass film on it.
 

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Sex Panther goes bad. It's the chunks of real panther.
 

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Fierce is the scent that I associate with A&F, probably because I'm a bit younger than you. I used to work there back in college for like a month and we'd go around the store with a giant water bottle of cologne and spray it all over shit.

real curious about the Woods though, I'm about to pull the trigger on a 0.5 sampler bottle for $40.
I am pretty sure Woods was the first cologne for A&F, I am 38. I remember Fierce coming out late 90's/2000?
 

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Fierce is the scent that I associate with A&F, probably because I'm a bit younger than you. I used to work there back in college for like a month and we'd go around the store with a giant water bottle of cologne and spray it all over shit.

real curious about the Woods though, I'm about to pull the trigger on a 0.5 sampler bottle for $40.
Liked Woods but didn't like Fierce. Then again this is coming from me being in high school so who knows. I remember Fierce being too citrus. Woods had a nice masculine smell but not overly musky.
 

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It's pherols isn't it?

I would have thought cologne would last decades. I would have been wrong. Go figgure.

*unopened and away from light. Opened, bacteria would breed in dere. In sunlight, it would slowly revert to a bottle of water with a gay ass film on it.
probably depends on how many natural ingredients they use. i'm sure some of the 21st century fully synthetic aromas never go bad.
 

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hah the sample size vials are actually cheaper per ounce than the 16oz bottle.
For the cost of a 16 oz bottle you can have many types of the samples stockpiled and take the savings and invest in the fast food thread. This is how I make America great again.
 

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If you date chicks who have a decent job you are eventually gonna get a bottle of whatever she wants you to smell like. I must have 8-9 bottles of high end 'skunk oil'. I went and whiffed a bunch of the 20 - 25 y.o. CKs, and 15+ y.o. Ralph. they smell the same. The bottle of Drakkar Noir I had as a high school freshman smells foul but Drak smells like ass brand new so its probably the same.

If a bottle is full and unopened no oxygen has been in their breaking shit down and is probably fine.