I have been wearing one fragrance or another for a long time, but am new to perfume as a "hobby." Really enjoying myself so far though!
My problem: I purchased an expensive 250ml bottle of Bois d'Argent today, and feel it is different (worse) than my trial run sample.
I bought (on eBay) a new, boxed 7.5ml sample of Bois d'Argent from the Maison Christian Dior (or Privee) Collection. It was love at first sniff. I wore it for a week straight, reapplying in the afternoons. Though I got the sample on eBay, I am confident of its authenticity - especially after comparing side by side with a 7.5ml sample I received with my purchase today.
When I got home from buying this very large (and very expensive) bottle, I gave myself a few good sprays. It's different. My sample smelled effervescent at the opening, with lots of Juniper. My full bottle smells much less bright at the opening, and MUCH more amber-y throughout. Sweeter.
Can anyone offer guidance? Does my bottle just need some time to "oxidize"? Is it possible I got a bad batch? I purchased my big bottle from the Dior counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Thanks in advance!