One of my favorite perfumes when I was younger was Ambush by Dana. Along with another favorite, I wore it for many years. Then all of a sudden, Ambush changed the fragrance, much to my horror! Why mess with a good thing, right? But they did, and I hated the new fragrance.
But then I had an idea. I wondered if Ebay might have vintage fragrances. After all, some perfumes are like a vintage wine--they get better with age. The alcohol content would preserve them. I decided to give it a try. Sure enough, quite a few sellers had brand new vintage Ambush. But of course, my question became, would it still smell good like I remembered it?
I won my first auction, and was delightfully surprised that it smelled exactly the same as it did in my younger years. While perfumes can lose some of their strength over time, this one didn't. I got brave and tried bidding on some others, and they were just as fragrant. So now I am delighted to be able to get some of my old favorite fragrances. And my husband likes it too!