Vintage scents are not uniformly better than the new, but they come from an older, slower world. They might carry the fin de siãcle ponce of a Dorian Gray, who sought “violets that woke the memory of dead romances”. Or they recall lost worlds, such as Cuir de Russie, influenced by the magnificent boots of the cavalry officers who once strutted the boulevards of Paris.
— Columnist Tony Marcus notes that they "don't make them like they used to", in today's Sunday Times (UK).
At $45 for a 1.7-ounce bottle, it's cheaper than an hour with a psychiatrist, but at least you don't leave the shrink's couch smelling as if you've been doused with Glade.