Very helpful Review
Casino Elixir vs. Casino Elixir 2.0
One thing in advance: The high Berwertung for the bottle is the red 100ml Special Edition, which I own.
If you sort the offer of all fragrances on the homepage of "The Dua Brand" by "best selling", a fragrance always appears at number 1: Casino Elixir. So why did it need a version 2.0 ? In addition I would like to give you here an overview.
Both are in principle very nice fragrances, although I would see the CE 2 something in front. In CE 1 dominates the Baccarat Rouge with a slight addition of the notes of Creed Aventus, in CE 2 it is exactly the opposite. As a result, CE 2 is smokier. Most importantly, and I didn't necessarily expect this, the pineapple comes out much stronger in CE 2. CE 1, on the other hand, has the sweet, sugary saffron note of the blush in the nose almost from the start, smoke and pineapple are in the background and subsequently recede further and further, but without disappearing completely. In the CE 2 smoke and especially the pineapple remain present throughout the course, the fragrance is gradually sweeter by the Baccarat influence, but the difference from the beginning is minimal.
Now let's get to the serious difference between the two versions, and that is the performance. First, the durability: I did the comparison test, took T-shirt here, three sprays of CE 1 on the left sleeve, three sprays of CE 2 on the right. 24 hours later the CE 1 was at most still to be guessed, 48 hours later practically gone. CE 2 is even 72 hours after spraying still well perceptible on the shirt. Version 2.0 is thus considerably more durable.
Now to the sillage: unlike CE 1, CE 2 has Ambroxan crystals and Iso-E-Super on board. And this is more than noticeable. The sillage of CE 2 is brutal. Even after 4 hours, there's still a pineapple cloud wafting up your nose from time to time. CE 1, on the other hand, becomes skin deep after 60, 90 minutes at the latest. This is true not only for myself, but also for third parties, as I have had confirmed. Even if I spray on four times the amount of CE 1, I do not get the sillage of version 2.0. If you consider that both versions have the concentration "extract", the difference is really enormous, and with a view to CE 1 also somewhat disappointing.
Verdict: Casino Elixir is a great fragrance, but its own version 2.0 beats it on all counts. I will use up my 100ml Special Edition, and only rebuy Casino Elixir 2.0.
I hope this little comparison could make the purchase decision easier for one or the other.