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Davidoff (1984)
by Davidoff


Davidoff information

Year of Launch1984
Average Rating
(based on 71 votes)

People and companies

Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige
Parent Company at launchBeecham Group > Beecham Cosmetics

About Davidoff

Davidoff is a masculine fragrance by Davidoff. The scent was launched in 1984

Davidoff fragrance notes

Reviews of Davidoff

Not pretty.

No, and thankfully so because it's what I apparently like most in a masculine fragrance for men. Not much if any floral and there's a dense strength to it that might best be described as a tobac-amber. Sure, leather and moss too, but it's that ambery bit that'll choke me out if mis-used.

I spray to the sternum under a tee and polo or button-down mostly and certainly so for these strong ones. It's always worked best for me and Davidoff '84 is certainly not the exception to my rule. I spray this to the neck, ears, hands, etc., and get what I deserve... too much. Like ericrico says 'it'll wear you' if you don't watchit.

"Old school is the best school"? Yesss!
"They don't make 'em like this anymore"? Check.
"I'll take 'Big Fat Fuggin' Chypres' for $200, Mr. Trebek"? Oh, yeah!
And so on.

Overly expensive in secondary markets... Vermeil for Men shares a lot with this one yet they're different enough. A great scent for a boss in an office environment IF worn properly. And no, not 'like a boss' (queue the snoopy-diggity-dawg background musak), rather what a respectable supervisor would smell of and certainly not be broadcasting.
18th December, 2017
Davidoff by Davidoff is an outstanding men's fragrance, on par with the original Boss No. 1: an office fragrance with animalic intrigue. Fragrances for men from around this time are my favorite.
11th April, 2017
Stardate 20161022:

A Masculine powerhouse- Moss and Musk bomb.

A lot like Vermeil Pour Homme with a tad less patchouli. Might be redundant to own both.
And if you want to own one Vermeil might be the way to go as it is cheaper and available.

Lasts longs and projects well.

Nothing bad here and FBW but I don't think it deserves the veneration accorded to it by this board.

23rd October, 2016
I'm not much into writing reviews, partly because I don't consider myself a good nose & more importantly, you can't surpass other wonderful reviewers here on BE, however, hereare my 2 cents...

You love oakmoss - seek out this fragrance. One of the best oakmoss laden 80's powerhouses. The initial blast is so powerful that I'm reminded immediately of ericrico's words - if you are not good enough, this scent will wear you!!!

A masterpiece that is a must own IMHO.
04th April, 2014
This fragrance hit me with such an impact that quickly becoming my favourite - The fastest from all that I had tried for since the first sniff I simply amazed.

Utter masculinity from the beginning to the end, blending quality is superb, ingredients also top-notch. lime in the opening is a bit sharp and could be off-putting, but it would quickly subdued into sweeter scent - I notice Rosy quality - and definitely leather here, all playing with harmony to compose one of the finest for men fragrance ever made; I have Zino and it's not this good, they're truly different (Yes, pre-reformulated with italic DAVIDOFF) Zino is more of well-behaved men in his flannel jacket when Davidoff is a cunning oligarch - unforgivingly masculine, even when the coconut giving creamy accent to the drydown (creamy leather with sweetness of Rose; wonderful)

The projection is simply moderate but accompanied with a good longevity just gives the better image about how this scent is meant to be - not for desperate calls for attention with monstrous projection but able to show its presence clearly and respectably. Those who said this smelled like Old-Money and Capitalist hit the spot, Davidoff evoke the image of power and wealth in a manly way.

When you found this one, quickly grab them. They're increasingly rare and hard to find
27th December, 2013
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United States
Davidoff opens with a strong lime note, mixed with just a hint of lemon. This lemon-lime tandem immediately mingles with a very strong oak moss rising all the way from the base, giving the open a very mossy-citric vibe. The oakmoss remains into the heart, now joined by an emerging leather accord that takes a co-starring role with the oakmoss supported by a slightly herb-laced floral tandem consisting of carnation and rose. As Davidoff enters the dry-down stage, it presents primarily as a powdery mossy castoreum-laced leather. Projection and longevity are both excellent.

Davidoff is a fine scent that represents what the best powerhouse scents of the 80s are all about. It must have a tremendous amount of oakmoss in it, as when you spray it on skin you immediately get a blast of that mossy base that you can no longer find in current releases due to ingredient restrictions. The lemon-lime citric mossy green open is quite unique despite many others attempting to emulate it over the years, leading to the fabulous leathery finish. If I have any gripe with Davidoff, it would have to be the scent turns a bit more powdery than I like in the dry-down, but with that said, the overall scent from top to bottom is pretty amazing. As an aside, it is a shame Davidoff is discontinued, but knowing how restricted the oakmoss in it is nowadays, I regrettably have to agree with the decision, as it would not smell anything like it used to if still available today. My advice is to seek out a discontinued bottle as quickly as you can, as they are becoming very scarce and quite pricey on places like eBay. The excellent smelling original Davidoff earns 4 stars out of 5.

24th December, 2012

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