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Lagerfeld Classic (1978)
by Lagerfeld


Lagerfeld Classic information

Year of Launch1978
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 321 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerRon Winnegrad
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige
Parent Company at launchEli Lilly & Co > Elizabeth Arden

About Lagerfeld Classic

Lagerfeld Classic is a masculine fragrance by Lagerfeld. The scent was launched in 1978 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Ron Winnegrad

Reviews of Lagerfeld Classic

My oh my, what a classic indeed! Lagerfeld's potion from 1978 still amazes me to this day (though reformulations abound).

Definitely a soft oriental fragrance, with a powdery, sweet, amber and incense quality that lasts a long time. It can come across as too loud when oversprayed, so discretion is advised.

Classy, pleasant, simple and deep, Lagerfeld Classic isn't like the complicated fougeres that were also available in the 70's and 80's.
15th January, 2017
A big thumbs up for this one, reminiscent of vintage Shalimar, Habit Rouge, and even Furyo, and a better alternative to Furyo for a gentle, smoky, incense-stick, animalic fragrance; easy to wear, refined, and powdery.
19th December, 2016
To me this basically smells like a honeyed Obsession for Men, specifically, from my experience. Even before I sprayed it I thought of Obsession for Men because of the color of the juice! Mine is an Interparfums version (post-Coty).

If you like Obsession for Men, you'll maybe like this one. If you already own one of these, you may find the other redundant, I don't know. Good luck! :)
08th June, 2016
Picked up some Vintage Cologne of this, after reading Maillard's review. He put me on to Maxim's last year and his reviews on the mark 95% of the time. Also picked up some Fumerie Turque. He had also mentioned passing reference to that. Little to add to all of his excellent review except to say they are different enough to own both.
Vintage Lagerfeld fits squarely into it's era between the musky Etienne Aigner of the 70's and the powdery Maxim's et Tiffany for Men of the 80's. Well worth the search and recommended. There are various Vintages of this. Have found some are better than others.
Oh! Strip away the Bergamot add a little Lutens Sugar aand here you have Fumerie Turque.
20th May, 2016 (last edited: 16th January, 2017)
Powdery ambery old style frag. Has some Guerlainess in it. Nothing spectacular but nice if you can get for under $40(for 100ml)
09th May, 2016
I wore the original as a teen, and later in law school. The Interparfums formulation and quality is true to it. And I find it simply, better. (Heresy, I know.) The powdery brightness has been pitched down slightly making the rich amber more legible: it’s waxy tobacco and vanilla from start to finish with aloe vera and clary sage up top, cedar, orange, lavender, rose and musk in the heart, and ends with a lush tonka bean and patchouli. It’s sensuous warmth cut by chic freshness--a great, balanced perfumery accord. (That it references Shalimar is even more obvious.)
06th January, 2016 (last edited: 20th January, 2016)

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