This is going to be a really long post, but I really truly believe that any informed discussion of masculine scents has to acknowledge this really important truism, yet itís very rarely discussed openly. Weíre pretty deep into this crazy experiment, and I think itís time to get a bit of cultural background out of the way. Iím fully aware that Basenotes isnít the correct forum for politics, so Iíll try to keep this historical as opposed to political, but I swear this really is going to tie back
To be honest, I had always kind of considered the seventies a bit of a lost decade for menís scents. After Aramis opened the doors to the mainstream, fragrance was no longer the realm of educated aficionados Ė leading to the first real dumbing down of perfumery, especially on the masculine side. There were more new scents, but they often smelled similar, leaving, at least to my nose, the 70's as a largely unremarkable haze of Lemon Pledge topnotes and ubiquitous hawthorn-laden drydowns.
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So some dudes on Basenotes have occasionally used the phrase "old man's fragrance." I read this, and I think, "Wow, this expression is carrying an awful lot of freight!"
What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that there are a lot of unconscious assumptions behind this statement. Maybe I should detail some of these, first of all, just for fun, but secondly, to deconstruct some unexamined ideas that show some pretty shocking attitudes — attitudes that people wouldn't
Updated 14th September 2011 at 09:52 PM by JaimeB
For my next installment, itís time for the sixties!
Menís Classics Ė The Sixties
24. Vetiver by Guerlain
Another legend from Guerlain.
Apparently, vetiver (the plant) was first introduced to Haiti in the 40ís by plantation owners hoping to sell it to European perfume companies. The locals quickly developed a scented
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