I have been collecting and exploring for the past 13 months and have built a nice collection of designer and niche. I have always liked the old school frags and am now going back to see what to add. I have:
Balenciaga pour homme
Azzaro pour Homme(new)
VC&A pour homme(new)
I have ordered Bijan and Bogart pour homme, I understand that these two have not suffered much from reform. My question is: What are your top three picks for frags I should add and should I get the vintage or is the current version fine? I am thinking about Givenchy Gentlemen, Worth PH, Quorom, Giorgio for Men, and Polo Green. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks!
That's a good start kswer!
Current (or vintage) formulations that I can recommend adding:
Giorgio for Men
Vermeil Pour Homme
Boucheron Jaipur EdP
If you can find these vintage scents, go for it:
Kouros (vintage only)
Escada Pour Homme
Aramis Original (vintage only)
Hugo Boss Original (vintage only)
Lagerfeld KL Homme
Ralph Lauren Polo (vintage only)
Dali Salvador (1992)
Lagerfeld "Original" and "Photo" are also really good in vintage formulation.
Welcome kswer - good list so far!
Rubirosa's list pretty much covers it but I will second Quorum (my all time favourite) - try and get this version if possible - note the symmetrical pattern - this is the first version:
Also, Givenchy Gentleman - the version with the wraparound silver label is the one to get:
And finally, if you want a BIG hitter - Lapidus Pour Homme - the current version is fine:
Cheap as chips but smells great with nuclear strength and longevity.
Good luck with whatever you choose - please let us know how you get on...!
Thanks for the recommendations. They are really helpful in pointing me in the right direction!
Rubirosa and Derbyman kinda get it pretty covered, but I would add Krizia Uomo, Tsar and Ungaro III
Oh, I forgot! Trussardi Uomo (vintage only) It is so great, deep dark leather with some old school soap behind it.
Caesar's Man would be the first one on my list. It smells like Drakkar used to back in the 80's, and I swear to you it get's stronger the more time goes by, but it's a beautiful scent if you like powerhouses. Don't let the cheap price fool you, this stuff is made by a Casino who obviously could care less about the cost of ingredients or what Eureopean politicians think about oakmoss, because this stuff is chock full of it. I used it yesterday and it went strong for over ten hours!
One Man Show is one to get.
Haha! Yeah, Caesar's Man is a real stealth fragrance - who'd have thought that a hotel / casino could produce something as strong and great smelling as this? Sure, it's about as subtle as a B-29 Superfortress and the packaging is cheese-mongous but the fragrance is fantastic stuff and lasts like uranium-238..! Heaps of Oakmoss too - a big 'Foxtrot Oscar' to the IFRA!!!!!
The other great aspect of this frag is the bottle - as Perfume Collector once pointed out, it has a removable atomiser so it can be a splash or spray. I can imagine as a splash it would be even more dangerous stuff.
Current versions of Ceaser's and One Man Show okay or should I seek out a earlier version? Thanks.