Favorite In Production powerhouse?

    Favorite In Production powerhouse?

    post #1 of 16
    Thread Starter 

    While it is great fun trying to hunt down vintage bottles of fragrance, I find that more and more my best bet is the internet. Problem being that the internet is open to many more people than the occasional hole in the wall thrift store or flea market, meaning that you are going to usually pay top dollar when you do find what you want. So, that got me to thinking about my favorite powerhouse fragrances that are readily available and in production. It's hard to narrow down, but I would have to say that Lapidus PH and Bogart OMS are two of my favorites that are to my knowledge still in production, or at the very least are readily available, and at bargain prices no less. What are some of your favorites?

    post #2 of 16

    Hi MuskOx - it's great that there are plenty of the greats still in production. My favourites, which as far as I know are still being produced, are in no particular order:

    1. Lapidus Pour Homme

    2. Sung Homme

    3. Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    4. Bogart One Man Show

    5. Bogart Pour Homme

    6. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme

    7. Puig Quorum

    8. Givenchy Gentleman

    9. Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui

    10. Azzaro Pour Homme

    All still viable fragrances in their current incarnations.

    post #3 of 16

    For men I like Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland, still in production

    For myself, my favorite Powerhouse is Miss Balmain, still in production

    post #4 of 16
    Where to start?

    In no particular order:

    1) Givenchy Gentleman
    2) Salvador Dali pour Homme
    3) Lapidus pour Homme
    4) One Man Show
    5) Quorum
    6) Polo
    7) Yatagan
    8) Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9) VCA pour Homme
    10) Sung Homme

    I would say Kouros, but I do not care much for the current formulation.
    post #5 of 16

    Derbyman and Scent-e-mental, you both nailed it downpractically perfect, no much to add other than Vermeil for Men, Worth pour homme and Tsar


    Edited by PerfumeCollector - 7/8/13 at 6:08pm
    post #6 of 16
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Derbyman and Scent-e-mental, you both nailed it downpractically perfect, no much to add other than Vermeil for Men, Worth pour homme and Tsar

    I have to agree, with the exception of a few mentioned that I haven't yet tried, this reads like a list of my favorite fragrances. Bogart PH is what really got me started after finding the one cologne I had been wearing since junior high had been discontinued. I will have to try Givenchy Gentleman, Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui, and Patrick a try. Worth PH has been on my radar, but I have been hesitating trying due to a number of negative reviews I have read about the current fragrance.

    post #7 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MuskOxView Post

    I have to agree, with the exception of a few mentioned that I haven't yet tried, this reads like a list of my favorite fragrances. Bogart PH is what really got me started after finding the one cologne I had been wearing since junior high had been discontinued. I will have to try Givenchy Gentleman, Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui, and Patrick a try. Worth PH has been on my radar, but I have been hesitating trying due to a number of negative reviews I have read about the current fragrance.

    You're in good company if these read like a list of your favourite fragrances! We're lucky to have so many of these classics in current production and the majority are still excellent in their current versions / formulations. Check out Worth PH MuskOx, it's an excellent fragrance with a distinctive old-school vibe - very smooth, leathery and elegant. It's not a true powerhouse in strength but it can be sprayed quite heavily without being cloying or overpowering and this way you'll easily get 6-7hrs decent longevity from it. It's cheap enough too...!

    By the way, out of curiosity, what was the fragrance you'd been wearing since junior high which was discontinued?

    post #8 of 16

    Gianfranco Ferre for man could be add to the list, but it is hard to find and it is not cheap like the ones mentioned.

    Ferre by Gianfranco Ferre for Men

    post #9 of 16
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    By the way, out of curiosity, what was the fragrance you'd been wearing since junior high which was discontinued?

    It was Santa Fe by Aladdin. I didn't actually know it until I started looking for a replacement bottle, but it was a knock off of CK Obsession I believe. That was a little over a year ago, can't say I'll ever go back to having just one bottle of fragrance ever againlaugh.gif Bogart PH was recommended by another member of basenotes. I ordered it because I figured for less than $20, there wasn't much I could lose. It got here in the mail, and I've been sniffing anything I could get my hands on since then. I'll have to check out Worth PH, I'm a sucker for leather.

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    Gianfranco Ferre for man could be add to the list, but it is hard to find and it is not cheap like the ones mentioned

    Speaking of leathers! I found a vintage bottle of this stuff for $30 a couple of months ago. I have to say the latest rendition really helps me understand how people can get so disappointed after reformulations, the newest is a pale comparison to the bottle I picked up.

    post #10 of 16

    Cheers MuskOx - I've not heard of Santa Fe. I have got the current Gianfranco Ferre for Man and wish I could get my hands on the vintage. I really like the current version but this might be because I haven't the vintage one to compare it with!!

    There's plenty of sellers on the web showing pictures of the old bottles (with opaque tops) but I suspect that they're just stock photos and it's actually the new bottles they're selling. I'll keep looking though...!

    Worth PH is very different to the Ferre - it's more like the original Bogart (signature) fragrance in style. More 'old-school' than powerhouse.

    post #11 of 16
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    Originally Posted by DerbymanView Post

    Cheers MuskOx - I've not heard of Santa Fe. I have got the current Gianfranco Ferre for Man and wish I could get my hands on the vintage. I really like the current version but this might be because I haven't the vintage one to compare it with!!

    There's plenty of sellers on the web showing pictures of the old bottles (with opaque tops) but I suspect that they're just stock photos and it's actually the new bottles they're selling. I'll keep looking though...!

    Worth PH is very different to the Ferre - it's more like the original Bogart (signature) fragrance in style. More 'old-school' than powerhouse.

    It is still around from what I have seen ( Ferre for Man in vintage). The best places to check are those smaller privately owned fragrance shops. Perhaps check out for some splashes ? I hope you find a bottle !

    I do agree with you about your comparrision of Worth PH and Bogart "Signature". I am not too fond of the latter as I find them unrelentingly green and unpleasant with no reward in the drydown. But the Ferre is great and they certainly don't make them like that anymore !

    post #12 of 16

    A few months ago there were piles and piles of Santa Fe from Aladdin at my local Big Lots! (along with Mustang) selling for almost nothing.

    They are all gone now.

    61192M.jpg

    post #13 of 16
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:

    A few months ago there were piles and piles of Santa Fe from Aladdin at my local Big Lots! (along with Mustang) selling for almost nothing.

    They are all gone now.

    I had seen this posted some where around here, but by that point I had something like ten bottles of fragrance purchased and probably a good dozen or two samples waiting for me to try them. I actually ended up getting a bottle of CK Obsession, which is still good, but there are so many other fragrances that are great. I did check the nearest Big Lots for the heck of it, but no such luck here.

    post #14 of 16

    aramis

    drakkar noir

    preferred stock

    van cleef and arpels ph

    polo mr

    I think azzaro ph sucks badly. quorum is good, smells natural and is generally inexpensive, but suffers from age. (in that you will smell 40+, this effect is absent from aramis)


    Edited by EdCSplash - 7/15/13 at 1:36pm
    post #15 of 16
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:

    I think azzaro ph sucks badly. quorum is good, smells natural and is generally inexpensive, but suffers from age. (in that you will smell 40+, this effect is absent from aramis)

    I LOVE that when I wear Quorum I get people telling me that I smell like a grandpa (I'm currently going to college). I really don't know why. I think I have convinced myself that some of the fairer sex find it comforting and might be more likely to chat than if I was wearing the Axe or ADG that EVERYONE here wears. Also, my SO hates the stuff, so naturally it would figure that I love it.

    post #16 of 16

    Love (in this order):

    Van Cleef and Arpels PH

    Quorum

    Bogart PH

    Sung Homme

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    7/7/13 at 7:56pm

    MuskOx said:



    While it is great fun trying to hunt down vintage bottles of fragrance, I find that more and more my best bet is the internet. Problem being that the internet is open to many more people than the occasional hole in the wall thrift store or flea market, meaning that you are going to usually pay top dollar when you do find what you want. So, that got me to thinking about my favorite powerhouse fragrances that are readily available and in production. It's hard to narrow down, but I would have to say that Lapidus PH and Bogart OMS are two of my favorites that are to my knowledge still in production, or at the very least are readily available, and at bargain prices no less. What are some of your favorites?

    7/8/13 at 4:30am

    Derbyman said:



    Hi MuskOx - it's great that there are plenty of the greats still in production. My favourites, which as far as I know are still being produced, are in no particular order:

    1. Lapidus Pour Homme

    2. Sung Homme

    3. Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    4. Bogart One Man Show

    5. Bogart Pour Homme

    6. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme

    7. Puig Quorum

    8. Givenchy Gentleman

    9. Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui

    10. Azzaro Pour Homme

    All still viable fragrances in their current incarnations.

    7/8/13 at 4:38am

    NineInchNell said:



    For men I like Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland, still in production

    For myself, my favorite Powerhouse is Miss Balmain, still in production

    7/8/13 at 5:31am

    Scent-e-mental said:



    Where to start?

    In no particular order:

    1) Givenchy Gentleman
    2) Salvador Dali pour Homme
    3) Lapidus pour Homme
    4) One Man Show
    5) Quorum
    6) Polo
    7) Yatagan
    8) Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9) VCA pour Homme
    10) Sung Homme

    I would say Kouros, but I do not care much for the current formulation.

    7/8/13 at 12:31pm

    PerfumeCollector said:



    Derbyman and Scent-e-mental, you both nailed it downpractically perfect, no much to add other than Vermeil for Men, Worth pour homme and Tsar


    Edited by PerfumeCollector - 7/8/13 at 6:08pm

    7/8/13 at 10:26pm

    MuskOx said:



    Quote:
    Derbyman and Scent-e-mental, you both nailed it downpractically perfect, no much to add other than Vermeil for Men, Worth pour homme and Tsar

    I have to agree, with the exception of a few mentioned that I haven't yet tried, this reads like a list of my favorite fragrances. Bogart PH is what really got me started after finding the one cologne I had been wearing since junior high had been discontinued. I will have to try Givenchy Gentleman, Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui, and Patrick a try. Worth PH has been on my radar, but I have been hesitating trying due to a number of negative reviews I have read about the current fragrance.

    7/9/13 at 5:02am

    Derbyman said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MuskOxView Post

    I have to agree, with the exception of a few mentioned that I haven't yet tried, this reads like a list of my favorite fragrances. Bogart PH is what really got me started after finding the one cologne I had been wearing since junior high had been discontinued. I will have to try Givenchy Gentleman, Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui, and Patrick a try. Worth PH has been on my radar, but I have been hesitating trying due to a number of negative reviews I have read about the current fragrance.

    You're in good company if these read like a list of your favourite fragrances! We're lucky to have so many of these classics in current production and the majority are still excellent in their current versions / formulations. Check out Worth PH MuskOx, it's an excellent fragrance with a distinctive old-school vibe - very smooth, leathery and elegant. It's not a true powerhouse in strength but it can be sprayed quite heavily without being cloying or overpowering and this way you'll easily get 6-7hrs decent longevity from it. It's cheap enough too...!

    By the way, out of curiosity, what was the fragrance you'd been wearing since junior high which was discontinued?

    7/9/13 at 5:57pm

    PerfumeCollector said:



    Gianfranco Ferre for man could be add to the list, but it is hard to find and it is not cheap like the ones mentioned.

    Ferre by Gianfranco Ferre for Men

    7/10/13 at 4:40pm

    MuskOx said:



    Quote:
    By the way, out of curiosity, what was the fragrance you'd been wearing since junior high which was discontinued?

    It was Santa Fe by Aladdin. I didn't actually know it until I started looking for a replacement bottle, but it was a knock off of CK Obsession I believe. That was a little over a year ago, can't say I'll ever go back to having just one bottle of fragrance ever againlaugh.gif Bogart PH was recommended by another member of basenotes. I ordered it because I figured for less than $20, there wasn't much I could lose. It got here in the mail, and I've been sniffing anything I could get my hands on since then. I'll have to check out Worth PH, I'm a sucker for leather.

    Quote:
    Gianfranco Ferre for man could be add to the list, but it is hard to find and it is not cheap like the ones mentioned

    Speaking of leathers! I found a vintage bottle of this stuff for $30 a couple of months ago. I have to say the latest rendition really helps me understand how people can get so disappointed after reformulations, the newest is a pale comparison to the bottle I picked up.

    7/11/13 at 8:26am

    Derbyman said:



    Cheers MuskOx - I've not heard of Santa Fe. I have got the current Gianfranco Ferre for Man and wish I could get my hands on the vintage. I really like the current version but this might be because I haven't the vintage one to compare it with!!

    There's plenty of sellers on the web showing pictures of the old bottles (with opaque tops) but I suspect that they're just stock photos and it's actually the new bottles they're selling. I'll keep looking though...!

    Worth PH is very different to the Ferre - it's more like the original Bogart (signature) fragrance in style. More 'old-school' than powerhouse.

    7/11/13 at 5:58pm

    Surfacing said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DerbymanView Post

    Cheers MuskOx - I've not heard of Santa Fe. I have got the current Gianfranco Ferre for Man and wish I could get my hands on the vintage. I really like the current version but this might be because I haven't the vintage one to compare it with!!

    There's plenty of sellers on the web showing pictures of the old bottles (with opaque tops) but I suspect that they're just stock photos and it's actually the new bottles they're selling. I'll keep looking though...!

    Worth PH is very different to the Ferre - it's more like the original Bogart (signature) fragrance in style. More 'old-school' than powerhouse.

    It is still around from what I have seen ( Ferre for Man in vintage). The best places to check are those smaller privately owned fragrance shops. Perhaps check out for some splashes ? I hope you find a bottle !

    I do agree with you about your comparrision of Worth PH and Bogart "Signature". I am not too fond of the latter as I find them unrelentingly green and unpleasant with no reward in the drydown. But the Ferre is great and they certainly don't make them like that anymore !

    7/12/13 at 12:43pm

    PerfumeCollector said:



    A few months ago there were piles and piles of Santa Fe from Aladdin at my local Big Lots! (along with Mustang) selling for almost nothing.

    They are all gone now.

    61192M.jpg

    7/13/13 at 12:26am

    MuskOx said:



    Quote:

    A few months ago there were piles and piles of Santa Fe from Aladdin at my local Big Lots! (along with Mustang) selling for almost nothing.

    They are all gone now.

    I had seen this posted some where around here, but by that point I had something like ten bottles of fragrance purchased and probably a good dozen or two samples waiting for me to try them. I actually ended up getting a bottle of CK Obsession, which is still good, but there are so many other fragrances that are great. I did check the nearest Big Lots for the heck of it, but no such luck here.

    7/15/13 at 11:08am

    EdCSplash said:



    aramis

    drakkar noir

    preferred stock

    van cleef and arpels ph

    polo mr

    I think azzaro ph sucks badly. quorum is good, smells natural and is generally inexpensive, but suffers from age. (in that you will smell 40+, this effect is absent from aramis)


    Edited by EdCSplash - 7/15/13 at 1:36pm

    7/18/13 at 8:21pm

    MuskOx said:



    Quote:

    I think azzaro ph sucks badly. quorum is good, smells natural and is generally inexpensive, but suffers from age. (in that you will smell 40+, this effect is absent from aramis)

    I LOVE that when I wear Quorum I get people telling me that I smell like a grandpa (I'm currently going to college). I really don't know why. I think I have convinced myself that some of the fairer sex find it comforting and might be more likely to chat than if I was wearing the Axe or ADG that EVERYONE here wears. Also, my SO hates the stuff, so naturally it would figure that I love it.

    8/3/13 at 10:36am

    bigsteve said:



    Love (in this order):

    Van Cleef and Arpels PH

    Quorum

    Bogart PH

    Sung Homme





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