Almost anything from the 60's up until the 80's, the pinnacle of hairy-chest types lies probably in the 70's.
About any aromatic fougere from that period will do, as will lots of butch chypres, leathers in particular as well as woody and spicy ones.
Check this interview with Michael Edwards. He sums up the masculine perfume lineage of the last century, lots of stuff for you to explore. And the article makes a great read in any case!
One more thing. Most of these perfumes have been watered down by reformulation. They are often less rich and thinner, they become more flat in character, sometimes they get a bit more fresh in return or there is a sharpness that wasn't there before. Many have been destroyed! You barely get that true old-school charm anymore. If you want the real deal, go second hand. Much has been written about this subject, we call these older bottles vintage. Use the Basenotes search function.
Hi! I`m using the recent Marbert Man as kind of alternative for the watered-down (but to me still "okay") Kouros. Yatagan reminds me of early 80ies pool parties - but I was a boy back then and haven`t tried the vintage on my own. The recent Yatagan is perfect to my taste. My girl sais Davidoff Zino (and Jacomo Anthracite btw) is her favourite old-schooler, but I don`t know if it`s dark enough to suggest it here. Right at the Moment I`d go with Aramis. It`s strong, reckless, classic & a little raunchy. Definitely a mature one and a masterpiece. I knew this from my uncle in the 80ies and I bought it a week ago. To me it has survived reformulation better than other frags I know in this genre.
I agree but would say ristretto rather than black coffee. ;)
8/29/13 at 2:28pm