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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Coincidentally, I read a review just the other day in which someone said they were given a bottle of a notoriously pungent, potent fragrance on their tenth birthday. TEN?! You've gotta be kidding me!

    ...I didn't wear any fragrance as an adolescent...

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    I only remember a few of 'em that I wore "back then": aftershaves, the Aqua Velva fragrances, Redwood was my favorite! But also, Menthol Mist, which I actually still have right here, with a little bit of juice left. There were 2 more, but I don't remember the names. And in my LATE teens (or was it early 20's) I wore Woodhue. (Don't be jealous.) I also remember one called "Burnished Leather".
    Just because a fragrance is expensive, doesn’t necessarily make it smell better than a cheaper one.

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    I was obsessed with Faberge West - early - mid 70's. A fragrance as macho as Brut, but quite different smelling.

    Evidently it was discontinued in the 80's. I've bought 2 or 3 bottles on eBay, but they're too old now and the core esscence of the fragrance has gone, so it's a smell that only exists in memory now.

    (What do those companies do with those discontinued lines? They must keep the formulas for the scents so they can be made at a later date - surely.)

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    I may be dating myself here, but her's my list of youthful favorites:

    Old Spice, 4711, Canoé, Zizanie.

    Can you guess my generation? We used to buy "colognes" at the drugstore...
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    Talking Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Being an old codger of 48 I too remember getting cologne at the drugstore.
    I think my very first was brut aftershave. Then there was Jovan Musk, Jovan Grass Oil, Jovan Ginsing ( my fave). I always used Herbal Essence shampoo in those days as well. Then I got really sophisticated and graduated to Paco Robanne. Halston 1-12 was my signature scent for some time. That was in the days when my dad let me drive his 63 Impala and wondered why my breath smelled like beer and there were cornstalks stuck to the underside of his car the next morning. My expertise was in making and eating space brownies back then. Thus the cornstalks.

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    In the mid-1960's, I had two: Canoe and Scoundrel For Men. This Scoundrel was some 20 years prior to the Scoundrel for women by Revlon. The Scoundrel for Men I bought at a Men's Clothing Store in North Georgia. I would pay much $$$$100's to find it again. Don't know who made it, but I think it was marketed by one of the mens shirt mfrs. D&G's Masculine reminds me of it, but still misses the mark. Searched ebay, everywhere; it's a lost treasure.

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?



    Azzaro pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Bought both of them at fifteen years old with my own money. They smelled great and helped me to wake up so I could get my ass down to the school I was supposed to be at.
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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Jovan Musk. I wore it for years, until I grew up and developed better taste.


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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Wella Balsam and Dial. Once a week. Whether I needed it or not.

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    I used to sneak sprays of the bottle of California my dad kept at his desk @ church when I was little .
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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    in rough order...
    -pierre cardin (the one in the phallic bottle)
    -oleg cassini (wish i could find a bottle of that)
    -polo
    -grey flannel
    -clinique (i think it was tailoring. it was the cologne they launched when they launched their first men's skincare line, ca. 1984 or so - yellow juice in a clear apothecary-shaped atomizer bottle. smells along the lines of eau sauvage or eau d'hadrien...)
    -nino cerruti PH
    -parfum de must de cartier
    -antaeus
    -a phase where i wore vanilla oil and vanilla oil mixed with china musk oil.
    -my mom and sister had a custom scent made for me based on my affinity for the musk/vanilla combo

    then i started wearing less frag IIRC. until gendarme came out. and there must have been something i was wearing between that and demeter fig leaf and l'eau d'issey, but i can't remember.

    anyway, in my late 20s, i simultaneously started riding a motorcyle, and discovered CdG Odeur 53, which I thought was made for me. i then wore only CdG frags until my sister bought me another bottle of long lost Nino Cerrutti PH, with a bit of flirting with gucci rush and azaro orange tonic.

    that brings me up to date -- discovered the concept of niche fragrances just recently after an obsession with wet shaving led me circuitously to BN. I've been buying decants of niche stuff like crazy, and just realized today that i'm not liking a lot of them, so I have to start whitteling down the collection. Since i'm being a bit long winded, i'll continue and share that the mainstays of the collection are going to be: Dior Homme; Cuiron; Encense et Lavande; fumerie turque; gendarme; CdG White; jean Pascal; No 88; and maybe a few MPG's (centaure, santal noble, l'habit) and SMN's (nostalgia, cuba, maresciala) thrown in. Still undecided about the diptyques, LV's, and goutals that i thought i want.

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    Paco Rabonne
    Pierre Cardin
    Aramis
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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    I'm only 20, so this will be a bit different than the others.

    I started with Axe Kilo and Phoenix - and still have fond memories of spraying on the Kilo. My first proper EdT was DKNY Be Delicious Men which I picked up shortly after it's launch and still love. My addiction was solidified when I placed my first decant order containing the following.

    Escada Sunset Heat for Men
    Rochas Man
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Arpege Pour Homme
    Burberry London
    Burberry Weekend
    cK truth
    A*Men
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Millisime Imperial
    YSL Live Jazz

    And now, here I am with 120 or so full bottles. I work to pay for college tuition and fragrances.

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    These are some of the fragrances I wore as a teen:
    Chanel Antaeus
    Santos de Cartier
    Guerlain Habit Rouge edc
    YSL Korous
    Christian Dior Jules
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
    Lagerfeld

    My first fragrance was the classic cheapie, Pierre Cardin. From there I moved on to primarily Santos and Antaeus.

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    Brut
    Aramis
    Eau Savage
    Canoe
    Zizanie
    English Leather
    Agua Lavanda
    Hai Karate Spice
    Last edited by ortho123; 17th October 2009 at 01:26 PM.

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    I first received Salvador Dali PH as a gift when I was 14, so instantly, I became the wearer of a frag, which few "average teenagers" would use, since it was way too edgy, mature, conservative and "dark" for my age, but this is what made me stand out back then
    Then, I fell for the mania of cheapo frags, so I discovered Adidas, but in my defense I only wore Classic and Dynamic from this brand
    Also, I had the now discontinued New Spirit by Oriflame, which was basically a low cost version of the more famous AdG
    Furthermore, I used back then what i don't use now any longer, the ghastly Paco Energy by Paco Rabanne, which oddly attracted me back then, because it smelled pretty good out of the tester, but at best mediocre, once it came into contact with my skin
    So... it was basically a story of trial and error
    Currently wearing: Worth pour Homme by Worth

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    Aramis
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur

    I hated the Cardin back then... thought it smelled of soap.

    I still have this image of Aramis as a teen scent, though, and I can't get past that to this day. I remember meeting a woman who wore it when I was in my 20s.... and it smelled great on her! But I still would never consider wearing it myself.... I should try it again since it gets so much love here.

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Nothing but the afterglow of either Lifebouy or Dial soap until about 16. Then a moderate splash of Aqua Velva or the like on rare occasion after a 'shave' before a date--as though I really needed to shave at 16 with my light beard. It was only about 3 years ago, after serendipitously landing on Basenotes during some long forgotten non-fragrance related Internet search, that I decided to add fragrances to my life. I now find it hard to believe I didn't know what I had been missing!
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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    My first was Bjorn Borg Signature (wine red bottle).

    Then there were:
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EdT by Guerlain
    Borsalino by Borsalino
    Zino by Zino Davidoff
    Armani Eau Pour Homme by Armani
    Boucheron pour Homme by Boucheron
    Van Gils by Van Gils

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    I am 21 and loved playing with my mum's Guerlains as a young girl. However, as a teenager I didn't have the confidence to wear my then-favourites (Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Chamade) out, so I mostly stuck to:

    Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom and Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain, Champs-Elysées, occasionally Chamade
    Dior Hypnotic Poison
    Burberry Brit

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    1. Dior Fahrenheit @ 14 to 15 yrs old
    2. Egyptian Musk Oil @15 yrs old
    3. Herrera for Men @ 16 to 18 yrs old
    4. Dolce and Gabbana pour homme @ 21yrs old

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    talk about a trip down amnesia lane.

    I recall wearing my brother's Kouros and Grey Flannel. I also recall trying his Polo green, but everyone else at my school reeked of that, so I wanted something different. The budding basenoter!

    The first scent I ever bought was a tester of Ralph Lauren Monogram from a perfume store in Freeport, Maine, across the street from L.L. Bean (an annual family trek). I actuall still have that bottle, with it's dregs, although I did buy and use several bottles of Monogram in my early teens.

    That Monogram gave me my first scent interaction at 12 or 13, when the buxom dental hygienist at my orthodontist told me I smelled really good.

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    My first full bottle was Cool Water. But before that, I bought minis of Lacoste Booster, Polo Sport, Fahrenheit, Romeo Gigli, and CK Escape. I miss Lacoste Booster, it is a good fragrance.
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    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    English Leather, Hai Karate, Jade East, Brut and oddly enough, Fougere Royale (available then in fine low end drugstores everywhere)

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    Drakkar Noir.....everyone wore drakkar or polo around here in the late 80s
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    I started out in the beginning of the 90s and back then I wore:

    YSL Jazz
    YSL Live Jazz
    Lagerfeld Photo
    Gucci Nobile
    Drakkar Noir

    I still have a bottle of most of them and enjoy wearing them occasionally, feeling nostalgic. Actually, I think they have more character and originality than most of the current/recent designer scents...

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    Samba for men...
    I love cologne.

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    That Man and Top Brass, both by Revlon. Also wore Max Factor Cologne for men (Max Factor's Hynotique was the rage for young ladies at the time!). Then graduated to Canoe and Mem"s English Leather, both of which smelled better on others than on me. Then came Aramis and my olfactory world opened up and I've never looked back!

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    Nothing substantial. I didn't get into fragrances until a couple years ago, and I am 23 now.

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    Default Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Oh, wait a minute, now that I think about it, I had a bottle of Jovan Ginseng that I quite fancied in middle school. That's probably the closet I came to a good fragrance in that time.

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