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    Default Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Ok gentlemen, here is my top 5 in no particular order: -

    1) YSL Kouros
    2) YSL Rive Gauche
    3) Creed BdP
    4) Chanel Antaeus
    5) Old Spice

    Honourable mention to Caron Yatagan.
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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Patou pour Homme
    Jules
    Habit Rouge (pre-99 edc/edt)
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (the older the better)
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Derby
    Egoiste
    Eau Sauvage
    Lauder for Men
    Eau de Guerlain
    Antaeus
    Tiffany for Men
    Yatagan
    Kouros
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Bel Ami
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Aramis
    Third Man
    Last edited by pluran; 8th June 2011 at 06:28 AM. Reason: mons veneris

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    Patou por Homme
    Knize Ten
    Yatagan
    Eau d'Hermes
    Santal Noble

    Runners-up:
    Ambre Sultan
    Jicky
    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Jaipur Homme EdP

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    Old Spice
    Habit Rouge
    Obsession for Men
    Opium PH
    Pierre Cardin

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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Four that haven't been listed before (I couldn't come up with five):

    Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Safari for Men
    Grey Flannel

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    5's impossible, so sue me.

    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC
    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Cartier Santos de Cartier (1981 vintage formulation)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Creed Santal Impérial
    Czech & Speake No. 88 (vintage Italian formulation)
    Dior Jules (vintage)
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme (already a classic in my book, nods to pluran)
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC (vintage, if possible)
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT (vintage, if possible)
    Guerlain Vetiver EDC (vintage)
    Guerlain Vetiver EDT (vintage)
    Hermès Bel Ami
    Jean Patou Patou Pour Homme
    Jean Patou Patou Pour Homme Prive
    Léonard Pour Homme
    Loewe Pour Homme
    Molyneux Captain Molyneux
    Nina Ricci Signoricci 2 (1976 vintage formulation)
    Nino Cerruti Pour Homme
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vintage)
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (vintage)
    Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme
    Ungaro Pour L’Homme I
    Ted Lapidus Pour Homme [original] (1978)
    Tiffany for Men
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Well, I'm still making my way through the 'mens classics', but from those I have tried, I pick:

    Yatagan by Caron
    Heritage by Guerlain
    Aramis by Aramis
    Armani Pour Homme by Giorgio Armani
    Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro
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    Yatagan
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Ungaro II
    Patou pour Homme
    Bois de Portugal

    Runners up: Tiffany for Men; Van Cleef & Arpels (old formulation), Nino Cerruti pour Homme, Burberry (original), Trussardi Uomo, Léonard pour Homme, Knize Ten, Antaeus, Givenchy Gentleman, Macassar, Portos (Balenciaga), Ébène, Chanel pour Monsieur, Kouros
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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Had to think hard about this, but here it goes.

    In my opinion, just having these five would make a perfect balanced wardrobe:

    Chanel pour monsieur (vintage)
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Jicky
    Van Cleef pour homme

    Others:
    Creed Santal Imperial, Creed Bois du Portugal, Czech & Speake no. 88, Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC, Floris No. 89, Ungaro II, Givenchy Vetyver, Caron pour homme, Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet, Gucci pour homme (1978), Versace L'Homme....
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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Chanel Antaeus
    YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    MPG Santal Noble
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Hermès Bel Ami

    ...just for starters...
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    Caron Third Man
    Gucci Envy
    YSL M7
    Lagerfeld KL Homme
    Dunhill Edition
    Chanel Egoiste
    Santos Concentree
    Rive Gauche Intense
    Hermes Equipage, Bel Ami, Rocabar
    Alain Delon Iquitos
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    Cool Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    5?

    1. Dunhill for Men, 1934
    2. Vintage Tabarome
    3. Patou Pour Homme
    4. Antaeus
    5. Minotaure or Roma (Minotaure Lite)
    5. Original Santos
    5. Versailles PH
    5. Guerlian Vetiver
    5. Penahaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
    5. Royal English Leather
    5. Havana

    Well, there you have it, that's 5.
    But to continue to put hair on your chest, I'll throw in some which are not quite the creme de la creme A+++ for me, but which we shall never forget!

    Honorable Mention:

    6. Yatagan ( Celery and gunpowder! Huzzah! )
    7. Azarro PH ( Precursor to the 80's, when men were men! )
    8. Versace l'Homme ( Unless they were ferns . .)
    9, Tuscany/ Etuscan (80's!)
    10. Pascal Morabito OR Black (80's!)
    11. BdP (yep, 80's)
    12. The Third Man (80's!)
    13.Esencia Lowe (80's!)
    14.Jacomo de Jacomo (80's run wild! )
    15 Route du Vetiver ( 80's gone nuts!)
    16 Eucris (Ha! Gotcha!.---1912 and in very good taste)
    17. Aramis ( 1965-- Tree Moss, and lava lamps. Groovy baby!)
    18. Peau d' Espagne--Santa Maria! ( Novella) Made in1901. Are you man enough to wear tabasco sauce?

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    Patou Pour Homme
    Versailles Pour Homme
    Marc Sinan V O
    Cerruti Pour Homme
    Bel Ami
    Signor Vivara

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    Mouchoir de Monsieur ( or Jicky! )
    Pour un Homme de Caron
    Pour Monsieur, Chanel
    Eau Sauvage
    Equipage

    ....and Habit Rouge, Egoiste, Knize Ten, No 88, New York, and Sables!
    Last edited by sables; 16th October 2007 at 08:58 AM.

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    Till Now

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Heritage
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Egoiste
    Kiton Men
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    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    YSL M7
    YSL Opium PH Edp
    Creed Bois Du Portugal.
    Currently wearing: The Dreamer by Versace

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    1. Kouros
    2. Aramis
    3. Givenchy Gentleman
    4. Brut
    5. Van Cleef & Arpels
    Last edited by deck89; 16th October 2007 at 10:46 AM. Reason: mind change

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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Hmmm some members aren't too sharp with their maths yet again! :-P

    But its cruel to have to only limit to five

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    Azzaro PH
    Polo
    Aramis
    Yatagan
    Knize Ten
    Currently wearing: Guerlain Homme by Guerlain

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    Chanel POUR mONsieur Concentree
    rive gauche
    santos de cartier
    ck obsession
    calvin!! my sleeper
    Creed- Windsor (All-time favorite)
    Creed- GIT (signature)
    Lolita Lempica Au Masculin (fav gourmand)
    Creed-Aventus (biggest compliment getter)
    Serge Lutens- Arabie,Fumerie Turque, Chergui
    MFK-Lumiere Noire (fav mysterious scent)
    Santos de Cartier-Fav 80's
    Creed Spice & Wood

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    Bois du Portugal (My all time No. 1)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Yatagan (its all man)
    Halston Z-14 (machismo in a bottle, not my favorite)
    Vintage Tabarome

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    Rive Gauche
    Basala
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Egoiste
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Hm, all-time classics meaning generally acknowledged as olympic greats with a certain pedigree?

    Blenheim Bouquet
    Knize Ten
    Dunhill for Men (1934)
    Eau Sauvage
    Patou pour homme

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    Default Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    As far as I'm not familiar enough with lots of the perfumes, I couldn't list them. But it is something very intersting that the name like
    -Pour un Homme
    -Brut
    -POLO (original green)
    -Acqua di Gio
    -Le Male
    are rare in this thread. I consider these ones as "should try at least once"!
    These are the scents which truely affected the fashion and perfume's world.

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    Avoiding discontinued scents, I'll recommend

    Trussardi Uomo
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Sung Homme
    Shiseido Basala

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    My experience is rather limited and I am learning a lot by paying attention to everyone else's comments. At this point, my five would be:

    Yatagan - Caron
    Azzaro pour Homme - Azzaro
    JHL - Aramis
    Chanel pour Monsieur (1955) - Chanel
    Antaeus - Chanel
    Equipage - Hermes
    Heritage - Guerlain
    Vetiver - Guerlain
    Polo (1978) - Ralph Lauren
    Zino Davidoff - Davidoff
    Old Spice - P&G/Shulton

    Okay - I ended up with more than five but I wouldn't omit any of these!
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    5 decades, 5 Hesperidic classics :

    Moustache - 40's
    Monsieur de Givenchy - 50's
    Eau Savauge - 60's
    YSL pour Homme - 70's
    Eau d'Hadrien - 80's

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    Eau Sauvage
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Heritage
    Safari For Men

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    Duoro/Lords Penhaligon
    Chevalier d'Orsay
    Knize Ten
    Aramis
    JHL
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