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  • M7

    9 9.78%
  • Terre d'Hermes

    31 33.70%
  • Tom Ford Extreme

    1 1.09%
  • Dior Homme

    5 5.43%
  • Mugler Cologne

    4 4.35%
  • Musc Ravageur

    13 14.13%
  • Tea for Two

    1 1.09%
  • Chergui

    8 8.70%
  • Original Vetiver

    3 3.26%
  • Riverside Drive

    1 1.09%
  • Rose 31

    2 2.17%
  • Kiton Black

    0 0%
  • Mark Birley

    2 2.17%
  • Jaisalmer

    1 1.09%
  • Tam Dao

    2 2.17%
  • Geir Ness

    1 1.09%
  • L'Instant

    1 1.09%
  • Costes

    0 0%
  • Cuiron

    6 6.52%
  • Cuir d'Oranger

    1 1.09%
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  1. #1

    Default 21st Century Men's Classics

    Which one of these post-millennium scents gets your vote as an enduring classic? Please include write-ins.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 16th December 2007 at 10:37 PM.

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    there is no poll there

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    none of the above. perhaps gucci ph.

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    I agree. None of the above. I like original vetiver but I don't think its an enduring classic.

    Gucci PH is a possibilty, good call. Maybe Himalaya.
    I haven't smelled guerlain's double vanille but I like to think that it may be a classic.
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    Comme Des Garcons - Avignon

    (I voted for L'instant,though,as Avignon is not in the poll)

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    I don't think that Cuiron should be on the list as an "enduring classic", as it's been discontinued for quite some time and is unlikely to ever come back into production.

    The only ones on the list that I think should qualify are Mugler Cologne and Terre d'Hermes. Still, I place a write-in-vote: Narciso Rodriguez for Him. Classy, not brash, and suitable for everyday.
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    None of the above.

    I haven't tried them all by any means. However, seven are in my wardrobe and I wouldn't throw any of them out!

    The best 21st century introduction imo is Michael for Men.

    Michael is a stunningly beautiful leather/tobacco scent! To my nose, it has the best chance of someday becoming a classic.
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    I'm not sure about that list: popular niche fragrances like L'Air du Desert Marocain are left out while obscure even by niche standards Cuir d'Oranger gets a look in. This isn't a criticism - I have no idea what's going to be popular in the future - but it leaves me at a loss as to what to choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    I'm not sure about that list: popular niche fragrances like L'Air du Desert Marocain are left out while obscure even by niche standards Cuir d'Oranger gets a look in. This isn't a criticism - I have no idea what's going to be popular in the future - but it leaves me at a loss as to what to choose.
    The choices in the poll represent a random cross section of post-2000 creations. Write-ins are strongly encouraged.

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    It's really hard to predict what people will be wearing 20, 30, or 50 years from now, but I voted for L'instant and here is why. First off, it's a fantastic fragrance of very high quality. Second, it's a scent that I think is good enough to appeal to the enthusiasts, yet at the same time straight forward enough for the average consumer to enjoy as well. Lastly, the Guerlain name is one of the most respected and enduring names in this industry. People associate Guerlain with luxury, quality, and refinement. Add all of this up and I think it increases the probability that L'Instant could be an enduring, timeless classic...

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    My vote went to M7, with Terre d'Hermes a close second for me.
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    Many of the elements of 20th Century fragrances that currently are considered "classics":

    Famed house (e.g., Guerlain, Caron, Dior, Chanel)
    Design by a preeminent nose (e.g., Roudnitska, Guerlain, Bourdon, Polge)
    Mass appeal (e.g., Mitsouko, Eau Sauvage, Opium, Vetiver)
    Ingenuity of design (e.g., Jicky, No.5, Kouros, Egoiste)
    Beauty (profuse examples)


    All of the above point to Terre d'Hermes, in my book. Our grandchildren will wear it.

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    I agree with all of the "none of the above" people, although I like some of the listed scents. I think LV's Vetiver, Piper Nigrum, and Yerbamate might be suitable, but I am also fond of PG's Querelle and L'Artisan's Passage d'Enfer and Dzing! (Is this discontinued or not?). Currently, I'm more in the looking back than forward mode. I'm loving Yatagan and wanting to try 3rd Man and some of the old Guerlains and the old Chanels I haven't tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1905 View Post
    Many of the elements of 20th Century fragrances that currently are considered "classics":
    Famed house (e.g., Guerlain, Caron, Dior, Chanel)
    Design by a preeminent nose (e.g., Roudnitska, Guerlain, Bourdon, Polge)
    Mass appeal (e.g., Mitsouko, Eau Sauvage, Opium, Vetiver)
    Ingenuity of design (e.g., Jicky, No.5, Kouros, Egoiste)
    Beauty (profuse examples)
    All of the above point to Terre d'Hermes, in my book. Our grandchildren will wear it.
    I like your reasoning. At first, I think, a poll always seems to be rather simplistic, but the dialog that is provoked by its rigid choices is always quite rewarding - everyone brings all their baggage to the table. Fascinating - I love Basenotes!
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 17th December 2007 at 05:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1905 View Post
    Many of the elements of 20th Century fragrances that currently are considered "classics":

    Famed house (e.g., Guerlain, Caron, Dior, Chanel)
    Design by a preeminent nose (e.g., Roudnitska, Guerlain, Bourdon, Polge)
    Mass appeal (e.g., Mitsouko, Eau Sauvage, Opium, Vetiver)
    Ingenuity of design (e.g., Jicky, No.5, Kouros, Egoiste)
    Beauty (profuse examples)


    All of the above point to Terre d'Hermes, in my book. Our grandchildren will wear it.
    Ruggles beat me to it, but I really enjoyed your reasoning as well. Of the list, I would have to agree. Terre d'Hermes.
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    Well, I can't agree with anyone that Terre D'Hermes is at all classic.
    Although the limited edition bottle is extremely beautiful.

    The only future man's classic on that list, IMHO, will be Original Vetiver

    I disagree strongly with anyone who says Creed's Original Vetiver is sub-par when compared to Creed Vetiver (1948), for me the inverse is true. YMMV

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    I think that Tom Ford will be held in high regard for his contributions in the fragrance world. So, with all due respect to myself, Rive Gauche is my write in.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 17th December 2007 at 05:16 PM.

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    From your list, Dior Homme.

    I'd roll with Dunhill (2003).
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    From your list, Chergui was the only one that I bothered voting for. L'Air is certainly one that could (and should) become a classic.

    As for Terre d'Hermes, pah!

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    I could have voted for several--Tea for Two, L'Instant PH, for example--but I clicked Tam Dao because I think it is so wonderfully freaky. Says something in smell that isn't easily forgotten or duplicated. I guess I'm stretching the boundaries of what's classic, because I don't know how this scent experience will translate into commercial success and endurance, but heck, it's what made clicking the Tam Dao button fun for me.
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    Vetiver Extraordinaire

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  23. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloan_8013 View Post
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Excellent choice! I second that!

  24. #24

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    Mark Birley of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry_Martini View Post
    Mark Birley of course
    Mark Birley reminds me a bit of Lalique's Lion. I think it's the rosemary note. MB is of a higher quality for sure, what do you think?

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    I voted for Terre de Hermes (JC Ellena represent!) but I almost voted for Rose 31.

    My write in: Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I voted for Terre de Hermes (JC Ellena represent!) but I almost voted for Rose 31.

    My write in: Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens.
    Hey Mike, Ambre Sultan was from the 90's, that's why I picked Chergui instead.

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    i know:
    M7
    Terre d'Hermes (my voting)
    Dior Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    Kiton Black
    L'Instant

    i don´t know: oh my god so much, why did i vote :--)
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Musc Ravageur
    Tea for Two
    Chergui
    Original Vetiver
    Riverside Drive
    Rose 31
    Mark Birley
    Jaisalmer
    Tam Dao
    Geir Ness
    Costes
    Cuiron
    Cuir d'Oranger
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    Terre d'Hermes, nothing else comes close. This is a masterpiece (on my skin and how else would you tell?)

    a lot of votes for TdH but not to many explanations. I'm quite sure they'll be making this in 2100.
    Last edited by fredricktoo; 18th December 2007 at 01:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    Terre d'Hermes, nothing else comes close. This is a masterpiece (on my skin and how else would you tell?) a lot of votes for TdH but not to many explanations. I'm quite sure they'll be making this in 2100.
    According to the NIH, "by the end of the decade, developmental genetics will have discovered a way to implant a Terre d'Hermes chromosome into your DNA."
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    M7 so that they don't discontinue it. And Cuiron so that they bring it back.

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    I doubt they'll discontinue M7--It sells and is therefore safe from extinction for another 10 years, at least.

    Before bemoaning Cuiron's pasing, check out Cuir d'Oranger--Trust me on this, it will ease the sorrow. Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.

    Hm. . .if they did discontinue Terre d'Hermes (not very likely) Musc Ravageur or Original Vetiver they'd sell for a fortune on e-bay wouldn't they? They'd become the 21st century's equivalent to the hunt for Versailles or Jean Patou. Frightening thought.

    psst, I really like Himalaya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Before bemoaning Cuiron's pasing, check out Cuir d'Oranger--Trust me on this, it will ease the sorrow. Step on the gas and wipe that tear away. Hm. . .if they did discontinue Terre d'Hermes (not very likely) Musc Ravageur or Original Vetiver they'd sell for a fortune on e-bay wouldn't they? They'd become the 21st century's equivalent to the hunt for Versailles or Jean Patou. Frightening thought.
    Cheers, Mario
    I agree with your assessment of Cuir d'Oranger. It is the only leather fragrance that I whole-heartedly enjoy. I think Cuiron has already reached the Versailles and Patou status. Yes, a modern cult, classic.

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