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    Default Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    As a fan of the styles of the late 50's and early 60's, I enjoy Mad Men.

    What scent would Don Draper wear? Chanel PM?

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Don will wear no other than the iconic Dior Eau Sauvage.
    "A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Maybe St. John's Bay Rum or Canoe. Possibly 4711. I don't think anything much more exotic would have been likely for an American businessman of that era.

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    Aramis.

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Knize Ten advertised in the New Yorker during those years, so I think DD would have opted for "the gentleman's cologne."
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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    I'm thinking Old Spice or Guerlain Vetiver.

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    He would wear Ho Hang.

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Eau d'Hermes. It smelled old and nasty even in 1963.

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Don will wear no other than the iconic Dior Eau Sauvage.
    Eau Sauvage wasn't released until 1966.... "Mad Men" at the moment is set in '62/'63
    ...perhaps a Guerlain.. Vetyver maybe??

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsableguy View Post
    Eau Sauvage wasn't released until 1966.... "Mad Men" at the moment is set in '62/'63
    ...perhaps a Guerlain.. Vetyver maybe??
    I noticed my mistake for some time but u were the only one that caught it

    Let me put it this way...one of Don's numerous flings in 1966 will buy him a bottle of Eau Sauvage
    I'll still stick to ES though as I think it fits Don very well.
    Last edited by JoNnY 4; 14th November 2009 at 01:56 PM.
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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    I noticed my mistake for some time but u were the only one that caught it

    Let me put it this way...one of Don's numerous flings in 1966 will buy him a bottle of Eau Sauvage
    I'll still stick to ES though as I think it fits Don very well.
    yay me

    perhaps Stirling Cooper was doing prelim advertising ideas for it and he got an advance bottle???

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    ugh

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    CLUBMAN By Pinauad

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsableguy View Post
    yay me

    perhaps Stirling Cooper was doing prelim advertising ideas for it and he got an advance bottle???
    LOL...I won't rule that possibility out.
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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Once, while watching the show, I thought I caught a glimpse of a bottle of Caron Pour un Homme on the dressing table in the Drapers' bedroom, but since I was watching a downloaded copy the quality didn't permit me to verify. I should have noted the episode number and time marker though... But I've actually considered writing to the set dresser and asking her about this.

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Caron Pour Un Homme makes sense. That was probably a high end and popular men's frag in the department stores in early 60's.

    I've enjoyed the variety of answers here, even the ones paying no heed to date.

    I'd like to think Don avoided the dreaded Clubman, though it is a private indulgence of mine sometimes.

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Guerlain's Vetiver

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Beating this into the ground now...found an episode line wherein Rachel the department store heiress commented that he had a frag on with a hint of jasmine.

    Dunhill for Men (1934)?

    Old Spice?

    Both had a jasmine note and were available then.
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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Either the original Monsieur Balmain or Arden Men Eau de Cologne Tradition. Both discontinued.

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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    He's a former US Army soldier - so most likely Old Spice, as it was supplied to American GI's I believe.
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    Default Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Yeah, you know, I really doubt Don would go for some frou-frou cologne. His appearance, when you think about it, is studiously conservative and nondescript: plain white shirts, grey suits, and grey ties. He even wears a fedora, which not as many men as you'd think were still doing in 1963. Some of us wear only white shirts because we like how it looks, but Don wears only white shirts because he doesn't care about shirts. They're fungible, a commodity, like soap or toothpaste. He doesn't express himself through fashion - he basically uses it as camouflage. I think Old Spice is probably the most realistic option. He might think that he's expected to wear an aftershave, because it's what respectable men do, but he chooses something which is designed to make as little impression on people as possible.

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    Default What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    I know these fragrances wasn`t made in the 60-ies, but I can easily see Mad Men`s Don Draper wearng Amouage Epic and Hermès Bel Ami.

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    Default Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    I think every time a new season of Mad Men starts someone needs to bump the original "What Would Don Draper Wear?" thread on to the front page. It will save on the multiple threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Oops.. Sorry..

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    Geo F Trumper GFT Cologne.

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    aramis and old spice. modern polo double black? brooks brothers? john varvatos even?

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    Default Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    It's one of my favorite shows and I started the original thread. I find it interesting that the answers are based on scents that "feel" like something he would wear regardless of when issued, versus scents that were actually available when the show takes place (this season is 1964.) The selection of men's scents that would have been available in his world was pretty limited then.

    I go literal and because a woman in the show said he smelled like jasmine, I say Old Spice or maybe Dunhill 1934. While he's certainly always very well dressed by our standards today, he's really just conforming to the norms of business dress of the time. I don't think he is stylish to the point of putting a lot of thought into chasing down frags, unless one of the women in his life foist something on him. i.e. He wouldn't be a Basenoter.

    Having asserted all that, whenever I smell Brooks Brothers 1818 or Bois du Portugal, I feel like I'm in the lobby of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce waiting for Joan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekzee View Post
    aramis and old spice. modern polo double black? brooks brothers? john varvatos even?

    I agree with derekzee:
    Old Spice, he probably didn't know any better, since the show is based on a 1964 American setting -or close to 64-, i would say that yes he would change after a few years to Aramis...(maybe would still wear it today if the character is still alive)

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    Default Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    If we're allowed to timeshift, he's the perfect BdP recipient.

    What would his alter ego, Dick Whitman wear?

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