Mid-80s: Kouros & Antaeus
Hugo by Hugo Boss...Curve
Mid-80s: Kouros & Antaeus
1980-81--Jovan Musk was king. I'd wear some of my brother's Aramis or Givenchy Gentleman on occasion as well.
It was when I joined the Navy in late 81 that i foraged into many other fragrances, dance clubs and philandering.
Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
(From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)
Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger
Dali's Le Roy Soleil, it was my first fragrance some 12 years ago. I don't know what was the main reason behind my purhase; liking Dali or the fragrance. This reminds me, I gotta get a bottle of this as soon as possible. It would probably bring back innumerable memories.
Kouros, Jazz & Opium + any samples I could get my hands on mainly Chanel and Dior.
Versace L'Homme was one of my favorites.
Jovan Grass Oil for Men
Oleg Cassini for Men
1967-1971: Nine Flags Sweden/Clear Spruce, Nine Flags Ireland/Irish Moss, Nine Flags France/Panache, Nine Flags Germany Live Oak, Old Spice, Hai Karate, Brut, Aramis, British Sterling, Canoe, English Leather, English Leather Timberline, British Sterling Lime, Yardley Black Label, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Hai Karate Oriental Lime, Kanon, Royal Copenhagen, Royall Bay Rhum, Royall Lime.
Yes, I was deeply into fragrance starting way back when.
Old Spice and High Karate
English Leather( I still remember sitting behind a girl in class who commented,"It smells like a baseball glove in here".)
I started this hobby in the senior year, so I've pretty much got into niche before finishing high school. But before that I was loyal to my Boss Bottled #6 and Versace Eau Fraiche.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
Joop! Homme, every day, for about four years.
POUR UM HOMME DE CARON, EMILIO PUCCI SIGNOR VIVARA, MONSIEUR ROCHAS and MOUSTACHE,EAU SAUVAGE, CHANEL POUR MONSIER, MONSIEUR WORTH, EQUIPAGE,ROBERT PIGUET CRAVACHE, YARDLEY LAVENDER and much more, all my dad's perfumes
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Eau Sauvage, Aramis, 4711, YSL pour Homme, Paco Rabanne pour Homme and Old Spice from my dad's collection and my own Jovan Musk cologne.
Axe and tag, and lots of that crap. I had basketball before school everyday and never bother to get expensive frags ajd keep em in my gym locker
Heaven by Chopard was my signature scent
Caractere by Daniel Hechter
Pretty unimaginative, I guess, including:
Salvador Dali PH (when I was 14, my first "real" sent)
Adidas Classic/Classic Blue and Adidas Dynamic/Dynamic Pulse
Chevignon Brand for Men
Paco Energy by Paco Rabanne
New Spirit by Oriflame
It's probably considered mediocre to most people that are into fragrances, but I still like it just for the memories.
Obsession for Men sometimes too
Hugo by Hugo Boss and Polo Sport
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Gucci For Men, Obsession For Men, KL Homme, Giorgio For Men. Also one called Bermuda Cup, which I'd kill to find again.
Mine was a Polo Sport 10ml splash bottle. Then I moved to Cool Water. Those were two. Polo Sport takes me back... but I don't wear it anymore...
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Swiss Army Classic. Its subtle and suits my skin, leaving me feeling fresh. Loved it.
Oh wow, hmmm, my mainstays were
Curve by Liz Claiborne
Tommy Hilfiger For Men
Lucky You by Lucky Brand
Acqua Di Gio by Armani
Chome by Azzaro
All these were in my arsenal but my most complimented were Curve & ADG.
agua brava by Puig
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
None in high school. In college, it was Lagerfeld and Jovan Musk.
wow, blast from the past
totally forgot about this one
We didn't use cologne when we were at school, we'd just spray the hell out of the old skool Lynx (Axe) deodorants- Musk, Amber, Oriental and Spice. That hole in the ozone layer was probably down to us.
In high school, I used to wear fragrance oils — mainly Egyptian Musk.
Pierre Cardin Cologne in the mid 60s
In the Eighties I wore at the time the new Lynxx/Axe Oriental, Spice and musk as well as Insignia deodrants which smelled like a better version of Muglers Ice Men.
Original Polo by Ralph Lauren in the 80s.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
A total anachronistic choice, consisting mainly of: Salvador Dali pour Homme, Adidas Classic/Classic Blue, Adidas Dynamic/Dynamic Pulse, Drakkar Noir, Paco Energy, Oriflame New Spirit, Hugo Dark Blue, Ungaro III, Boss Bottled
graduated 2005, i believe the only thing I ever wore in high school was Adidas Moves, and wearing it was rare.
I was a player in a small, farming community, so I had crazy style.
For the "big" moments (homecoming and prom), I threw on some Drakkar Noir (teeny, tiny splash bottle at Wal-Mart).
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"When you're all alone, when no one is watching, and there's no one around to impress, that is who you are" - Greg Laurie
A*Men. Might explain why I hate it so much now.
Candies for men
Curve for men
Perry Ellis 360
Tommy Tommy Hilfiger
Candies for men
Curve for men
Perry Ellis 360
Tommy Tommy Hilfiger
Jovan Musk for Men by Jovan
Lacoste (Original) by Lacoste
Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent
Quorum by Antonio Puig
Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (but I didn't like it)
I wore basically two fragrances that every other student recognized as my signature scents. Paco Robanne Pour Homme and Pierre Cardin Pour Homme.
Polo Green, Drakkar Noir, Quorum and Paco Robanne
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
My taste was heavily governed by my budget, which actually was not such a bad thing. I tended to end up with the un~mainstream stuff, eg Tenere from Paco Rabanne because it did not appeal to the masses (= was not a good seller), so was on all the discount counters for 50% off. I got to know and use a whole bunch of wacky offbeat fragrances that way and it helped to shape my passion for the unusual.
" Only wimps swim with the current "
Hugo by Hugo Boss
When I did wear a scent, it was always Curve
Pure Mysore Sandalwood Oil - 1972/73
Azzaro pour Homme
Paco Rabanne pour Homme
Bought 'em with my own money. Loved the damn things. Besides smelling great they helped me wake up in the morning after many late nights of ingesting a variety of interesting things.
Ralph Lauren Safari for Men.
But I very rarely wore it, to be honest. Just didn't see any need.
Canoe and English Leather (Dana)
Dior Fahrenheit all the way following by another fifteen years after that;
Jules by Dior!
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" John Lydon
mainly Drakkar Noir, but did occassionally throw in some Eternity and Obsession.
When I wore cologne (which wasn't often... long story) in high school, I wore Acqua di Gio (the first true designer fragrance that I wore, and the only one that I still own), Emporio Armani He (my favorite at the time), and Bvlgari The Vert Extreme (for when I wanted to get a little sophisticated).
My classmates wore:
-Cool Water (still can't wear it because of bad memories)
-Old Spice (for those on a budget)
-L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme (really popular toward the end of my four years)
-Lucky You (which, as you will find out, wasn't the only soapy citrus musk found in the hallways)
-Mambo (popular from launch until the end)
-Axe (introduced in the US my junior year; was popular to freshen up after Phys Ed instead of a shower)
-Anything from Abercrombie & Fitch (the hot clothing store among students at the time)
-Anything from PacSun (ditto)
-Mugler Cologne (remember what I told you about Lucky You?)
The last one has a good story. Back when Mugler Cologne first came out between my sophomore and junior years, it was simply called "Cologne". So the students came up with a "Who's on First" routine: "What kind of cologne are you wearing?" "Cologne." Needless to say, the routine got boring, and students typically replaced their Mugler Cologne bottles with Issey bottles the following year.
Top 5 for Winter:
1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
2) Back to Black - By Kilian
3) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
4) Aventus - Creed
5) John Varvatos Vintage
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."