Dior Homme I believe ... it's already a classic.
Every decade has its classics, as Drakkar,Fahrernheit,etc.. for 80's and AdG,D&G, l'eau d'Issey, etc... for 90's.
Which scent of the last decade is a classic?
I think 90's were better for scent's quality, about the last decade I say Body Kouros and Armani Code.
What's your opinion?
Dior Homme I believe ... it's already a classic.
Dior Homme seems obvious, along with Pradas Infusion d'Iris and Infusion d'Homme.
What is a classic? Opinion is deeply divided on this issue!
Anyway, my classics out of 00´s:
YSL M7 , Rive Gauche PH
Dior Homme (Intense)
The ones mentioned above +
YSL Body Kouros
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To me Classic means something that even common people that are not into fragrances will appreciate and buy long time after its best years (Fahrenheit, Le Male, ADG are best sellers many many years afters its release if you like it or not).
From fragrances listed this potential has just Dior Homme IMO.
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I think it could be called a classic if it is still a big seller and widely loved and relevant at least 10 years after initial release: Fahrenheit, Cool Water, Boss Bottled, Azzaro PH, etc.
But there are some frags I'm reluctant to classify as classic under any circumstances: ADG, l'eau d'Issey, etc. Maybe that's just my personal bias. History may laugh at me for that.
Boss Bottled is a 90's classic, but the 90's list is very long.
You're right about post 2000 wasn't a golden age for scents, and the demonstration is the fact that 80's and 90's scents are still so well sold .
I would agree with Dior Homme.
I may be alone in this, but I truly believe Hugo Energise, despite the name, is a modern masterpiece. I'd also like to throw in Trumper GFT, C&S Cuba, Aramis Bermuda Tonic, Penhaligon's Opus 1870, and AdPs Colonia Intensa and Fico di Amalfi.
+1 for Rive Gauche PH.
Current lineup: YSL Opium pH, YSL Rive Gauche pH, Burberry Brit, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin, Animale Animale for Men
Hmmm... off the top of my head, I would say Chergui, L'Air Du Desert Marocain, Idole, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Encre Noire, Sycomore.
Rive Gauche PH
From the frags already mentioned I fully second Dior Homme, M7 and Rive Gauche PH
but even ADP Colonia Assoluta & Colonia Intensa, as well as Cartier Roadster have genuine cult potential
Well, some of the names that have popped up in the previous posts, although they are BN favorites, are difficult to find in many countries outside Europe and the US, or on the verge of extinction (M7). I like M7 but I don't consider this sleeper as representative of the 2000s. Unlike Dior Homme which somehow captures a typical trend of the 00s: a successful variation on gourmand, not sweet notes, with a feminine touch (iris).
RGPH was a modern tribute to the 80s (fougères in the 80s were much more popular, take Paco Rabanne, Drakkar Noir, let alone aromatic fougères such as Antaeus or Azzaro PH), so the irony would be that RGPH becomes a 00s classic!
+1 for Rive Gauche PH
My immediate response was Dior Homme.
What about Rose 31? Has all the elements there if you ask me.
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Rive Gauche PH
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Dare I say, Curve.
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Dior Homme (in any form), Vetiver Extraordinaire, Fat Electrician, Chergui. Guess I'm pretty much on board with everybody (with the one addition of Fat Electrician).
Agreed re. Dior Homme.
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For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.
My guesses for the scents that will earn their keep well into the century and become iconic of this era:
- Dior Homme (first one that came to my mind as well)
- Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere (beautifully done "gateway" version of a classic deemed by many younger crowds to be unwearably iconic or old-fashioned)
- Frederic Malle Carnal Flower (still one of the most frequently-discussed niche releases five years after its release)
- Armani Code ("guys on the town" frag of this decade)
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (the female equivalent)
- Bond No. 9 Chinatown (see Carnal Flower; much-discussed, and the generally acknowledged masterpiece of one of the biggest niche firms today)
- Narciso Rodriguez for Her (consistently strong seller, and influential - the template for arguably the best celebrity scent of the 2000s, SJP's Lovely, and what trend defined 2000s perfumery more than celeb scents?)
- Guerlain Vetiver (arguably the best 2000s release from the most lionized fragrance house ever)
I'm sure I'll think of more, but those stand out clearest in my mind right now.
...so it seems that Dior homme and YSL Rive Gauche ph are already classics.
Pure Malt is over 9000 in popularity/following
As much as I do not like the scent, it seems Dior Homme is one
another would be TdH and to a lesser extent, Rive Gauche
as for Niche there are quite a few including Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose, LDDM, MPG Santal Noble, Chergui, and Musc Ravageur to name a few
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I can't imagine any niche scent becoming a classic. Don't you have to know of its existence for it to be considered a classic?
Vulcan- my thoughts exactly!! It you have to go to Barney's (if not Europe) to get it you're not talking about a potential classic. Maybe Marc Jacobs Bang! will be the first?!
I would say Timbuktu.
many of the scents mentioned here may at best be future gems in my opinion, where a comparatively small number people would wear them and talk about them passionately, possibly more so than now. I agree with vulcan and dreamer in the definition of classic.
armani code seems to be today's top hit, but I doubt it will live up to be a classic. gio on the other hand I think will deservingly be so.
my pick would be bulgari aqua.
+1 TdH and London. Prior to reading the comments I thought of those 2 immediately as well as Grey Vetiver.
I think if you want to determine what a post 2000 classic might be, you'd have to get a woman's opinion. Lets be realistic, the vast majority of guys wearing frags are going to wear something they know women respond to.
In my opinion, I'd give the nod to D&G The One at this very moment. It's already very popular, Heavily advertised, & widely available.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport and YSL L'Homme are two more I could see staying very popular.
... then again, there are "decade classics" and "timeless classics"... I would add Iris Nobile ADP, although it is arguably more feminine
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"Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (the female equivalent)"
easily one of the best and most popular frangrances of the 2000's. I love the smell of this on a woman.
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