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    Default Best classic fragrances

    I am on a kick of testing classic fragrances. What are your favorite classics. Say from the 1980's and back. I would especially love to hear of your favorites from the 60's and back.

    I will start out with Bowling Green and Jicky. I love both of them.

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    YSL Pour Homme - 1971

    So pleasant and great

    AdP Colonia

    So pleasant and great

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    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Habit Rouge
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Equipage
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Grey Flannel
    Diorella
    Eau Sauvage
    Tea Rose by Perfumer's Workshop
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Habanita by Molinard
    Apres L'ondee
    Pour Monsieur by Chanel
    Vol de Nuit
    Cuir de Russie by Chanel
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Chanel no. 19
    Bois des Iles
    Last edited by volley2; 6th September 2010 at 11:28 AM.

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    Bandit
    Tabac Blonde
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Penhalgon's English Fern (everytime I wear this, I realizing how sensational this is)
    Habit Rouge
    Canoe
    Old Spice
    Armani Eau PH
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Pierre Cardin
    Royal Copenhagen

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    Givenchy Gentleman
    Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme
    Old Spice
    Grey Flannel
    Paco Rabanne
    Worth pour Homme

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    Bois des Iles
    AdP Colonia
    Mitsouko
    Habit Rouge

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    Habit Rouge
    Eau de Guerlain
    Mitsouko
    Jicky
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Sous le Vent
    Vol de Nuit
    Cuir de Russie, Chanel
    Pour Monsieur de Chanel
    Pour un Homme de Caron
    Tabac Blond
    Coup de Fouet
    Knize Ten
    Knize Two
    Bandit
    Azurée
    Aramis
    Aramis 900
    Devin
    Cabochard
    Eau Fraiche, Dior
    Eau Sauvage
    Monsieur Balmain
    Monsieur Rochas
    Equipage
    Eau d´Hermès
    Grey Flannell
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Vetiver, Givenchy
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Gentleman
    Arome 3

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    YSL Pour Homme
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Grey Flannel
    Paco Rabanne
    Halston Z-14
    Antaeus
    Kouros

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    vintage tabarome. period.

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    Oh the pain! There are too many to list. JonB, I'm going to list a few but I'm sure to forget some others that are just as worthy if not more. The lists made above are excellent for filling in all my omissions.

    Great project, by the way.

    I say Givenchy Monsieur, Guerlain Vetiver, Guerlain Habit Rouge, Aramis, and like Adonis says, YSL PH, and AdP Colonia. Pick up some Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille too, and then some of Dior's Eau Sauvage masterpiece.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage
    Knize Ten
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Apres L'Ondee
    C&S 88 (vintage)

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    What a monumental task! Here are a few but just a few that come to mind:
    Mitsouko (vintage formulation)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Crown Marechale Original
    Crown Eau de Quinine
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Caron pour un Homme
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Grey Flannel (cheap yet wonderful)
    Diorella
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Molinard Habanita
    Apres L'ondee
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Cuir de Russie (if you can find it!)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Chanel No. 19
    Chanel No. 22
    Coty Chypre

    The more I type, the more I want to add so I'd better stop now.
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    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Eau d'Hermes
    Derby

    This is the only point I can stop; if I went to next level, I'd had to list dozens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromManhattan View Post
    Penhalgon's English Fern (everytime I wear this, I realizing how sensational this is)
    Habit Rouge
    Canoe
    Old Spice
    Armani Eau PH
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Pierre Cardin
    Royal Copenhagen
    I think I still have a sample of English Fern. I have to dig it out and try it again. I like many of the Penhaligon's fragrances.

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    Eau Sauvage, Old Spice, Brut, Pub, Tabac Original, Egoiste by Chanel, Calandre by Paco Rabanne, Kouros by YSL, Lagerfeld classic, Eau de Cartier, Grey Flannel, Monsieur Rochas, Opium pour homme, Allure for men, Tenere by Paco Rabanne, Rive Gauche, Gucci pour homme.

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    Chanel PM & Guerlain Habit Rouge

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    To all the classics aforementioned, I'll add: Rochas Moustache and Caron's Yatagan

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    Kouros
    Old spice
    Eau sauvage
    paco rabbane
    Eternity
    Grey Flannel
    Cool Water

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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    YSL Opium
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    One Man Show
    Pasha De Cartier
    Aramis Devin

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    Old Spice
    Shalimar

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    I really love the oldtimers and i try to collect as many as possible. These are the ones i really love:

    Bal a Versailles
    Knize 10
    Habanita
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    l'Heure bleue
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Pour homme
    Polo
    Bijan
    Le troisieme homme
    Yatagan
    Grey Flannel
    Green Irish Tweed
    Kouros
    Quorum
    Eau Savage
    Antaeus
    Knize Ten !

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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    try polo by ralph lauren

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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    Balafre
    French Line
    Alamo

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Balafre
    French Line
    Alamo
    Wow, I haven't heard of any of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fountain View Post
    try polo by ralph lauren
    I absolutely love Polo. Along with LV Uomo, my two favorite fragrances. Oh, and I will add a third all-time favorite, Vintage Tabarome.

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    Duplicate

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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post

    AdP Colonia

    So pleasant and great
    Yes! I'm on a Colonia binge now. It actually replaced Eau Sauvage as my go-to cologne-type.

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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    Most have been said. For me, I love the Penhaligon's and the Robert Piguet's. Most Guerlain's and many Chanel's.
    I'm really into the YSLs (except L'Homme) but don't personally consider them classic yet.- or not right now.

    some standouts for me are:

    Cravache
    Visa
    Bandit
    Hammam Bouquet
    English Fern
    Du Roi
    Douro (Eau de Portugal)
    4711

    Eau Du Coq
    Jicky
    Heritage (newer in the grand scheme)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Pour Monsieur
    Cuir de Russie
    No. 22
    Antaeus
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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    Vintage Tabarome
    Patou Pour Homme
    Vintage Derby
    Vintage Mitsouko Pour Parfum
    Vintage Jicky EDT
    Shalimar
    Chanel Cuir DE Russie
    Sous le Vent
    Colonia
    Eau de Guerlain
    Last edited by Jkidd; 22nd November 2012 at 11:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Best classic fragrances

    make sure you try Shalimar in the EDC concentration(not to be confused with Eau de Shalimar, which is awful)....the EDC is a great masculine along the lines of Jicky. And quite a bargain at $35 on amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...s=shalimar+EDC

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    AdP Colonia
    Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme
    Grey Flannel
    Shalimar
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    No. 5
    Yatagan
    Le 3me Homme
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Giorgio for Men
    Gucci Nobile

    These were the ones that came to me off the top of my head.

    Almost forgot Creed Royal Scottish Lavender and Baie de Genievre.
    Last edited by Profumo Saggio; 22nd November 2012 at 11:58 PM.
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    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    BdP, Tuscany, GIT and EdOV
    I really enjoy Bowling Green too

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    vntge jicky
    vntge mitsouko
    Shalimar pure parfum
    vntge Derby
    Monchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Heritage
    Eau Sauvage
    vntge Miss Dior
    Chanel no5, no19 and no22
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Hermes Calache
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