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    Hello BNers! After tons and tons of sampling, I've started to think that I may try and revisit some classics. Although I'm hoping you can point me towards a scent that feels timeless, or at least not dated. It may be a stretch, since fragrances from decades ago ARE from a completely different era. Any suggestions would be fandiddles!

    (Oh and I've already tried Jicky and Shalimar)
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    Aramis
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Azzaro pour Homme
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    Definitely check out Dior Fahrenheit. Maybe even Drakkar Noir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    Although I'm hoping you can point me towards a scent that feels timeless, or at least not dated...
    Pasha de Cartier
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Michael for Men

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    Versace l'Homme
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Cartier Santos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Cartier Santos
    And Santos Concentrée.

    Also, Tuscany by Aramis.
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    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
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    Fahrenheit

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    Eau Sauvage
    Equipage
    YSL Pour Homme
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Acqua di Parma
    Givenchy Gentleman (the new version is probably more accessible, but the old is better)

    Re: your original post, none of these exactly feel modern, but they are all very wearable.
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    Caron - The Third Man and YSL - Kouros, although I know it is hated by many but I find it to be an accessible classic.

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    Habit Rouge
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
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    Dior Homme, a classic in the making.
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    Chanel Pour Monsieur.

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    Safari For Men by Ralph Lauren
    1+ Pasha De Cartier
    1+ Santos De Cartier
    Aramis Devin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
    Caron - The Third Man
    How could I forget this one?

    Also Égoïste by Chanel.
    SEEKING BOTTLES OF:

    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
    Azzaro Aqua
    Gloria by Cacharel

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlein Derby
    Dior eau Savage
    Versace l'homme
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    There's already some great recommendations. Also try Polo by Ralph Lauren. This stuff is very affordable too!
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    Top recs!

    Paco Rabanne pour Homme

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    Polo
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Hermes Equipage
    Ricci Club
    YSL Jazz

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    Yep try the classic citruses like Colonia, Eau Sauvage. The green Eau de Campagne (Sisley) is also great.

    Iquitos, Furyo, Gucci Pour Homme, Sagamore are discontinued, but quite accessible, and sometimes at very decent prices.

    Make sure you try Bel Ami too, when you're giving Equipage a shot.
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    Reasonably accessible, I think . . .

    Acqua di Parma Colonia (the original, not the flankers) +1
    Eau de Guerlain
    Tiffany for Men

    I would add L'Heure Bleue to try as well - EDP or even better the Extrait if you can. With each day that goes by I think this accord is edging closer to what many men may feel okay with despite it historically being a 'feminine'. It is being alluded to in Bois de Copaiba from PG and more recently Opus III from Amouage - both 'unisex' - violet being a key player, here.

    And while we're talking Guerlain I would suggest giving Sous le Vent & Philtre d'Amour a shot if you can - both related to Eau de Guerlain IMO.

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    Everyone has already listed such superior scents that I'd only be repeating them. So I will repeat them: check out every Caron for men. Dior's Fahrenheit, Aramis, AdP Colonia (the original), Polo, Eau Sauvage, Habit Rouge and everything Guerlain has done.
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    I will add Grey Flannel, Giorgio Bevery Hills, Halston Z-14/1-12, and even Stetson.

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    Can't believe no one has suggested Caron Pour un Homme. Timeless.

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    I`d recommend you Lauder Man. A classic that surprised me being complex and at the sime time easy to wear.
    I second StylinLA on Caron Pour un Homme. A simple duet of caramelic and medicinal lavender and vanilla.
    And if I can recommend you something from the other isle and from Caron, try Nuit de Noel. A warm mossy carnation, not too strong and perfect for winter days.
    Also, try Equipage and Bel Ami from Hermés. Classy fragrances too!

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    Wow, GREAT suggestions.
    Rather than second every singly one I'l list my favs:

    Azzaro PH
    Antaeus and Pour Monsieur
    Mouchoir de Monsieur and Vetiver
    Bel Ami
    Eau Sauvage
    Tuscany

    Plus the so far unnamed:
    Jules
    Oscar de la Renta
    Smellin good

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    Antaeus and Hugo Boss #1 are my favorite classic scents.

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    To MFG [QUOTE=MFJ;2042248]Yep try the classic citruses like Colonia, Eau Sauvage. The green Eau de Campagne (Sisley) is also great.

    Iquitos, Furyo, Gucci Pour Homme, Sagamore are discontinued, but quite accessible, and sometimes at very decent prices.

    Make sure you try Bel Ami too, when you're giving Equipage a shot.[/QUOTE

    Iquitos, Furyo, Sagamore are accessible? A naive question... Don't you mind telling me where I can find them?

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    Unfortunately, the classics who are actually sold are no longer classics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Unfortunately, the classics who are actually sold are no longer classics...
    Some, like Knize Ten, and maybe Florida Water, haven't changed too much over the years, while Yatagan seems a bit more wearable (compared to what some reviewers have reported.) It's not all bad.

    I'm a bit surprised that it took over half a day for Grey Flannel to be mentioned, and still no sign of masculine drugstore classics like Old Spice and English Leather (neither one is on the OP's test list)

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Aramis
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Azzaro pour Homme
    gucci Nobile If you can find one. A timeless classic

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    Oscar De La Renta -Pour Lui
    Van Cleef & Arpels -Pour Homme

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    if fahrenheit makes it to the list
    davidoff cool water
    aramis new west
    beeney bowling green
    kenzo ph
    bogart one man show
    guerlain vetiver
    aramis devin
    hermes cologne / orange verte
    sisley eau de campagne
    probably everything that begins with eau

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    Santos
    Paco Rabanne ph
    Givenchy Gentleman

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    Post #34 so don't expect me to be original.


    Dior Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Bel Ami
    Equipage
    Chanel No 19 EDP
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Derby
    Antaeus
    Aramis
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    (vintage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hob Dobson View Post
    I'm a bit surprised that it took over half a day for Grey Flannel to be mentioned, and still no sign of masculine drugstore classics like Old Spice and English Leather (neither one is on the OP's test list)
    I thought about mentioning these among others. Old Spice, English Leather, Brut, Pinaud Clubman, Aqua Velva- all are worth adding to the list.

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