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    Default What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    In Jr. High School...I bought my first bottle of fragrance... Gravity - by Coty

    I no longer can stand the smell of this cologne...it's really a bad one...I bought it because all my friends had one...
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

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    My mom bought me some Canoe in high school. It's a nice scent, but all my friends had Drakkar Noir so I hated it.

    Got some more as gifts, but I think the first one I bought myself might've actually been Yatagan.

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    For me it's when I had my first job in the eighties and I bought Dunhill Edition.

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    Hmmm, its difficult to remember. Either Passion for Men or Baryshnikov back in High School.

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    Okay, during my college time I really like Acqua di Gio. But I noticed many dudes in my college wear them so I bought Calvin Klein Eternity for Men. Yea, that was my 1st serious fragrance. And later I found out it was too common like Acqua di Gio. So I end up smelled like other dudes walking around drenched in Eternity and Acqua di Gio (the only difference was I'm a female). Mehhh....

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    Versace Blue Jeans.... i think

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    Cuba Gold when i was 14

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    The first fragrance that I ever bought for myself was Ho Hang and Bijan Men, back in the early 90s.
    Check out my blog Pour Monsieur, a no-nonsense guide to men's fragrances:
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    Probably Balafre

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    In my early teens, around 15-16, I bought Adidas Classic/Classic Blue (the "real" frags bought with my cash followed later)

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    I think it was CK One when I was around 15/16. Still have a bottle now and I still like it. Only problem is that because of this, if I'm given a fragrance as a gift it's always a CK. Being given nothing is usually preferable to most CK frags

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    I think it was CKOne back at my first year at the university. My room mate was wearing it, and I thouhg it was really good. Back then
    À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    First that I bought for myself was Gucci by Gucci pour homme. Lots of memories in that bottle. Some good, some bad. Still have a bottle though.

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    My first was Sven after shave by Yardley, some 35 years ago.

    I sourced an old bottle on Ebay a couple of years ago, just for old times sake. Just as I remembered it, not half bad at all.
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    When I was 14/15 yo I used to "borrow" from an uncle who had a lot of fragrances.
    The first that I bought for myself was Minotaure - Paloma Picasso.

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    I remenber it perfectly : gentleman by givenchy
    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

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    Davidoff Cool Water.

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    In my last year of high school I bought some Sandalwood Oil from India, it was sold in 10ml bottles just like essential oils in Health Shops today. Later on I found Crabtree & Evelyn Mysore Santal EDT - nice.

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    Le Male

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    The first fragrance i had was Versace Blue Jeans

    The first fragrance I bought with my own money was Le Male <3

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    My first fragrance was Paco Rabanne's Sport pour Homme, bought it when I was 14-15 yo. I still have a half-empty bottle from my college days, which was when I last wore it on a regular basis. It is nothing spectacular but still a pretty decent grassy citrus fragrance, good for summer. Sadly it has been discontinued, I learned recently.

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    Bought my first bottle of Rochas Femme when I was 20, I wore very little perfume before that. I remember the SA disapproving because she thought I was too young to wear it. It was different from anything I´d ever smelled in my life, and it was so.. me I´ve had a bottle of it ever since.

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    Hard to say, probably Drakkar or Polo.

    The first fragrance I bought since my interest to this level (2-3 years ago) was Le Male

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    First fragrance I ever bought was Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale and many bottles later I still have a bottle of this one. I was 16 and I didn't know anyone else who had that fragrance. My peer group then were all into Brut, Canoe, Royall Lyme or English Leather.

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    With my own money (allowance and allied funds saved over few months) Paco Rabanne pour Homme - 1977
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    First I bought was Halston Z-14 in High School when it was new, I had gifts around the same time of Stetson and Polo. My best friend snagged Obsession before me which I liked also but couldn't do since my entire class was only 30 people and you just have to be different! lol
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    The first one I'm conscious of buying myself is the great Egoiste by Chanel. Back in the days when it was available in the UK High Street LOL

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    Ice Blue Aqua Velva, there, I said it, Yechhht

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    First one I bought myself was L'Eau d'Issey in 1996. I had been a... oh the shame... a Lynx Africa user before that

    I still really like Issey, I haven't grown out of it.

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    Cool Water Ice Fresh. Yeah, a flanker. Not even the "real" thing.

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    The first one fragrance I bought:
    Carolina Herrera 212 men

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    If I remember correctly, either Lucky You or Escape by Calvin Klein was my first purchased fragrance.

    I also bought Adidas Moves and Tommy when I was pretty young, as well.
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    My first fragrance was a splash bottle of HUGO by HUGO Boss, and the first fragrance that I bought with my own hard earned cash was Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men as soon as it came out pretty much haha

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    My first cologne I got as a Gift was, Hugo by Boss, and I didn't even wear it for the first time until like, 3 years after I got it.

    Then I eventually started wearing it, and then I was talking to someone about cologne, and they said Burberry Touch smelled amazing and that was my first one I paid for.

    About a year after that, and my fragrance addiction started.
    Expect the unexpected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyallW View Post
    My first fragrance was a splash bottle of HUGO by HUGO Boss, and the first fragrance that I bought with my own hard earned cash was Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men as soon as it came out pretty much haha
    Hehe, seems like me and you could be relatives.
    Expect the unexpected.

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    Azzaro pour Homme - 1981
    Last edited by pluran; 23rd January 2013 at 05:13 AM.

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    The first one I bought myself was Adidas Classic Blue EDT, but the first real one was Bulgari BLV.
    Top 3 : Jaisalmer | Bulgari Black | Body Kouros

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    I grew up on Haight Street in SF, and I bought a cheap little Sandalwood oil made by Spiritual Sky at a Head shop. Tam Dao somewhat resembles that oil and I bought it just for that reason. A Patchouli oil purchase soon followed and I bathed in it. My first "real perfume" purchase was Byzance by Rochas followed by Fendi by Fendi. They still make Byzance but they reformulated the best parts and took out the incense and amber. It's a shell of what it used to be. I wore it for 20 years.

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    Grey Flannel - 1976
    - Expect the unexpected

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    Van Cleef Pour Homme(YES) & Michael Jordan lol
    "Nothing breaks up a team faster than.. Herpes"


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    (3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
    (5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
    (7) Amouage Reflection Man

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    Davidoff Cool Water

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    Balenciaga pour homme & Azzaro pour homme! ...great fragrances to start!!!
    ARRIVEDERCI !

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    DK Men by Donna Karen. I loved the juice and the bottle. And I still do. Prior to this I only had Cool Water, which was a gift.
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    The first that I bought was... Mugler A*Men like 5 years ago
    my blog : bonnygonggrijp.blogspot.com

    Lalique Pour Homme

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    i believe Drakkar Noir back when i was 12 or 13

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    Polo green 13 or 14
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Blue Stratos around 1975.
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    I remember being in the Department store looking for JAZZ by YSL in black and white bottle, but the SA told me it was discontinued so she pointed at the clear bottle with the big bold lettering JAZZ and the word LIVE on top of it. I smelled it, liked it, pulled my wallet out, and bought it. LIVE JAZZ is the first cologne I bought with my own money.



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    English Leather, back in the 60's.

    Later Jade East, which was truly horrible.

    Also during that era, Canoë, which was OK.

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    Egoiste.

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    I am sure it was Aramis. Seems like all the gay guys were wearing it so I joined in.
    My Favorites
    1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Balafre back in 1981!

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    Givenchy Very Irresistible for men, 2009. I was 25.

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    Givenchy Xeryus in the vintage bottle... Great stuff

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    YSL l'homme, great starter

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    original vintage Polo (though it wasn't vintage back then)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Boss Bottled at 15 Years old. And of all the fragrances I've purchased in the past four years since then, it still has to be one of my favorites.

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    Ralph Lauren Safari

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    Antaeus as a 14 year old 100 years ago in the 80's.

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