CK One back in the 90s. I would have been 13-4!
CK One back in 1996-7. I would have been about 13 or 14 years old.
CK One back in the 90s. I would have been 13-4!
Probably some kind of Avon cologne in high school. Not only did they smell good, they came in a variety of cool looking bottles (i.e., old model cars).
Then, I probably progressed to things like Jade East, Canoe, Brut, British Sterling, and British Sterling Lemon!
Last edited by RedRaider430; 24th January 2013 at 12:40 AM.
We all had our bod sprays and axe body spray, but the first i spent my own money on; le male, la nuit de l'homme, and l'eau d'issey
Last edited by RedRaider430; 24th January 2013 at 05:40 AM.
Drakkar Noir circa 1984.
The first bottle of scent I recieved as a gift was as a teenager in the 80's, and I do believe it was either Givenchy - Xeryus or YSL's - Jazz, although I cant remember which I had first.
Strangley enough, I dont rememebr me getting into buying scents until the early 90's, and one of the first fragrances I may of hunted out and purchased was Calvin Kleins CK One.
From there it spiralled into a regular thing, with D&G's first fragrance, and so the story continues...
Obsession followed by Cool Water.
My sister gave me Paco Rabanne XS as a gift.
... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.
Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...
TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The first fragrance I purchased on my own was, Pierre Cardin Pour Homme. I was so proud of my purchase at the time. Funny how it opened the way for my love and appreciation of fragrances.
Polo (green)... possibly a Christmas gift now that I think about it. The first time I forked over my money at a fragrance counter was for Aramis 900.
Like most young guys here... Swiss Army
I guess it could have been worse..
winter: Body Kouros
summer : guerlain vetiver
My first fragrance was Davidoff Coolwater ...which i used for almost 1 year..
Hi, I'm William | My Swap Thread
Apart from Axe and the like in middle school, my first "proper" fragrance was Preferred Stock.
When I was in grade 8 (6 years ago), I bugged my dad to buy me Ferrari Black from a cologne warehouse, picked up a 125mL for $20. Was so happy I had it, it smelled wonderful and I will always have many memories of it. Now, I have Boss Bottled which is essentially what Ferrari Black dreams to be. Ferrari Black is basically Boss Bottled without the sillage/projection and longevity, a toned down version essentially. Still, will never forget it.
My first that I purchased with my own money though, was Le Male in grade 10, another 125 mL tester bottle haha. I truly adore it, as common as it may be, it's very unique (not counting knock-offs like Cuba and Perry Ellis White), and I fall in love with the smell everytime. Will be a classic for me forever.
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme, purchased for cash at the 5th Avenue store, by a skinny teenager in Levis.
As a kid in the early '80s, I loved Polo. I first tried it from a machine in the airport where you could get a spray of either it or Aramis for a quarter. I couldn't afford a bottle of it, though, so I bought myself a bottle of a knockoff called "Lancer."
On my next trip I tried Aramis, and liked it even better. I saved up and bought myself a bottle of the real thing after a while, from the fragrance counter at Dillards. I was probably 11 years old at the time.
- - - Updated - - -
British Sterling was my first crush on cologne in 10th grade in the late 70's
The First bottle that I bought after using my brothers bottle was Jovan Musk, also in late 10th grade in the late 70's
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)
After trying a sample I got on E-bay, I coughed up the cash for a $14 stick of Breath of God.
Got a FB after that. While I now have other things, I love it still.
Ralph Lauren Romance. Got it in highschool. Worked really well at the time =). I kinda miss it actually lol
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” - Bruce lee
Hugo , Hugo boss
Preferred Stock - 1991
Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver
My Mom bought me Avon Black Suede. It was around 1982. I was 15. I think my next one was Polo. It was a big step up. But I appreciate the fact that Mom paid for all of them, not me. My high school scents were those two plus Aramis and Drakkar. Those were the power house days before aquatics.
Vintage Polo Green
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
When I was 16 I wanted a scent but didn't know where to start, so I asked the assistant in the perfume store for a recommendation. Davidoff coolwater was the reply, so I bought it. However, I hated it then and still can't stand it now. I ended up pouring it in the iron (with water) just to try to get rid of it. Luckily it didn't make my clothes smell too much.
I'd say it was Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme.
I know I used Herrera for Men a lot before that, but I can't remember if I ever bought it or just used my dad's.
I think the first fragrance I bought for myself was either Drakkar or some Calvin Klein. The first fragrance I ever owned, however, was Polo. Good old high school days.
Sikkim perfume extract (Lancôme)
I think it was 1989 with Santos Sport. I was a pretty classy teenager!
Polo Crest, when I was around 15/16 in the early '90's. I really loved that stuff. Unfortunately now discontinued, but I've found a worthy substitute in Chevignon Brand.
Current top 10:
1. L'Artisan Dzing!
2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
8. Guerlain Derby
9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
For me, it is Soul by Hugo Boss, not a bad thing, but already been left in a drawer cornor long time ago.
Live it simple and easy
Old Spice, but my first "real" cologne I bought was Drakkar Noir. I already had about 5 or 6 colognes but they were all given to me.
I think I was 11, so that would be 1991. I bought Aspen at Walgreens because I smelled it on my friends older brother and loved it.
This was not my first frag though. My mom bought me Drakkar noir, and I had a small eternity splash
My mother brought me Lauder for men back in 82.
My mom gave me Cool Water as a gift last Christmas. Can't believe I waited until my first year in college to get my first fragrance!
The first fragrance I purchased for myself was CKOne.
Safari for Men - still one of my faves :-)
I bought a bottle of Aqua De Gio when it first came out. At some point it was lost for many years in boxes. It was only later when I started collecting fragrances I found it again still barely used.
Burberry Touch for Men, after a hottie from school mentioned that she liked it :s
Drakkar Noir. In high school. And I loved it. Probably too much too HAHAHA
can't remember the first i bought. the first i wore was preferred stock as a freshie in high school. got plenty of compliments from the upper class women...
It was Grey Flannel probably!
Currently on my Rotation:
1. Cartier D'un Soir
2. Loewe Essencia
3. Bergamotto Marino
4. Herb Alpert Listen
8. Pal Zileri No 18
0. Kenzo Homme
I sadly don't recall the first purchase I made myself, but the first 'proper' fragrance I owned came as a Christmas gift - Ralph Lauren Polo. I did choose it though!
Insense Givenchy 1994
Wish I could remember.
I think it was either Hugo Boss Bottled or Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio.
My first bottle was of a Brazilian perfume, from an unknown manufacturer. I was probably 11 years old. My first real perfume was bought when I was 14 or 15. It was the super powerful Azzaro.