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    Question the best ever 1980s fragrance ever is?(smell,longevity,sillage)

    My choice would be aramis JHL(1982)-it simply is the heavyweight champ of all 80s fragrances.what would your choice be if you could pick just one?

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    Easy for me: Patou Pour Homme.

    I didn't know what I had until I found I couldn't get it again.

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    Kouros is like a fragrant black hole that sucked in all energy and matter associated with the 1980s and condensed it into liquid form.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    I like a lot of them, but Kouros is the most distinctive to me.

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    Or Masculin by Bourjois

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    Fahrenheit for me. Zino a close second.

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    SIGNOR VIVARA by Emilio Pucci.
    It was created in 1970 but i used to wear it in the 1980s
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: the best ever 1980s fragrance ever is?(smell,longevity,sillage)

    I'm going to go with Drakkar Noir. It may not be the "best" scent, but it was absolutely ubiquitous and remains a classic. Just like the Star Wars movies weren't "great" movies, they define a decade nonetheless.

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    I'll go with the original Polo.

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    Patou Pour Homme

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    A tie between Patou PH, Kouros and Or Black - or not, since they represent different families.

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    So hard to pick but I will go for Chanel Antaeus ( 1981) ! Loved that stuff.
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    I don't know about the best, but out of all the ones I wore back then, the one I enjoyed the most was Fahrenheit...

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    Kouros
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    I agree with Polo. I love the complexity.

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    Bijan Men.

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    Kouros is far away to be the best from the 80s!































    Its the best of all time

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    I tend to shy away from the 80s, but I'd have to go with Patou pour Homme.

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    Kouros as well

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    I don't know about best, but my favorite from the 80s is Salvador Dali PH. It still holds up wonderfully today, too.
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    Sorry, The Third Man by Caron...

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    I remember Halston from 81-82 being pretty popular !

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    Derby
    3rd Man by Caron
    New York
    GIT

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    Polo came out in the '78, just sayin'. I'd go with Zino followed closely by Tiffany for Men and 3rd Man.
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    Default Re: the best ever 1980s fragrance ever is?(smell,longevity,sillage)

    Patou pour Homme

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    One Man Show!

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    How about Poison!!

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirral guy View Post
    My choice would be aramis JHL(1982)-it simply is the heavyweight champ of all 80s fragrances.what would your choice be if you could pick just one?
    At that time it was the original Paco Rabanne.

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    Tough choice to make.

    For me its a tie between Davidoff (1984), Kouros and Rochas' Macassar.
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    Kouros

    then Fahrenheit

    honourable mentions:
    Bijan
    Versace L'Homme
    Antaeus
    KL Homme
    Furyo

    All the above are true powerhouses

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    I fully recommend Versace L'Homme, Antaeus and Zino

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    Another one for Polo.

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    Kouros is very hard to beat. I like pretty much all of the mentioned (that I know), Fahrenheit, Le Troisième homme, Versace L'homme, One Man Show, etc.

    Had no chance to try JHL, Derby or Or Black, all of which sound excellent.

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    Derby gets my vote.

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    The one that gives me the most pleasure is New York (Nicolai).

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelca View Post
    The one that gives me the most pleasure is New York (Nicolai).
    +1
    Along with Derby!

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    Pick just one ? This is tough...... I would say Zino Davidoff. But Czech & Speake No 88 is a close second !
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    I have a tie for 1st Place between Patou Pour Hommeand Etienne Aigner's Super Fragrance

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    Kouros for power, Derby for 'bestness.'
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    Patou Pour Homme

    Other favourites I enjoy - Derby, New York, GIT.

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    Polo - it has stood the test of time and has not changed itself from its original formula. It is very well know internationally just by its scent.

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    too many to mention...but I'd probably go for Gucci Nobile.


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    I couldn't really say which is best, but if I had to choose only two frags from now on it would probably be the original Polo formulation and Lagerfeld Cologne (not the new "Classic" formulation), though I think that was from the late 70s.

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    Versace l'Homme
    Antaeus
    Lagerfeld KL Homme
    Patou pour Homme
    Zino.

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    Versace L'Homme.

    I remember Polo in the 70's. I think I remember that Paco was also from the 70's.

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    If Polo, a non-Eighties scent, can stand in as defining the decade, then let me nominate 1990's Balenciaga Pour Homme as the ultimate Eighties masculine. It's like they took Kouros and asked themselves ''How can we make this more excessive?" and decided to pour on an ocean of smoky, boozy amber.

    It's not versatile, it's not my favorite ( that would be Patou PH ), but if I had to nominate one fragrance as '''80s in a bottle'', this would be it. It's absolutely no surprise to me this died out like some ice age megafauna born after its time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    If Polo, a non-Eighties scent, can stand in as defining the decade, then let me nominate 1990's Balenciaga Pour Homme as the ultimate Eighties masculine. It's like they took Kouros and asked themselves ''How can we make this more excessive?" and decided to pour on an ocean of smoky, boozy amber.

    It's not versatile, it's not my favorite ( that would be Patou PH ), but if I had to nominate one fragrance as '''80s in a bottle'', this would be it. It's absolutely no surprise to me this died out like some ice age megafauna born after its time.
    LMAO.....I love this beast, but I can't argue your description at all. You killed me with the ice-age megafauna line.

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    Fahrenheit

    Drakkar. Not the best but memorable when I think of 80s

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Kouros is like a fragrant black hole that sucked in all energy and matter associated with the 1980s and condensed it into liquid form.
    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Kouros
    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Kouros
    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Kouros
    Quote Originally Posted by kxe003 View Post
    Kouros as well
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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Kouros
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    Kouros is very hard to beat.

    Yeah, well, who am I to argue?

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    That's easy - KOUROS
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    Fahrenheit

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    Technically the original Polo might have been a 1978 release but I dare say it ruled for much of the 1980s. More so than Kouros. I don't know if it was the best but it certainly came close.

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    Patou PH for pure goodness, Kouros for pure badness (in a good way!).

    I love how these 80s threads always lure the Basenotes old timers out of the woodwork!!
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    I haven't tried all mentioned here,but Zino would be my choice, and how about Trussardi Uomo and Nina Ricci - Phileas? I believe they deserve an honorable place amongst the best fragrances of the '80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    Nina Ricci - Phileas?
    GREAT call!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    Fahrenheit
    Oh yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbs View Post
    Just like the Star Wars movies weren't "great" movies, they define a decade nonetheless.
    Are Star Wars not great movies?!
    They are the best movies ever.

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    Git

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    I haven't tried all mentioned here,but Zino would be my choice, and how about Trussardi Uomo and Nina Ricci - Phileas? I believe they deserve an honorable place amongst the best fragrances of the '80s.
    I have got to try Trussardi Uomo and Nina Ricci Phileas. I heard that Phileas has a celary note/smell, so I shyed away from sampling it.
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