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    Default Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    Quote Originally Posted by odioustoilet View Post
    Depends on how you look at it.

    When I was like 8,9 or around there my sister's boyfriend then husband abondoned an English Leather bottle at our home. This was the late 70's so you know it was still the classic E.L. I don't really recall wearing it but I did rub down my banana seat bike with that stuff, I thought it was the coolest thing to do with some great smelling stuff.

    Oficially though my first cologne was'nt till the early 90's when I got myself a Davidoff mini set with the usual suspects-Zino, Cool Water and I've forgotten the rest.

    I would'nt get back into the scent game until about two years ago.
    OMG - banana seats and stingray handlebars! What a memory. I think that's a great idea for a kid bike - spraying it with cologne. That's even better than the laundry pin & playing cards-against-the-spokes "engine" we used.

    My greatest kid bike mod was turning a huge sissy bar into a front fork extension, and thereby chopping my stingray so the front wheel was WAAAY out in front. The lever effect made the balance on wheelies incredible - almost anybody could ride a wheelie with it.
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    Default Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    Mine was Burberry for Women, about six years ago. I just tested a few at the drugstore and came back with it, I actually really liked it at the time. But I didn't even wear it that often, I felt funny wearing fragrance. Luckily things change.

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    Default Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    Great thread!

    My first serious bottle was farenheight. I felt to grown up.

    I'm ashamed to say back then as a kid I was that cologne guy- I would douse myself in it to get the attention in high school. Luckily a nice lady-friend gave me some much needed feedback about my six sprays being waaaay to much, lol.

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    Azzaro pour Homme
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    1981 - 15 years old

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    Purchased the year it was released, 1976.
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    Default Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    Early in my high school years (in the 60s!) I wore the old-time English Leather--not a purchase, but birthday gifts and so on. Maybe that is why I still like leather scents. Then, the summer before my senior year, I went on a study trip to Europe. A classmate suggested that a bottle of Moustache would be a good souvenir, and it was! But I lost it somewhere along the line, in a move, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince211 View Post
    Luckily a nice lady-friend gave me some much needed feedback about my six sprays being waaaay to much, lol.
    A lot of guys, unfortunately, believe that if one spray smells good then six sprays must smell great.

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    Well, I'm going back to the 70's here.....

    Can't remember my first buy, but in those days "Brut" was all the rage. I also remember having Aramis, Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur, Eau Sauvage and possibly Chanel pour Monsieur.

    Oh Happy Days!

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    Keep the discussion going, this is great!
    Currently wearing: goste / L'goste by Chanel

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    Default Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    Mine was a present, not a purchase. Ralph Lauren Polo, in 1997. Pretty sure my second was also a present, I don't actually recall the first one that I bought for myself! I actually recently bought another bottle of Polo in a sale, just to reminisce....!

    I had great fun recalling my personal fragrance 'timeline' on this site!
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    1998 with Versace Dreamer. Wonderful fragrance! I do miss those days.

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    Don't remember the exact year, but it had to be over 20 years ago when I bought my first scent, Polo (green).
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    Thats a real nice first buy, mine was Eau Savage
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    I got Chanel Antaeus as a gift in 1981 and wore it for years. Looking back it seems like a funny choice for a 17 year old boy, but i loved it! I have to imagine it's affected my perfume sensibilities even today.
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    Kouros by YSL

    I got it when I was 13 for Christmas. It was something I asked for after smelling it on a guy in my local video shop.

    This then started a chain reaction of getting fine fragrances.

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    My first "all by myself" fragrance purchase was Lagerfeld Photo, purchased at the local K Mart when I was about 14. Prior to that I had been dipping into bottles of Stetson, Canoe, and Old Spice that had been laying about the house. I distinctly recall the only compliment I got on Stetson was my biology teacher in high school. Good times!

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    I think it was Tabac Original and the yr was 1976
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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    I think it was Tabac Original and the yr was 1976
    ahhhh yes.... I remember Tabac Original...... I think I really liked that one - and it's still available today!!

    Wonder if it smells as good now??

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    Eau Sauvage here.

    Such a fantastic fragrance- I must have bought it because it was what I always recalled my dad wearing.
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    You guys are all way cooler than me. Although I stole some of my dad's Kouros my first purchase ever was Faberge Fusion. My second was Cerruti Image. My third I think was either Ghost Man or Armani He.

    You can tell it was the 90s. Although Image isn't a bad scent if you like that kind of thing. The Armani I wore gallons of; I went through several bottles.

    I'd like to smell Fusion again, because it would bring back memories, but it's impossible to find. From the BBC: Manufacturers of the perfume Fusion, Elida Faberge, also came under fire for linking their product with drugs.

    A magazine advert said: "Oi! Where's My Fusion Wrap?", showing a piece of folded paper, similar to that used to hold amphetamine powder.

    When unfolded the paper read: "Fusion. The only thing worth sniffing in a club", and contained white powder impregnated with the perfume.

    Among the complaints received was one from the government's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drugs Misuse.

    The complaint was upheld.


    I don't think I'll be spending time, effort or money actually looking for it, though. It didn't smell very good. Addiction Spice Fire body spray was probably the best smelling thing I wore at the time, aside from Image.

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    I was given 2 (at the same time) by my neighbour.
    These were Puma Aqua and Replay For Him.

    First one I bought myself was Joop! Go.

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    Chanel Egoiste was my first bottle (got it as a present from my folks, but they knew I liked it). This was back in 1997.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share!!

    For me it was:

    π by Givechy

    I bought this bottle back in 2000 and the only fragrance that I wore for nearly 10 years! Crazy right?
    I wore Pi the other day, for the first time in months!
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    I'm in my thirties so there wasn't much to choose from I think Canoe in the mid eightees or the old classic English Leather.

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    My first realization of "good" cologne was Polo Classic. I sprayed a friend's before hitting a party at the U of D (university of Delaware) and received copiuos amounts of compliments...ah to be young again.

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    Back in the 80s as a kid I would spray Paco Rabanne every morning trying to impress the girls at school until my father one day finally decided to just give me the bottle. Ah the 80s, what a great decade that was, and Paco Rabanne until this day still remains one of my favorite scents.
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    saved up for weeks to pick up a small bottle of this

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