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    Cool Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    I posted a top five on SoS's recent thread, but would be very interested to read which new releases you consider to have the richness and depth of yesteryear's masculine classics. I'll start with:

    Italian Cypress Tom Ford: A modernised/sanitized Polo Green
    Great Jones Bond No. 9: Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    A Taste of Heaven By Kilian: Caron pour Homme on steroids.
    Richard James EDT: 3rd Man Caron, but more wearable.
    Invasion Barbare MDCI: It pays tribute to many old school classics, imho.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    Jewel For Him - Micallef

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    Penhaligon's Sartorial.

    An old-style barbershopper fougere with beeswax and a bit of leather.
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Jewel For Him - Micallef
    Thanks mate, I'll be on the lookout for this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Penhaligon's Sartorial.

    An old-style barbershopper fougere with beeswax and a bit of leather.
    Agree 100%, Sartorial is a modernized Brut, done with excellent materials. Exquisite!
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    + 1 Yup I was going to post Sartorial.
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    French Lover / Bois d'orage, were it not for the enormous woody-amber clouding the old style bitter masculine.

    Also Je suis un homme and Eloge d'un traitre by ELdO.

    cacio

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    ^ I really need to explore the ELDO line cacio.

    The Malle product is a classical composition, but didn't really bring back any of the older style classics to me.
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    Yes, i didn't have in mind any particular old frag, just the vibe, uncompromising vegetal and bitter.

    ELdO sells an inexpensive set of vials of all their collection on their website (or at least they used to).

    cacio

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    Creed Original Santal(2005)- JOOP! Homme (1989)

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    Rive Gauche a modern take on the old barbershop theme.

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    Michael for Men.

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    Another vote for Rive Gauche

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    Halston Man Amber. Packs the punch of an 80s frag, and smells great while at it.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Penhaligon's Sartorial. An old-style barbershopper fougere with beeswax and a bit of leather.
    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    Agree 100%, Sartorial is a modernized Brut, done with excellent materials. Exquisite!
    Couldn't agree more! I have waited for a modern day Brut for so long.

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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    Also agree with Eloge du Traitre by Etat Libre d`Orange perfumes.

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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    I agree on a bunch of Eldos (Eloge Du Traitre and Je Suis Un Homme above all) and I'll add...

    Bois 1920 Extreme
    Villoresi Uomo
    Amouage Silver


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    Brasil Dream for Men (Lauder) is an interesting throwback - herbal, crisp, oak moss evident underneath.

    P.S. Don't let the 'young sporty' imagery on the box / ad scare you off. This was a big surprise to me in it's hip take on an old school style. It was originally only at Duty Free, but may have hit the shelves by now.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 22nd October 2011 at 03:28 AM.

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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    Great thread.

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    Balmain - Carbone de Balmain, it has something very classic to me and it reminds me of the old Nino Cerruti for men.

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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    The Acqua Di Parma Colonia recent releases are all new school cool with an old school vibe. Assoluta (2003) is the best of the bunch in my opinion, but, Essenza (2010) and Intensa (2007) are quite impressive as well. All three pay homage to their OG Colonia (1916) roots while also being decidedly modern.

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    One Man Show Gold - a tribute to, well, One Man Show.

    Musc Ravageur - Shalimar

    Muscs Koublai Khan - Bal a Versailles

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    Rochas Lui ! Seems very retro to me. I cannot really mention a fragrance that is really similar to. For some reason, I do think of Vermeil for Men, which is an older release, when I smell Rochas Lui. Its an old school woodsy scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrbckgorilla View Post
    The Acqua Di Parma Colonia recent releases are all new school cool with an old school vibe. Assoluta (2003) is the best of the bunch in my opinion, but, Essenza (2010) and Intensa (2007) are quite impressive as well. All three pay homage to their OG Colonia (1916) roots while also being decidedly modern.
    I agree.....I also like Assoluta the best.....This is my favorite Acqua di Parma
    1. Colonia Assoluta
    2. Colonia
    3. Colonia Essenza
    4. Colonia Intensa
    I also feel that Halston Amber Man is Fantastic!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Rive Gauche a modern take on the old barbershop theme.
    this is the archetype of what Jathanas is requesting
    Glorious Bastards
    Opium pour homme edp
    Rive gauche
    Knize ten
    M7 fresh
    M7

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    Absolue pour le soir
    Glorious Bastards
    Opium pour homme edp
    Rive gauche
    Knize ten
    M7 fresh
    M7

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    Your suggestions have made me smile. I've so much to sample!

    Thanks guys, you're the best.
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    Default Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    On the cologne end, I like the way Wasser's recent Cologne du Parfumeur echoes Eau de Cologne Imperiale in a modern way while retaining the old style overall. I'm seriously considering it as the replacement for my Imperiale. It might not be old-school enough for some, but I think it parallels Sartorial in the degree of appeal to modern taste while clearly following an older model.
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    Amouage Ubar - a homage to lost legends.

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    Big yup to Sartorial. Love this with a suit.

    A new Puredistance M convert here.
    Not for me, but Invasion Barbare pretty amazing.
    Currently wearing: Reflection Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Amouage Ubar - a homage to lost legends.
    Spot on diamondflame I love this one.

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