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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    I wore it allot in the eighties and so did everybody else it seemed, and I never recovered from it since that time.
    Now its just too sharp for my tastes to consider wearing it.

    Same here. No doubt a classic though.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    It reminds me of when I first met my girlfriend so it has that effect on me. Not a bad scent overall though.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I think it smells pretty good. The thing is the more I try these other 80's powerhouses the more it pales in comparison. Kind of like cool water for me. I like it, but after trying more of the genre I can't really say that much for it.

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    It seems reformulated because I remember it being stronger. Or maybe I'm more used to powerhouses now I don't know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I think it often gets dissed simply without much argument, just because yes, IT IS, strong, lasting and strikingly 80s, but that doesn't make it any worse
    Quite the opposite. These are the reasons WHY it's great. Nothing beats these old skool power frags. I wear Drakkar all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renard View Post
    It seems reformulated because I remember it being stronger. Or maybe I'm more used to powerhouses now I don't know...
    I read somewhere a while back that it's been reformulated multiple times. I'm pretty certain it used to have lots of oakmoss, so that has certainly changed.

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    I, too, smelled too much of this back in the 80's... But this doesn't make it bad stuff. My father, however, has taken to bathing in it in the last 10 years or so (hey, at 76 he's trying to be "contemporary"... LOL). this can make it a tough one.

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    Didn't enjoy this one.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    In 1986 I smelled it on a guy in high school, asked him what it was, and went to get some. So it was the first scent that I actively sought out for myself (I think I already had Polo but that was given to me).

    I think Luca Turin mentioned somewhere that a lot of lesbians embraced Drakkar Noir in the 90's, but I couldn't say if that's true or not.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I owned Drakkar Noir way back in the early 90's when I was a young teenager, and all I can say is, the cologne - although the scent is not bad - just didn't work for my skin. I don't think I'm going to give it another shot no matter how affordable it becomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie2000 View Post
    Ahhhhh 1980's with my Z Cavaricci's IOU sweatshirt and A little Drakkar....Whers my Camaro??

    LOL. I used to Rock Drakkar Noir in the 6th and 7th grade with Z Cavaricci's.

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    Wore it many years ago. Sniffed it again recently, and I just can't go back there. . . no thanks. . .

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    I love Drakkar Noir. I used to wear it in the early 90's in middle school and high school. I recently got back into it but have since moved onto higher-end fragrances such as Creed's Aventus. I actually scored a bottle of the vintage stuff from the 80's/early 90's and am selling it on eBay.

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    It's still a great scent...I've probably received the most compliments on a fragrance while wearing Drakkar than any other...it really appeals to women. If you find Drakkar TOO overpowering try Caesar Man it's alot less money and has a similar vibe....

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    +1!!!! And, even Drakkar Noir in its current reformulation is very appealing - although it has been turned down some...it has retained a lot of its great original notes.

    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    Quite the opposite. These are the reasons WHY it's great. Nothing beats these old skool power frags. I wear Drakkar all the time.
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkStar View Post
    Check out Lomani for $9 a bottle.
    I really like Lomani (while not a fan of DN). But I don't find it all that similar to Drakkar. Buysblind, do some research on BN to find the "good" Drakkar knockoffs ... I believe there are a few.

    I think Luca Turin mentioned somewhere that a lot of lesbians embraced Drakkar Noir in the 90's, but I couldn't say if that's true or not.
    According to him that was in France where it was used as a sort of "code" to indicate orientation. DN therefore has not generally been worn by men in that country for many years.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I tend to agree with Renato on this one.

    It's obviously a great scent, it's a big seller that is still on the market thirty years later.

    People's tastes back in the '80s weren't bad, just different.

    Drakkar is a little dated, and certainly not the style at the moment, but it is worth wearing if you happen to really like it. I don't find it offensive in the least.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Drakkar Noir : Quiet Riot :: Kouros : Duran Duran
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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by vbs View Post
    Drakkar Noir : Quiet Riot :: Kouros : Duran Duran
    bahahahahahahahaaaa!!!

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    22 years ago it was my signature scent. I remember I got lots of compliments. It hasn`t been available in my country for several years, but I tested it again last year in Paris. It`s ok, but I wouldn`t wear it nowdays. I`ve "moved on". ;-)

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    This was Big back in the day.....I pull this out once or twice a year and it brings back many Great memories!!!
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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Found a scent today that reminds me of Drakkar Noir but with no birch tar or dihydromyrcenol: Lagerfeld Photo. (It doesn't have coniferous notes either but you can't have everything...)

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    the fragrance that started this journey for me

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Ol' school, kind of soapy and pretty strong.

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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I remember it well from the 1980s. Ungaro III is very reminiscent of it IMO.
    Fascinating our perceptions. I have both and think both great, but can't think of anything that would make me associate the two.
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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I think that I may have too many bad associations to consider giving it another shot.
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    Default Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    Ive seen this sold a dollar generals and big lots ...Is it it honestly good for a cheap juice? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by srellim1 View Post
    I think that I may have too many bad associations to consider giving it another shot.
    Ungaro III and Drakkar Noir both have a good slug of dihydromyrcenol. Beyond that they both have prominent coriander, patchouli, oakmoss, and musk...

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    I have liked DN since it's release, and wore it for many years. Only problem is, everyone else around me also bathed in the stuff and WAY overdid it! I would buy a small bottle now to wear when feeling nostalgic, and I still think it's a nice scent. Just gotta watch those sprays.

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    I love it one of my favourites EVER!

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