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    Hi Friends,
    What in your opinion has been the most Classic Smelling men's cologne, any era, any time, niche or not, etc.

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    Pour Monsieur de Chanel ... pure class!

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    Acqua Di Parma - Colonia.

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    Tiffany for Men.

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    The original Eau Sauvage-CD
    What did Obi-Wan say to Luke at the dinnertable?
    Use the fork, Luke.

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    Old Spice

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Old Spice
    Although I don't care for it - This.

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    Eau De Guerlain or Mouchoir De Monsieur.


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    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Old Spice
    Polo Green
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Pinaud Clubman.

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    Ols Spice or Polo Green

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    Aramis

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    Polo Green FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Tiffany for Men.
    This or Chanel Pour Monseiur was going to be my answer. It is the scent I think of when I think "that's what a cologne smells like".

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    Anteus (spelling?), Polo Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Pour Monsieur de Chanel ... pure class!
    Yep. This or Aramis.

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Canoe by Dana - the creation of perfumier Jean Carles ...

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    has to be old spice but i would want to vote for eau sauvage vintage version

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia, Guerlain Vetiver, Arimis, and Lauder for Men come to mind.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Dior - Eau Sauvage (vintage)
    Guerlain - Vetiver
    Ralph Lauren - Polo ('78)
    Acqua Di Parma - Colonia

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    Old Spice
    Azzaro PH

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    Dunhill for Men (1934) "got there" before most of the others...
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Creed Spice and Woods. It's like a very high quality Old Spice. Very nice it is too!

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    If you actually mean Cologne then Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina, if you mean EDT/Fragrance then Chanel Pour Monsieur.
    For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.

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    - Tabac (original edc)
    - Old Spice
    - Aramis (Classic)
    - Brut
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyjreid View Post
    If you actually mean Cologne then Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina, if you mean EDT/Fragrance then Chanel Pour Monsieur.
    I agree.

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    Old Spice

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    The original Eau Sauvage-CD
    Definitely!

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    _


    A few of them:

    Patou pour Homme
    Sycomore
    Eau Sauvage (vintage)
    Habit Rouge (vintage pre-2000 edc)
    Azzaro pour Homme (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Timbuktu
    Yohji Homme
    New York (vintage, Parfums de Nicolai)
    Yatagan (vintage)
    Last edited by pluran; 6th October 2012 at 10:37 PM. Reason: clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Pour Monsieur de Chanel ... pure class!
    I am going to echo this.
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    Blenheim Bouquet
    EDC by Farina Gegenuber
    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    Bel Ami by Hermes always smells "classic" for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    +1 for this
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Angel Men




















































    Just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    - Tabac (original edc)
    - Old Spice
    - Aramis (Classic)
    - Brut
    This sounds quite appropriate. +Bois du Portugal and Guerlain Vetiver
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    IMO, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Colonia, YSL Pour homme, and Eau Savage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Pour Monsieur de Chanel ... pure class!
    dito!

    + Habit Rouge
    + Eau Sauvage
    + AdP Colonia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    IMO, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Colonia, YSL Pour homme, and Eau Savage.
    I agree with this, i would add Polo (original) and Guerlain's Heritage and Vetiver.

    They are all very different so to name just one "Most Classic Smelling" is a bit of a hassle since they are all tremendously masterful examples in "classic" perfumery.

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    Another vote for Old Spice here

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    Dunhill '34

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    Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dadeo View Post
    Hi Friends,
    What in your opinion has been the most Classic Smelling men's cologne, any era, any time, niche or not, etc.
    Chanel Pour Monsieur


    Other classics:

    Old Spice
    Eau Sauvage
    Pour Un Homme Caron
    Knize 10
    Pour Monsieur Concentree
    New York
    Habit Rouge


    Classics with big balls:

    Antaeus
    Kouros

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    These all smell classic to me:

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    PdN New York
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    AdP Colonia
    Chanel Sycomore
    Hermes Bel Ami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Blenheim Bouquet
    EDC by Farina Gegenuber
    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain
    This list is spot on.
    I would add Fougere Royale and Caron pour Un Homme, then the list is perfect

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    Old Spice
    Azzaro PH
    Aramis
    Devin

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    For me... Guerlain Vetiver and Eau Sauvage
    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau

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    Bois du Portugal

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    4711
    Old Spice
    Eau Sauvage
    Aramis

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    Fougeres: Pinaud Clubman, Wild Country, Brut, YSL' Rive Gauche, Azzaro pour Homme.
    Chypres: Givenchy Gentleman, Chanel pour Monsieur, Aramis, Royal Copenhagen.
    Oriental: Habit Rouge
    Woody: Vetiver Guerlain, Vetiver Carven, Vetiver Givenchy

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    Acqua Di Parma - Colonia
    Creed - Original Vetiver

    Om nom nom ... (I'm slightly biased by the exceptionally warm weather we're enjoying in Norway right now, though.)

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    Hermes Bel ami and equipage

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    Many great ones already posted. I think you have to do this by category. Here are my votes.

    Eau de Cologne: Guerlain Imperiale. Acqua di Parma Colonia if you want something that lasts, but this is more than a strict EdC, I think. I don't know for sure, but AdPC seems like it was meant to be a proper perfume with some longevity that smells like an EdC. I may be completely wrong about this since I don't know much.
    Fougere: vintage Fougere Royale (the new one doesn't count). English Fern or Brut for something still made, but they don't really measure up.
    Chypre: Chanel pour Monsieur, at least the vintage (haven't tried the current)
    Oriental: Habit Rouge
    Leather: Knize Ten
    Green Chypre (powerhouse): Azzarro
    Floral Aldehydic: Old Spice
    Lavender: Caron pour un Homme if you like it clean, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur if you like it dirty

    I don't think gourmands and aquatic/calone-ics are categories that really count here. You could certainly name some defining examples, but the genres don't feel classic to me. Any genre that was invented during my lifetime probably never will, to me at least. Maybe 20 years from now, young men will see A*Men and Acqua di Gio this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    I don't think gourmands and aquatic/calone-ics are categories that really count here. You could certainly name some defining examples, but the genres don't feel classic to me. Any genre that was invented during my lifetime probably never will, to me at least. Maybe 20 years from now, young men will see A*Men and Acqua di Gio this way.
    Very nice list by category.

    Also, you raise a good point. I think in 20-30 years, gourmands and aquatics will be their own categories. I'm hard pressed to imagine Aqua di Gio isn't considered a classic by then.

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    In addition to the many good ones mentioned, JHL comes to mind.
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Possibly Tiffany for Men or LP No.9. Both exude a certain 'traditional' and 'classic' aura IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Pour Monsieur de Chanel ... pure class!
    +10

    I just re visited PM concentree this week and it is a beauty. It works very quietly but you do know it's there. I just bought a bottle but have yet to properly test it. At $65 for 2.5oz you cannot go wrong with this.

    Has anyone seen a "greener" version of this ? I vaguely remember seeing an even more condensed version of this somewhere. Maybe I am mistaken ?

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    Aramis
    Aramis 900
    Azzaro
    Bel Ami
    Boss#1
    Creed BdP
    Escada
    Equipage
    Paul Sebastian PS
    Chanel Pour Monseiur
    Anteus

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    Aramis
    Aramis 900
    Azzaro
    Bel Ami
    Boss#1
    Creed BdP
    Escada
    Equipage
    Paul Sebastian PS
    Chanel Pour Monseiur
    Anteus

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    Eau de Cologne Imperiale (Guerlain) 1853

    Great stuff, every home should have one

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