If you were to choose a signature/favorite fragrance launched in the year of your birth, not necessarily a fragrance you currently own, what would it be?
For me, I would choose L'Eau du Navigateur by L'Artisan (1982) - I actually sampled this it at Barneys a couple months ago, and like it! I never would have guessed it was launched that year.
Yes, this thread may expose your age.
Only thing that I smelled from 1981 is Kouros.
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Creed Millesime Imperial
3. Lalique Encre Noire
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. Dior Homme
2. Eau Des Baux
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
easy, Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
there is no contest, green irish tweed! (1985)
I know i am lucky to have that legend scent from my year of birth!
Last edited by rollzst; 18th May 2012 at 06:03 PM.
1983 here, the faves from my birth year include: Trussardi Uomo and YSL pour Homme Haute Concentration
Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)
Parure by Guerlain , unfortunately I haven't got the chance to smell it, but I hope that it's a great scent.
Hermes Equipage (1970)
Is there a link for release dates somewhere ? I dont even know what was released in 1969
Chanel Pour Monsieur.
Sadly it hasn't aged as well as I have, now just a shadow of its former self.
Monsieur Musk 1973
Tough choice...suppose I'll go with Fahrenheit by Christian Dior (1988).
Quite a few releases in 1988...among some others that jumped out at me are Cool Water, Jazz, Garrigue, New West for Him, and Santal Noble.
I don't think there were any important male fragrance releases in 1977 - it was, however, a memorable year for the ladies: YSL Opium and Oscar de la Renta's Oscar are exactly as old as me.
Creed Acier Aluminium (1973)
I was going to say Cool Water (1988), since I wear it pretty often, but after browsing the Fragrance Directory, I see that Gucci Nobile was launched that year. I blind-bought a bottle of Nobile from the closeout store I worked at for only $40 back in 2005. (Bought it based on the brand only ).
Only my second bottle of cologne...probably wasn't a wise purchase, being that I may have been the only 16 year-old with Nobile as a signature scent.
PdN's New York, Tiffany for Men, or Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree for me.
My Top Ten:
1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
2: Guerlain - Jicky
3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
4: Guerlain - Shalimar
5: Knize - Knize Ten
6: Caron - Yatagan
7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme
Too hard to pick just one. My year of birth has been terrific for fragrances...
Eau De Rochas
YSL Rive Gauche
1974 - Givenchy Gentleman
Weren't any male fragrances in the directory for my year, so I chose one before my year: Vintage Tabaróme
You cant have Diorella Alfarom, thats a different year.
Bois Oriental from Serge Lutens 1992
YSL pour Homme (1971)
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Eau d'Hermes...I was doused in it at my baptism
“interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” - Susan Sontag
1970--Creed Selection Verte
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