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.
Current TOP 8 from my collection:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Chanel Coromandel
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
4. Encre Noire
5. Dior Homme Intense
7. Dior Homme
8. Guerlain Homme L'Eau
easy, Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
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 07:03 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 (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
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
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
Begrudgingly I pick Creed Bois du Portugal. 1987 wasn't the best year by me.
by Antonio Puig (1969)
by Estée Lauder (1969)
by Coty (1969)
Bird Of Paradise
by Avon (1969)
by Shiseido (1969)
by Paco Rabanne (1969)
by Guerlain (1969)
by Yardley (1969)
by Christian Dior (1969)
Eau de Vetyver
by Le Galion (1969)
by Estée Lauder (1969)
by Fabergé (1969)
Le Coq d’Or
by Corday (1969)
by Roger & Gallet (1969)
by Rochas (1969)
by Worth (1969)
Ô de Lancôme
by Lancôme (1969)
by Avon (1969)
by Yardley (1969)
by Max Factor (1969)
Sir Irisch Moos
by Sir (1969)
1985 - Green Irish Tweed
this was the easiest exercise ever! Lucky my favorite fragrance is as old as I am!
A year late actually, but Chanel Pour Monsieur, 1955
1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
1. Amouage Epic man
2. Dior Leather Oud
3. Chanel Sycomore
4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
5. Amouage Opus VII
6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
7. Norma Kamali Incense
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
how comes! Our birth year was a wonderful year for frags. Azuree, Calandre, Chamade, plus, as a side dish, O de Lancome, Monsieur de Rochas, Dioressence and others (I now see alfa posted the list!)
Hard to choose for me. Chamade has been drifting down, but it's still a wonderful green floral. I love Azuree - but perhaps in leathers I'm partial to Bandit. So I'll vote for Calandre (of which I recently acquired a vintage sample).
Our year has also inspired a newer frag, 1969 by HdP, which is pretty good too.
I'd have to go with Cravache.
i don't know of any fragrances from 1991. i think obsession was released right near that time, but i'm mixed on it.
Capucci Pour Homme
I don't know anything that was launched in 1968, so judging by awesomeness of name, I choose ...
HAI KARATE ORIENTAL LIME
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Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
My sales thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/304...85#post2614885
Wanted: YSL Nu EdP
1988, so take your pick!
Fahrenheit it is for me.
So simple....the one that started it all for me....and the one that I will ALWAYS wear to the day I die....Chanel For Men aka Pour Monsieur (not concentree)....it really does not get much better! I do wish though, that Chanel would take a hint from Dior and create a Parfum around Pour Monsieur the way Dior did with Eau Savage...
Me >> Egoiste (1990)
" In a world of 1s and 0s...are you a zero, or The One? "
Givenchy III for me too!
Royall Bay Rhum - Royall Lyme of Bermuda (1962)
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
not a huge list to choose from, so I'd pick a Bogart (signature) - a good masculine leather
1985 Le Troisième homme
We want a 'Niche' forum.