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    Drakkar Noir, as my name suggests, was my first real cologne. I still have the bottle, but I don't wear it much.

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    The first fragrance I purchased for myself was Dunhill Edition back when I was a teenager in 1987. It was a fresh spicy citrus which was quite strong then it got woody and mossy in the dry down. The topnotes were sparkling and spicy.

    I recently purchased it at the start of the year and its sadly been reformulated and is now a "Diet Coke" version of what it should be. And all I have is a memory of the glory of what it used to be in days past.

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    When I was teen around ten years ago I wear L'eau d'Issey, mY mom use some Dior and my dad used Drakar Nior & Farenheit (my sister was too young to wear perfume back then).
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    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
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    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
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    Coty Musk or Preferred Stock when I was a wee lad before graduating to Nautica Competition in my teens.
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    Default Re: Your first cologne

    Not sure as I can't remember that far back but I think it was either Pierre Cardin Cologne or English Leather

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    ...in the late sixties...
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    Am sure this has been done before, however, for me it was Ralph Lauren Polo. It has held a special place in my heart ever since, and I'm certain it always will.

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    Acqua di Gio back in late 2010. Haven't used it since mid-late 2011 and I wouldn't mind getting rid of it.

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    In 1997, when I was 14: Salvador Dali pour Homme

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    As I'm wearing my Clive Christian X today, I find it hard to believe that this was my first ever cologne, given to me by friends on my birthday in 2008. I don't even know if it's still in circulation nowadays; I would love to have a sniff of it again to bring back some memories of when I first entered medical university.

    My first self-purchased perfume however was Body Shop Activist, which I still keep now and although it is almost never used, holds a special place in my heart.

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    Mid 90's, it was either Nautica (now called Nautica Classic), Chaps by Ralph Lauren, or Fahrenheit.

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    My first colognes: Lacoste (Original) by Lacoste, Jazz by YSL, and Jovan Musk for Men by Jovan. Not really sure which one is the ultimate first. I started using Quorum by Antonio Puig when I was 16.

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    Canoe by Dana
    Preferred Stock by Coty
    Old Spice
    Gravity by Coty
    Aspen by Coty
    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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    Armani Code

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    Denim.
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    I can't remember what my first cologne was, my family gives them out for christmas so it was probably nautica or addidas i've had them all, but the one that truely stands out as my first, when I started wearing them regularly to smell good for girls was Coolwater by davidoff, I might have to go buy me a bottle now

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    I remember telling my mother I wanted my own perfume. Something I chose. Not from dad's counter nor a gift. I was 6 or 7 in the late 80s. I bought Joop I think.

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    I have a very vivid memory of my first cologne purchase. I was 13 back in the 80s and my aunt took me to the mall. She told me I could choose anything I wanted. I ended up at the cologne counter at Macy's and tried literally everything they had. I'm sure the SA was completely done with me by the time I decided on Polo Green.

    I got the whole set: The EdT, AS, and deodorant. Just as Davem81 said - "It has held a special place in my heart ever since, and I'm certain it always will."

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    It was Dior Eau de Sauvage and the year was 1983. Was 15 back then. My mother bought me a bottle of it in the aeroplane. The flight was from Athens to Helsinki. (Before that i had tried some supermarket stuff like blue stratos, tabac original and old spice.)
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    Azzaro chrome legend!

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    I bought it in the late 60's, and I STILL own it and love it to this day!..... Chanel Pour Monsieur....but I prefer to buy Chanel for Men vintage on Ebay the old formula has more spice and longevity....

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    My memory is a bit foggy but I think it was Pierre Cardin
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    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
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    My first fragrance was Marc Jacons for Men.

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    It was Faberge Brut.

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    CK one, got a big bottle for christmas back in 95. Didn't start wearing it right away, but when I finally did I went through that bottle with a vengance. Still brings back great memories of being young, highschool, and old girlfreinds. Ahhh to be young again!

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    My first real cologne was a bottle of Pierre Cardin's Pour Monsiuer, which I purchased at Macys, when I was a teenager. Man I felt like I was buying gold. I never would have thought that the passion for fragrance collecting would continue to this day. I'm so very happy it did.

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    The power of cool, Cool Water.

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    I WISH I KNEW WHAT MY FIRST WAS!!!

    When I was in college, some guy was selling fakes for around $10 a bottle. I sniffed a few and bought one. I wore it the next day and I'll never forget what happened.

    I was walking to class with my then roommate. As we came around a corner of a building, a woman and I plowed straight into each other, sending our stuff flying. BAM!!! My roommate stood there and watched as she and I collected our stuff off the floor. Her papers were everywhere, so we were scurrying around gathering them. The woman I'd collided with was gorgeous. I was a shy guy back then and I thought she was so far out of my league that I could barely even make eye contact with her. I helped her gather her papers and said I was sorry.

    I assumed she was going to apologize too, but instead she very matter-of-factly said "You smell great." She said it as if each of the three words was a different sentence. You. Smell. Great. And then she walked away.

    When I got home from a full day of classes, I laughed as I walked into the bathroom. An identical bottle of that fragrance was sitting on my roommate's side of the sink.

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    Gap Blue No. 655 for Him by Gap. Still have the bottle too, although I think the juice inside might've turned.
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    The one I bought for myself was Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin.

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    I think the first real bottle I ever bought was Issey Miyake. I heard it in a Gang Starr song and went to the mall and got it.

    Actually maybe it was AdG that I had first?........

    I always had something for a few years before that from gifts, but it wasnt until I had a job and $70 bucks that I could go to the mall and get something good.
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    Not sure whether I got Paco Rabanne Pour Homme or VC & A Tsar first.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    As a little boy my first fragrance was from Avon.....I do believe it was in the Snoopy Bottle!!!
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    Preferred Stock or Iron, as a blind Christmas gift from family.

    Or something called Hawk, which I found in my dad's old stuff when searching out old books to read that he had in storage, probably about when I was in 5th grade or so.

    No idea what it was other than "Hawk" and was probably from the 70s.

    UPDATE: I never really thought to look this up on the Internet until now. It was Hawk from Mennen, so early 80s.

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    CK One.

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    The first fragrance bought by me. My first love. I was totally in love with this perfume, which was, unfortunately, discontinued


    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Polo Blue. I smelled it in a magazine and had to have it! Still love it, but don't get around to wearing it that much..

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    My grandfather gave me a bottle of Brute when I was about 9 years old. I remember having a feeling of maturity simply due to the fact I had a fragrance. It went missing a few months later... I think my parents had thrown it away because I splashed it on all the time.

    I'm 32 now and my first purchase was A*men

    I think I need to buy Brute for the nostalgia.

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    The one and only... Preferred Stock.

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    Boss Bottled was my very first bottle.

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    Brut

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I WISH I KNEW WHAT MY FIRST WAS!!!

    When I was in college, some guy was selling fakes for around $10 a bottle. I sniffed a few and bought one. I wore it the next day and I'll never forget what happened.

    I was walking to class with my then roommate. As we came around a corner of a building, a woman and I plowed straight into each other, sending our stuff flying. BAM!!! My roommate stood there and watched as she and I collected our stuff off the floor. Her papers were everywhere, so we were scurrying around gathering them. The woman I'd collided with was gorgeous. I was a shy guy back then and I thought she was so far out of my league that I could barely even make eye contact with her. I helped her gather her papers and said I was sorry.

    I assumed she was going to apologize too, but instead she very matter-of-factly said "You smell great." She said it as if each of the three words was a different sentence. You. Smell. Great. And then she walked away.

    When I got home from a full day of classes, I laughed as I walked into the bathroom. An identical bottle of that fragrance was sitting on my roommate's side of the sink.
    That made me lolz.

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I think the first real bottle I ever bought was Issey Miyake. I heard it in a Gang Starr song and went to the mall and got it.
    Man, Gang Starr was rad, haven't heard or thought of them in a while. When Snoop name dropped Cool Water on his awesome cover of Slick Rick's Lodi Dodi, within' a week like 1 in 3 dudes were wearing Cool Water.

    I'm pretty sure my first frag was Obsession.

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    Aramis

    Didn't care for it then, hate it now.

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    My first cologne was Blue Stratos in the 1980's (although I wouldn't consider it a 'real' cologne.)

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    Hermes Equipage

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    When I was very young, my mother used to spray all sorts of fragrances on me. I have no idea what the first one was, but the one that I remember first was Lauder for Men. I really don't care for that stuff today.
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    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

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    The infamous Curve.

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    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme was my first bottle, purchased by my parents for Christmas (at my request.) I was 14yrs old, the year was '88, and I thought it was the best thing I'd ever smelled; until I met Armani Pour Homme and bullied my Mum into buying that, too.

    I spent 6 weeks in Tuscany that summer and went fragrance mad. The first I bought myself was Fahrenheit, which I loved, but it gave me a terrible migraine. Ignoring the pain eventually failed. I also bought 3 bottles of Enrico Coveri Pour Homme (as you couldn't get it in the UK and I thought I'd need that much) and something by Bijan, which I was never sure I liked. Actually, I was sure I didn't.

    I still had all of these, mostly full, until a few months ago when I had a big clear out and binned them (except for the Fahrenheit, my lesbian friend made off with that one. Now she gives me a migraine every time she visits.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    That made me lolz.



    Man, Gang Starr was rad, haven't heard or thought of them in a while. When Snoop name dropped Cool Water on his awesome cover of Slick Rick's Lodi Dodi, within' a week like 1 in 3 dudes were wearing Cool Water.

    I'm pretty sure my first frag was Obsession.
    So true, Cool Water was the rage then. I always tried to stay away from stuff that I thought was really popular because I didnt want to be a "poseur" back then. I got Aspen and Preferred Stock as gifts around that time.
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    Versace 'Black Jeans'. I am still in love with it. I recently managed to obtain a sample vial.

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    Polo Green as an Xmas gift sometime in the early 80s

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    Hardy amies..

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    My grandmother always sold Avon, so my first non-Avon purchase was either Cool Water or Nautica Classic back i nthe mid 90's.

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    Azzaro

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    A*Men Thierry Mugler in 1997

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    Givenchy Gentleman.

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    Hmm....mid 80's I recall getting a hand-me-down bottle of Jade East from my older brother, and a year later buying a bottle of Chaps by Ralph Lauren and getting a bottle of Hero by Prince Catch-A-Belly. But once I discovered the big-time department stores like Marshall Fields, Madigan's, Carson Pirie Scott, and others......all bets were off.

    =)

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    i think my first fragrance was versace baby blue jeans. Back then, Versace was the "in" things for teenagers lol

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