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    Default the future classics

    We all know that smell is one of the strongest senses that elicits the most vivid memories. I often hear people say that smelling a classic fragrance "reminds them of simpler times" or something along those lines. What in your opinion are the fragrances that have been introduced within the last few years that will still be in production say 40 years from now; today's Eau Suavages and Habit Rouges?

    I'm sure any creed will be continued, I also have a feeling l'homme by YSL

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    Can't imagine something like GIT going away.

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    ...one certain 'future' classic...

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    GIT
    Terre
    Sycamore
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    ------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
    ------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
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    Cartier Declaration
    Creed Aventus

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    Aventus
    Sycomore
    SMW

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    A bunch of Comme Des Garcons...much more influential than we usually think...


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    Yes, Aventus will be the talk of our grandchildren.

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    Le Male and Acqua di Gio (I'm serious btw).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...one certain 'future' classic...
    This
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...one certain 'future' classic...
    +1000 Definitely see this one staying for a while.
    Also Aventus seems to be the new niche classic...
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    I can't imagine that Le Mâle (1995) ever gets discontinued. All these cool guys from today will be wearing it even when they stumble to the soup kitchen with their wheeled walker in order to get a cooked meal.

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    Mugler Cologne, plus another vote for Aventus
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Quote Originally Posted by firz84 View Post
    Yes, Aventus will be the talk of our grandchildren.
    I bet in times to come the "old man smell" will be the smell of Aventus.lol...... So the wheel turns.

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    Default Re: the future classics

    from 2000 and up
    Dior Homme Intense - without a doubt it's the best in its genre
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport - classic, nice smelling lighter scent
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme - if they decide to never let this one go, it's a sure thing to become a classic in the formal, stoic genre for males
    a big IF, but if the Pures from Mugler are ever present some of them might become classics for sure

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    Terre D'Hermes for sure.

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    Absolutely without a doubt:



    Other designers from the 1990's and newer that were different and will probably be considered classics:

    D&G PH (vintage)
    Terre D'Hermes
    L'Instant de Guerlain PH (and Extreme)
    Dior Homme (and Intense)
    A*Men
    L'Homme
    M7
    Rive Gauche
    Le Male
    Curve
    Egoiste (and Platinum)
    The Dreamer
    London
    Aqva
    Roadster
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    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Dior Homme

    Fahrenheit

    Cousins Tiffany For Men, and Chanel PMC

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    It will positively not be Creeds or Sycomore, or other niche/exclusive, no matter how popular they are on basenotes. It will be the mainstream hits, that every one will recognize, such as:

    - di Gio
    - YSL L'Homme
    - Le Male
    - Code

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    Default Re: the future classics

    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    Fahrenheit
    Very plausable. +1.


    Also, another vote for TdH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbar1104 View Post
    Very plausable. +1.


    Also, another vote for TdH.
    Fahrenheit isn't a future classic. It's already a classic.

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    Fahrenheit: I already think of this one as a classic. It's 24 years old. Ouch! Right? I know! Time flies.

    Acqua di Gio: Wow, it's 16 years old! Ten years from now, it'll probably still be a monster seller.

    Le Male: 17 years old! Ten years from now, it'll probably still be one that others are judged against in terms of uniqueness.

    Bvlgari Black: Wow, even this is 14 years old.

    Gucci Guilty: HA! I'm kidding.

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    Default Re: the future classics

    Le Male and Acqua di Gio, Terre d'Hermes, LIDGE, Fahrenheit. Aventus? Maybe, but it will smell different from any batch produced in the last couple of tears...I mean years and will cost over $1000.
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    Default Re: the future classics

    Who knows but most of the above comments seem correct

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    +1 TDH
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    Yes Fahrenheit sure, but is already a classic.
    I'd say Chanel Bleu. Not my cup of tea but I'm sure is a favorite of this generation and will become a classic of this time.
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    Fahrenheit is already a classic

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    I don't think AdG will be a future classic: Even though it's a huge seller & smells really nice, I don't think it's unique or distinctive enough have the impact required to make it a future classic.

    edit: There will be some fragrances considered classics in the frag community that won't be well known amongst the general public, but I think they can still be defined as classics.
    Last edited by Sol invictus; 6th July 2012 at 07:47 PM.

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    Default Re: the future classics

    I'd bet you can look at any sales numbers and pick out the top 10 newer best sellers and they'd qualify.

    For me, "classics" are simply the mainstream frags I used back in high school/college. They evoke memories, but are firmly in the realm of department store purchases, not specialized, high end, or necessarily high quality in themselves. Things like Obsession, Fahrenheit, Drakkar (dating myself!).

    Aventus and Terre are popular in the right circles, but are they widespread enough to be classics in 40 years? I don't think so.

    Bleu de Chanel seems a likely candidate.

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