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    Looking for a newer old school scent, not an 80s creation (Rochas Man etc) but a more recent creation that nevertheless has that grandfatherly quality. Sober, kinda old fogey, not particularly sexy, candied or round, settled, not too dramatic or overblown [Blenheim Bouquet] , possibly a bit of wood, leather or tobacco, preferably from the last 2 decades, the more recent the better. Stuff that bucks the trend of round, blue, aquatic or gourmand fragrances, as well as the other extreme of ascetic, medicinal ones. Old Spice of course would be a model, perhaps Crown Park Royal or the Rochas above. A Sean Connery kind of scent.

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme!

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    You're looking for a possibly non-existent category in current perfumery. Very few things come to mind. Perhaps ELdO Je suis un homme (citrusy woody - in the same style as the older Guerlain Derby), a few Tom Fords (Tobacco Vanille, Italian Cypress), Serge Lutens (Chergui).

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    Rectoverso Tea Tobacco

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    Penhaligon's Sartorial
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    Bois du Portugal

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    I know you said within the last couple of decades but have you tried Vintage Givenchy Gentleman? Im 28 yrs old and I love it. Also try Giorgio for men by Giorgio Beverly Hills and Zino by Davidoff. Knize Ten also fits the bill but has been around for many decades.

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    I immediately thought of Bois du Portugal.

    For what it's worth, since you mentioned him by name, supposedly Sean Connery wears Jicky. That's a shame since I am one of those who thinks it smells like cat poo.
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    Guerlain Vetiver always makes me think Grandpa.

    For what it's worth, I bought a decant of Bois du Portugal and didn't like it so I gave it to my grandfather who loves it.

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    JohnnyLeMale hit it right on the head with Bois du Portugal. I like it but MAN does it smell like something from the 40's. It reminds me of Old Spice. Not that they smell alike, but they're similarly themed. Bois du Portugal however, is very regal and gentlemanly. It's an "old man" frag I can wear without hesitation.
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    Guerlain Heritage

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    Fragrance really has no age or gender, but some scents give off a "barbershop" vibe that can be taken as "grandfatherly."

    Guerlain Derby
    Hermes Equipage
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    Grandfathers who wear the above scents are elegant and timeless.

    Sean Connery reported wears Jicky, a milder version of Mouchoir de Monsieur. His character James Bond, in the novels, wears Eucris, if memory serves.
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    G11 by Il Profumo!
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    Chanel Allure.

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    The moment someone says grandfather and fragrance in the same sentence, Bijan and CK Obsession come to mind.

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    I just realized both of those are 80's fragrances...those are what come to mind, though

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    Agreed on Bois du Portugal, Equipage, and Obsession.

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    Apart from these suggestions, possibly also Aramis pour Homme and Knize Ten

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    Brasil Dreams for Men (Lauder) 2010

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    Blenheim Bouquet is dramatic and overblown? I had thought it relatively sombre!

    Perhaps Equipage. I consider it almost to be an anti-perfume perfume. In the drydown, one merely smells as though one has been smoking a pipe.

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    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP.

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    From the last 2 decades! YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme.

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    Good thing I read this thread, I was about to line up a blind buy for Rive Gauche! Well, it might make a good Christmas gift for my father...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove View Post
    Good thing I read this thread, I was about to line up a blind buy for Rive Gauche! Well, it might make a good Christmas gift for my father...

    Don't take it too seriously, Rive Gauche is a very cool scent. (As is Givenchy Gentleman and Bois Du Portugal, in my humble opinion)
    I propose Maxim's for a true grandad scent.

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    Derby and Knize Ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove View Post
    Good thing I read this thread, I was about to line up a blind buy for Rive Gauche! Well, it might make a good Christmas gift for my father...
    Not so fast Kenny. Rive Gauche is awesome stuff. Imagine getting your hair cut in a 1950's barbershop followed by a smooth straight razor shave and splash of manly aftershave. You walk out of that joint looking, feeling, and smelling like a new man, ready to take on the world. That's Rive Gauche in a can baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Not so fast Kenny. Rive Gauche is awesome stuff. Imagine getting your hair cut in a 1950's barbershop followed by a smooth straight razor shave and splash of manly aftershave. You walk out of that joint looking, feeling, and smelling like a new man, ready to take on the world. That's Rive Gauche in a can baby.
    +1 Rive Gauche is amazing. I think Tabac is the true grandpa fragrance. I do own Tabac and wear it once in a while, specially after a good close shave. Rive Gauche on the other hand I reach for more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Not so fast Kenny. Rive Gauche is awesome stuff. Imagine getting your hair cut in a 1950's barbershop followed by a smooth straight razor shave and splash of manly aftershave. You walk out of that joint looking, feeling, and smelling like a new man, ready to take on the world. That's Rive Gauche in a can baby.
    Damn, you've sold me on it again. Cheers for the advice dude.

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    +1 On Rive Gauche and Sartorial excellent choices.

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    Rive Gauche
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    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
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    Try a powerhouse wannabe:

    Great Jones by Bond No. 9 - One is initially treated to a tangy, citrus wave furnished by a fresh orange and the bittersweet and peppery bergamot. This somewhat invigorating blend percolates a bit before transitioning to the receptive middle. Here, in the heart, a robust cedar, with its dry woodiness and an ever so slightly citronella-like aspect commingles with cardamon, with its fairly spicy and sweetish elements along with a hint of anise. A clean, musky background adds some soapiness to the mix. Segueing to the trite base, vetiver imparts its green and moist dirt facets, while oakmoss infuses its foresty dankness. The fresh and soapy musk takes on a more perfumy air. And, a stock drydown ensues. This masculine composition has average projection and longevity, 6-8 hours

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    Baby Blue Jeans by Versace
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    +1 Great Jones
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    Rochas Man came out in 1999 - hardly grandfatherly.

    Bogart PH strikes me as having an old style feel, despite being relatively new, mainly because of the tobacco in it and it having the super strength of an 80s scent. My 16 year nephew used up most of the bottle I gave him in 6 weeks.

    I'm always amazed at how many people here are so fond of Bois du Portugal. It's okay, but I'd take any of the Paris Hilton scents over it any day.
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    Amazing. I love Bois du Portugal. It has such a wonderful woodsy dry down. It is very classic, very masculine, and gets me many compliments.

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    Rive Gauche pH definitely is a trip down memory lane...to the barbershop where my dad and grandpa went with me for our haircuts. An amazingly evocative scent, and a definite hall of famer.

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    Not much to add:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Sartorial
    Bois du Portugal

    Maybe Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa too

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    I would like add Azzaro PH and Fougere Royale. Both for only the most elegant of grandfathers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove View Post
    Good thing I read this thread, I was about to line up a blind buy for Rive Gauche! Well, it might make a good Christmas gift for my father...
    Rive Gauche PH came out in 2003.
    Beats me how anyone thinks it a grandfatherly scent - unless they are projecting into their futures.
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    Rive Gauche pour homme

    For at least the last 6 years or so this has been the fragrance most often refered to as an "old man's scent". As a grandfather I can tell you that I'm quite partial to what I'm wearing right now, Salvador Dali pour homme edt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolheater View Post
    Looking for a newer old school scent, preferably from the last 2 decades, the more recent the better. Old Spice of course would be a model
    ...I see many suggestions that might need some reconsidering...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP.
    Yeahhhhhh!!!!! How come no one likes this one? I love it!

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    Fred Malle Musc Rav struck me at grandfatherly after my first try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    My first thought.

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    Gucci PH
    Boucheron PHh
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    Bel Ami, maybe, Equipage, probably.

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    Most women I know think Musc Ravageur smells like "grandpa" (I mostly agree).

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    Both my Grandfathers had the unmistakable smell of Pipe Tobacco, still in the pouch and not yet smoked.

    So in the last 20 years, that would be Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac.

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    I'm going to toss my Shiseido Basala into the mix. A nice dry grandfatherly fragrance.

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    Please sample Trumper's Eucris. I think it may be exactly what sir requires.

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    Boucheron Pour Homme. Released in 1991, so it's not that dated, but I can't imagine anyone under 50 wearing it. It just smells like a mature old guy at a yacht club to me. The bottle even screams "old man!" Decent fragrance too.

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    Creed Feuilles Vertes. Very high quality "stuffy old man" vibe.

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    My 70 year-old Dad (who is the grandpa of my 2 boys) wears D&G The One AS Balm. How's that for a twist!

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    Before he died about 15 years ago, my grandpa smelled like three things: Gold Dial soap, Mennen Speed Stick Original deodorant, and Eau Sauvage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woolheater View Post
    ... has that grandfatherly quality. Sober, kinda old fogey, not particularly sexy, candied or round, settled, not too dramatic or overblown [Blenheim Bouquet] , possibly a bit of wood, leather or tobacco, preferably from the last Old Spice of course would be a model, perhaps Crown Park Royal or the Rochas above. A Sean Connery kind of scent.
    What you want is Escada pour Homme from 1993. Preferably EdP.

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    Vintage Givenchy Gentlemen, or Vintage Givenchy Pour Monsieur, or Bois du Portugal.

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    Not sure what it was but the I went to a new baber a few weeks ago and while he was cutting my hair his hands smelled. Like some type of rose fragrance. I was curious but didn't ask what it was. He does those shaves with the hot towel so my guess would be a after shave but what came to mind was old time babe shop. Also I think I read somewhere rose water was popular with men back in the day.

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    Musc Ravageur grandfatherly? You caught me by surprise with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndBakeryAttack View Post
    Boucheron Pour Homme. Released in 1991, so it's not that dated, but I can't imagine anyone under 50 wearing it. It just smells like a mature old guy at a yacht club to me. The bottle even screams "old man!" Decent fragrance too.
    I'm quite a bit younger than that and I've asked for this for Christmas (yes, I get asked for 'ideas' this early).

    Since it smells a bit like the lovechild of Chanel Pour Monsieur and Aromatics Elixir (at least, the EDP does), maybe its more for my Fathers generation than for either of my Grandfathers.

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