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    Default Grandfatherly fragrances

    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.
    Currently wearing: L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque

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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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