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    The original Polo Green reminds me of my college days and being young and free. I look in the mirror now and wonder where the time went!
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

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    I tested a simple rose eau de cologne made by a small artisinal firm here in Provence which smelled very natural.
    Upon smelling, it transformed me back to my childhood days, playing in my grandmother's garden. She had roses all around the perimeter of her lawn.
    It made me cry.
    " Only wimps swim with the current "

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    Pierre Cardin Pour Homme. That was the first fragrance I purchased myself as a kid. I felt so grown up at the time. Brings me a lot of good memories.

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    As a matter of fact, I wore Polo green today. Love the stuff. Doesn't evoke any memories, though, as I discovered this gem later in life.
    For memories, I have some Brut that I splash on occasionally.

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    Colors by Benetton - Used it throughout college and many trips traveling around the world many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Pierre Cardin Pour Homme. That was the first fragrance I purchased myself as a kid. I felt so grown up at the time. Brings me a lot of good memories.
    .......another very underrated and forgotten classic. I love it. I recently bought a bottle, (now made by Coty) and I'm extremely glad to say that to my nose it still smells exactly the same !
    ........and this fragrance brings me back very fond memories of my extensive travels around America. I remember a lot of Greyhound bus stations used to have these machines where you could purchase a "splash" of this fragrance to freshen up, (I am going back to 1979). A great time I had, riding all the classic wooden roller coasters across America !!!
    " Only wimps swim with the current "

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    As a matter of fact, I wore Polo green today. Love the stuff. Doesn't evoke any memories, though, as I discovered this gem later in life.
    For memories, I have some Brut that I splash on occasionally.
    Polo Green is still a wonderful classic fragrance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    .......another very underrated and forgotten classic. I love it. I recently bought a bottle, (now made by Coty) and I'm extremely glad to say that to my nose it still smells exactly the same !
    ........and this fragrance brings me back very fond memories of my extensive travels around America. I remember a lot of Greyhound bus stations used to have these machines where you could purchase a "splash" of this fragrance to freshen up, (I am going back to 1979). A great time I had, riding all the classic wooden roller coasters across America !!!
    Sounds like you had fun back then David.
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

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    This one has to go to a body spray...Axe - Kilo.

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    Balafre

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    From the 90s

    Opium
    Chanel no 5
    Fahrenheit
    SMW
    CDG 2
    A few older Micallefs

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    Paco Rabanne Sport. I wish it wasn`t discontinued.. :-(

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    Minotaure Paloma Picasso. I wore it for years, and it was my fragrance when i got married. And after divorce as well
    ņ l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Jules by Dior, early 80's.. teen age years!

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    Drakkar Noir
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Tabac Original, Paco Robanne - memories of my father
    RL Safari - memories of summer holidays
    CK Eternity, CK One - may have been my first ever fragrances, so memories of my early teens/pre-teen years even

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    Aramis. No specific memories but it seems so familiar that I have to assume someone wore it around me in childhood.

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    "Michael Jordan" (by, of course, MJ) reminds me of when I was a kid. My mother gave my father a bottle for his birthday, and I remember him letting me use it. Reminds me of being stress-free and happy as a child. I picked up a bottle last year. I don't wear it much, but I wanted to buy a bottle for old time's sake

    "Lucky You" (Liz Claiborne). Not my favorite scent by any means, but I just happened to be wearing it quite often back in late 2008-early 2009. That time period just stands out because it was one of the happier times of my life (various reasons) so I think fondly of this fragrance.

    "Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men". Same reason as "Lucky You". I was wearing it during that time period. I was felt Diamonds to be an underrated fragrance. Wish I still had some. Might buy a 1 oz. bottle from FragranceNet one of these days. I still have the box that it came in, and the empty bottle. I occasional give the bottle's head a sniff. Brings back a rush of 2008 and 2009. Those days seem like yesterday, yet they are close to being 4-5 years ago. I miss them dearly. I can't help but hold "Diamonds for Men" and "Lucky You" in high regards for those reasons. Are they in my top 5 fragrances ever? Nope, but they evoke more memories within my mind along with emotions (happiness, in this sense) than any of my favorites.

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    Fille en Aiguilles took me back to my childhood, climbing pine trees with my friends and harvesting the resins
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    Royal Copenhagen. Every time I smell it, I smile and think of my dad.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Hugo Energise - I pulled so many birds with this stuff back in high school! Wish I could go back

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    Old Spice was my earliest recalled exposure to colognes, and as such takes me right back to the time when I was a child sitting on my grandfather's lap, playing with his pocket watch. Sweet nostalgia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    The original Polo Green reminds me of my college days and being young and free. I look in the mirror now and wonder where the time went!
    Hugo Dark Blue does that for me, actually it wore today at the office, felt great!

    Gucci Envy For Men makes me feel special and above others

    Juicy Coutoure Dirty English reminds me of winter and makes me feel like everything is the way it's supposed be.

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