Paco Robanne ph
My Dad's Grey Flannel and Lagerfeld.
Alexander Julian Colours, Drakkar Noir, Polo, Aramis Tuscany
Aramis > Givenchy > Ralph Lauren > Essenza di Zegna.
The Aramis more in the 70's and the RL more in the 90's, as far as I can remember that is.
Worth (or something)
Blend 30, Z-14, Guerlain Vetiver, Perry Ellis and Equipage. Also St. John and Floris Bay Rum.
My signature scent in the 1980s was JC Coriandre.
I can only wear it infrequently now-- and lightly-- but it's loaded with memories.
Late 70's to early 80's:
Van Cleef & Arpels
Gucci pour Homme (original)
Almost all mentioned already. Unlike nowadays, nearly every frag available was quality.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
As I recall, Drakkar Noir and Givenchy Xeryus. I was a teenager but apparently had decent taste.
Ted Lapidus PH
Aqua Lavanda Puig
Those were days...
Hey! I resemble--I mean I resent that characterization!
Almost all the powerhouses, and I rejoiced in my amazingly sophisticated taste by wearing out of fashion 'vintage' brews, like Aramis or Devin
Tabac original and Cacharel pour homme. I still like Tabac but the current Cacharel is as weak as piss, unfortunately.
Mid 70's to late 80's.
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Avon Wild Country
Yardley Sven (lovely stuff)
..are the ones that spring to mind. And they were always aftershaves then, as I knew no better.
Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.
I wore Quorum, exclusively, liberally. I rode a bus to work in the morning. There always seemed to be a lot of coughing.
Do you remember the big hair and the shoulder pads?
Perms and backbrushing...
Hairspray and big on the eye make up....
Charlie by Revlon
Ambergris by Houbigant
Tramp by Lentheric
Alyssa Ashley Musk
Fleurs du Monde Faberge
Coty Wild Musk
Eau de Rochas
Cabochard (my mothers)
There were many more
I'm going to have to stop... I was obviously an addict then....
My father dealt in cosmetics at that time all the way through my teenage years, so our garage was full of perfumes and things. My sister and I were allowed to keep the sample sprays when they were too low to use any more, and we were allowed to use them to test. I seem to remember belonging to an Yves Rocher mail order club of some sort.
Hallmark - Lentheric
Most of us smelled the same
My sister used to pick on me about Polo, saying that everything in the refrigerator tasted like Polo for days.
Polo, Preferred Stock, Cool Water and Brut
In the 80s I was 10-20 yrs old so I wore
Lauder for Men
Kouros(sampled my Dads)
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
Perry Ellis cologne original
Halston 101 & halston z 12
At about the end of the communist era in my country, there were some 'dollar-shops' where there were very limited number of western scents. The first one I bought was Alain Delon Iquitos, a really gorgeous scent. And then my currency-limit was exhausted for a looong time
Oscar de Laurenta's one
Royal Copenhagen Musk
both Z-14 and the other Halston, I think it was I-12?
Was Bijan an 80's and was Georgio of Beverly Hills out then?
a few Hermes I may have, like Equipage, Rocobar and Eau de Orange Verte
Dior Eau Sauvage
Boss Number One
Macassar (only sprayed in fragrance counters never owned a bottle back then)
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Current Top 7 (not in any order):
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme [Euroitalia original formula] (Max Gavary, 1994)
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Jacques Cavallier, 2003)
Creed Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
YSL Jazz (Jean-Francois Latty, 1988)
Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
Drakkar Noir vintage (Pierre Wargnye, 1982)
Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Halston Z-14 and I-12
Zizanie de Fragonard
YSL pour Homme
and in quieter moments the understated Kouros!
Paco Rabanne Sport
Cacharel pour l`homme
Kouros (total wow when I first wore it)
Still love them all, but wish I had endless bottles of the formulations from that time, rather than the inferior (but still decent by today's standards) versions that subsequently followed.