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    Default Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    My transition was thus:
    Jordache--->Pierre cardin--->Halston Z14--->Drakkar--->Polo Green--->Calvin

    I know there was another thread about favorite 80s colognes, but so many were made earlier that were worn prevlently in the 80s.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Can't even remember but whatever the prevailing scents were at the time, that's most likely what I was wearing.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Halston Z-14
    Paco Rabanne
    Polo Green

    Lots of memories there!
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Drakkar noir, z-14, polo green
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Paco Rabanne, Stetson, Polo Green, Avon's Black Suede, Grey Flannel, Pierre Cardin was my first purchase.

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    Emilio Pucci's SIGNOR VIVARA ( my avatar ), ARAMIS, MONSIEUR ROCHAS, MOUSTACHE, HABIT ROUGE, VETIVER ( Guerlain, Carven, Givenchy )......and many others....
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Quote Originally Posted by DEMON View Post
    My transition was thus:
    Jordache--->Pierre cardin--->Halston Z14--->Drakkar--->Polo Green--->Calvin

    I know there was another thread about favorite 80s colognes, but so many were made earlier that were worn prevlently in the 80s.
    Although I had a small wardrobe that included other things, Paco Rabanne was my signature fragrance. About 2 years ago I located a few time capsule boxed spray bottles from mid-80's. It was fantastic to get reaquainted with an old friend. Unlike most of the crap available today, a few sprays last an entire day.

    Martin

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Quote Originally Posted by DEMON View Post
    My transition was thus:
    Jordache--->Pierre cardin--->Halston Z14--->Drakkar--->Polo Green--->Calvin

    I know there was another thread about favorite 80s colognes, but so many were made earlier that were worn prevlently in the 80s.
    Pierre Cardin
    Halston Z14
    Aramis
    Gucci

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Pierre Cardin and then Farenheit for quite a while until a few years ago.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Polo (original) and Giorgio for Men
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Paco Rabanne and Antaeus. My friend wore Azzaro and Kouros. Those were the days...
    by the time you can afford good speakers, you can't hear the difference

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Polo and Lagerfeld . . . the wife still likes it when I wear vintage Lagerfeld.

    Cheers . . . Wally

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    R de Capucci
    Blue Stratos
    Polo
    Jules
    Cacharel pour homme
    Xeryus
    Ricci Club
    Drakkar noir
    Probably more. Can't remember right now.

    There was a cheapish "herbal" Frag in a tall ridged bottle - a little like the old Eau Sauvage bottle. It smelled great, can't remember it's name though.

    And late 80s/early 90s
    Fahrenheit
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    I had also adorned Paco Rabanne.

    I think the prevailing frag in the night clubs had to be Drakkar. It must have been cheaper than Polo, because the ladies would go nuts if someone wore Polo like you were driving a Lamborghini.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    60's - British Sterling, English Leather
    70's - see above
    80's - Kouros, British Sterling, English Leather
    90's - see above
    00's - see above
    10's - see wardrobe
    “interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” - Susan Sontag

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    I loved that old xeryus. I remember clearly when they changed it after just a couple of years. Lost loads of balls - just shows that reformulations are not exclusively a modern problem.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    I've got some original Denim.... and it's very nice. Remember that voice?

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Brut
    Drakkar Noir
    Gucci Nobile
    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    Grey Flannel
    Bowling Green
    Third Man
    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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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien
    Calvin Klein Obsession for Men
    Cartier Santos
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Charles Blair Bath Essence
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
    Giorgio VIP Special Reserve for Men
    Gucci Nobile
    Halston Z-14
    Hermes Eau de Cologne
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Pure Strength (no idea who made it, never seen any reference to it anywhere)
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Quorum (Puig)
    Stetson (Coty?)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Worth Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Drakkar Noir and Aspen. Really liked those cool/cheesy Drakkar commercials!
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    I wore Quorum too.....what a flashback this thread is!

    I had Aspen(not bad) and who remembers Santa Fe?

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Kouros. I was awesome.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Hardy amies
    Cacharel pour homme
    gucci pour homme
    kouros sport
    armani eau pour homme
    lagerfeld cologne
    aramis devin
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    Boss number 1
    Last edited by skism; 16th November 2012 at 09:38 PM.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    I was a teenager then without much money and wore mainly:

    - Tabac edc
    - Blue Stratos
    - Axe stuff
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Pierre Cardin
    Cacharel

    Those 2 were special to me, I might get a bottle of Pierre Cardin actually...
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    They had Axe in the 80s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    Pierre Cardin
    Cacharel

    Those 2 were special to me, I might get a bottle of Pierre Cardin actually...
    I've heard it's been poorly reformulated. Sad. It was my first signature scent.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    They had Axe in the 80s?

    I remember I had Axe Atlantis which wasn't that bad tbh, but I really don't recall the exact year anymore...............I thought end of the 80's..........

    Edit: Just looked it up and Axe started in 1983 In France.

    Basenotes does not mention a year for Axe Atlantis. Anyway I owned it and thought it was in the 80's but who cares.............
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    The 80's were scented with:

    Polo
    Drakkar Noir
    Tuscany
    Fendi Uomo

    Maybe some others I can't recall at the moment.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Santos de Cartier
    YSL Paris
    Givenchy Amarige
    Habit Rouge
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Tabu and Timeless. I had no money for perfume then, wore what was given to me as Christmas gifts.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    My Dad's Grey Flannel and Lagerfeld.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Paco Robanne ph
    Drakkar Noir
    Gendarme
    Polo
    Kouros

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Alexander Julian Colours, Drakkar Noir, Polo, Aramis Tuscany

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    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.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Aramis
    Drakkar Noir
    Polo
    Paco Rabanne
    Aramis 900
    Kouros
    Antaeus
    z-14
    Cacharel
    Worth (or something)
    Brut
    Hai Karate
    Old Spice
    Insignia
    Matchroom
    Lynx Amber

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Blend 30, Z-14, Guerlain Vetiver, Perry Ellis and Equipage. Also St. John and Floris Bay Rum.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    My signature scent in the 1980s was JC Coriandre.

    I can only wear it infrequently now-- and lightly-- but it's loaded with memories.


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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Late 70's to early 80's:
    Eau Sauvage
    Tabac
    Dunhill
    Halston 1-12
    Polo
    Pierre Cardin
    Royal Copenhagen
    Tuscany
    Krizia
    Lagerfeld
    Van Cleef & Arpels
    Gucci pour Homme (original)

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Almost all mentioned already. Unlike nowadays, nearly every frag available was quality.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    As I recall, Drakkar Noir and Givenchy Xeryus. I was a teenager but apparently had decent taste.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Gillette Aftershave
    Drakkar
    Cacharel
    Ted Lapidus PH
    Balafre
    Eau Savage
    Aqua Lavanda Puig
    Quorum
    Zino
    Drakkar Noir
    Bogart

    Those were days...

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    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

    Cheers,

    Mario
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    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

    My Antaeus can beat up your Armani.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Tabac original and Cacharel pour homme. I still like Tabac but the current Cacharel is as weak as piss, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Mid 70's to late 80's.

    Aramis
    Aramis Devin
    Kouros
    Denim
    Mandate
    Antaeus
    Xeryus
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Zino
    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.
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    I wore Quorum, exclusively, liberally. I rode a bus to work in the morning. There always seemed to be a lot of coughing.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    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
    Isaphan
    Tramp by Lentheric
    Intimate
    It
    Chevrefeuille
    Wind Song
    Smitty
    Jontue
    Jovan Musk
    Fidgi
    Imprevu
    Alyssa Ashley Musk
    Fleurs du Monde Faberge
    Lou Lou
    Masumi
    Paloma Picasso
    Armani
    Opium
    Cinnebar
    Rive gauche
    Magie Noire
    First
    Coty Wild Musk
    Eau de Rochas
    Mystere
    Amazone
    Sikkim
    Caleche
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Swoboda View Post
    Polo and Lagerfeld . . . the wife still likes it when I wear vintage Lagerfeld.

    Cheers . . . Wally
    Jako?

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Hallmark - Lentheric
    Yardley Gold
    Brut
    Blue Stratos
    Jovan Musc
    Tabac
    Hi-Karate
    Mandate

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    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.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Polo, Preferred Stock, Cool Water and Brut

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Jako?
    No . . . Lagerfeld Classic.

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    In the 80s I was 10-20 yrs old so I wore

    Polo
    Drakkar
    Lagerfeld
    Lauder for Men
    Kouros(sampled my Dads)
    Halston Z-14
    Grey Flannel
    Quorum
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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Perry Ellis cologne original
    Halston 101 & halston z 12
    Jovan musk
    Polo
    Lagerfeld

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    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

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Aramis
    Devin
    Grey Flannel
    Calvin
    Oscar de Laurenta's one
    Lagerfeld
    Quorom
    Paco Rabanne
    Eau Savage
    Royal Copenhagen
    Royal Copenhagen Musk
    both Z-14 and the other Halston, I think it was I-12?
    Polo
    JHL
    Tuscany
    Was Bijan an 80's and was Georgio of Beverly Hills out then?
    Pierre Cardin
    a few Hermes I may have, like Equipage, Rocobar and Eau de Orange Verte

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Lagerfeld (Classic)
    Pierre Cardin
    Kouros
    Drakkar Noir

    Quorum
    Aramis 900
    Balafre
    Boss Number One

    Macassar (only sprayed in fragrance counters never owned a bottle back then)
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Halston Z-14 and I-12
    Zizanie de Fragonard
    Stetson
    Gucci
    Lacoste
    Calvin
    YSL pour Homme

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Bel Ami
    Cacharel
    and in quieter moments the understated Kouros!

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Lagerfeld
    Boss no.1
    Paco Rabanne
    Paco Rabanne Sport
    Cacharel pour l`homme
    Antaeus
    Tuscany
    Aramis

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    Default Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Kouros (total wow when I first wore it)
    Paco Rabanne
    Quorum
    Drakkar Noir

    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.

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