Gatsby by Pacoma, of course...
I'm attending a modern Great Gatsby soiree, and am looking for the right scent for it. What would you guys wear?
Gatsby by Pacoma, of course...
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Haha, makes sense. I'll read the reviews now!
Funny, we're having one of those in my neck of the woods also. Don't own too many uber manily/old school type frags, but I'd probably rock YSL Rive Gauche for this!
Knize Ten I believe is more or less from the same year as the novel, and it has survived in excellent state. It is probably a bit too elegant for Gatsby, though, but the era is right. (I have some ideas on what current overpriced, nouveau riche, and slightly vulgar brands would ... but let's leave it at that).
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Knize Ten since it is from that era.
Knize Ten is one of the more recommended ones in regards to leathery vanilla, so I may give that a shot. I'm headed to Barney's today to sample Portrait of a Lady, so I'll see if they have Bel Ami and Knize 10.
Douse yourself in GIT or Prada Amber.
My top ten, in no particular order:
Insurrection II Wild
Halston Man Amber
Mugler Pure Wood
L'eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme
Kenzo Jungle Homme
Mauboussin M Generations
Bay rum was very popular in that era
Speakeasy by Frapin
Or look to the sound track for inspiration:
Back to Black
Tiffany for Men would fit the bill, as would Creed Windsor; I've always thought Edward VIII, for whom it was created, to be the epitome of Gatsby.
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Flamboyant: DHI, Spicebomb, Midnight in Paris
Refined: Dior Homme, The One, Terre d'Hermes
Something bold: Egoiste
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Well, ten years later, but how about Caron Pour Un Homme (1934)
My first impression was Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur. I think I like the Knize Ten suggestions better, though.
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Hammam Bouquet or Habit Rouge.
Bois du Portugal or Vintage Tabarome.
Mugler Cologne. Because . . . wait for it! . . . it's green and it's light.
For a woman, Marc Jacobs Daisy!
For a man, I would say Mouchoir de Monsieur.
"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Fahrenheit should do.
"Trafalgar" by Truefitt & Hill or other similar classic colognes.
Perhaps also Floris No. 127, Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet or (reportedly Fitzgerald's signature fragrance) Lieber Gustav by Krigler
I too am going to a Gatsby themed party so this thread helped. I think I will go with spicebomb.