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    Default Quintessential fragrance(s)?

    Are there any scents that you find epitomize or represent a particular archetype, persona, or even time period of your life/history?

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar is what every father of every age should smell like to me.

    Burberry Touch is the smell of the 90s, it epitomizes my youth spent during that time, one of discovery and excitement. Every time I wear it it takes me back to that feeling.

    Mauboussin M Generation is the camping or log cabin smell. A wood working man's fragrance, especially a logger. I come from a long line of loggers and this is it!

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    Balafre - my adolescence.
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    Abercrombie Fierce - totally reminds me of high school. Wrestling and baseball practices...trying to meet girls etc.
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    Terre D'hermes edt : Was shooting my first big budget music video ( with directors, DOP, earling morning shootings and the whole 8 mile). Was wearing it every day while we were shooting. Good times.
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    Fahrenheit reminds me of my boxing days.

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    Drakkar Noir and Azzaro PH remind me of my college years in early 90s.
    Pino Silvestre and Brut: middle/high school in the 80s.
    (I know I am about a decade out-of-sync with the periods over which these were more popular, but my memory is shaped by my own usage, obviously.)

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    Old spice is what every dad should smell like to me. And original Curve still takes me back to the mid 90's when I first started getting into fragrance a couple years after high school

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Old spice is what every dad should smell like to me. And original Curve still takes me back to the mid 90's when I first started getting into fragrance a couple years after high school
    I've never tried curve. Keep telling myself I should.

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    Salvador Dali PH-precisely my first real fragrance, have worn it for a few years since I was 14.

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    Original Old Spice reminds me of my Granddad. He always had a splash bottle of it on his bathroom counter. I used to douse myself with it when I was a kid because I wanted to be like my Pa.

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    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur my early 20s and going to bars a LOT - Patchouli Oils - same time frame and a little past doing a lot of concerts and "other things" - since then I have worn many scents and have not had a "signature" so to speak - and, Chanel No. 5 the one my mom wore the most of several Chanels.

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    Curve reminds me of my middleschool years.
    Coolwater reminds me of my highschool years.
    GIT was the point when I stopped being a boy and became a man(fragrance wise).
    Neroli Portofino reminds me of my wedding day.
    Chanel no 5 eau premiere reminds me of my wife.
    Aqua Velva aftershave reminds me of my grandfather.
    Anything Eucalyptus reminds me of my father.
    Anything Montale reminds me of hednic.
    Perry Ellis 360 red reminds me of Tony.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mercutio View Post

    anything montale reminds me of hednic.
    Perry ellis 360 red reminds me of tony.


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    Fahrenheit reminds me of the early 90s
    Tuscan Leather reminds me of 2006.

    Micallefs & Serge CK1 remind me of the mid 90s.

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    Paco Rabanne pour Homme: This was king when i started actively wearing frags (mid-70s)

    Whatever one may think about it, any historical narrative in respect of frags that does not mention Brut cannot be said to be complete or accurate.

    Old Spice: i needn't say more.
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    The first time I had sex I was wearing Pino Silvestre

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    "Aventus" care free youthful adolescent years because of notes directly reflect the scents I was expose to at the time by a love one whom exuded them alternately at that stage of my life , so my affinity to this scent goes beyond it's fine composition it's an olfactory traveling machine also
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Le Male and Dolce and Gabbana PH (vintage) smell like my college days going out. I wore Curve during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercutio View Post
    Anything Montale reminds me of hednic.
    Perry Ellis 360 red reminds me of Tony.
    Yikes, I'd hate to have a fragrance remind me of any of you. Lol

    Perhaps you spend a bit much time and investment here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Yikes, I'd hate to have a fragrance remind me of any of you. Lol

    Perhaps you spend a bit much time and investment here.
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    Anything Montale reminds me of hednic.
    Perry Ellis 360 red reminds me of Tony.

    I have to agree

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    I'm new/pretty new to the frag game (and I'm also only 25).. but, Herrera for Men: my Dad. I'm not sure why, but a little sample thing for Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc brought me back to high school or so kind of feeling(s).

    Also, recently I've noticed with Fahrenheit that it was a vague feeling of when I was a kid or something - not sure why.
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    Dunhil edition: reminds me with my fantazies about scents.
    It was the first perfume I come in cotact with since it was worn by my father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Salvador Dali PH-precisely my first real fragrance, have worn it for a few years since I was 14.
    14, wearing Salvador Dali PH? I salute you, sir. Not many kids would dare to pull something like this off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    "Aventus" care free youthful adolescent years because of notes directly reflect the scents I was expose to at the time by a love one whom exuded them alternately at that stage of my life , so my affinity to this scent goes beyond it's fine composition it's an olfactory traveling machine also

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    Roja Dove Diaghilev and Egnima Pour Homme have notes in them that bring back memories of my childhood in Germany.
    Current faves (Subject to change at a moments notice!!):
    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    SHL 777 Khol de Bahrein
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    Acqua di Parma Leather

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    I was in Boots today and there was nothing I was interested in sampling so I ended up spraying Aramis on my arm (couldn't remember trying it before strangely) A few minutes later I had a weird "bodily memory", that's the only way I can describe it. I had a feeling of recognition that didn't result in an actual memory but I was taken back to being somewhere around late primary school age.
    Apart from that Kouros takes me back, though the latest version doesn't do it, a sign of how much it has lost in it's current formulation.

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    Polo green - back in high school, a guy in our Jazz Band, lead trumpet, ladies man, wild child. I didn't wear cologne but was impressed..


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