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    Default Re: Classic fragrances?

    Mitsokou & Shalimar,
    They are very classic, and easily accessible

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckampus View Post
    Paco rabanne pour homme,are you sure that this is still good?
    PR ph is still a very strong fragrance, it is weak compared to the vintage ones but you really dont need it to be stronger than what it is now. Azzaro ph is a good fragrance too.

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    Default Re: Classic fragrances?

    Aqua Di Selva, Dana English Leather, Caron PH, Atkinsons English Lavender, Old Spice and Yardley English Lavender are the oldest scents still around and being sold in quantity, but only Caron has the status of classic ( I don't count the air freshener, 4711, though it obviously is a classic).

    Guerlain Vetiver from 1961, and Brut from 1964 would be the two more recent classics I'd nominate.

    I suppose another issue that arises is how old does a scent have to be before it can genuinely be considered as classic? For example, Fahrenheit and Joop Homme were plainly game changers, but they're only 26 and 25 years old respectively - that's 18 years younger than classic heavy rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Derby is still absolutely awesome, as well as Knize Ten (which I find it even better than it used to be in its original iteration).

    Bel Ami is not much of what it used to be (was an austere citrus-leather and now is sort of a woody oriental) but it's still pretty good IMO. Or Black is less dark than it used to be but still awesome. Yatagan has the patch/castoreoum combo toned down but still head and shoulders above the average quality available on the market. Never smelled the original Vetyver by Givenchy but the current one is one of my favorite vetivers.
    Thank you so much answering a long standing question of mine. Is Knize 10 as good as in the past. I am overjoyed and heading to Lucky Scents now.
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    Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions about classic fragrances; received yesterday a pack of 110ml AramisAramis and 125ml Moschino Uomo?; Aramis is really different (worse) than I knew, less stocky, shorter longevity and projection, but not bad, the Moschino not know him but I liked him, maybe for next spring is a right pick; liked to buy Kouros and Jazz but should be a disappointment; another fragrance that I liked were Chevignon Brand, and Insensé but I think that no longer exist on the market: I'll test Azzaro PH and Tsar, which are also much appreciated but by example I sniffed a few days ago and did not like Fahrenheit

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    Kouros and Antaeus..even reformulated!
    Currently wearing: Hamptons by Bond No. 9

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    Dior Fahrenheit
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Helmut View Post
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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme is also still a fantastic fragrance.
    Agreed
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    thanks...i read with great interest your posts and i have been going through your older posts on all things cologne. I joined not long ago. Your recent entry on "classic Men's cologne" was just what i needed-i went out found Bel Ami for $99.00, Yagatan, and have an order placed for Derby, and Knize Ten-and Givenchy's Vetiver so thank you. Furthermore, i expressed an interest in Any Tauer's Lonestar Memories and i believe it was you who pointed me in the direction of Le LAbo's Oud 27 (fantastic) and Patchouli 24 (Lovely) I really don't want to take your expertise without saying thank you very much!
    All the best, Z14

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    [Herea re some of the classics I will never be without…

    Knize Ten
    Derby
    Yatagan
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Bel Ami
    Or Black

    …several others...]

    thanks...i read with great interest your posts and i have been going through your older posts on all things cologne. I joined not long ago. Your recent entry on "classic Men's cologne" was just what i needed-i went out found Bel Ami for $99.00, Yagatan, and have an order placed for Derby, and Knize Ten-and Givenchy's Vetiver so thank you. Furthermore, i expressed an interest in Any Tauer's Lonestar Memories and i believe it was you who pointed me in the direction of Le LAbo's Oud 27 (fantastic) and Patchouli 24 (Lovely) I really don't want to take your expertise without saying thank you very much!
    All the best, Z14

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    Default Re: Classic fragrances?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    YSL Kouros
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Caron Pour Homme
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus

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    Eternity for men
    Rush PH
    Envy PH
    Currently wearing: Santal Impérial by Creed

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    2 perfumes that I have used and loved in the nineties were Cacharel pour homme, and Dior Dune; someone can tell me if they are still good? Thanks.

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    Fahrenheit
    Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Egoiste
    Xeryus Rouge
    Boss Elements
    Ferragamo Pour Homme (red box)
    Calvin by Calvin Klein (dark blue bottle)
    Kouros
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Le Monde Est Beau by Kenzo

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    Default Re: Classic fragrances?

    The list of classics worth owning is way too long to mention here -- I and many others have spent years (decades) trying to seek many of them out and are still on the hunt for so many more. That said, as your additional stipulation is that they are currently available and worth owning in the current form, my list shrinks to only a handful or so, as most have either been discontinued or are a shadow of their great former selves. The truth is, the vintage bottles are absolutely worth the time and effort to seek out the original formulas on the aftermarket, skipping the frequently altered inferior current stuff. Sure, there is some risk of older bottles turning due to poor storage and the like, but the olfactory rewards are far greater, IMO, and many are quite inexpensive in relative terms to the current stuff on the market that couldn't hold a candle to them.

    As for currently available classics still worth owning in the current formulations... The aforementioned Derby is still great (though pricey), as is Gianfranco Ferré for Man.
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    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)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    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

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    Default Re: Classic fragrances?

    It depends on what you mean by "classic".

    I assume classics are blends with limited projection and longevity, an attribute common among men's EdCs released before the 1970's, or afterwards, however along beforementioned crtieria:

    Dior's Eau Sauvage
    Givenchy's Monsieur
    Caron's Pour Un Homme
    Le Galion's For the Gentleman (a rarity for it has been discontinued ages ago, however very similar to Caron's Pour Un Homme)
    Hermes Eau D'Orange Vert
    Chanel's Monsieur
    Shulton's Old Spice
    R&G's Jean Marie Farina
    R&G's Vetiver
    Guerlaín's Vetiver
    Givenchy's Vetiver
    Lanvin's Vetiver
    Dana's Canoe

    Plus some local ones released decades ago.

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    The curent versions are still good.
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