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    Default Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I cant find anything that epitomizes the quintessential fragrance for man as Paco PH does. Simply glorious, uncomplicated yet epic. It has the punch other superb iconic men fragrances lack such as Chanel PM. I have went through literally hundreds of fragrances some much better in quality, in class, in elegance, in creation, in artistry yet.... Paco is always there, like a lover you cannot forget. Before Mugler cologne, Gendarme and many other clean cut fragrances there was Paco and still is.

    Most of us look for a holy grail and we never cease in our quest for that miraculous juicy that will engage us into nirvana... maybe its right there under our nose, timidly siting in a corner.

    What can I say, I glorify Paco Pour Homme and I will be a faithful admire and wearer.
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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I share your sentiments, without any reservation.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    A classic fragrance for sure!
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    very classic

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    Hard to argue especially the vintage.
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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I have an '85 vintage, its terrific!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    I share your sentiments, without any reservation.
    +1, though most people today will classify this scent as quite cheap smelling fragrance.

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    A big one (vintage), indeed!

    Last edited by easyfish; 10th June 2014 at 01:49 PM.

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    The vintage is awesome.

    The current juice I picked up for £12.95 recently -- couldn't resist it

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    A men's man scent for sure but I wouldn't deified for sure but nevertheless a macho man Scent.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    A classic fragrance for sure!
    I agree... Clean and Classic for sure!!!

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    One of the best classic fragrances I have ever been honored to know.
    Currently wearing: L'Occitan by L'Occitane

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    Top three of all time for me.

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    i love to wear it, but have to in closed doors. The gf thinks it smells too old man for me. As well as Lapidus pour hommme

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    I've worn it since I was in my early 20's (mid 1990s). One of the stalwarts of my collection.

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    Full bottle worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    The vintage is awesome.

    The current juice I picked up for £12.95 recently -- couldn't resist it
    Have you worn the current one yet? I haven't owned a bottle of Paco Rabanne for many years now, but I checked out the current one recently and was very disappointed. Don't want to go on a vintage/reform rant, but this one seemed to get real powdery real fast. Maybe my olfactory recollection is off, but that's certainly not how I remember it. Am I off-base here?

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I have a vintage bottle and a small bottle of the current version, vintage is definitely better, but the current is still recognizable, even if it does get powdery rather quickly, the missing oakmoss doesn't help it any. I'd keep an eye out on Ebay for some vintage, mine was not terribly expensive and the search was worth it.

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Just bought a bottle (made by Puig in Spain); more mellow than the vintage no doubt; (same stuff a.k.a. less punch!) Still wonderful, still timeless... love it.

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    To me the vintage is like a complete different fragrance compared to current (very soapy) version.
    Up till 199? the (re)formulations are all worth having imo but original vintage ('73-early '80's), of course, cannot be beaten! A masterpiece!
    My Top '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    A men's man scent for sure but I wouldn't deified for sure but nevertheless a macho man Scent.
    Or in my case, a woman's scent

    My bottle originally belonged to my grandad and I got it after his death, along with his other scents. I would estimate that it's from sometime in the 80s and while my OH thinks that it smells like an old man's scent on him, he likes it on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    I cant find anything that epitomizes the quintessential fragrance for man as Paco PH does.
    I'm probably a weirdo for upping old threads, but I felt compelled to after trying out Paco PH for a second time.
    I heard from my dad that this was quite popular in his time so one day I found a sample in a high end store a few months back. Sprayed it on a piece of paper and though it was pleasant but kind of weird. To put in general, just too dated.
    Although I'd like to like older fragrances, I'm more comfortable wearing the likes of Aqua di Gio.

    I saw a sampler of this in another store recently and was bored and thought I'd try it out again, this time on my skin.

    Holy crap, this stuff is great! Yeah, it's super, super dated. I know women my age will not like this, but I don't care.
    Basteri, you're comment about Paco PH epitomizing "the quintessential fragrance for man" is right on point IMO. This is pretty close to what I've been looking for. It's slightly dirty, but yet there's this freshness to it.
    Of course, I wanted something I can still wear in casual social settings, and I don't feel this is the type (at least not yet), but as far as cologne that I like, this is very much the kind I've been looking for.

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