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    Default Older/classic fragrances younger people may enjoy?

    Hello everyone, Zhang Fan here with another question. I am in my 20s, but I like many older or classic fragrances. But I think I should also get some fragrances other people my age will probably enjoy, too, so they don't think I smell like a grandmother or grandfather. I still want to explore more older or classic fragrances. Which are some good ones for this purpose?

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    Green Irish Tweed if you haven't already explored it.
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    Green Irish Tweed if you haven't already explored it.
    Excellent suggestion.

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Fahrenheit
    Eau Sauvage
    Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme
    Polo Sport
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    Rive Gauche
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    + 1 for Eau Sauvage
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    Pascal Morabito Or Black

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    Likely quite a few if not even too many to mention, yet adding both among older/classic fragrances and also the newer ones with a more traditional style especially, in no particular order:

    Knize Forest
    most of the Chanel Allure Homme and even the Chanel pour Monsieur line
    most of the Fahrenheit summer flankers
    Lalique Homme in EDT and in EDP concentrations
    Ginepro Nero and/or Periplo by l'Erbolario
    Horizon by Guy Laroche
    Sartorial by Penhaligon's
    more than one scent from Xerjoff, likely from the XJ 1861 line including Renaissance
    and from the Shooting Stars one like Nio, Kobe and/or Uden
    l'Occitan
    Hugh Parsons Blue
    l'Homme Ideal Cologne
    Fougere Royale by Houbigant
    a few of the more boozy niche and/or designer exclusive scents like several Frapin, Frack Boclet, Lubin ones
    Best of Chevignon
    Armani Eau de Cedre
    most if not all of the Blu Mediterraneo series by ADP

    from a personal viewpoint alone, most if not all of these very classic and elegantly smelling however not comparable to and reminding of typical grandma scents (unless grandma and grandpa very not only very erudite about fragrances while at the same time having access to a very generous budget, but also quite fashion conscious, quite modern and hip, if not exceeding at least equal to most fragrance consumers from much younger generations)

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    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Givenchy Gentleman EDT Original
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT
    Chanel Egoiste
    Cartier Pasha EDT
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Guerlain Heritage EDT - even though more modern a throwback to older times.
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    I feel like Fahrenheit is a great answer here. The only thing is that im not sure it feels old school. Its kind of in its own category in my head. It still smells pretty current to me, just in a more niche sense, as it is not nearly sweet enough to be found amongst todays average scents.
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    Thank you! Here is what I have tried from this list:

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo
    Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme / Edition Blanche
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (but poor performance)
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Dior Fahrenheit and flankers
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Lalique Homme

    I will read about the other ones!

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    Great choices here. I think it always depends upon one thing. What does the person wearing it enjoy? I personally wear only for my own enjoyment so whether it's formal, or "old" or young has no importance to me.

    Just like young people enjoy classical music and I enjoy some hiphop. It has to be good, that's the requirement.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Thank you, I have many new fragrances to read about. By the way, is Heritage EDT better than the EDP? I have only tried the EDP, and I love it. In China, it is hard to find the EDP, and many people use the EDT.

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    Hermes Bel Ami
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Davidoff Zino
    Annick Goutal Duel


    I prefer Heritage EDP more than the EDT. More luxurious smelling. But just have to wait until the weather is a bit cooler.
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Pomegranate Noir, Midnight in Paris EDP, Feeling Man, Essence of John Galliano, Azzaro pour Homme (vintage),...etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Davidoff Zino

    I prefer Heritage EDP more than the EDT. More luxurious smelling. But just have to wait until the weather is a bit cooler.


    Though already owning and enjoying Heritage, incidentally also as vintage version, EDT still considering to get Heritage as EDP.
    Even if only or at least predominantly based on prior experiences with both vintage and current, both male/unisex but also any gender, both regular and exclusive/limited edition/niche-comparable Guerlain EDPs-including but not limited to additional recommendations of this towards younger generations.

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    ^ Ken_Russell, you will realy like the Heritage EDP. If you have the space and money, go for a bottle.
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Pomegranate Noir, Midnight in Paris EDP, Feeling Man, Essence of John Galliano, Azzaro pour Homme (vintage),...etc.

    Seeking decant/sample of Aramis Calligraphy Rose, Penhaligon's Esprit de Roi, PdE Ambre Russe, Jil Sander Feeling Man ....etc. I have samples to swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    I feel like Fahrenheit is a great answer here. The only thing is that im not sure it feels old school. Its kind of in its own category in my head. It still smells pretty current to me, just in a more niche sense, as it is not nearly sweet enough to be found amongst todays average scents.
    It doesn't have to feel traditional old school. But it is an older/classic.
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    Have to agree with Fahrenheit. It was the first scent that popped into my head after reading what you were looking for.

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    All of them. Perfume always was meant to smell pleasant. Noses haven't changed.

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    Default Re: Older/classic fragrances younger people may enjoy?

    Adding a few more:

    Guerlain Shalimar
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Guerlain Jicky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    All of them. Perfume always was meant to smell pleasant. Noses haven't changed.
    Oh come on, man. I know what you're saying but that's not realistic.
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    Oh come on, man. I know what you're saying but that's not realistic.
    If you're not a slave to current trends (which may lead to fragrance-free environments eventually...), I think it is.

    Sure, you may have to compromise at work, apply some lightly and so on, but I don't think there are any classic, old scents that can't be enjoyed now. I don't know how old you are but you like Polo a lot, right? Some youngsters probably would consider it as an old, outdated scent but there will also be some who love it. Some modern scents are just versions of older scents anyway.

    Worst thing that can happen, you'll attract older women

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    If you're not a slave to current trends (which may lead to fragrance-free environments eventually...), I think it is.

    Sure, you may have to compromise at work, apply some lightly and so on, but I don't think there are any classic, old scents that can't be enjoyed now. I don't know how old you are but you like Polo a lot, right? Some youngsters probably would consider it as an old, outdated scent but there will also be some who love it. Some modern scents are just versions of older scents anyway.

    Worst thing that can happen, you'll attract older women
    Some things die for a reason....some things are able to stick around....LIKE POLO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Some things die for a reason....some things are able to stick around....LIKE POLO!
    They're all still around. If they're not then many youngsters can't afford them

    I like, own and wear Polo but I have to say, it's one of those that you mostly smell on pretty old, working class (for example bouncers) chaps here. Aramis seems to be another another popular one. Do they still do adverts for Polo? I'm pretty sure I've seen Aramis ones fairly recently, aimed at younger men.

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    Great answers thus far!

    A handful others:
    Monsieur Balmain
    Eternity, Escape, Be and One by Calvin Klein
    Curve by Claiborne
    London and Men by Burberry
    Coriolan by Guerlain
    Woods by Abercrombie & Fitch
    Joop
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    From my personal collection ..
    Brut
    Paul Sebastian
    Quorum
    Jaguar Men
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Van Cleef Arpels Pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Tsar
    Cacharel Pour Homme
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui

    Try checking out the "Scents of South Jersey" youtube channel , he covers many classic ones
    Currently wearing: L’Homme Rochas by Rochas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    They're all still around. If they're not then many youngsters can't afford them

    I like, own and wear Polo but I have to say, it's one of those that you mostly smell on pretty old, working class (for example bouncers) chaps here. Aramis seems to be another another popular one. Do they still do adverts for Polo? I'm pretty sure I've seen Aramis ones fairly recently, aimed at younger men.
    I mean die as in production.
    I'm not sure about POLO green current ads. Possibly around the holidays or Father's Day.
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    Fahrenheit by Dior especially if you can find an older bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCAPH View Post
    From my personal collection ..
    Brut
    Paul Sebastian
    Quorum
    Jaguar Men
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Van Cleef Arpels Pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Tsar
    Cacharel Pour Homme
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui

    Try checking out the "Scents of South Jersey" youtube channel , he covers many classic ones
    He is a very nice man! Unfortunately, it is difficult for Chinese to watch Youtube. But I have seen some of his videos, and I like him.

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    D&G By
    Givenchy Pi
    These two smell like these modern metro pou hommes.

    But I can't see why people in their 20s wouldn't enjoy more classic stuff like Antaeus. It's timeless like an Italian suit.




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