06-12-2017, 10:08 PM
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Hello,
       I'm wanting some ideas and suggestions on some classic men's colognes. To me "classic" is anything before about 1960. Also qualifying would be a modern cologne that imitates or is at least reminiscent of a pre-1960 cologne.
Thank you

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 06-12-2017, 10:22 PM
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Scent wise, 4711, Pino Silvestre and Pitralon come to mind. Also Ralon, if you can find it, which preserved the original Pitralon scent.

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 06-13-2017, 02:18 AM
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We could use Claus on this one.

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 06-13-2017, 03:32 AM
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Acqua di Parma Colonia dates from 1916, I think.


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 06-13-2017, 06:29 AM
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JS Sloane 1947 Aftershave - classic old school.

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 06-13-2017, 06:37 AM
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This one doesn't quite meet your date requirement (was released in the mid-'60s) but is considered a classic by many, including me.
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 06-13-2017, 06:51 AM
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Penhaligon's Blenheim Boquet

Creed Royal Mayfair, formerly known as Windsor

Farina Eau de Cologne

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 06-13-2017, 09:03 AM
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Penhaligon's, GFT, Tabac (yes, Tabac), and DR Harris have been around a long time and still sell the same scents.

Can't really think of anyone else off the top of my head. Didn't know that about AdP.

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 06-13-2017, 10:19 PM
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Interesting suggestions, thanks...

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 06-14-2017, 01:49 AM
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Hermes Bel Ami
Chanel pour Monsieur
Chanel Egoiste
Guerlain Derby
Guerlain Heritage
Guerlain Vetiver
Rive Gauche
Creed Bois du Portugal
Knize Ten
Dior Eau Savage
Givenchy Gentleman


There are websites that sell samples. Samples are your friend.

Looking forward to Claus' input.

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 06-14-2017, 03:31 AM
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(06-14-2017, 01:49 AM)Steelman Wrote: Hermes Bel Ami
Chanel pour Monsieur
Chanel Egoiste
Guerlain Derby
Guerlain Heritage
Guerlain Vetiver
Rive Gauche
Creed Bois du Portugal
Knize Ten
Dior Eau Savage
Givenchy Gentleman


There are websites that sell samples. Samples are your friend.

Looking forward to Claus' input.

Yes, where is Claus on this one?!

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 06-15-2017, 05:34 AM
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Are there any from the golden age of mens clothing and fashion in general, the 1930's?

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 06-15-2017, 06:08 AM
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I'm not finding the date it came out but I think Brooks Brothers 1818 is a classic cologne.

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 06-15-2017, 07:28 AM
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(06-15-2017, 06:08 AM)Sully Wrote: I'm not finding the date it came out but I think Brooks Brothers 1818 is a classic cologne.
Good call, Shawn.  One of the very best barbershop fragrances IMO.

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 06-15-2017, 08:30 AM
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(06-13-2017, 06:51 AM)nervosa1901 Wrote: Penhaligon's Blenheim Boquet

Creed Royal Mayfair, formerly known as Windsor

Farina Eau de Cologne

Oh my.  Yes indeed.  Royal Mayfair is breathtakingly magnificent.  I got another sample last weekend.  (had one last summer, too).  Perfect summer fragrance from an excellent company.  Lasts about 4 hours on me (2 or 3 sprays).

The sales lady at the Creed's counter told me it will last 5-7 years in the bottle, if it's kept out of the sunlight, and in a fairly cool spot.  She said Creed is better than other perfumes/colognes in this respect.  Since I've never actually had a bottle of Creed, I can't verify that.

If I ever actually purchase a bottle of Creed, it will be Royal Mayfair.  If I purchase a second bottle, it will be Tabarome (for the autumn and perhaps the winter).  I probably should eventually own a bottle of their Oud as well.

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 06-15-2017, 09:25 AM
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A name you don't hear as much these days is Grey Flannel.
I recall owning it when younger; it was a gift but I don't remember what happened to it.
I want to get reacquainted but have a notion that it may not be the same product that it once was.

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 06-15-2017, 09:38 AM
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(06-15-2017, 05:34 AM)punchy Wrote: Are there any from the golden age of mens clothing and fashion in general, the 1930's?

Some classic colognes from the early 1900's still in production include:

4711 Eau di Cologne
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Penhaligon's English Fern
Trumper's Wild Fern
Trumper's Spanish Leather
Truefitt & Hill Spanish Leather
Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina
Santa Maria Novella Peau D'Espagne

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 06-15-2017, 12:26 PM
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(06-15-2017, 09:38 AM)Steelman Wrote:
(06-15-2017, 05:34 AM)punchy Wrote: Are there any from the golden age of mens clothing and fashion in general, the 1930's?

Some classic colognes from the early 1900's still in production include:

4711 Eau di Cologne
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Penhaligon's English Fern
Trumper's Wild Fern
Trumper's Spanish Leather
Truefitt & Hill Spanish Leather
Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina
Santa Maria Novella Peau D'Espagne

One of my favorites.

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 06-15-2017, 03:46 PM
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Acqua di Parma Colonia 1916
Dior Eau Sauvage 1966
Chanel Bois des Iles 1926 (listed for women, but strong similarity to Chanel Egoiste makes this a mans perfume IMHO - and this is even better then Egoiste, or at least as good IMHO)
Agua de Colonia Concentrada Alvarez Gomez 1912
Caron Pour Un Homme 1934

But really by going prior to 1960, you leave out 99% of the revolution in mens perfume, which started in late 1960's and on.
Prior to that the perfume for men were mostly unisex, made for women (and men)
Men rarely used perfume back then.

As a perfume lover, and also a fan of the classics, I wonder why you would like to wear mens fragrances from a peiod in time, where there were very few men fragrances.
Most back then were after shaves, not real perfume.

Perfume were considered feminine, so only daring men wore perfume back then.

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 06-15-2017, 04:00 PM
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Whichever Farnia cologne/après-rasage Napoleon wore.

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