Which Of These Obscure Vintages is your favourite ?

Your Favourite From These ?

  • Grès Monsieur (1982)

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  • Jacques Fath Green Water

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  • Orlane/Jean d'Albret Messire

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  • Mario Valentino Ocean Rain For Men

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  • Weil Gentilhomme

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  • Mark Cross

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  • Mark Birley For Men

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  • Courrèges Homme

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Well-known member
Jun 7, 2005
If you could pick one of these, which would it be and why ?

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Well-known member
Dec 22, 2003
Smalto. Not sure how fair my vote is because I only have or tried Francesco Smalto & Green Water, so it was between those two (though I'd like to get my hands on the Balenciaga, just too darn cheap to shell out bucks on it unless it gets reissued)


Well-known member
Jan 21, 2006
Among strictly these ​- a fairly close tie between Fougere Royale, Loewe PH, Francesco Smalto PH, Nino Cerruti, Leonard PH and Luciano Pavarotti.
Should either/all of these be covering/ranking equally for the top spot, even more so in the vintage version (s) of each.


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Basenotes Plus
Nov 9, 2013
Luciano Pavarotti is a standout for me as it is such an elegant presentation of Patchouli.

Leonard comes in as a second as it reminds me of my favourite season being Fall.


I’m not old, I’m vintage.
Basenotes Plus
Aug 1, 2019
Hard to choose from the dozen or so I have, in part because I haven't worn any one all that often. I opted for Blend 30, but it could easily be Balenciaga pour Homme on another day—never mind the many worthy contenders that didn't make the poll.

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