The 6 Old-School Scents Every Man Should Own (And No, Green Irish Tweed Is Not One of Them)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010
New fragrances are always worth sniffing out, but it's also a good idea to have a few vintage bottles on hand. Each cologne on this list evokes a particular decade and is worth hunting down to add to your rotation. The scents may remind you of your dad's nubuck wing tips, but they work just as well with a shrunken suit.

The Beatnick Fifties

Guerlain Vetiver
Few perfume companies can claim as many classics as Guerlain, and this vetiver-nutmeg-pepper mix is one of them. In the fifties, a spritz of it was as mandatory as a tie bar. There's really only one way to mess up its well-balanced, nostalgic scent, and that's to splash it on like it's a body wash.
Guerlain Vetiver ($71),

[Read More: Five New Scents Worth Sniffing Out]

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