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 Disco Seventies

YSL Pour Homme
Grassy scents so light they're barely detectable are now the norm for musk-averse guys. Yves Saint Laurent's blend of lavender, lemon, and sage—the first cologne the designer created for men—is the original model. The regulars at Studio 54 spritzed it on their chests, and you should too.
YSL Pour Homme ($22), amazon.com

[Read More: Do You Use Too Much Cologne]

Photograph courtesy of Advertising Archives
Subscribe to Details
Subscribe to Details
Newsletter Sign Up
  • Get the latest in men's style, grooming, diet, fitness and pop-culture trends every Wednesday. See Sample
  • Get the most popular articles, blog posts, and slideshows of the past week every Saturday. See Sample
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, and Privacy Policy.
AROUND THE WEB
Powered By ZergNet
Subscribe to Details