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),

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