Friday, March 09, 2007

Vintage Men's Fragrances

Dior Eau Sauvage
Eau Sauvage, by Dior, was created in 1966 by perfumer Edmond Roudnitska. With top notes of lemon, rosemary and petigrain; heart notes of basil and water jasmine; and base notes of vetiver, it has been one of the best-selling fragrances in France for the past 40 years. Last Sunday's Times Online (UK) offers a guide to this and seven other classic vintage men's fragrances. The writer suggests that if you don't know which fragrance to wear,

...then something that has lasted more than 50 years is a safe bet. You will find that vintage scents move with more grace than modern ones, and change more slowly on the skin. They are more feral, their vanilla dustier and their woods more mysterious. They are the product of old loves, the works of men long-buried but, amazingly, still bottled an for sale.

To see the list of 8 men's classics, you can read the rest of the article here.

Eau Sauvage is available in 50-ml and 100-ml spray eau de toilette at nordstrom and saks.

perfume ad image: images de parfums.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a very good friend, who when he was in the service in the early sixties in Vietnam purchased a cologne for men called "Moonshine"...i know this isn't a 'classic' cologne for men; but if you would happen to know where i might be able to purchase this item for this special man...thank you!