Each year, the fragrance industry barrages our faces with new releases and editions (dubbed flankers, think CK One Summer). Within this mass sea of marketing, know that there have been forerunners in the past that have already paved the road for these fragrance free loaders. Read below for some monumental releases that not only have heritage, but smell totally appropriate in the modern world (not to mention they’re less likely worn by your friends and girls will think you really know your stuff).
Year released: 1958
Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Vetiver, Cedar, Tobacco, Tonka
Wear if you: Like to smell fresh but want it to last; think citrus and woods
Year released: 1966
Notes: Lemon, rosemary, green basil, vetiver
Wear if you: Prefer lighter, unobtrusive scents; it’s bright, fresh, and warm weather friendly (for that Caribbean holiday your taking this winter!)
Year released: 1981
Notes: Lime, Clary Sage, Myrtle, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Labdanum, Beeswax Absolute.
Wear if you: Want to be bold and exotic and not sweet. Fun Fact: named after the Greek demi-God!
Year Released: 1985
Notes: Lemon, Verbena, Iris, Violet leaves, Sandalwood, Ambergris
Wear if you: Like if you prefer aquatic scents and only need one. This is the Swiss army knife of scents; wear it for all occasions, all year round from the historic house of Creed.
- ‘Succession’ season 4 is here — These are the fragrances your favorite characters would wear
- Here are the 10 best aftershave balms for men in 2023
- How to shave your beard — and why you may want to
- The best beard brushes: Our top picks for achieving the perfect look
- 5 incredible fragrances guaranteed to boost your mood and confidence