Cologne to wear with your flight jacket

Edward

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a few years ago I bought a bottle of Armani Code. I like the scent enough but in a way I think its perhaps too man pretty for me. not that I have anyone to impress or seduce :p but I think I might go back to the old standard of the 80's/ 90's yet still very popular today; Polo by Ralph Lauren. (original green bottle) I recall the notes of tobacco, leather and vintage wood that came across so well. to me its a most masculine scent than what is being hyped today like, for example that Armani Code that I bought so I could smell nice, modern and sophisticated on a date... a date... that ...never.... happened.... :D
I read that a popular traditional go to that seems to be popular with women is what their fathers/grandfathers used and that is Old Spice. A very classic fragrance that I may have to look Into but I could only hope to then find a defeated woman with daddy issues. :p
so, maybe I'll stay on target with Polo. What's your cologne choice?
 

Showerfan

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Old spice is on point. I also like Bay Rum, for that same general, old-school scent, and the babershop Pinaud Clubman. If you're prepared to spend a little more, Aqua di Parma is a tried and true classic. And the original, vintage Polo in the green bottle is a great one, though it is nearly impossible to find it anywhere these days -- the new version is not as good.

Another vintage scent that's classic without being so widely used, is the original Mark Birley for men. (Birley is now dead but he started the eponymous London nightclub named after his wife, Lady Anabel Goldsmimth.)
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For new scents, your best bets are the high-end and extremely expensive scents from Creed and Tom Ford. Creed is known for its signature Millesime Imperial, but also makes the very traditional Green Irish Tweed, as well as the pop hit Aventus. Tom Ford created a modern classic with his Portofino Neroli and honestly is your best source for obvious flight-jacket companions like Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanilla and Oud Wood. Those last three are all good for the office.

My current favorite, especially for the evening (maybe more black tie than seal brown) is Habit Rouge by Guerlain.
 

Edward

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Tom Ford created a modern classic with his Portofino Neroli and honestly is your best source for obvious flight-jacket companions like Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanilla and Oud Wood.
Excellent review! Thanks for those suggestions. I’ll look for Portofino Neroli . That one sounds great! There is a Nordstrom here that carries his line so I’ll check it all out. Particularly interested in the Tuscan Leather one.
 
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Look for vintage Old Spice made by Shulton, not the watered down version they currently sell. Also Pinaud's Bay Rum aftershave.

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Lord Flashheart

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I was thinking Hoppe's No.9 bore cleaner. For those pure .50 cal moments...

Interestingly its website says it has a classic smell that only comes with Hoppe's No.9 !

They clearly mean it to be a multi function gentlemans care product. Must be for gentlemen it talks about being solvent ;-)
 

Micawber

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I was thinking Hoppe's No.9 bore cleaner. For those pure .50 cal moments...

Interestingly its website says it has a classic smell that only comes with Hoppe's No.9 !

They clearly mean it to be a multi function gentlemans care product. Must be for gentlemen it talks about being solvent ;-)
Clearly a gentleman after my own heart but I rather prefer to use Young's 303 in my own bores.
 
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