One of my other passions related to fashion and style is fragrance. I have been wearing cologne since I turned 13 years old. Partly I was inspired by my father who wore the original Guerlain Vetiver for 40 years. Although I begged him to let me wear it to school he never let me. I had to settle for the original POLO GREEN instead. It was a fine fragrance indeed which still sells today , although it is not the same magical formula. These days political correctness IFRA rules and overt dissatisfaction for any loud smells has altered the fragrance industry for the worse. The great "smellers" of the 70's and 80's have been bastardized into sugar coated fruit drops barely emanating a whiff of macho'ness. The few good fragrances with quality reminiscent of the glory days are marked with exhorbiant prices. I am aware of the fragrance communities online and have participated in such forums. However at times I have doubted the authenticity of the reviewers and the general purpose for having the forum in the first place. It is my impression ( after years of participating ) that many forum members are shills for the companies themselves. Many times I have purchased a fragrance after reading such stellar reviews to find that the actual truth...in the serum was quite different. Namely with performance issues such as longevity and sillage which characterize a good fragrance. Men of The Fedora Lounge. You are stylish and mature. You bring class back to manhood. What are you wearing on your skin...under your hat your tailored suits your glamour shades and your beards ? I will begin : I currently have two signature scents. Chanel CoCo Eau De Parfum $120 3.4oz/ Coupled with the matching scented skin moisturizer $52. I buy the fragrance from Mexico since Chanel uses different alcohol for their USA production plants causing the scent to be less rich with less longevity on the skin. By the way Original CoCo Edp is marketed towards women ! When Coco Chanel came out with this scent it was during the 1920's when women were beginning to act butch and smoke tobacco. Her older fragrances tend to glorify this era. NOT ONE female has EVER hinted that this was a women's perfume. I only get compliments on it. The other fragrance I use is by an arabian company called Rasasi. The fragrance is La Yukawam which is a clone of Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather which goes for roughly $300 per 100ml. They are almost identical with just minor differences that only a trained nose can identify. La Yukawam can be had for $79. During the 80's I used Caron Pour un Homme and Giorgio Beverly Hills. They still exist today but the formula isn't the same. Although Caron has just released a new version of Pour Un Homme in a parfum version which unfortunately is only available in europe. Maybe one of our european members can clue us in on this new release ?