I never expected to be reviewing one of the oldest fragrances available, and on top of that, I never expected it to be available so cheaply! 4711 is advertised as the ‘original eau de cologne’ and whilst there is supposedly an Italian fragrance that’s older, this one actually comes from Cologne, Germany, so it definitely wins in that department!Read More
Picked Dior Fahrenheit up at Gatwick Airport en-route to Milan for a photoshoot. There were a few I looked at, including Dior Eau Sauvage and Versace’s The Dreamer, but those are fresh, and given that we’re rapidly approaching the end of summer, I wanted something a little darker. Fahrenheit was launched in 1988 and is definitely considered to be a classic mens fragrance. For some reason I’m really drawn to more masculine vibes right now, so the idea of something like this definitely had an appeal.Read More
Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme was the first mens fragrance launched by the house back in 1971. Wanting to challenge the traditional notions of masculinity, Yves Saint Laurent chose to pose nude for the advertising campaign. Magnum photographer Jeanloup Sieff shot 14 images of the iconic designer sitting on leather cushions wearing nothing but his eye glasses. All this coincided with Saint Laurent’s unveiling of his 1940’s collection, which shocked the fashion world and probably paved the way for many of todays designers.
A complete blind buy from TK Maxx for a super bargain price, all I had to go by were the notes. On this occasion, the notes are actually stamped onto the side of the bottle, which is the first time I’ve seen that. Being a fragrance from 47 years ago, Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme has undoubtedly had reformulations, although I don’t know how many or when, let alone how close to the original this current iteration is. It’s definitely had some presentation changes over the years, however.Read More