Netflix’s Halston may have garnered mixed reviews and triggered a debate about whether straight actors can convincingly play gay characters—but what isn’t in dispute is the genius of the fashion designer whose turbulent life it chronicles. And with an entire episode devoted to his perfumes, the series has also served as a reminder that Roy Halston Frowick was as creative with fragrance as he was with fabric. It’s helped some guys rediscover—or discover anew—the Studio 54 habitué’s first men’s scent, Z-14.
It’s not the only fragrance from the past that’s worth sniffing out though. According to Stephan Matthews, a fragrance expert, writer and brand advisor who’s worked with the likes of Chanel, Guerlain and Estée Lauder, if you look past the new arrivals, you can find a treasure trove of scents that still smell fantastic.
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