Guest submission by Philip Knapp
Old age has its pleasures - especially if you’re a bottle of scotch, a wooden sailing ship, or an exceptional cologne. L’eau du Navigateur was introduced into the L’Artisan Parfumeur catalogue in 1979, and it has aged as gracefully as a good pair of boots. It hits ancient notes - leather and wood, cinnamon and bergamot, resin and sweet rum - as well as traces of things that are better enjoyed fresh, like coffee and tobacco. It’s a distinctive blend that has decorated the necks and wrists of the sharpest Parisians for 32 years, and it’s only been getting better in its old age. After all, it’s not enough to look your best - you’ve got to smell your best. Get it here.