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Drakkar Dated Or Not: Why Drakkar Noir Isn't Outdated in 2024

It's one of the most iconic and timeless colognes we carry at Fragrance Familia: Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche. This is a staple fragrance you've likely come across while shopping at a pharmacy or grocery store. Our Familia team gets asked often if Drakkar Noir is still in fashion or outdated now in 2024. We can confidently say that this 1982 Guy Laroche release is still very relevant and spray-worthy in 2024. 

What Drakkar Noir Smells Like

Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche is a masterful fragrance that captures the extravagant and assertive spirit of the 1980s. This iconic cologne opens with invigorating top notes of rosemary, artemisia, lavender, basil, and lemon, creating a vibrant and fresh introduction.

The heart of the fragrance delves into a spicy blend of coriander, carnation, cinnamon, juniper, and jasmine, all working beautifully to create a masculine scent.

Anchored by a warm base of leather, sandalwood, fir, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver, and cedar, Drakkar Noir offers a lasting impression that works for the rugged, yet outgoing, man.

3.4 oz bottle of drakkar noir cologne for men

Why Drakkar Noir Isn't Outdated in 2024

Drakkar Noir outlasts trends. Its classic fougère blend of lavender, citrus, and woods stays masculine without being overpowering. This versatility makes it suitable for modern day wear, from casual outings to dressier occasions. Plus, its iconic status has earned it a cool, nostalgic vibe, allowing Fragrance Familia shoppers to wear it with confidence.

Pair it With Drakkar Intense

You already know that a cologne has stood the test of time when its flanker (like a movie sequel) comes out 40 years after the release of the original. We're talking about Drakkar Intense
3.4 oz bottle of drakkar intense cologne for men

Drakkar Intense amps up the original's charm without losing its DNA. Imagine the classic fougère infused with sweetness from amber and spice, creating a deeper, bolder scent. This modern twist maintains the masculine appeal while adding a seductive edge, making it perfect for evening wear or confident daytime statements. It's like the cool, younger, and more energetic brother of the Drakkar you know - ready to turn heads in 2024.

If you do have concerns that Drakkar Noir is outdated, Fragrance Familia highly recommends giving Intense a try. You may also consider layering both colognes to enjoy a uniquely masculine scent that's fit for the Alpha male. 

Keep in mind that Fragrance Familia currently offers 3 free samples on purchases of 2 or more colognes or perfumes. Drakkar Noir and Drakkar Intense may just be the perfect flankers to add to your cologne collection


Do you still wear Drakkar Noir in 2024? Do you think it has become dated? How do you feel about the Intense version? Is it an upgrade 40 years in the making? Please share with Fragrance Familia in the comments!

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