When one talks about a classic, one would be remiss not to mention this classic Polo cologne for men from Ralph Lauren that was released in 1978. It is a woody chypre that has stood the test of time, not outdated in the least.
The note pyramid is worth a mention in its entirety indeed. Top notes are Juniper Berries, Caraway, Artemisia, Basil, Coriander and Bergamot. The heart/middle notes are Pine Tree Needles, Leather, Chamomile, Pepper, Carnation, Geranium, Jasmine, and Rose. The anchoring base notes are Tobacco, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Cedar, Vetiver, Musk, and Amber.
In fact, this was the was one of the first two fragrances by Ralph Lauren. This says quite a bit, considering the designer powerhouse this label has grown into today.