Meet Michael Haar


One day I was sitting with Michael chatting about a printing job I was asking him to consider for a client of mine when I just decided to blurt out, are you into men’s fragrances. I mean, he’s a pretty hip cat (he was wearing some sweet colored Nike Dunks) so I figured it was a fair question…well not only is Michael into fragrances but he proceeded to email me a picture of his collection. Needless to say, I was quite surprised by his submission and decided to let him have his say.

What’s your favorite scent?

Dolce Gabbana

What’s getting the most wear these days?

Banana Republic’s Black Walnut

What do you look for in a scent?

I like something that’s fresh but not to sporty. I particularly like woody and spicy scents.

How often to you buy cologne?

I would say I purchase a new scent at least twice a year. I’m slowing down a bit but there are a bunch I want to get like Dolce Gabbana’s The One, and ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, John Varvatos and Paul Smith all have ones that smell great.

What was your last purchase?

Hanae Mori It’s really sweet but not in a feminine way.

What’s your earliest recollection of fragrance in your life?

I remember in the 70’s, my dad and a substitute teacher I had for 1 day, its kinda weird but I remember him vividly down to his lack of control of the class and his tan corduroy jacket with the elbow patches and long side burns, they both wore Old Spice which was more an after shave but it was very strong and nasty.

How would you finish this statement…my most memorable fragrant moment would be…?

I’ll give you two that have stuck with me like it was yesterday. When I was 15 I had a girlfriend who had the most amazing smelling hair. She used Silkience and it was amazing. Some years later, I was dating a young lady that wore Christian Dior’s Fahrenheit. Although it was for men, the way it laid on her skin drove me crazy….that was a good summer.

I bet it was Michael. Thanks for sharing.

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