Picked up Midnight in paris gift set on clearance for $39. Also picked up a MAJOR steal IMO. 3.3oz Cartier Declaration for $20.00, marked down from $69.99. Loving the cartier so far.
There's a cartier concentrete for 69 marked down to 49... I'm gonna wait on that. Any thoughts?
Eau de concentree? I think
Penhaligon`s LP No.9 1.7oz for $30
I was at Ross today.
I purchased Bijian Nude ($12 for 75ml) because I thought it was a musk scent. It's not a musk. Its a powerful citrus lemon cleaner product scent. Very strong lemon dish powder soap. Any little musk is hidden and overpowered by lemon. Not worth $5 in my opinion. The lemon is so strong and overpowering I couldn't wear this with just 1 spray. What a shame!
I purchased a big Cuban Gold cigar ($8 for 100ml). It is supposed to be a Le Male clone. It smells like Le Male, minus vanilla. For $8 it's worth it. Nothing great here. Perry Ellis 360 White is better than this in my opinion, but it's also $24.99 for a 50 ml bottle.
I purchased Realm ($10 for 50ml). The only reason I made the purchase is it said "made with human pheremones". I've never smelled pheremones, so I paid the $10 to satisfy my curiousity. It's not a bad fragrance. Peppery and spicy, a little Obsession for men going on, but with more pepper and a touch of sweetness. If Realm has Pheremones, it had no effect on me. As a fragrance, it is probably the best smelling out of the 3 I purchased.
I saw a bunch of Curve in all sizes and flavors. Most were $19 for the larger bottles.
I saw Nautica Voyage and Nautica Blue. I think they were $16 for large bottles. I never tried these and thought about buying Voyage, but passed.
Went to one TJ and sadly, no $20 cartier clearance for me :( the bottles were still at $49.00. Hopefully another store will have a few mispriced bottles :)
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This was an as-is discount since it was missing part of the set, but I got a 2.5oz Uomo Moschino edt and 1.7oz shower gel for $15, so I think I got a decent deal esp. since the AS would be my least fave part of the set. It was a nice blind buy :)
No $20 Cartiers but managed to get LP No. 9 for Women and i already bought the Mens LP No. 9 there a week ago. :)
Spotted Azzaro Night Time, Kanon Norwegian Wood, MJ Legend and a couple others at Ross but I didn't have time to wait in line. I plan on going back for Night Time though as that one sounds interesting.
Police to be or not to be 25$
Victorinox 125 years your companion for life 12.99
Last weekend I spotted John Varvatos Star USA reduced from 29.99 to 20.99 but decided to pass on it. Went to browse today saw it furtherly reduced to 4.99!!! Its not a great fragrance but at 5 bucks its a no brainer. Obviously someone bought it, sniffed it, and returned it as there were finger prints on the bottle upon opening. Also stopped by Target and got a 1oz. bottle of Unforgiveable on clearance for 2.89 ehh why not? I don't like Sean John but for 3 bucks it'll be ok to add to my collection, considering a 1oz. bottle of this cheap juice runs for 30 bucks at Walmart.
CK Man, at Ross for $25. That's interesting. I thought that one disappeared quite a while ago.
90ml Davidoff Champion in TK Maxx in Southampton for £15
CK One Shock for Him finally shows up in our local Marshalls for $25 (100 ml bottle). Didn't pull the trigger, as the 200ml costs $37 on FragranceNet via Amazon the other day.
Checked out my local TJ Max and Marshalls after seeing this thread. It was a total waste of time, they almost had nothing and what they had I wouldn't have payed five dollars to own.
I have wasted so much money in these stores on second rate scents.
Vancouver Winner's I see Angel, A*Men and Creed Love in Black
TJ Maxx has been absolutely barren near me.
Azzaro Night Time at Marshall's.
Got Fleur du Male and Tsar super cheap
I've gotten a few cheapies from TJ Maxx, but the only one I've really liked has been Quorum.
For some reason, ever since Christmas the frag selections have been awful at the stores near me.
I'll say this about the discounters (TJMaxx and Marshalls): they'll pretty much take anything back.
Yes, things remain the bleakest I have seen in three years at the local Tj/Marshall's, especially for male frags. One local store has had less than a dozen choices for nearly a month. Almost nothing new arriving.
CK Shock ($25) and Versace Dreamer ($35). I didn't buy either, but I debated both. I need to wear my sample of the Dreamer more before I commit to a bottle. And I kind of wish I could smell Shock. I regret not sampling that one when it was at Sephora last year. The ugly bottle was such a turn off.
Also, when you have an abundance of quality colognes at cheap discounters, that's a very serious supply problem, on their part. I'm sure designers and others have improved their supply chain and forecasting issues.
Went to Kmart and found a few frags on clearance. Bought a Old Spice AS and Deo Stick for $5 and this Perry Ellis 360° set with 1oz spray, 3oz AS and Shower gel for only $6. When I first sprayed it I thought I had bought windex.. but the dry down reveals why this one was popular back in the day.
Mont Blanc Legend is now at Marshall's. 1 OZ for $34.99.
I was at Marshalls and they had 50 ml. Bond no 9 Nuits de Soho that was not priced, so I asked them how much it was. They walked around cluelessly trying to find a price and couldn't. They brought up an Usher cologne to scan through the register. I bought it for 19.99!
For you Torontonians, the Winners on Front Street seems to stock decent stuff every now and then.
Today, I picked up a couple of steals. Jaipur gift set (100 mL EdP with after shave and body wash) for $40. There were 4 gift sets lying around, and I had previously seen them for the last couple of weeks. The original price was $79.99, then it was marked down to 59.99, and ended up at $40. For $40, that's an absolute steal, especially since it's the EDP. Though when I sniffed it, I realized it wasn't for me, it's definitely an "older gentleman" scent, so I gave it to my dad and he was very happy with it :)
Also picked up Mandarina Duck Black, 3.4 oz for $29.99, another solid deal. They still have two left on the shelf if anyone here is interested.
Last week, I bought Marc Jacobs Bang 1 OZ for $20. I also saw Bang Bang 1 OZ for the same price, and it's still sitting there.
Before their mass clearance ended on February 24, they also had a bunch of Bonds, but unfortunately I did not know at that time which ones were good/bad besides New Haarlem (which wasn't there), and I stupidly picked up I Love NY for him for $40. When I got to my office and went on the web, I found out that I picked up one of the worse ones, and I went back and returned it immediately. By the time I got back a few hours later, all the other Bonds were mostly gone. From what I remember, they had Washington Square (for women so no big deal), Riverside Drive, Coney Island and a few others I can't recall. I'm pretty bummed I missed out on Riverside Drive and Coney Island, which were both priced at 40-50$, but oh well. They disappeared pretty quickly.
Some other stuff I've seen there is Creed Fantasia de Fleurs for women, Versace the Dreamer 1 oz for 29.99, a few Michael Jordan scents (don't think I've seen Legend though, unfortunately), Burberry Brit, Burberry the Beat, Vince Camuto for women, Boucheron Pour Homme, a few Guess scents, some Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Van Cleef & Arpels, and a lot of other random stuff.
Selection isn't the greatest but from time to time you'll see some nice bargains.
And I smelt I Love NY For Him, it wasn't bad but I didn't know if I really liked it enough to actually keep it. At regular price tag, I don't know who the hell would buy it. Even at $40, I was unsure if I wanted it. In hindsight, I probably should've kept it and resold it for a higher price (arbitrage ;)) but oh well.
Lol for $40 I wouldve kept it.
Just scored a midnight in Paris 4.2oz. Gift set for 15 bucks at Marshalls on clearance.
My TJ Maxx and Marshall's continue to be pretty barren. Mont Blanc Legend has been the only decent new sighting.
TK Maxx in the UK has precious little to offer at the moment: 50ml Dirty English for £20, 75ml David Beckham Instinct for £15, 50ml Kenneth Cole Reaction £13... The latter being the only one I haven't tested. Is it worth a punt??
Just visited my local Marshall's, nothing worth buying but everything they did have was pretty much $19.99 and under (David Beckham Instinct, Nautica Pure, and a bunch of Polo stuff).
Total garbage at the Marshalls I went to today. Beverly Hills Polo Club sets, Adidas, and Playboy junk....
I just spotted Bond No. 9's Bryant Park at Marshalls for $129 which is a lot for Marshalls
The stock at the TJ's and Marshalls has been liquid garbage around here for quite some time.
We have a ton of TJ Maxx's and Marshalls out here and they have had total crap for quite a while. The last really good frag that I remember seeing at TJ's was Guccy Envy about 2 years ago and like an idiot I didn't buy it. Of couse we all know what happened to Envy not long after that!!!
Bought a 4.2oz bottle of police to be or not to be on clearance for 16.99 on clearance at Ross. I think its pretty good. It reminds me of joop homme wild. It lasts a long time and projects really good also. It's a sweet scent with a little spicey edge to it. The bottle is a ridiculous looking skull.
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I hit up Winners yesterday.
1) Marc Jacobs "Bang Bang" 30ml - $19.99 - I purchased this as I really like the original and hadn't seen this flanker anywhere before.
2) Creeds $129-180: Royal Oud, GIT, Silver Mountain Water, etc.
There were a few others that I considered (Declaration backup bottles, etc.) but the selection still isn't quite what I'd like.
Marc Jacobs Bang! boxset for $15
CK Shock One boxset for $15
both at the same Marshalls, and yes I bought them both! :)
Winners at downtown Vancouver BC has Creed Royal Oud, Himalaya, Green Irish Tweed for $180 CAD (4oz.) I picked up GIT for my boyfriend. I'm not too big on Creed but he likes the clean scent.
I feel like in the last 3 months the TJ Maxx and the Marshall's around me are carrying MUCH fewer fragrances... it is less than half the number they were carrying in Oct Nov Dec.