There are some surprisingly good ones out there:
- Worth PH. This is a fantastic cheapie for fans of Paco Rabanne, Antaeus et al. Very much an old school fragrance.
- Nickel Eau Maximum. My SE Asia (hot, humid weather with rough travel conditions) travel fragrance. Lasts well, with a fresh, cooling scent, and the tough bottle makes it ideal for throwing in the dopp kit and not having to worry about it breaking.
- Zirh Ikon. A very nice, albeit fairly linear, evening incense fragrance. A real steal, and light enough to not offend in close quarters.
- Al-Rehab Silver (spray). People swear up and down that this either does or doesn't smell like SMW. I, for one, think it does, but regardless, I think it's an excellent fragrance that has whopping projection and longevity for a bottle that costs less than four quid for a 30mL spray.
But the best bargain by far has to be Horizon by Guy LaRoche.
I hear the 50mLs can be found in US dollar stores! That never ceases to amaze and irritate me. I'm still happy to pay $20 for it. Utterly unique and smells wonderfully fresh and herbaceous.