Originally Posted by Pollux
Yes, I really like to be complemented by snobs on cheap, inexpensive fragrances. That makes my day.
I KNOW!!! Isn't that fun!? When I first started wearing Aventus, I was asking for lots of opinions on it since I only had a sample and was debating a full purchase (which I eventually did buy). One person in particular that I asked was an acquaintance who has excellent taste and is a really nice person but also happens to be a total snob (ah well. Nobody's perfect). She liked it and was curious, so she googled it. Realizing it was very expensive, she suddenly loved it. Yeah, whatever. The next time I saw her, a few weeks later, she sniffed me and made a comment about how amazing I smelled. She even pulled over a friend of hers to smell me. AWKWARD! "Smell him. REALLY. This is what a man should smell like." Her friend agreed. "That's really nice. I wish my boyfriend wore something like that. What is it?"
I said "Curve. It's $15 at Ross." LOL!
I'm not saying Curve smells like Aventus. It doesn't. I just think that woman assumed I'd be wearing Aventus again because it's expensive. I do wear it once a week, but as anybody here knows, once you start building a collection, it's hard to wear the same scent often since you have so much to choose from.
It's true that a lot of cheap frags smell like trash. That is absolutely 100% true. But there are also a lot that are as good as anything you'd find for a hundred bucks or more.
Bvlgari Black can be had for under $25. And it's excellent.
Curve is around $15 and it's a major compliment catcher.
Dirty English: $20. Woody! Manly. Great!
Perry Ellis 360 Red. $15. It's not for me, but if you like cinnamon, it's excellent.
Nautica Voyage. $20. Excellent.
Corduroy, by Zirh. A recent cheap addition to my wardrobe thanks to the recommendation of a fellow BNer. I really enjoy it.
You can buy all of those for less than it would cost to buy my current niche fascination: Sombre Negra by Yosh. And they're all a lot easier to wear.