Originally Posted by Scentologist
The bois 1920 line
I'm not a huge fan or anything, but Bois 1920 Extreme smells anything but cheap. No budget fragrance could get anywhere near it.
Originally Posted by JiveHippo
$140 for some Iso E super and perfumers alcohol? Can't I make this myself for $10?
Yes, you can.
Originally Posted by hedonist222
It'd be like believing or taking into consideration a non wine connoisseur saying a good red wine tasted like dr. Pepper.
No, it'd be like saying it tasted like cheap red table wine.
Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove
Tom Ford's Italian Cypress is a dead ringer for Halston Z-14.
Correct. Though it does smell a little deeper, rounder, and richer. Not 17x deeper though (which is the price ratio).
Originally Posted by Kron
I tried alot of the Loewe lineup last year and was shocked by the lack of quality, Most of the aquatics smell like something you'd clean a pool with.
Yeah their only good men's release is Esencia. What a release though. Could never be mistaken for budget crap.
Originally Posted by Ken_Russell
No idea, most expensive scents actually smell according to their price (no snobbery, just a personal impression). Though there is actually a scent that - while not niche - might be expensive, yet smells (to my nose) way more underdeveloped than one might expect for the price, is in my opinion: Eau de Campagne by Sisley (or, it may be simply that this kind of grassy notes simply fail to impress me).
I've never smelled a cheapie that had that much tomato leaf absolute in it. (Not that I'm a huge fan.)
Meanwhile, who gives a crap whether other people think your juice smells fancy? If you're wearing frags to impress others, you might want to reexamine your whole approach to the hobby (and to life too). (Not necessarily directed at the OP.)