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    Default Quality Mass Market Frags

    I think these 3 mass market frags are good enough to seriously be compared against many designer frags:

    1) Tabac
    The perfect in-between-mass-market-and-designer-level frag

    2) 4711
    Amazing fragrance. *If it lasted more than 5 minutes would be one of favourite frags outright

    3)Old Spice
    The Legend

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    I was bowled over smelling Stetson Black. I'd gladly wear this one compared to Polo Black. Haven't bought a bottle because I know it's not really a long lasting scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMaverick
    I was bowled over smelling Stetson Black. *I'd gladly wear this one compared to Polo Black. *Haven't bought a bottle because I know it's not really a long lasting scent.
    I also though Stetson Black was pretty good. Surprised how often I found myself sniffing my hand after giving it a spritz.
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    Although I know some people on this board really dislke Canoe, I happen to like it. *A lot! *In fact, I think I might get a bottle.
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    I was talking to my dad about cologne, and I noted that he never ever wears any. He said that when he was a teen he used to wear Canoe to Bar Mitzvah parties! The results from those years probably scarred him for life. No wonder he doesn't ever wear cologne.

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    I don't think it's really on par w/ some of my favorite designer frags, but I have been known to dab some Jovan Musk behind the ears a time or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicomte de K
    [quote author=iMaverick link=1148762391/0#1 date=1148766997]I was bowled over smelling Stetson Black. I'd gladly wear this one compared to Polo Black. Haven't bought a bottle because I know it's not really a long lasting scent.
    I also though Stetson Black was pretty good. Surprised how often I found myself sniffing my hand after giving it a spritz.[/quote]

    I own this, and feel the same way. Although, im having a hard time putting it on when I have two other great frags. in line ahead on Stentson

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    Axe. ;D
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    Agua Brava - although it may only be considered mass market in Spain...

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    Aspen:Woods, Pine Needles, and Lemon.

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    IMO Havana and DK Fuel smell so balanced that I sometimes forget they're designer scents. Terre d'Hermes and Boucheron EDP also put a lot of niche scents to shame in the citrus department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    IMO Havana and DK Fuel smell so balanced that I sometimes forget they're designer scents. Terre d'Hermes and Boucheron EDP also put a lot of niche scents to shame in the citrus department.
    I meant a discussion that would revolve around the forgotten quality of good, cheaper scents. I guess you can logically add the next dimension of the ability of some top design frags overshadowing established niche favourites.
    In my Wardrobe (I havent smelt a niche, so going on what I estimate.)
    Havana
    Fahrenheit
    Nemo
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Visit
    Guerlain Vetiver (is this Niche or designer)
    WOULD STOMP Mr Lutens till Guy Fawkes day

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    Yves Rocher's Nature Millenaire Homme.
    And I have good things about Avon's Tommorow for Men.

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    There is lots of nice stuff available:

    Culture Tabac - Arena di Roma : Ridicilously refined scent, absolutely well made and pleasant in every way. It`s sweet, like a polished Le Male with apples thrown along.

    Tabac Man : Suprisingly complex scent with very interesting development quality. To me this is kind of "salty" scent; leathery with very nice green notes.

    The Body Shop - Javari : Delicious scent in the vein of Le Male. Not so sweet, with well balanced pepper notes at
    the top of the musky base.

    Ulric de Varens - Tea & Tobacco (Rectoverso) : This is brilliant scent with subtle tea and tobacco notes. I could call this poor man`s Tea For Two.

    etc.

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    BTW, I was only kidding about Lutens getting stomped
    (In case someone might have been offended)

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    Received most compliments from a once kind-of-girlfriend when using Old Spice -not even Cologne, but simple deodorant-. For long years not a close relationship, but now we work at the same place. Experimenting now with LV Musk, I'm waiting if she will make a remark
    Still Spice-Musk 1:0. As I'm getting 46, I must say that well after half-time

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    Canoe and Old Spice.

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    Default Re: Quality Mass Market Frags

    for the price: michael jordan legend and paris hilton man. both very long lating and not commonly worn!!

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    Solara Homme is a good one IMO.

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