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    Default Best Cheap-o Scents

    Recently I came across a bottle of Diesel Zero Plus (2.5oz) for a whole $10 at a local discount store. Sure, it's not my favorite scent, but for $10, hell, I can afford to wear it every day (and save my expensive stuff for special occasions) and not feel guilty. What are some of your favorite scents that you able to score on the cheap? Being a college student, I rarely have the money to splurge on a Creed or Bond no.9 and the like (and my Acier Aluminum is almost out!), so good cheap stuff is always good!

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    $5.49 for a 2.5oz of Old Spice Original

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    Lanvin L'homme is my best cheap score - $20 for 100mL tester w/ cap!

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    Best Budget Fragrances:

    AXE BodySpray "VooDoo"

    Adidas "Sport Fever"

    Gillette "Cool Wave"

    Stetson "Black"

    Less than five bucks each and decent smells for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTony
    Lanvin L'homme is my best cheap score - $20 for 100mL tester w/ cap!
    Sounds like a good score, but is it useful advice for college students and the like? A quick survey of Internet discounters turns up significantly higher prices. Where did you get yours?
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    $12 for Chanel Egoiste in Bed Bath and Beyond!!!!

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    Oh geez! I LOVE ZERO PLUS! There is a spicy sweetness that doesn' t cloy, that lasts forever, and I picked it up for $12.99.

    Greatest value scent that I ever got was for FREE of my 3 Malle scents! Haha, cheated here a a bit.
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    Oh geez! I LOVE ZERO PLUS! There is a spicy sweetness that doesn' t cloy, that lasts forever, and I picked it up for $12.99.

    Greatest value scent that I ever got was for FREE of my 3 Malle scents! Haha, cheated here a a bit.

    EnvYuS...totally jealous of you picking up the Egoiste for just $12.00! I would've swiped the whole shelf of it!
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    Another thumb up for a Diesel: Zero Plus Plus Masculine (the white bottle?) is awesome and strange enough to be a niche frag

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    Sex Appeal by J[ch333]van...

    ...8 ozs for $8 *;D

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    Default Re: Best Cheap-o Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald
    Another thumb up for a Diesel: Zero Plus Plus Masculine (the white bottle?) is awesome and strange enough to be a niche frag *
    Diesel Plus Plus Masculine is not the same as the Diesel Zero Plus Masculine mentioned above:

    Diesel Plus Plus Masculine = white 'milk' bottle. Is an Oriental Aromatic with fresh aromatic top notes over a warm, creamy, musk base. Very similar to Paloma Picasso Minotaure, Dunhill Desire for a Man and Davidoff Coolwater.

    Diesel Zero Plus Masculine = red 'gas canister' bottle. Is a gorgeous, almost gourmand, woody oriental with cinnamon & vanilla over sandalwood, cedar and musk notes. Similar to Dana English Leather Spiced, Jean Pierre Sand Paris(another cheap, though not as long lasting cologne), Fendi Theorema (pour femme & pour homme), and Organza Indecence pour femme.

    Both are brilliant much underated fragrances (especially within their price range). I am also a bit of a strange one who actually enjoys the unique menthol cinnamon woodiness of Diesel Green feminine! I think it will truly come into its own this summer - especially as an alternative to all the short lived citrus colognes and the insipid, nose burning ozonics, acquatics, etc which emerge en masse at that time of year... >
    I am looking to get my hands on a bottle of the masculine as well! ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo777
    Stetson "Black"
    I second that; I was surprised to discover how much I like that fragrance.
    Do you smell what I smell? Vive le Crystal Flaçon!

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    I'll "third" Stetson Black and it's nothing like the original.

    Bed and Bath sells Ego Platinum for 12 bucks? Wow, good score man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    $12 for Chanel Egoiste in Bed Bath and Beyond!!!!
    WHAT?!?!? WHEN????

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    Yep. Stetson Black is the best of the bunch. the very very very poor man's cuiron.

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    There are several of the Cuba Paris scents (the ones that come in the cigar shaped bottles) that are very good and long lasting. About $5-$10 for an oz.

    The Black and the Red one are particularly good.

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    I think the Curves are pretty cheap over there in the US arnt they? You cant really go wrong with one of them

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    I was just at Marshalls, a discount store here in the US and they had Curve for $24 bucks/3.3 oz.
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    Pino Sylvestre,
    a classy, warm, classic that´s never expensive.
    The very best pine fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    $12 for Chanel Egoiste in Bed Bath and Beyond!!!!

    Now its my turn to be envious! ;D

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    $15 for Perry Ellis Portfolio Elite (Blue) 50mL @ Marshalls (USA).
    It smells just like Chanel Platinum Egoiste. And also lasts a long time. I substitute this for Platinum when I want to conserve Platinum.

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    Recently? A boxed bottle of Nemo 3.4 oz for $5 and a 1.7 oz bottle of Pino Silvestre for $3 at an airport Perfumania sales counter.

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    Guerlain Vetiver and Caron Pour un Homme are both EXCELLENT fragrances. *They really are classics. *And yet, you can buy huge bottles of them online for incredibly low prices.

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    These are more like great deals than "Cheap-o Scents", but at TJ Maxx I recently found for 12.99 each:

    Echo
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    Live Jazz

    I'm living the cheap life. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezhno
    Sex Appeal by J[ch333]van...

    ...8 ozs for $8 ;D
    YES! Sex Appeal is fanastic, and I'm going to be picking up a bottle soon - The insence type frag it is, just great - after a few hours, the dry down is great.

    I'd also add:

    British Sterling - Dries down like Monsieur Carven, very nice
    Tabac Original - always great
    English Leather - the drydown is very nice..

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    Bogart One Man Show is also worthy - Great frag

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    Default Re: Best Cheap-o Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by John
    These are more like great deals than "Cheap-o Scents", but at TJ Maxx I recently found for 12.99 each:

    Echo
    Tommy T
    Live Jazz

    I'm living the cheap life. 8-)
    Well, that's exactly what I mean, I got my Diesel at TJ Maxx too!
    Thanks for all the good suggestions/stories so far, keep them coming!


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    One of my first fragrances -- before I really got into fragrances --
    is still a good one, and cheap: Aspen by Coty.

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    One of my first fragrances -- before I really got into fragrances --
    is still a good one, and cheap: Aspen by Coty.
    Monster longevity too with good old Aspen. My dad always where this at the lake cabin and it brings back such wonderful memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david
    Pino Sylvestre,
    a classy, warm, classic that´s never expensive.
    The very best pine fragrance.
    I've just got this - a gift set with EDT and shower gel - and I agree

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