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    Smile Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Hey, what's your favorite cheap frag? You know, the drugstore special you hate to admit loving...and the other end of the spectrum...what's your best loved budget buster?

    My best cheapie is TABU

    The one I love that's a bit more pricey...gotta be Luten's, either A La Nuit or Un Bois Vanille.

    What about yours?

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    favorite cheapies - although they're not that cheap, actually: Ysatis (20-30 at the Nordstrom Rack) and Dune (30-40 at the drugstore)

    favorite pricey: Clive Christian X (I don't own the big boy bottle, just travel size), Chamade perfume, Philtre d' Amour

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    Mine's same as yours!!

    Runner-up Tesco's Fig, Almond and Cassis which my Dealer (Sestra!!) tells me is like ten clams and GAWJUSS (although Sestra hates it!!)

    And how about Amorito and Zestini and Rougeberry from TBS?? (M. Turin says BBW's Coconut LIme Verbena is suprior to my adored VIW - so I ordered it and will report!)
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    I truly love many cheapies - I've gotten the most compliments on Toujours Moi and Vanilla Fields (which smells nothing like vanilla to me).
    Favorite expensive...hmm...that's a toughie, too. Chamade, L'heure bleue, or Mitsouko perfume (extrait), I guess. Hard to find nowadays.

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    Default Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    CHEAP-CHEAP: Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete = $20-$30 for 100ml/3.4 oz.

    $$$: Nanadebary Green = $70 for 50ml/1.7 oz. (and it's always back-ordered)

    $$$: Hové Rue Royale = $85 for 30ml/1 oz.
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    Aside from Coty Wild Musk (which has already outed me for cheapies), I have really enjoyed Realities Sweet Desire. My skin really dries things out, so for me it is not the sicky-sweet that alot of people get from it. It has a fruity top note which they say is cassis but smells more like raspberry to me, then turns into a quite nice light-oriental-white-musk.

    My favorite pricey one so far is Jicky EDP. I have tried some really high-end frags such as the Hermessances, and many niches, etc (but not any Amouage, yet). There may be an argument for Chanel 31 Rue Cambon as the best of those I have tried. I have not worn my sample enough to determine this yet, but have a feeling Jicky will always run deep with me.

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    Welcomewelcome Asha!! :wave:

    Somehow I missed the expensive entry: if I bought it, it would be Habanita EDP which is three hundred clams - two hundred and fifty of which probably go into the Lalique bulb spray bottle. (But the juice is TO DIE for.) Right now I'm craving a bottle of Montales Sweet Oriental Dream - which ain't cheap.

    In my current 'drobe, though, I don't think anything's hit the hundred mark.
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    Default Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Wow, you gals have some great smellin' frags!!!

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    My favorite cheapie is Tabu followed by L'Origan & Emeraude.

    My favorite pricey (and the best quality/best smelling scent I own) is Midnight Tryst.
    Runners up would be Angelique Encens, Collection & L'Heure Bleue

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    Favorite cheapie: Max Mara

    Favorite pricey: Spiritueuse Double Vanille
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    It's hard to pick a favorite cheapie - there are quite a few worth mentioning - by my two newest cheapie acquisitions are Emeraude (why did I wait so long to fall for this one?) and Ulrich de Varens So Varens (there's something addictive about this powdery scent).

    I actually think my favorite costly scent is easier to name: Ormonde Woman. I love Mitsouko and many of the Guerlian classics, as well as some of the Chanel's and Patou's, but I'm pretty well stocked up on those. Ormonde Woman is the one I'd buy more of, if I had the cash.

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    I think my favorite cheapie is Ralph Hot. I also like some of the Body Shop oils, White Musk, in particular.

    Favorite exxy is harder to narrow down - today I am wearing SL Ambre Sultan, which is to die for and my HG amber scent. But my faves are Miss Dior and HABANITA.
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    My cheapie favorite is Body Shop Pink Pepper. Sweet and peppery and incense-y... YUM! So far, my favorite expensive is L'Artisan Fleur de Narcisse. Uber-YUM! :-)
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    my favourite cheapie is: Vanilla from The Body Shop

    fav expensive is: Tubereuse Criminelle by SL

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    My favourite cheapies are Yves Rocher's Un Jour Se Leve and Cocoon.
    My favourite expensive scent Malle's Iris Poudre (I only have a sample)

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    Default Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Favorite cheapies: Bonne Bell Skin Musk; Auric Blends Amber, Egyptian Goddess; and Brut.

    Favorite expensives: Tabac Blond extrait, Fumerie Turque, MPG Ambre Precieux. Also JAR Golconda - don't own it but surely would, if I had the $400+ lying around.

    There are many more in both categories, but these were first to come to mind.
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    Current favourite cheapies: Pure White Linen, Falling In Love

    Favourite costlies: Carnal Flower, Nuits de Noho (a new favourite)

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    Favorite cheapies: Skin Musk, Coty's Wild Musk
    Favorite costlies: Everything else!

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    Favorite cheapie - Tabu
    Favorite costly - Tabac Blond extrait, hands down!
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    Cheapie: Chique (I think it's Coty, but I can't swear to it). About £5 for a huge bottle of cologne.

    Expensive: Creed Vanisia, Shiaparelli Shocking, SL A La Nuit
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    Default Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Cheapie: One doesn't spring to mind instantly, CK One, I also quite liked the limited edition Lynx Vice.

    Expensive: Currently in love with Straight to Heaven and Moss Breeches, both veryyyy expensive!

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    Favourite Cheapie: Ma Griffe

    Favourite Pricey: Le Parfum de Thérèse

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    Cheap: Heritage by Guerlain
    Expensive: Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 26th April 2008 at 01:17 PM.
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    Default Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    All these selections sound yummy! I'll be quick to try the cheapies...as for the $$$ higher priced selections, that will take some time.

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    Favourite cheapie: Madame Rochas, Stella Rose Absolute and SJP Lovely

    Favourite costly: My Guerlains and Chanels.
    Last edited by Margareta; 27th April 2008 at 04:12 PM.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Favourite cheapie: CK Contradiction and TBS Woody Sandalwood.
    Expensive: SL Chergui , Mitsouko , L'heure bleue and Chanel Cuir de russie.
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    Currently wearing: No. 19 by Chanel

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    Cheapie: Vanilla Musk (Coty)
    Expensive: Opium parfum
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    My super cheap frag is Coty Wild Musk (of course!), while my most expensive love is SL Bois de Violette.
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    Default Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Cuba Gold by Cuba Paris.

    A quality vanilla tobacco opening that dries to a vanilla-woodsy accord. Not overly sweet after a few minutes. The 3.3 oz EdT spray in the distinctive 'cigar' package can be had at a killer low price (about $7.50) from discount online stores. The Cuba Blue and Cuba Black are also very good and can be had at similarly low prices
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    Cheapie: Van Cleef Murmure
    Expensive:Guerlains and Different Company Bois d'Iris

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