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    Default Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    Title says it all. I've got a couple of scents I already have budgeted in for purchase (Eau Sauvage, Third Man) and I'm in the market for a dry herbal designer fragrance, or niche if I can get it under 100 dollars. Thoughts?

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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

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    I was looking into 9000 but the reviews said that it had a strong floral elements, which is something I'd want to minimize with a dry herbal.

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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    you won't need to spend your paycheck if you go to Marshalls and buy Azzaro Pour Homme It's a lovely dry herbal lavender/anise scent. I bought it there for $19.99
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    This thread should help: Aramis 900
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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    Hmmm I will have to look into Aramis 9000 but the for other reasons than seeking an herbal. I do like a masculine rose and that seems like it will fit the bill.

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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    You might want to give Maitre Perfumeur's Grain de Plaisir a shot. Its not a bone dry herbal though. I would still give 900 a couple of wearings before looking for something else! :-)

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    I was looking into 9000 but the reviews said that it had a strong floral elements, which is something I'd want to minimize with a dry herbal.
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    The Aramis would be a good choice but the first one that came to mind here was Yatagan. It would certainly meet your quest for 'dry' and it's certainly aromatic trending toward herbal. If you can find a bottle with a black cap on it, so much the better. A good one that is a little harder to come by is Sud Est by Romeo Gigli. Also dry, it's an interesting herbal floral mix that smells a lot more than it costs.

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    I think I have to play the Sisley Eau de Campagne card again here

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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer was my first choice, but then I realized you need something below $100.

    So...what about Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi? Dry as a bone, extremely herbal and retails for $75 (at Lafco NY).
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    I would recommend Yatagan as well, though of course it is an acquired taste.

    Another great one, as dry herbal as it gets, and more wearable than Yatagan, perhaps, is Romeo Gigli Sud-Est, which is discontinued but frequently pops up at ebay. I got it for a lot less than $100.

    Another discontinued great is Phileas by Nina Rici, a kinder, gentler Yatagan.

    Cheap, but excellent: Bogart (the original 1975 scent) by Jacques Bogart - herbal-leather, really worth a try if you like classic men's perfumes.

    If you like it green & with lavender, you might want to check out Trumper's Wild Fern or Penhaligon's English Fern (or, more pricey, Villoresi's Yerbamate)
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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    Dry herbal? Inexpensive? How bout the one and only POLO...

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    Default Re: Need to spend the paycheck: Best non niche dry herbal fragrance?

    Yatagan. Period.

    OK, maybe Azzaro if Yatagan is just too scary for you...
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    Good recommendations so far. I would also recommend the following non-niche:

    Montana Pour Homme (red box) reminds one of Caron's Third Man but it's spicy and dry; pungent.
    Eau Sauvage Extreme
    Yatagan
    Aramis Devin
    Aramis 900 but not so dry

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    Actually, I find 900 to feel very wet with its slippery, rose and aldehyde accord. If you want to have a natural smelling, dry herbal you couldn't do any better than Aramis Tuscany. A staple for an everyman classics shelf, sitting very proudly next to Azzaro pour Homme and Yatagan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer was my first choice, but then I realized you need something below $100.

    So...what about Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi? Dry as a bone, extremely herbal and retails for $75 (at Lafco NY).
    I'm very interested in LV scents but the Lafco website has all bottles at 120. Am I missing something?

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