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    Default dollar store fragrances!

    I was walking through a dollar store, you know buying useless junk, gifts for the gf etc.. and ran upon a line of one dollar colognes "inspired" by other colognes.

    They had one fragrance by Jean Paul Michel (Paris) called "our version of Lacoste Essential" . It was okay but clearly not the same. I asked myself if anyone has ever tried any of these. I chose not to buy it out of sheer fact I would lose a dollar.

    Now I'm a bit regretful because the actual Lacoste Essential has horrible longevity. Maybe this is an improvement?

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    Default Re: dollar store fragrances!

    Well, isn't the price of "real" frags due mostly to everything except for the juice itself (with a few exceptions)? My guess is that at least some of the dollar store frags would work fine for quite a few people, who can't really tell the difference.

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    Default Re: dollar store fragrances!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blowe46 View Post
    I was walking through a dollar store, you know buying useless junk, gifts for the gf
    I was going to say something about that, but maybe I'll just leave it alone . . . .

    I have never smelled a Dollar Store fragrance that smelled good enough to buy. I am not against cheap copies, however -- Walgreen's has a line that is really pretty good. They run about $12, but often there will be a buy-1-get-1 sale. Other folks have praised the "Classic Match" line that Walmart has.

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    Default Re: dollar store fragrances!

    In my experience the "alternatives" like these that copy originals may smell somewhat similar to the fragrance for the first 20-30 minutes, thereafter they usually become a pretty rancid with hints of the cologne they tried to emulate.

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    Default Re: dollar store fragrances!

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    I was going to say something about that, but maybe I'll just leave it alone . . . .
    haha... every guy does this.

    I have never smelled a Dollar Store fragrance that smelled good enough to buy. I am not against cheap copies, however -- Walgreen's has a line that is really pretty good. They run about $12, but often there will be a buy-1-get-1 sale. Other folks have praised the "Classic Match" line that Walmart has.
    In fact, it smelled somewhat like Essential but the fragrance was green. Lacoste Essential has green packaging, with a small hint of green in the bottle. however, the fragrance itself is clear... strange in my view.

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    Default Re: dollar store fragrances!

    Essential does have a hint of color, the bottle is clear.

    As far as ripoffs, hell no. Ask for a frag as a gift or buy some of the cheaper, but still good scents.Get some Old Spice for under $10.

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