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    Default Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Ok... I'm new here...

    I was looking to ask the folks for some cologne for Christmas, but to be honest, I don't know which one to get... here's some info that I think might help you help me:

    1. I'm in High School
    2. It's basically 80 degrees where I live all year long
    3. I like more subtle colognes...nothing that will alert people to my presence before they even see me
    4. Here are some colognes which I like: American Eagle Real, American Eagle 77, Unforgivable by Sean John, and Allure Sport by Chanel.
    5. This is more a casual/everyday cologne...nothing too expensive, please...let's keep it under $50

    Currently I use American Eagle 77, but I think it's time for something new, to be honest. Any help is appreciated. Even if you could tell me which of the above colognes I mentioned would be best, that'd be great. Currently I'm leaning towards the American Eagle Real...

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Before this thread gets kicked over to the 'newcomers' board (where you'll get more responses), I just have one recommendation for an easy cologne, great in hot weather, and you can find it for under $50... plus if you like Allure Sport you'll probably like it.

    Imperiale by Guerlain (google it and you'll find an inexpensive retailer).

    Of course if you stick around on these boards you'll learn a lot more than you ever thought you'd know about fragrances.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    You can pick up the following off eBay, all real, for under $50.

    Terre d'Hermes
    John Varvatos Vintage
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Bvlgari Acqua

    and if you really want to be classy...

    YSL Rive Gauche
    Caron Third Man.

    Have fun!

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Any thoughts on the American Eagle colognes?
    Last edited by Cygnus; 14th December 2008 at 05:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    burberry touch is the first thing that comes to mind (high school, subtle)

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Perry Ellis 18 or Lacoste Essential

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    I dont think Ive ever seen American Eagle fragrances, so I cant comment.

    Ill second the recommendation of Terre d Hermes - its great, it works in all situations, its not expensive, and it doesnt matter how old you are. Search for it on eBay or buy it on a site like beautyencounter.com.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    I like unforgivable as well...


    i'm going to recommend coolwater by davidoff

    it smells cool, fresh and clean. Perfect for a warm day.
    Last edited by sofreshsoclean; 14th December 2008 at 07:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Let's see.. try these if you haven't:

    L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    L'eau Par Kenzo Pour Homme
    Burberry Touch / London
    Rochas Man

    P.S. There's also a partial bottle of Maestrale for sale in the BN sales board at a reasonable price, which is really nice.
    Last edited by moltening; 14th December 2008 at 09:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Aqua di Gio is great for your style....but I think its about 60 usd....Cool Water is great also.....cheaper I think.
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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    chanel allure homme sport
    drakkar noir
    dolce and gabbana ph
    try these out.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    I would not go with D&G if subtleness is part of the question.
    Both Coolwater and Terre dHermes are great suggestions though,
    i'd toss in Boss XY and Halston Unbound for other decent designers.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Burberry, Brit
    YSL, Rive Gauche
    Guerlain, Vetiver

    With respect to Terre d Hermes, it is a very popular scent here on BN, but IMHO, I just do not get it; to my nose it smells like rotten oranges. Hey, but try it first because, again, it is very popular and highly respected.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    I also really like "floral" smelling colognes... Any suggestions there? Right now I'm kinda split between Cool Water and Unforgivable.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Honestly, I'm not a big fan of Cool Water in humid climates.. becomes to cloying or robust. I would suggest Unforgivable out of the list you gave. It will garner nothing but compliments. Kenneth Cole Reaction would also be a nice scent for everyday use in hot weather.
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    Looking for the following: DG The One, Himalaya, YSL L'Homme, John Varvatos (not vintage) Canali For Men or Paypal.

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    Default Re: Help me pick a new Cologne, please

    Quote Originally Posted by Cygnus View Post
    I also really like "floral" smelling colognes... Any suggestions there? Right now I'm kinda split between Cool Water and Unforgivable.
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