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    Default Your Cheapest Goldies?

    There are times when one cannot simply afford to splurge on a niche scent. In these times its often convenient and timely to try your hand at a golden bargain. I'm talking classic fragrances that can be brought on the cheap or just excellent designer scents that the mainstream crowd have missed.

    I have the following under my radar at the moment

    Fidji (1966)
    Guy Laroche

    Horizon (1993)
    Guy Laroche

    Iquitos (1987)
    Alain Delon

    Knowing (1988)
    Estée Lauder

    Moschino pour Homme (1990)
    Moschino

    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui (1981)
    Oscar de la Renta


    and slightly more costly...

    Tommy Bahama for Men (2005)
    Tommy Bahama

    Zino Davidoff (1986)
    Davidoff

    Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir (2007)
    Christian Dior

    Kouros Fraîcheur (1993)
    Yves Saint Laurent


    What would suggest is a good, SOLID cheap/cheapish buy?
    "What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured" Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    This is really subjective to where one is located. For me,

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    Mine is Youth Dew ! Extremely affordable especially on Ebay !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    This is really subjective to where one is located
    Montana (red)
    Good point, although this very point will make the thread more interesting!
    "What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured" Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

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    Grey Flannel (1976)
    by Geoffrey Beene

    Good thread btw.. I'd check out some Estee Lauders on eBay too..

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    I got Francesco Smalto and also Grey Flannel quite affordable online, now I'm waiting for a discounted backup bottle of Ungaro III.

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    Good point, although this very point will make the thread more interesting!
    Indeed, I agree.

    Many times, one person's rarity is another person's drugstore regular.

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Indeed, I agree.

    Many times, one person's rarity is another person's drugstore regular.
    Wasn't there a thread where a person found two bottles of D&G By Man in their drugstore?

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Also Marc Jacobs Essence- very affordable at online discounters.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Royal View Post
    Wasn't there a thread where a person found two bottles of D&G By Man in their drugstore?
    Yeah! I think he got the large bottles, each for 20 or 30 quid if I recall correctly.
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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    WELL.........Kouros Fraicheur and Eau Sauvage: Fraicheur Cuir are not really easily found so they are not really that cheap. If you can find them, go for those.

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    Cheap? Where do you get Iquitos cheap?

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    Balmain Ivoire and Vent Vert are wonderfully cheap and cheerful
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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Grey Flannel (1976)
    by Geoffrey Beene
    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Balmain Ivoire and Vent Vert are wonderfully cheap and cheerful
    I second these, and will add Gres Cabaret.

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Caldey Island Lavender Water by Caldey Island Monastery
    Classic and Grass by Banana Republic
    Vetiver (EdT) by Guerlain
    Witness by Jacques Bogart
    Aramis, Tuscany and Devin by Aramis
    Fahrenheit by Christian Dior
    Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein
    Opium Pour Homme (EdT) by YSL

    and last, but certainly not least, Yatagan by Caron
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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    I have to admit, I'm quite jealous.

    Here in Berlin (that is to say Germany, for that matter -.- ) fragrances dont come as such bargains, if you want a stealdeal, the only way is ebay.

    And since shipping to germany isnt exactly a walk in the park the German ebay is quite crowded.

    I'm pretty sure I have been battling other BNs for certain fragrances more than once...

    Grey flannel however is one that I'm patiently awaiting for less than 10 € shipped and i'm sure it'l happen


    Monsieur Rochas however is a steal if you can find the Vintage.
    Got mine for 15 € shipped and consider it a bargain
    Last edited by timaru; 20th September 2009 at 09:19 PM.

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    If you can get Horizon and Iquitos cheap, do it. Don't even think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    If you can get Horizon and Iquitos cheap, do it. Don't even think.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Cheap? Where do you get Iquitos cheap?
    I'm sure I have seen a few bottles scattered on ebay for a decent price.
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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    I found Pino Fifty 2.5 oz Eau De Toilette Spray by Pino Silvestre on Amazon.com U.S, from an independent vendor for $17.50 shipped and Unscripted by Patrick Dempsey by Avon on ebay U.S. for $8.99 shipped. Both are very decent and wearable and I think the prices qualify as cheap.

    I love this thread because I am a cheapskate through and through, I hope that we get many recommendations.
    Last edited by auee; 21st September 2009 at 12:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Grey flannel is def. my cheapest frag but packs a wallop and beats a lot of designers and even niche when It comes to quality, longevity and sillage.

    also, I just got a 100ml bottle of Opium EDT, and this thing definitely a bang for buck scent!
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    Has Kouros Fraîcheur been discontinued? It is ridiculously expensive on ebay and unavailable on Amazon..com where everything is usually sold.

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    Oops forgot Rochas Tocade
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    Default Re: Your Cheapest Goldies?

    Quote Originally Posted by auee View Post
    Has Kouros Fraîcheur been discontinued? It is ridiculously expensive on ebay and unavailable on Amazon..com where everything is usually sold.
    I have heard that it's been dc'd. Damn shame because it's one of the few "flanker" colognes that actually stay true to the original. Though I prefer the original Kouros, Fraicheur is fantastic - it's basically Kouros but a little lighter, more citrus, and less civet. It's still very manly smelling, just like the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    I have heard that it's been dc'd. Damn shame because it's one of the few "flanker" colognes that actually stay true to the original. Though I prefer the original Kouros, Fraicheur is fantastic - it's basically Kouros but a little lighter, more citrus, and less civet. It's still very manly smelling, just like the original.
    It is a shame. I had hoped to pick up a bottle, but not at current prices.

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    mine is Ted Lapidus Altamir. it was dirt cheap when i bought it but only at 30ml tho. But still a good buy

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    +1 for Tocade, and Tabu, as well.
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    Old Spice Eau De Cologne (1937)
    by Procter & Gamble (orig. by Shulton)



    Wild Country (1967)
    by Avon



    Stetson Sierra (1993)
    by Stetson



    Sex Appeal for Men (1976)
    by Jovan



    Royal Copenhagen (1970)
    by Royal Copenhagen



    Quorum (1982)
    by Antonio Puig



    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur (1972)
    by Pierre Cardin



    Jovan Ginseng NRG (1998)
    by Jovan



    Intimately Beckham Men (2006)
    by Beckham



    Chaps (original) (1979)
    by Ralph Lauren



    Brut (1964)
    by Fabergé
    "Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes"

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    Aspen for Men (1989)
    by Coty (orig. by Quintessence)
    "Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes"

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    nice pictures there. I'll have to investigate those scents! The only one I've had is Old Spice.
    "What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured" Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8Martinez View Post


    Chaps (original) (1979)
    by Ralph Lauren
    I LOVE Chaps. So soft and sexy, yet masculine. YUM
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