Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 38 of 38
  1. #1
    Yves Saint Lourock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Constanta, Black Sea,
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I know Axe is a VERY cheap and affordable fragrance, like Brut or Old Spice, but it is very good for it's price. Here's why people like it :
    1. It probably is the best price/quality fragrance EVER.
    2. They last longer then some designer fragrances (Axe Africa lasts longer then Acqua di Gio for sure, and I've heard that AdG is made from very cheap ingredients).
    3. They smell better then some designer fragrances.
    4. AXE sold better then many designer fragrances. 1000 times better then niche
    5. People won't think you are using the cheapest fragrance you can buy, rather they will think you are using a designer fragrance (stupid people). Once, I was wearing Axe Africa (how stupid I was, how could I possibly use a cheap fragrance. I was probably really high that I used it ) I told my friend I was using Le Male, and he belived me, and said he will buy it !!!)

    So, is there somebody in this world that actually likes Axe ?
    If so, he should tell me, which is his favourite Axe.
    My favourite AXE is.....is......is....none ! I don't use cheap fragrances, also I don't like it.
    Axe Africa (1995) (They tried to copy Le Male, and they almost succeded !)
    Axe Pheonix (2000) (Probably the best, in many people's opinion)
    Axe Voodoo (Not bad, not bad) (1999)
    Axe Tsunami (2002)
    Axe Kilo (2002)
    Axe Orion (2002)
    Axe Pulse (2003)
    Axe Touch (2004)
    Axe Unlimited (2005)
    Axe Click (2006, a fresh scent)
    Axe Vice (Yuck) (2007)
    Axe Dark Temptation (2008) (They tried to copy A*Men, and they almost succeded !!!)
    Axe JET (they tried to copy Eau Sauvage) (2008)
    Axe Instinct (2009)(They tried to copy M7 or rather Gucci Pour Homme, they didn't made it )
    Axe Summer (2009) -> Didn't try it, sorry

    P.S.
    I just hate cheap, supermarket, massmarketed fragrances.
    Wake up, people, YOU DON'T BUY A FRAGRANCE FROM A SUPERMARKET, the same place from where you buy food or drink (Jack Daniels, Finlandia, Jim Beam etc).
    You go to a department store or in a mall for that.

  2. #2
    StylinLA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    4,321
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I became quietly obsessed with trying the Dark Temptations body wash...LOL

    I wouldn't use the frags though.

    For the market they're aimed at, I don't think Axe is the worst thing in the world. If not over applied, which I fear many Axe users do, they're not horrible. Better alternatives than I ever had as a teenager, that's for sure.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I like the Dark Tempation deodorant, and the only spray I'd actually buy these days, if I suffered a stroke and lost the portion of my brain dedicated to good taste, is Kilo. That's also the only one I wore in high school. Really though, Axe doesn't belong on any male body over the age of 22. They're good for what they cost, but they all somehow smell alike, and the "alike" is "cheap body spray". You'll never mistake them for an actual fragrance, designer or otherwise.

    I'm impressed that they tried to copy Eau Sauvage, though. Keep aiming high, Axe!

  4. #4
    NYCBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sacramento, California
    Posts
    2,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    A young friend of mine wore the one that has the chocolate accord in it. Is that Dark Temptation? It smelled very good on him and certainly fit his budget.

  5. #5
    StylinLA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    4,321
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    LOL. Dark Temptation is their breakout hit so far here. I think they put a lot of money into advertising it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgfzdgWgEZ4
    Last edited by StylinLA; 27th February 2010 at 09:36 PM.

  6. #6
    Yves Saint Lourock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Constanta, Black Sea,
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    A young friend of mine wore the one that has the chocolate accord in it. Is that Dark Temptation? It smelled very good on him and certainly fit his budget.
    Yes, that was it. The only axe with chocolate is Dark Temptation. Dude, they tried to copy A*Men, the greatest perfume in the world.

  7. #7

    Red face Re: Which is your favorite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I have become obsessed with Dark Temptation - it is my pre and post workout scent....

  8. #8
    Yves Saint Lourock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Constanta, Black Sea,
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favorite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    I have become obsessed with Dark Temptation - it is my pre and post workout scent....
    Realy ?
    So, you say the best axe is Dark Temptation ?

  9. #9
    bluesoul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Land of green chile, Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    1,821
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    21

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I use Axe Dry Essence deodorant, not because of any scent-related merits (in fact the scent is gone quite quickly) but simply because it lasts longer at keeping me dry than any others I've found around here, it's cheap and does the job. Why go more expensive?
    Twitter - @DanielTharp
    DanielTharp.com has additional reviews and commentary.
    Always be content with what you have, never be content with what you are.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Tomahawk. Followed by battle.
    http://andmyaxe.ytmnd.com/


  11. #11
    Cartoonish Royalty Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I used AXE a lifetime ago, when in public school.
    Back then there was three or four to chose from,
    most used the blue manly one, but I was already
    back then a sweet and sticky kind of type, I used
    the red one - the musk!

    I wouldn't dream of wearing AXE today, imagine
    somebody actually asked what I was wearing, I
    would just die right there ... so embarresing!

  12. #12
    CanwllCorfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,385
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    23

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I always wore Essence back when I was into Axe. The Dark Temptation one smells fantastic

  13. #13
    Handsome Toad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    209
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yves Saint Lourock View Post
    P.S.
    I just hate cheap, supermarket, massmarketed fragrances.
    Wake up, people, YOU DON'T BUY A FRAGRANCE FROM A SUPERMARKET
    Hey there, Haiduc! I buy fragrances wherever the hell I want to and enjoy Axe products. I have been using their deodorant for a few years now and have recieved compliments on smelling good when I wasn't wearing a fragrance.

    You hate mass marketed fragrances, yet have Kouros as your avatar? Newsflash, that's a mass marketed fragrance and there are a lot of people who don't like it, too. You hate cheap- Kouros costs more than Axe, but is still a relatively cheap fragrance. So, it's simple- save your monies for a few months and buy a $200 fragrance. I think there was a thread on here about that.

  14. #14
    Cartoonish Royalty Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Toad View Post
    You hate mass marketed fragrances, yet have Kouros as your avatar? Newsflash, that's a mass marketed fragrance and there are a lot of people who don't like it, too. You hate cheap- Kouros costs more than Axe, but is still a relatively cheap fragrance. So, it's simple- save your monies for a few months and buy a $200 fragrance. I think there was a thread on here about that.
    LOL ... touché, mon chéri!

  15. #15
    Balavassassin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    954
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Well...In australia, Axe is called Lynx..and my fav would have to be "Vice"

    Cheers!

    - Balava
    - I Want To Appreciate You With My Eyes Closed-

    - Anonymous

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Chanel Antaeus Equipped With A Double Whipping Of A Black Leather Jacket

  16. #16
    Hollandaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Oakland, California
    Posts
    1,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    About 3 years ago, I used to wear Axe and I'd always get Orion. I dunno why. Most of them almost smell the same to me. Clean for 10 minutes, then they turn musky or sour. I stopped bothering after a while. However, if I had to buy something, Dark Temptation's my joint. So was Golden Axe for the Sega Genesis.

  17. #17

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Toad View Post
    Hey there, Haiduc! I buy fragrances wherever the hell I want to and enjoy Axe products. I have been using their deodorant for a few years now and have recieved compliments on smelling good when I wasn't wearing a fragrance.

    You hate mass marketed fragrances, yet have Kouros as your avatar? Newsflash, that's a mass marketed fragrance and there are a lot of people who don't like it, too. You hate cheap- Kouros costs more than Axe, but is still a relatively cheap fragrance. So, it's simple- save your monies for a few months and buy a $200 fragrance. I think there was a thread on here about that.
    +1 I used to wear Axe Africa (= Lynx Kilo) when I was in my late teens and got complimented more than once. As long as I like it, I'd wear it, no matter how cheap it is. And I wouldn't be ashamed to "admit" when asked what I'm wearing. I'd rather be ashamed to tell someone if I wear a fragrance that costs over 100$.

  18. #18
    Yves Saint Lourock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Constanta, Black Sea,
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Toad View Post
    Hey there, Haiduc! I buy fragrances wherever the hell I want to and enjoy Axe products. I have been using their deodorant for a few years now and have recieved compliments on smelling good when I wasn't wearing a fragrance.

    You hate mass marketed fragrances, yet have Kouros as your avatar? Newsflash, that's a mass marketed fragrance and there are a lot of people who don't like it, too. You hate cheap- Kouros costs more than Axe, but is still a relatively cheap fragrance. So, it's simple- save your monies for a few months and buy a $200 fragrance. I think there was a thread on here about that.
    You don't like my avatar ? Fine ! Tommorrow I will change it to Nasomatto's Duro. How about that. I't not cheap, and also I can't find it here. The bottle is well made too... Ok. One problem solved.
    What do you mean Kouros is cheap. If you say Kouros is cheap, then you say Vetiver by Guerlain is cheap, or Habit Rouge (EDT) or Fahranheit is cheap or even Le Male is cheap. Some people are so poor, that they only have one bottle of perfume.
    Kouros is mass-marketed ? I don't think so. Fahrenheit, a controversial scent that I like has sold 3 million bottles in the first monts.
    How's that for mass-marketing, huh ?!
    Cheap fragrance means it is under 30 $, ok ?
    Also, I won't give 200$ on a fragrance, when Rive Gauche is 37$. Maybe later, after 2 years, but not really now.

  19. #19
    sirsmellzalot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    661
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Axe Kilo, for sure. I have several multi-hundred dollar bottles of juice and I ain't ashamed to say I, on occasion, enjoy Axe products. It has it's place and it does it's job. Nothin' wrong with that.

  20. #20

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by sirsmellzalot View Post
    Axe Kilo, for sure. I have several multi-hundred dollar bottles of juice and I ain't ashamed to say I, on occasion, enjoy Axe products. It has it's place and it does it's job. Nothin' wrong with that.
    Which fragrance does resemble Axe/Lynx Africa/Kilo? I found Minotaure similar but ended up hating that one because of the basenotes.

  21. #21

    thebeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Biggest Little City
    Posts
    2,758
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I'm in the bakery business. I spend alot of time in supermarkets and drug stores. Everyone of them has Axe products. I've never tried one and never will. I don't care if they're good or not, I just know I don't want to smell like everyone else. I prefer to smell unique.

  22. #22

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yves Saint Lourock View Post
    Cheap fragrance means it is under 30 $, ok ?
    http://www.amazon.com/Kouros-Yves-Sa...7367858&sr=8-5

    ABroHam Lincoln , you really need to calm down. Nobody here is out to get you.


  23. #23
    iqi8h8j74qfeelocowmanqqro
    Guest

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Dark Temptation is the best one, no doubt.

  24. #24
    Dependent morrison74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Posts
    2,157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Dark Temptation is great- it's my go-to spray deodorant....it rocks! Africa was the bomb back in high school.
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

    Wanted



  25. #25
    Dependent morrison74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Posts
    2,157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Oh, and I hear the new Twist has a 'nose' behind it....it sure smells nice after a workout.
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

    Wanted



  26. #26
    Handsome Toad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    209
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by PorkFat View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Kouros-Yves-Sa...7367858&sr=8-5

    ABroHam Lincoln , you really need to calm down. Nobody here is out to get you.
    Thank you, I saw this and laughed my head off. I have a lot of under $30 fragrances I really like and even more that are just over $30 (Borderline Cheap?).

    A few that come to mind:
    Caron 3rd Man
    Bvulgari Black
    Live Jazz
    Bvlgari Acqua
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Molinard Ambre
    Boss Number One
    Ava Luxe: Kama and Madam X
    Pierre Cardin
    Jacomo Rouge
    Obsession and Obsession Night
    Ambre Fetiche ( 1 oz)
    Hermes Un Jardin Apres La Mousson
    Bogart
    Dirty English

  27. #27
    Ken_Russell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sibiu
    Posts
    17,674
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I love from Axe Cool Cedar, Marine, Dark Oriental and above all, Inca/Aztec- sadly, most discontinued
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 28th February 2010 at 05:38 PM.

  28. #28
    trapper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Scent Land
    Posts
    963
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I remember Axe Africa, having a very enjoyable smell. I now use odorless antiperspirants so nothing would interfere with the cologne I am wearing.

    I also second Dark Temptation Shower Gel. Good stuff.
    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

  29. #29
    Delmar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oslo
    Posts
    1,396
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I complimented a guy once on the fragrance he was wearing. It turned out to be Axe Africa. I was a more than a little dumbfounded when he told me.

  30. #30
    Basenotes Plus
    knit at nite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    CA, Central Coast
    Posts
    4,739
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    speaking of AXE-
    Google this video called "Ravenstokes Alaska" (Sorry I can't figure out how to post a link here- very tech challenged, or maybe don't ave the permission).

    I promise both fans and haters will get a laugh out of it.
    Last edited by knit at nite; 28th February 2010 at 08:30 PM.

  31. #31
    Handsome Toad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    209
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default More Axe From Boratz

    Quote Originally Posted by Yves Saint Lourock View Post
    I just hate cheap, supermarket, massmarketed fragrances.
    Wake up, people, YOU DON'T BUY A FRAGRANCE FROM A SUPERMARKET, the same place from where you buy food or drink.
    I was just out at the drugstore and bought Axe Dark Temptation. Not bad for five bucks.

    But why do you even care which Axe people like if you hate it so much???:
    confused:


  32. #32

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)



    My funk is good enough to eat when I wear Axe Dark Temptation!

  33. #33

    Ron199's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Parts Unknown!
    Posts
    2,818
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    In the heat of the summer, I find the Vetyver body spray to be a very good deodorant.The actual scent of the spray sucks, but fades fast, and the deodorant aspect works very well.
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

  34. #34

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    My favourite is Axe Tsunami, the antiperspirant one. It just smelled great! Sadly it stopped showing up in stores a few years ago and I haven't seen it since.

    I'm a big fan of the Snake Peel body wash, a very refreshing scent for the morning.

  35. #35
    The_Cologneist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    4,776
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I really enjoy Instinct, it's nothing like the others. It's spicy.. leather base, fresh lime, and actually smells like a bloody Mary, if that makes any sense. Try this one for yourself. I like Dark Temptation as well but after you've smelled it so much, it can get annoying.

  36. #36

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I use their deodorant sticks since I have sensitive skin and they're literally the ONLY deodorant out there that doesn't smell too sporty and won't make me break out in a rash. I have a few scents of theirs in stick form: Essence, Clix, and Sharp Focus. Lately SF has been my favorite because it doesn't overpower other fragrances I put on.

    Oh, and I also use Dark Temptations Body Wash. There's something awesome about it. I actually enjoy smelling it when I get cleaned up in the morning.
    Last edited by IMightBeWrong; 24th March 2010 at 01:32 AM.

  37. #37
    Royal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    999
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I can tell you my least favourite for sure - the new Twist! It smells super-generically fresh with a hint of vomit in the background. I didn't want to stick around to see how it "changes," but I didn't see much change on the paper towel I sprayed it on.
    I refuse to sink.

  38. #38
    Scentational's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Here and there
    Posts
    301
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I really like the Dark Temptation smell, and it's the only one in the AXE range, but I didn't smell 'em all so far. I use the showergel and anti-perspirant daily for 2 years now, and you can believe me, with this anti-perspirant your armpits are safe and the scent is not so strong that you couldn't wear cologne (or my nose is broken and my scents clash daily with my anti-perspirant smell for 2 years ...).
    I also use the aftershave sometimes instead of a cologne when I shave beard.
    But as far as I like this one, I don't really like A*Men though, even if I definitely can smell what is similar in these two.
    Africa/Kilo is ok too, but a bit loud for me, a good casual cheapo for teenager though (if not bathed in it).
    Quote Originally Posted by Royal
    Lynx twist [...] with a hint of vomit in the background
    Thx I couldn't explain what I felt when I smelled this one, but you definitely used the right words !
    Last edited by Scentational; 24th March 2010 at 04:34 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Your top 3 favourite unisex fragrances
    By Red_Rose in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 1st August 2011, 12:26 AM
  2. Which fragrances are like favourite movies to you?
    By HDS1963 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 19th April 2011, 02:56 AM
  3. Your Favourite Cheap Fragrances
    By Xen in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 17th August 2008, 01:42 AM
  4. Your top 3 favourite unisex fragrances
    By Red_Rose in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 6th October 2007, 04:44 AM
  5. Your Favourite Cheap Fragrances
    By in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st January 1970, 01:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •