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    Default looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Hi, so I'm looking for a scent that screams masculine. Something a woman would never wear but that makes her melt when she smells. I don't want to smell any bit of feminine. Nothing so strong it is annoying to smell. Nothing TOO popular either. Something I can wear at any time. I'm looking for a signature scent... By cheap I mean something under $100 and generally easy to find, like on the net at least...

    I'd appreciate some recommendations! please include a description of why you think I'd enjoy it, if you will. Thank you!
    Last edited by starbloom; 10th May 2010 at 07:28 AM.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    I think a good barbershop scent will do you good
    azzaro ph

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Well, if you are as butch as you seem, judged by your post,
    I'd say try out Chanels Antaeus, dosn't get much more masculine
    that that. It's quite potent too, and will last you long. Applyed
    lightly, it could be used as an all around scent.
    Otherwise sample YSL's M7, also über-masculine.
    Have you ever tryed Fahrenheit by Christian Dior?! Imagine a mans toolbox,
    with oil and rust - that's Fahrenheit.

    So to conclude; do sample the Trio of Masculinity;

    Antaeus - M7 - Fahrenheit
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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Try Givenchy Xeryus Rouge, masculine, not too popular, women like, not too strong and price less than $100

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Rive Gauche. Cheap, masculine, women love it, and its not overly popular in the U.S.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Quote Originally Posted by ausamamira View Post
    Try Givenchy Xeryus Rouge, masculine, not too popular, women like, not too strong and price less than $100
    Oh God yes, that is indeed good, but it's also a tad feminine!

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Some pretty good suggestions already.

    If it is available in the US you could also try Dior Fahrenheit Absolute. Nothing feminine in there and a bit more subtle than the original.

    Also more of the subtle kind (a little too subtle for me actually): Dunhill Pursuit.

    Is Jil Sander Man available in the US?

    Another one you should definitely try is Lalique Encre Noir, although my GF doesn´t like it.

    Also very good and VERY popular with the ladies: YSL La Nuit De L´Homme.

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    If you want to smell butch try Coty Stetson - It's apparently what Cowboys smell like.....!

    (or +1 for Rive Gauche & Azzaro PH)

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Quote Originally Posted by starbloom View Post
    Hi, so I'm looking for a scent that screams masculine. By cheap I mean something under $100 and generally easy to find, like on the net at least...
    OK,,, this my version of 'cheap masculine scent' and still smell manly :
    Get yourself some aftershave. Something like Aqua Velva Musk or Pinaud Clubman. They're about $3 a piece. Or go to the Dollar General and buy yourself the Barbasol Brisk for $1.49. The stuff is awesome and you will smell good.
    As fragrance, let me suggest some Dana - English Leather. That will cost you $4.

    This will make you smell manly, not too strong and not annoying and save you $93.

    You are welcome...!
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    in the world, don't seek a second opinion ---

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    +1 Rive Gauche PH

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Antaeus

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    When I read cheap, I was assuming that we were down in the Brut (which would have been my answer, actually) price range. However, two that spring to my mind are Aramis Havana and ADP Colonia Intensa. I personally don't think any woman can get away with wearing either one, but I've never had negative comments with either and when I first wore Colonia Intensa I did overhear "oh my god, what is that amazing smell?". It was the OMG bit that sealed it.

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    I'd recommend giving Davidoff Adventure a try. I had two female coworkers comment on it the first day I wore it to work. More masculine than the array of aquatic and citrus frags on the market right now.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    What age group of women are you talking about?

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    Orange Spice by Creed. I don't see how could it be unisex (smells super masculine to me).

    This stuff could be above $100 (the 2.5 oz bottle is below $100 if I reckon), but come to think of it - you won't smell it on the average joe in the bus. Guaranteed.
    Last edited by HammerFist; 10th May 2010 at 02:49 PM.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Quote Originally Posted by Asmo View Post
    What age group of women are you talking about?
    Good point!

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Guerlain's Héritage
    Currently wearing: Good Life by Davidoff

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    +1 Azzaro ph
    Old spice too

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    My recommendation would be Dunhill for Men (2003). The bottle just says "Dunhill." There's no other name. It's brown juice, though, and seems (IMO) to fit the bill perfectly. The Dunhill (1934) is good, too, but I personally prefer the 2003 version.

    Good luck in your quest! Oh, and FWIW, I initially came onto basenotes in order to "find a new signature scent." That was 5 months and 30 or so new bottles ago. Tread lightly, young man! This Basenotes crew'll lure you in!
    Last edited by sirsmellzalot; 10th May 2010 at 05:43 PM.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    I think a good barbershop scent will do you good
    azzaro ph
    +1, great longevity and sillage, masculine all the way.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Michael Kors

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    You could try Rive Gauche ph, Azzaro ph, Grey Flannel and/or Quorum. They are all are masculine, smell great and are well priced.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Can we narrow it down to fragrances under maybe $20? Under $100 basically lists off 99% of designer fragrances and possibly a few niche fragrances

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy View Post
    Good point!
    Hey my friends. Well, I am 20 years old so....so I guess women from 20-30? It doesn't matter much. I'm not primarily wanting to smell good for women, I just wanna smell masculine. I don't want to smell too young, but not too old. Just like a man.

    Wow, seems I've got a lot of sampling to do. Love the recommendations and really appreciate you guys taking the time! More is always welcomed

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    why do you feel the need to emphasize your gender?
    do you think you are lacking in male qualities?
    interesting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    why do you feel the need to emphasize your gender?
    do you think you are lacking in male qualities?
    interesting..
    No no, I just want to try some masculine fragrances. I have only unisex ones and I'd prefer to try something masculine now.

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Aramis.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    Default Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    John Varvatos original. i got a 4.2 Oz for $30 online and it oozes sexy, classy, tuxedo maculinity. its easily the classiest, sophisticated scent i own

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