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    Unhappy buying cologne cheap

    hi im trying to buy some cologne. i just wonder whether it is worth paying 80 from an online store or 100 from a real store. is it worth the risk? for example i live in the uk and its costs 100 to buy 2 bottles of cologne from boots but it would cost 80 to buy it from fragrencenet.com>

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    Fragrancenet.com is a good website, quick delivery to the UK too. I believe all their stock to be genuine, although they sometimes sell Creed fragrances which are a tad old.

    Personally, I'd pop down to Boots and pay the extra 20 so that you don't have to wait for delivery and you have definite peace of mind.

    What fragrances are you buying, just out of interest?

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    yer i think i will just buy from boots< another problem is the shipping to the uk is about 15 so it sort of defeats the object of getting it cheaper anyway.
    i was thinking of buying jean paul gautier le mle and aqua di gio. any suggestions?

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    I would reccommend to you Rochas Man, Play Intense, Code and Fuel for Life. Of course with 100 to spend you could go niche, have you ever thought about this?

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    no, sorry what exactly do you mean by this?

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    I'd do a search on Google and limit it to the UK stores. You can also type into Google Compare then the fragrance name after it and it will being back all of the prices for you. Total them up with the delivery for what you want (ideally both from the same shop so you are ont paying 2 lots of delivery) and see if it works out cheaper than Boots. If there's not much of a saving in it, then pop into Boots
    I've just had a quick glance and for a 100ml EDT Acqua di Gio it ranges from about 36 to over 50 online, so it could certainly pay to shop around.
    Good luck

    Edit: Boosh is spot on above with niche. Rather than the usual run of the mill counter fragrances that places such as Boots, Co-op etc stock, you could be adventourous and go for just one niche fragrance, or certainly two with 100 to spend. Niche is just an alternative to the mass multinational organisations.
    From reading your other postings, it would appear that firstly you need to find out what type of fragrances you prefer the most and this isn't something you can find out until you've tried quite a few. Do you like woody, citrusy, aromatic, herbal, floral, chypre, oriental.... ?
    There are many online sources where you can purchase samples from, so if this is your first time into fragrances then niche is out of the question until you work out what your favourite type(s) are, but if you've already tried and have fragrances, type in what they are that you like and people on here will be more than happy to point you in the right direction and recommend some for sampling that you may possibly like.

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    cheers, yer i have tried a niche search and to be honest the savings i would make are minimal so i think i a m better sticking with boots as at least i know the products i am buying are real and not fakes. thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwish View Post
    no, sorry what exactly do you mean by this?
    Less mainstream designer based fragrances, more purely perfume houses e.g Creed, Frederic Malle etc..

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    I prefer the summer versions of Le Male. If you have that option, it might be worth considering. Same Le Male experience, lighter, more modern feel.
    Support your local Leonberger rescue.

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