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    What is the best inexpensive fragrance you own and continue to use? Thanks
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    Avon Black Suede Touch - pure comfort peppery vanilla. It has huge competition with other evening scents I own but I often use body spray (that is less peppery and more vanilla than EDT) before sleep. It also has signature scent potential.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    I have 2 that I really really enjoy.

    Cool Water
    Escada Pour Homme

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    Lanvin Arpège Pour Homme
    Rochas Lui
    Montana Parfum D´Homme
    YSL Rive Gauche PH
    Giorgio For Men
    Lapidus Pour Homme
    Azzaro pour Homme
    .....
    Last edited by easyfish; 21st July 2010 at 03:26 PM.

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    Cool Water
    Escada Pour Homme
    Grey Flannel
    Rive Gauche

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    Caron Pour un Homme
    l'Occitane Eaux de Bavx
    Borsari di Parma

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    Yatagan by Caron

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    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Chaz, under ten bucks for 2.5 oz

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    The unavoidable CARON POUR UN HOMME
    The divine YATAGAN
    The eternal LE TROISIÉME HOMME
    The Emperor of vetivers LALIQUE'S ENCRE NOIRE
    and many others i love like DIOR HOMME, TERRE D'HERMÈS, ROCABAR, BEL-AMI, ALLURE HOMME and EDITION BLANCHE,HERITAGE,HABIT ROUGE.....
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    rive gauche end of thread

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    It looks like different people have different measure of what is inexpensive and what not . I wouldnt consider any Chanel fragrance to be inexpensive. Actually I think they are way overpriced for what you get.

    Even Avon fragrance I mentioned costs here around 17 euros and you rarely get anything designer bellow 30 unless you are buying from wholesalers.
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    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Teasing by Melfleurs

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    Halston Z-14 and YSL Rive Gauche. Both are quality, and can be had for under $25 most of the time.

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    Giorgio for Men. Sheer opulence for such a pittance - it's almost embarrassing.

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    Dior Homme.....
    Im the be$t @ thi$

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    Old Spizzice

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    McGraw and McGraw Southern Blend. My "Sears" scents. Those are my personal favorites, but perhaps even better for cheaper is my wife's Tea Rose by Perfumer's Workshop. Big bottle for under $10.

    Caron masculines and old YSL ($11.99 for YSL Jazz, a bit more for Kouros) are always good deals.
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    I'd have to say Zirh Corduroy.

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    Canoe by Dana

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    Pierre Cardin for Men and Zirh's Corduroy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    Canoe by Dana
    Seconded. Pierre Cardin and Z-14 ain't too shabby either.

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    Mitsouko. Worth it at any price, but seriously, relatively moderate priced on the online fragrance sites.

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    NYCBOY knows It! Canoe

    Just because you got a good deal on a YSL or Guerlain, it is not widely considered an inexpensive frag.
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    i will be trying dana english leather soon.

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    rive gauche... end of thread
    touché!

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    Kind of depends what the price point of "inexpensive" is. But for me Rive Gauche Pour Homme and Versace L'Homme are great, highly regarded by many here and affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    Canoe by Dana
    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    Seconded. Pierre Cardin and Z-14 ain't too shabby either.
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    I would have to say just about Burberry - Burberry Men, London, Brit. Can get 3.4oz bottles for $25 bucks sold as a testers.

    Of these, original Burberry for Men - got it for $24 USD new tester. I have never found cheaper, and I actually LOVE the fragrance

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    De Marco by Oriflame
    Musk and True Force by Avon
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    Still in my wardrobe rotation:-

    Bulgari pour Homme
    Arpege pour Homme
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
    Grey Flannel
    Jacomo Rouge
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Monsieur Balmain

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    Générique by Pierre Estéfano.

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    Nobile Royalty

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    Grey Flannel
    Giorgio Beverly Hills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Générique by Pierre Estéfano.
    Whoa! Best.Perfume.Name.EVER!

    How have I missed the existence of this gem? I must obtain some, if only for the name!
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    I know this is pretty much a Le Male knock-off, but I really like Cuba Gold by Cuba Paris. 100ml bottle of EDT, a large can of body spray, and a 100ml bottle of aftershave for $12 at my local Perfumania.

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    Among the many great names already mentioned here, also the now discontinued John Player Classic Green by German low-cost manufacturer of frags, grooming products and beauty care Straub Cosmetics.

    Now, John Player Classic Green is in my opinion the epitome of barbershop frags, with crisp, zesty, also comfortingly cooling notes reminding of (however, without being a shameless plagiarism) Rive Gauche pour Homme, Tabac Original, Sir Irish Moos, Guerlain Vetiver, Duc de Vervins and even Creed GIT

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    Davidoff Silver Shadow for men. got the 100ml for about $15, a really under-rated elegant perfume.

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    Antonio Puig - Quorum
    Caron - le troisieme homme


    and yes, N Tesla is right about Mitsouko
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    Azarro Chrome
    Azarro Chrome Legend
    Zino by Zino Davidoff
    Burberry London
    Michael Kors
    Polo Blue
    Rochas Lui
    Rochas Man
    Hanae Mori
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    These are some to start with. You could probably find these at any Purmeria store or Designer Fragrance. Most of them, for about under $40.
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    Carven Homme.

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    versace THE DREAMER is rather affordable.

    and happens to be my personal favorite... although i'm a noob when it comes to frags

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    What's yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    Carven Homme.
    Plus 1

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    Hmm, of the stuff I own:

    Alfred Sung Hei and Mr. Blass can both be found for under $20 per 100ml bottle, which makes them tremendous value fragrances.

    Azzaro, Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur, Perry Ellis (original) and Paco Rabanne are all fantastic classic fragrances that can be found in the $20 to $35 range.

    I hate to admit this, but I purchased a bottle of Avon's Jet Homme for $12 and I often find myself reaching for it on hot summer days.
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    Well, my original list turned out to be far too long, so I shall limit it to my top 3. Top 3 cheapies that will always be in my collection. Corduroy, Raw Vanilla (though I'm out of it now), Cuba Gold.

    These are ultimate cheapies too, all under 10-15 bucks.

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    Halston 1 -12 and, most of all, Catalyst which I recently bought for about EU 8 / 50ml. Haven't tried Z and Z-14 but they also come very cheap.
    Montana Parfum d'Homme, often compared to Aramis Havana for a reason.
    Paul Smith Story, usually cheaper than anything similar, maybe the cheapest good vetiver you can get.
    Salvador Dali Black Sun

    And of course, 4711!

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    Lots of great suggestions here. I'd add Gres Cabaret, a really well-done dry, transparent rose and incense frag that can often be found for under $30.

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    One Man Show (just 9$)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Lots of great suggestions here. I'd add Gres Cabaret, a really well-done dry, transparent rose and incense frag that can often be found for under $30.
    Would that not be a too femmenine frag? I have seen it at TJmaxx at a very good price. I may have to give that one a sniff.
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    Cuba Gold
    My Top Fragrances:
    Hermes: Terre d"Hermes
    Dior: Homme
    Yves Saint Laurent: La Nuit de L'homme
    Burberry: London
    Gucci: Pour Homme
    Rochas: Man
    Azzaro: Pour Homme

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    Pinaud Clubman

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    Quote Originally Posted by md1grwl View Post
    I would have to say just about Burberry - Burberry Men, London, Brit. Can get 3.4oz bottles for $25 bucks sold as a testers.

    Of these, original Burberry for Men - got it for $24 USD new tester. I have never found cheaper, and I actually LOVE the fragrance

    where do some of you get these prices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Cool Water
    Escada Pour Homme
    Grey Flannel
    Rive Gauche
    Caron Pour un Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
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    Tabac Original EDC
    Monsieur Musk - Dana
    Preferred Stock - Coty
    Royal Copenhagen Cologne
    Quit spying! Tabac Original EDC is a major overachiever. Jade East, Cigar by Remy Latour and Vermeil are also gamers.

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    wat is considered cheap/

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    Malizia Vetyver Uomo. I think it cost me NZ$20, so about US$15.

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    Pierre Cardin
    Aqua Lavanda
    Escada Pour Homme

    Are 3 that are extremely inexpensive and rather nice.

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    I don't have any really cheap (under £15 New) frags but i think YSL Body Kouros and Burberry London, which i picked up for about £20 each for full size bottles were an amazing bargain for frags i use so often and enjoy so much.

    Honourable mention - Cool Water

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