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    Default Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Long story short i basically have ~80$ credit from amazon.com
    I am looking for a couple new summer frags especially after losing my issey miyake in israel.

    Basically i dont want to spend too much on summer scents because i am usually not as pleased with summer scents as much as i am with winter scents.
    I found a couple classics on amazon for fairly low price.
    As of right now this is what i am buying:

    1. M7 Fresh 1.7oz - 40$
    2. Moschino Uomo 3.4oz - 18$
    3. Salvador Dali Laguna, or Le Roy Soleil - 21$


    What would you choose for around 80$ (dont worry about shipping)

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Aramis New West
    CK Euphoria
    Dunhill Desire
    Dunhill Desire Blue

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Spray it, donít say itÖ
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    dior dune pour homme

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    I often reach for Cuba Green, which is super cheap. It's a citronella, fruit, and herbal frag with a mild woody/amber base. It's well made, with no flaws.

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Le Roy Soleil is a good choice.

    Some others I'd consider

    Romance Silver (would get this absolutely without question. A perfect summer evening fragrance).
    Azzaro Now Men (a cool green floral that is very smooth. Refreshing.)
    L'Anarchiste (apple pie and woods, best in the autumn but this really blooms in the summer heat)
    Reaction T-Shirt (very underrated!)
    Paul Smith Story (grapefruit + vetiver)
    Davidoff Adventure Amazonia (green leaves into an orangey peppery tea heart into a light sandalwood base. Not amazing, but quite nice and actually does evolve)
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    yeah i tired L'Anarchiste together with Pour un Homme and i really liked them.
    I am going to buy them at this high-end store next to my house. last time i bought some skincare stuff i got 5 different creed and Bond samples. They want about 50 for each, but the samples make it worth the extra money.

    I was thinking about Dior Dune, but its not very cheap. I figured that instead of finding an interesting summer scent i rather have a variety. (same goes for Aramis New West)
    Guerlain Vetiver is a little too mature for me. Im 21 so with vetivers im leaning towards Tom Ford GV, which right now i have 6 samples of.

    Some other options i was thinking:

    Canali Men - I find it an all weather fragrance, and its about 25$
    Canali Summer Night - would be a blind buy, but i heard its pretty good - any one can support this?
    Gendarme G EDP 3.4oz - 28$ on amazon...is it good?

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kbar View Post
    yeah i tired L'Anarchiste together with Pour un Homme and i really liked them.
    I am going to buy them at this high-end store next to my house. last time i bought some skincare stuff i got 5 different creed and Bond samples. They want about 50 for each, but the samples make it worth the extra money.

    I was thinking about Dior Dune, but its not very cheap. I figured that instead of finding an interesting summer scent i rather have a variety. (same goes for Aramis New West)
    Guerlain Vetiver is a little too mature for me. Im 21 so with vetivers im leaning towards Tom Ford GV, which right now i have 6 samples of.

    Some other options i was thinking:

    Canali Men - I find it an all weather fragrance, and its about 25$
    Canali Summer Night - would be a blind buy, but i heard its pretty good - any one can support this?
    Gendarme G EDP 3.4oz - 28$ on amazon...is it good?
    I have a mini of Canali and a sample vial of Summer Night. I have worn Canali a few times, and really like it. Summer Night is something that I have tested, but not really worn out yet. I get the impression so far that is is basically similar to Canali, but has a fruitier opening.

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    I use to wear Lancome Hypnose in the summer and really enjoyed it. I would definetely recommend it.

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    I really enjoy Canali for Men. I think it would make a fine choice. Seems like a good price too.

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    For $80 (more or less,) at Amazon I'd go with Silences, Monsieur Balmain, and Yatagan. See also this thread and this thread.

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    For $80 (more or less,) at Amazon I'd go with Silences, Monsieur Balmain, and Yatagan. See also this thread and this thread.
    Monsieur Balmain seems interesting. Yatagan and Silences dont seem like what i am looking for at the moment.
    Any one here got an opinion about Gendarme G? for 28$ it sounds pretty tempting

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    YSL Opium Pour Homme Eau d'Orient
    YSL Kouros Cologne Sport
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    Pole Position

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    Jungle pour homme/Kenzo

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    does this seem legit to you guys?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=AMAHQRM5SRBJ8

    Its the Gendarme G EDP 3.4oz for 28$...

    I am afraid it may not be authentic

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    i'm digging paul smith story. although it does smell like shampoo if you've got great hair people will be drawn to look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    agree...

    + Lacoste Original

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Unless I missed it, I see no mention of Live Jazz! Great summer fragrance, not at all aquatic, unless you find lemon and mint opening notes to be aquatic. Also, Tommy Bahama, Michael Jordan, Cool Water, Realities.

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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    I have to agree with The Cologneist on some of his choices here. Live Jazz is a great summer scent by YSL and it is affordable. Also, Tommy Bahama Set Sail for St. Barts is very similar to CREED's Virgin Island Water (very tropical). The original Tommy Bahama is also good, and affordable. I know some may not like the Tommy Bahama fragrances, but I really think these 2 are very good and have excellent longevity. This is something that is sorely lacking even in many expensive niche fragrances. Good luck and have fun this summer!
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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    If you can find any Kenzo at a bargain price, go for it. They are subtle and great for summer. And I would agree whole heartedly with your choice of M7 Fresh. 4711 is almost exclusively a budget frag these days and always good to have on hand. Enjoi!
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    Default Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Why is 4711 so cheap? lol i might just squeeze it in that list.
    Any support for Moschino Uomo and Gendarme G?


    Im pretty set on M7 Fresh as of right now being a certain buy

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