I got a great deal on a Cool Water 3.4oz a few weeks back at TJ Maxx... couldn't find a price so I asked an associate and she looked at it and then looked around the fragrance section. She then looked at a cologne of a similar size and shape (some Cadillac cologne), and said probably just the same price as this... which was $12.99. So of course I said okay and she made a new price tag.
Picked up a bottle of rocconbarro extraordinary 3.4 oz. For 16.99 at Ross. Also scooped up Escade sentiment pour homme from tj maxx for 15 bucks.
Saw creed MI, bond NY, a kenzo coffret including jungle elephant , bulgari black, some l'artisan products, at winners in Canada today.
$20 for 1.7 oz Perry Ellis 360 red at Marshall's. nothing special since you can get a gift set for the same price on Overstock.com
just picked up zirh warrior collection bodywashes today at tj maxx for $4 each...i bought 3..usually they cost around $20 each
14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it
^^ picked up some Zirh facial stuff. Maybe we will see Cordouroy(sp?) eventually
i saw corduoroy a year ago or so for like $20...i think i have a sample in my drawer from when i used to purchase the zirh body bars all the time direcltly from the website...probably 20 sample vials at one time...from what i remember it was very round smelling and slightly sweet...i might be able to do a review if i can find the sample..the sample is probably 7 years old by now
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i did not care for the IKON fragrance from what i remember..i bought a bodywash at one point and it was very cloying...yes the facial products vere a big seller for them...seemed like zirh was a trailblazer in the "metrosexual" movement of mens grooming products....my favorite product by them was the body bar...best quality bar of soap i ever had...i think they did a undocumented reformulation somewhere right before a major overhaul of the company a few years back..because some of the bars i purchased from amazon recently smelled and lathered different
14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it
I'd like to see someone more knowledgable than me come up with the top 5 men's and women's frags that are commonly available at these discount stores.
So much in my Winners and Marshalls:
Creed GIT 4 oz $199.99
Creed MI 1 oz $99.99
Various other 4 0z Creeds for $149.99
Bonds for $149.99 (mostly I <3 NY for all, waiting for this to get discounted)
Dior Homme 1.7 oz $49.99
Three L'artisan 1.7 oz $49.99 (I know these are great prices but they I haven't tried those ones and the ones I wanted weren't up)
L'artisan body wash $16
A*men 1.7 oz $49.99
Terre D'Hermes 1.7 oz $49.99
So many other things I can't remember.
50 ml Bond No. 9 Bryant Park at Marshall's Del Amo Mall for $99, which is not a particularly good deal.
I believe the discounters are selling many of the more desirable fragrances at a higher markup (near retail pricing) simply because the upper end of the market is growing, whereas the cheap, discount end of things remain flat. In short, if you can't afford Bond No. 9 at slightly reduced price, you probably aren't in the mood to spend anyway.
I went to a TJ's yesterday and saw some different stuff. Seems like they got some different stock in, most notably was this one that has some fans in the community including me. I have a .5oz bottle and was very tempted to get this one, but I held off... for now
Visited our local Marshall's and saw A*Men / Angel Men by Thierry Mugler for $45 and LP No. 9 for Men by Penhaligon's for $20 (looks like it was used recklessly based on the condition of the box).
My Marshall's had Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir 1.7 OZ for $34.99. I passed.
I got that new Beckham bc i like one of them, Intimately Beckham. However, the new Beckham is TERRIBLE IMHO so i bought it and then returned it.
Plenty of Annick Goutal, Lalique pour Homme, Declaration, CK Shock (sucks though), Versace pour Homme (meh), several Pradas (nice but nothing exciting, the one I tried), Mont Blanc, Bulgari The Rouge, a few more that I knew but can't recall them all.
Best selection I've ever seen at TK Maxx (didn't look too often though).
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I spotted and bought L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Intense 125ml for $49.99 at TJ Maxx/Marshalls.
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I spotted and bought Swiss Army in the 100ml Swiss Army Knife styled bottle on clearance for $26.00 plus a 20% off coupon getting the total under $21 before tax at Gordman's.
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Lots of stuff at Marshalls...
Mandarina Duck Black 1.7oz $9.99 (I blind-bought 3 bottles based on reviews/price)
Original Penguin 3.4oz $19.99 (I think this was a pricing error as it had no tag and they just made up that price at the register)
Considered, but passed:
Spicebomb 1.7oz $49.99
D&G PH UK 4.2oz $49.99
D&G PH Germany 1.3oz $34.99
Lanvin Avant Garde 1.0oz $19.99
Just Homme Sport 3.4oz $29.99 (boxed looked exactly like Dior Homme Sport, except wider)
Real Madrid (???)
Billionaire Boyfriend (???)
Black is Back Sport (???)
And probably some other things that I don't remember, but they were fully stocked up.
That's a pretty sick deal on the Mandarina Duck Pure Black. ^^
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
"Christian Dior / You wasted your life
On aroma and clothes / Fabric and dyes." Christian Dior - Morrissey
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Marshalls -- D&G Pour Homme Light Blue Living Stromboli - 2.5 oz for $45.
Picked up today at Marshall's in Center City Philly:
Marc Ecko 3.4 oz. - (red tag, clearance $15)
Tommy Bahama Men - 3.4 oz. - $19.95
I noticed they had Grey Flannel for about $7.95 ... didn't know they still made that awful stuff.
Spotted and bought at Marshalls:
Spicebomb $49.99 for 50ml bottle
Mercedes-Benz For Men EDT $39.99 for 75ml bottle
The TJ Maxx stores around here must suck, they always fail me...I find nothing. Nothing!
^ I find that marshalls is better then TJ maxx myself. Just was there recently they must have had some big shipment come in cuz they had just a absurd amount of stuff. Was pretty hard to resist buying a bunch of cheapies but somehow I made it through.