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    Default Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    With free shipping at scented monkey (coupon = "freegs" & expires 3/16) and 25% off & free shipping at perfumania ("MANIA25" This was going on yesterday - not 100% sure it still is), I'm considering a modest blind buy.

    Given their prices and descriptions here, I definitely want to try out Cuba Red and Cuba Gold. And I want one or possible two more, but I'm not sure what to get--Quorum, Halston z-14, &/or Grey Flannel. Part of the problem is that I'm a newbie and don't have an established taste yet although from my limited exposure, I am attracted to the older 'powerhouse' scents. And I like the description on all three of these. The question is which should I try?

    All of the options are very affordable, so there isn't so much of a risk. At the same time, I'm on a pretty tight budget, so.. yeah.

    Thanks for any input!

    PS - Has anyone had especially good or especially bad experiences with either of these vendors?

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    Bueller, bueller..

    Alright. A smaller bottle of quorum it is.

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    I'd say Quorum>Z14>Grey Flannel. (I have all 3)
    GF is an acquired taste.

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    I would choose Grey Flannel

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    IMO none of them. I'd go with something completely different.

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    Have you checked your local discounters yet? (TJMaxx,Marshalls,Ross,Big Lots-in the USA)(TKMaxx in the UK)
    I can find Quarum for $15 probably the same for the other two if not less (Big Lots had some Gray Flannel for$3-4 ).

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    I can't tolerate Grey Flannel so that's out. I'd say Z-14 is more versatile than Quorum. I like Quorum but can't wear it that often. If you want the most versatile "cheapo" (that is still interesting), go for 101 Men by Giorgio Valenti (scentedmonkey).

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    I think all three of them get overbearing after a while................so whatever you are getting...get a smaller bottle. if you like more pepper go for GF. If you like tobacco/leather , then go for Quorum.
    just a suggestion

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    Thanks for the suggestions- most appreciated!!

    Do the discount places let you smell the cologne at all or are they all sealed up?

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    I saw that aqua di selva on there too. I saw someone describe it as a very green scent in their review (shamu1 I think), which made me curious to try it (I said I was a newbie, right?)

    And hednic, you're probably right - trying out a totally different kind of scent probably would be a good way of exploring more territory. Next step, read the 101 men reviews. I can see how this might become addictive.

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    IMO - Grey Flannel > Halston Z-14 > Quorum

    If you have a store nearby like Perfumania, you may be able to try them there.
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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    Have you checked your local discounters yet? (TJMaxx,Marshalls,Ross,Big Lots-in the USA)(TKMaxx in the UK)
    I can find Quarum for $15 probably the same for the other two if not less (Big Lots had some Gray Flannel for$3-4 ).



    This was a dangerous suggestion. Thank you. Marshall's didn't have quorum (I'd already pulled the trigger on that one anyway ), but they did have a cheap bottle of z-14, which I bought. Later I saw TJ Maxx had a really cheap bottle of gray flannel, which I came really close to buying and most likely will in the future. Hoping to check out the other ones mentioned soon. Thanks!
    Last edited by blipd; 21st March 2011 at 04:18 AM. Reason: meant to click 'reply with quote.' whoops

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    OK, well it looks like you have the ball rolling on the Quorum and you snagged some Z-14as well. Quorum is potent stuff with great longevity; kinda floral in the middle (on me, at least) and a leathery drydown. Z-14 I wore in high school, still wear it once in a while; powerful with a complex, evolving nature on my skin.....I acquired a taste for it because my older brother wore it before I did and upon trying it, I dug it. He also wore Grey Flannel, but I admit, it's been AGES since I tried some.

    Happy hunting! =)

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    Default Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    I blind-bought Grey Flannel and Z14 and was extremely pleased with both

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