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    Default Cheap Summer frags?

    Summer is coming, and it gets pretty toasty in Southern California, so im putting away the gourmands pretty soon. What do you recommend for the summer, thats not too expensive?

    I already own Chrome and Chrome Legend, and thats it honestly, really need to expand my collection

    Thanks

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    There's gotta be a thread about this. Do a search, but my recommendation is YSL Live Jazz. It's inexpensive and lasts a long time.

    http://www.parfum1.com/live-jazz-col...p?itm=LIVJTS34

    Monsieur Balmain as well, if you like lemon.

    http://www.parfum1.com/monsieur-balm...p?itm=MONBTS34

    And the cheapest is Adidas Fresh Impact. Not bad at all for $7

    http://www.parfum1.com/adidas-fresh-...itm=ADIDFITS34

    There's a coupon for 10% off on the front page of that site.

    Finally, if you're just at home in front of the fan, Florida Water or 4711 will cool you down and are incredibly cheap. Short lasting, though.

    http://www.justbeautysupplies.com/mu...ridawater.aspx

    http://www.parfum1.com/4711-cologne.asp?itm=4711SET
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    Live Jazz

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    Monsieur Balmain

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    Very cheap, but a great scent IMO is Nautica Voyage
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    Benetton Sport. You can buy a 3.3 oz bottle for under $20. Nice, clean citrus.
    I'm a fresh scent junkie and proud of it!

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    Try to find a bottle of Banana Republic Classic

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    Joop Jump and Bulgari Aqua are crazy cheap considering how good they are.

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    YSL Live Jazz
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    Another for YSL Live Jazz.

    Another for Monsieur Balmain.

    Another for Banana Republic Classic.

    I'll also add another option: Perry Ellis 360 Red

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    Halston Unbound 10~20 $ - 3.4 Oz

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    Breath of God (Lush), $9 stick or $30 small bottle.

    cacio

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    I bought my 3.4 oz bottle of Ocean Wet Wood for $42.

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    Live Jazz
    Azzaro Chrome
    Nicos Sculpture
    Lanvin Sport
    Dunhill Desire Blue
    Joop Jump or Joop Nightflight

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    +1 Live Jazz!!

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    Eau de Lalique is nice.
    Nautica Voyage is also pretty good.
    I am thinking about buying Mugler Cologne.
    I sprayed it on a strip a week ago and I can still smell it on the strip
    To me it smells good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
    Eau de Lalique is nice.
    Nautica Voyage is also pretty good.
    I am thinking about buying Mugler Cologne.
    I sprayed it on a strip a week ago and I can still smell it on the strip
    To me it smells good.

    I've heard good things about Mugler, but have yet to get my hands on a bottle. I love Original Vetiver by Creed which it's always compared to. I'm considering when i run out of OV to make a purchase of the Mugler.
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    As mentioned, Mugler Cologne is cheap!

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    Any of the Tommy Bahama bottles are very good and can be had for $20 at any TJ Maxx or Marshalls for a 100ml bottle. Original is a peppery, slightly boozy, and slightly woody summer scent. St. Barts is more "summer beachy" with lime and tequila. Very Cool is a bit more fruity and almost has a bit of rum to it. Depends what you like. If you want a gourmandish one that's wearable in the summer, try RL Double Black. Mangos, coffee, a bit of spice, not overpowering or cloying, wearable in the summer.

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    Nautica Voyage is great, a softer version of Platinum Egoiste.

    Swiss Army Altitude is also one with honorable mention.
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    I agree with many suggestions so far, including Monsieur Balmain, Live Jazz, Mugler Cologne, Swiss Army, and especially Unbound by Halston (Acqua di Gio was never so nice to your pocketbook, and believe me, Unbound is definitely AdG's doppleganger!).

    I will add in:

    Reaction by Kenneth Cole
    Claiborne Sport by Liz Claiborne
    Lanvin L'Homme
    Blue Jeans by Versace
    Chemistry by Clinique (but you gotta like ginger!)
    Rykiel Homme by Sonia Rykiel (especially pleasing if you like violet)

    All of the above can be had for reasonable prices.

    Enjoy! =)

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    best bang for you buck ... Live Jazz

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    tommy Bahama's - set sails st Bart (with tekilla note)

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    Lacoste Booster

    I agree w/Live Jazz + Unbound
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    As mentioned, Mugler Cologne is cheap!
    Where are you getting Mugler for cheap? I'm seeing it $40-$60, which isn't all that cheap in my book. I'd really like to test this one out, but not for $40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcgonigal View Post
    Where are you getting Mugler for cheap? I'm seeing it $40-$60, which isn't all that cheap in my book. I'd really like to test this one out, but not for $40.
    I'd like to know this, too. I haven't seen it cheap.

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    How someone from Mexico can misspell Tequila we will never know

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    tommy Bahama's - set sails st Bart (with tekilla note)

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    Oriflame's S8 is a fresh, woody scent that sets the trends eith eight stylish ingredients ranging from grapefruit, violet and musk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rioni View Post
    How someone from Mexico can misspell Tequila we will never know
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcgonigal View Post
    Where are you getting Mugler for cheap? I'm seeing it $40-$60, which isn't all that cheap in my book. I'd really like to test this one out, but not for $40.
    Well it's 30 for 100ml. That's around half the price of most frags. Do you mean dead cheap?

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    nautica voyage 360 red by perry ellis and the ever so cheap but classic aspen!!!

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    Lush Dirty

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    +1 Nautica Voyage

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    Gianfranco Ferre - Bergamotto Marino: 200ml/$20.
    Revillon - R de Revillon: 200ml/$15.
    Muelhens - 4711: 800ml/$40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igorbg View Post
    Live Jazz
    Azzaro Chrome
    Nicos Sculpture
    Lanvin Sport
    Dunhill Desire Blue
    Joop Jump or Joop Nightflight
    I agree and adding Tommy Hilfiger Tommy if you like fresh, spicy apple scents.

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    +1 for Tommy Bahama.

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    +1 on Nautica Voyage
    +1 on PE 360 Red
    +1 on Monsieur Balmain
    +1 on Mugler Cologne

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    Hugo by Hugo Boss. It's inexpensive and smells great. I've gotten a number of unsolicited compliments with this one.

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    Does Monsieur Balmain smell dated?

    Because I'm looking at it over at Fragrantica where it says, "People who like this also like...." and it's Paco Rabanne, Giorgio For Men, Eau Sauvage, Antaeus, etc. And while I'm not knocking them, they're not the most modern smelling group of men's fragrances either. So I'm wondering, is MB in the same cohort?

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    ^ In my opinion, yes. It is straight up lemon all the way but it does have a vibe going on that dates it a bit.

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    He Wood Ocean Wet Wood

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    360 red, paris hilton,nautica voyage and bvlgari pour homme.

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    360 red
    Nautica voyage
    Capucci pour homme
    Aqua di quorum
    Bay citrus by arran aromatics
    Acqua di selva
    Jil sanders man
    Revillon
    Bleu de Issey


    I'm very interested in picking up Bergamato Marino. Sounds great, cheap blind buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbthorpe View Post
    Hugo by Hugo Boss. It's inexpensive and smells great. I've gotten a number of unsolicited compliments with this one.
    +1 Hugo

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    I've owned quite a few of the inexpensive summer fragrances and Live Nazz was my favorite. Long lasting, received plenty of compliments, unique and great quality.

    I would mention others, but most are already suggested already.
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