Thread: Im not sure what to buy???
Ok so i was planning on buying a vanilla frag but i don't want to spend a lot... I was gonna buy tobacco vanille but i thought for that price i can buy pure malt (which everyone worships here??) And i don't want to buy a fragrance i don't like... And since there is nowhere in NM that sells Tom Ford i was kind of hesitant...
Can i get suggestions on either Vanilla Frags under $100 USD... or should i buy pure malt???
And yes i know pure malt is not vanilla it just sounds like its amazing CHERRYS WHISKEY and CARAMEL.. MMMMM
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Dior Homme Intense (and yes, if you wait and look hard enough you can find it for $90-100 still. You won't detect the vanilla as much though until the dry down, and the cocoa will be there along with it.
Givenchy Pi -Cheaper vanilla frag (and quite masculine IMO for a vanilla frag - which most aren't)
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I love both Le Male and Fahrenheit 32, and both prominently feature vanilla drydowns.
Try/buy Pure Havane instead.
Try Aqualina Blue Sugar.
Go for Frapin 1270 (although not vanilla either haha) over Pure Malt!
+1 Bulgari Black
Stick with pure malt or tobacco vanille. It's hard not to love these. Save up and order online
The CosBar in Santa Fe has a few Tom Fords but I think they're mostly on the women's side FWIW.
Even a simple cheapo like Stetson Untamed can provide a relatively straightforward vanilla. You might even want to start with something like that to get more of a feel for what kind of variant on vanilla you want more of or less of.
If you really want affordable, relevant vanilla options, I think Diptyque Eau Duelle, L'Occitane Eau Des Beaux, and maybe Bulgari Black are valid.
Pure Malt may get a lot of "play" these days, but it's not vanilla, or even a close resemblance.
I recommend doing a split on a niche fragrance:
- Un Bois Vanille - Serge Lutens
- Tobacco Vanille - Tom Ford
- Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain
If you want a cheapo vanilla frag that is quite good in every way (though a bit derivative), try Cuba Orange. Once the top notes settle down it's like a lighter version of Rochas Lui (which is probably a bit too "old" for many in the under 30/35 crowd).
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