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    Default Re: Some must have cheapies

    Diesel zero plus, Paris Hilton man and Animale Animale are not "cheapies" like Cuba cigars, they are designer scents that are heavily discounted (I haven't come across lucky No6 or Tommy bahama).

    I'm not sure where you get the notion that "cheapies" don't project well - some of the loudest scents are the cheapie musk bombs that only ever came on the market for $20.

    I put six sprays under my clothes. It doesn't matter what I'm wearing, if it's a scent with typical projection properties, it will be smelled from a distance. If instead its an expensive subtle scent like Emporio Armani He or Bvlgari PH, then more sprays will be required for the same effect. If it's a powerhouse scent, then it may be worth dropping to four sprays.

    Diesel Zero Plus I used to think of as an interesting cinnamon oriental - but I've gotten a bit sick of it lately. It's kin Diesel Plus Plus often goes cheaper, and I think it's a great ambery fougere scent with great projection, it keeps me quite fresh on hot days. After about an hour it smells a lot like Nikos Sculpture.

    Paris Hilton For Men is a very nice fruity scent also with very good projection.

    Animale Animale was the first men's chocolate scent to come out ( a year before A*men). It's very good and potent for about three hours and then tones down a lot - it's still there but doesn't seem as chocolatey as A*men or Rochas man would still be doing at the same time.
    Cheers,
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    Thanks for the input guys, appreciate it, please keep them coming because these are all blind buys for me

    @Renato, you spray them on the inside or your clothes instead of the outside? Wouldn't it project better out than in if that makes sense?

    Apparently tommy bahamas set sail smells similar to virgin island water if anyone is looking for an alternative, but I only got that from reading reviews, haven't tried either.

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    Agua Lavanda
    Quorum
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Grey Flannel
    1-12
    Patrick
    Sung Homme
    Last edited by socalwoman; 22nd November 2011 at 06:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regrett View Post

    @Renato, you spray them on the inside or your clothes instead of the outside? Wouldn't it project better out than in if that makes sense?
    When sprayed on skin under clothes, they last longer. There's not much difference between skin and clothes if all one is wearing is a shirt or light jacket. Even with heavier clothes, 6 sprays permeates through very quickly. When going out to night clubs in my non married days, I'd add a couple of shots on open chest or neck or both, depending on how strong the scent was. However, I'd never do this with scents like say Joop Homme, unless I wanted people to sniff me from 100 yards away.
    Regards,
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    I like this thread.

    CK one
    Cool water Game (great scent out of the davidoff collection)
    Azzaro chrome
    Cubas, i have 4 of them, all smell good, gold and orange are my fav.


    Go for the 1oz of 2-3 of them, and buy the 3.4oz of the scent you love the most, and stick to it. That what i usually do.

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    You should be able to get vintage Quorum, especially if you have some patience, on ebay (at low prices). The bottle should not say Antonio Puig on it (if it just says Puig that's fine). The vintage box looks like a Navajo rug type pattern whereas the new one is abstract. Most on ebay now are the new, so the vintage ones will look clearly different if you examine them closely.

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    dirty english By juicy couture
    escada - magnetism

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Cuba Gold does smell like Le Male, but less potent. It's like a tamer version of Le Male but def smells like it. No minty note in Cuba Gold either, just vanilla goodness.
    I agree; however, I must say that I prefer the mint in Le Male and Le Male has better longevity.
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    Hermes: Terre d"Hermes
    Dior: Homme
    Yves Saint Laurent: La Nuit de L'homme
    Burberry: London
    Gucci: Pour Homme
    Rochas: Man
    Azzaro: Pour Homme

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    L'Artisan: Fou d'Absinthe; Cristiano Fissore: Cashmere for Men; Parfums d'Nicolai: New York; Divine: L'homme Sage; Montale: Black Aoud; Tauer: L'air du desert Marocain.

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    Default help me extending my TOP CHEAPIES LIST, Bang for the Buck

    this is my TOP CHEAPIES LIST:

    dirty english

    YSL - jazz/live jazz

    thierry mugler - mugler cologne

    YSL - rive gauche

    essika - vehemence (smells sweet, somehow reminds me of 1 million, have y'all try it?)

    perry ellis - 360 red

    jesus del pozo - quasar

    Baldessarini - amBer

    swiss army

    also my Brother used to rock eau de grey flanel, and it is good scent, smell nice, mayBe i will get it
    im thinking of getting versace - Blue jeans , van cleef and arpels - midnight in paris, Bcus i found them at a good price

    what y'all think ?
    thats your top cheapies list?
    any recommendation?
    what im looking is 28-36 price range
    mayBe 40-48 if stuff is really good

    thanx in advance

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    Bvlgari Black
    Lalique Encre Noire
    for swap/sale:



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    Caron Pour un Homme
    Le Troisieme by Caron

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    Azzaro Pour Homme amongst all

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    Z-14, 1-12

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    One Man Show

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Bvlgari Black
    Lalique Encre Noire
    These... and I'll add a few more...

    PdN New York (a 30 ml bottle can be had for under $50)
    Bellago for Men (100 ml can be had under $20)
    Giorgio for Men (a 118ml can be had for $20)
    also +1 on Azzaro pour Homme ($30 or less)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    I haven't tried all of these but here are some more ideas.

    HM
    Body Kouros
    Cuba Gold
    Curve
    Cool Water
    Time to musk up.

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    Quorum
    Lapidus Pour Houme
    Bogart P H

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    Grey Flannel, Eau de Grey Flannel, Pino Silvestre, 1-12
    Last edited by socalwoman; 22nd November 2011 at 06:07 PM.

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    Default Re: help me extending my TOP CHEAPIES LIST, Bang for the Buck

    Also these:

    Rochas Man by Rochas
    Michael for Men by Michael Kors

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    Thanks guys for your suggestions so far, I think everyone likes a good cheapie, even fragrance snobs

    I was digging around today and from what I've read of the limited reviews, Legend by michael jordan is an equivalent of Rochas man intense, only louder. I'll be adding that to my list for sure.

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    Lomani - Lomani

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    Good Morning To All!

    New member, long time lurker, first post.

    Would like to share some of my fav cheapies.

    In no particular order:

    Cerruti Pour Homme (Sexy Citrus Scent)
    Trusardi Inside Man (Coffee & Tobacco) Yum.
    Desir De Rochas Homme (Gourmand?) Maybe.
    Paul Smith Man (Watered down Dior Homme) I still love it.
    Mauboussin Homme (Spicy!) Girls love it. Loads of compliments on this one.
    Gianfranco Ferre Bergamotto Marino (Long-lasting Eau De Cologne) Great for Spring/Summer
    Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul (Similar to Bergamotto Marino) Great for Spring/Summer
    Valentino V Pour Homme (Similiar to Body Kouros)
    Tous in Heaven (A Fruity Masculine) Oxymoron?
    Armand Basi Homme (Amped up Zirh Corduroy) Works best in Fall
    Ted Lapidus Altimir/Black Soul (Interchangeable) I smell Paco Rabanne 1 Million
    Essenza Di Zegna (Sweeter Acqua Di Gio)
    Zegna Intenso (Similar to YSL La Nuit De L'homme)


    The following are worth a try. They're good but not great.

    Sonia Rykiel Grey
    Roberto Cavalli Black
    Angel Schlesser Essential
    Jacomo De Jacomo Rouge
    Romeo Gigli Man
    Baldessarini Del Mar Marbella Edition
    Lalique Equus


    I've received the most negative feedback on the following.

    "Why are you wearing your grandfather's cologne?" The most common question/complaint.

    Animale Animale
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Azzaro Visit
    Azzaro Silver Black
    Ungaro III
    Halston Z-14
    Michael Kors Michael for Men
    YSL Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Zirh Ikon
    Kouros
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Ungaro Apparition Homme Intense
    Angel Schlesser Homme
    Jil Sander Man
    Encre Noir
    Byblos In Black
    Lavin L'homme Sport
    Lalique Pour Homme
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    Seconding those who have already mentioned Aspen and adding Coty Wild Woods.

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    My favorite cheapie (can be found quite cheap as a tester and/or on the bay) is Hanae Mori HM edt, and it lasts a long time. Also a +1 for Dirty English.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Agua Brava
    Tabac Original
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Joop! Homme is a brilliant cheapo!

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    I just repurchased Curve for $14.00, which I think is an excellent value.

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    Default Re: help me extending my TOP CHEAPIES LIST, Bang for the Buck

    Pretty Much all Carons:

    L'Anarchiste
    Yatagan
    Le 3 Homme
    Pure

    Quality Fragrances with great silage for less
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    +1 on Midnight in Paris and Bvlgari Black. Both, are nice powdery, smoky, leather/vanilla scents that are really cozy and nice in winter months. I have a decant of the edp version of MIP and am going to be ordering a full bottle soon, myself.

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    I second both Midnight in Paris an PdN New York. PdN Pour Homme is also great.

    For really cheap, CO Bigelow elixer scents can be had at $10-$20 for a 50ml bottle. I've only tried the blue one, and while it's fairly linear, it's not bad for times when I don't feel like wearing anything earthshattering.

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