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    Default Cheap but Quality - Putting together a list of Fragrance Bargains

    Since it's a recession, let's all put our heads together to provide a "cheap but quality" list for our underemployed, or younger fragheads who may not have the cash to drop on a bottle of A*Men, Le Male, or Silver Mountain Water. Here's my list of "Cheap but cheerful" scents that are a step above forcing you to rock the Adidas Moves, Brut or Old Spice alcoholic atrocities:

    Cool Water (Like GIT, a quarter the price, average longevity)
    Diesel Plus Plus
    Diesel Green
    Joop Homme
    Oxygene Homme by Lanvin
    Perry Ellis 360 Red (ADG clone, but does the ADG scent better, with greater longevity
    Dirty English by Juicy Couture

    Any others guys?

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    YSL Rive Gauche PH
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    Opium Pour Homme Eau d'Orient
    -- $40 on beautyencounter

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    Carlo Corinto Classic
    Montana Pour Homme
    Drakkar Noir

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    Azzaro PH
    Bulgari Black
    Zino
    Grey Flannel
    Dreamer

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    Nautica Voyage ?

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    Caron Pour un Homme.

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    Zirh Ikon

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    Yatagan
    Troisieme Homme
    Encre Noire
    Boss Bottled
    CO Bigelow Elixer Blue

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    Default Re: Cheap but Quality - Putting together a list of Fragrance Bargains

    The thing is, if you know what to look for, you can get incredible bargains on vintage (on ebay). If not, there are frags like Horizon, Montana Parfum d'Homme, Witness, Royal Secret for Men, Ferre for Men (1986), Z-14 (the one that lists oakmoss), Pino Silvestre, etc. that you can still get cheap without knowing anything, but you have to like that "old school" style.

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    Carven Homme
    Live Jazz
    Escada PH

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Escada PH
    While it is still a relatively good price, its no longer cheap at any sources I have seen. Apparently it is occasionally found at big box discount stores though.

    Nautica Voyage
    Moschino Uomo?
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    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Edit: 2015... I've given up and given in
    Want to buy or swap: A*men Ultra Zest, Bentley Intense, Mont Blanc Legend Intense, Paco Rabanne Invictus,

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    YvesSaintLaurent Opium man EDP

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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    Rochas Man
    Carlos Santana for Men

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    Quorum (the best value I have ever seen)
    Lomani
    Everlast 1910
    (p.s. I disagree about Brut and Old spice being no good. Old Spice in particular has stood the test of time and is my wife's equal favourite men's fragrance)!

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    I have found lots of affordable stuff that I like. Here are the approximate prices (shipped) I've found online (or at Marshalls), along with bottle sizes. I won't repeat any that have been said. Some prices are for testers.

    - Aqua Quorum 3.4oz/100ml, $12
    - PS by Paul Sebastian, 4oz/118ml, $15
    - Almost anything from Perry Ellis, 3.4oz/100ml, between $15 - $25
    - Guess Marciano, 3.4oz/100ml, $20
    - Tommy Bahama (entire line), 3.4oz/100ml, $20
    - Anything from the Jacomo, 3.4oz/100ml, $15
    - Halston 1-12, 4.2oz/120ml, $10
    - Halston Unbound, 3.4oz/100ml, $15
    - Caesar's Man, 4oz/118ml, $10
    - One Man Show by Jacques Bogart, 3.4oz/100ml, $12
    - Anything by Michael Jordan, 3.4oz/100ml, $20
    - Quartz by Molyneux, 3.4oz/100ml, $20
    - Anything from Caron, 4.2oz/120ml, $30
    - Baryshnikov Sport by Parlux, 3.4oz/100ml, $25


    And the king of bang for buck (without smelling like a synthetic mess) is ........................................

    - Lomani, 3.4oz/100ml, $6
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    Kiehl's Original Musk
    Estee Lauder Azuree
    CDG Vettiveru
    Nobile Royality


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    Cadlllac
    Ungaro III
    Lucky 6
    Quorum Silver
    Azzaro Silver Black
    In my opinion; great scents for a very good price.
    And not to forget Celine Fever

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    There are 2 discount stores in the UK, TKMaxx and Wilkinsons, that have quite a good selection.

    - Quorum again, 50ml, £5
    - Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men (118ml, £15!)
    - Silver Shadow 50ml, £12
    - Cool Water Game 30ml, £10
    - Zero Plus Masculine 75ml, £10 (shame, I personally dont like it!)
    - various versions of 1881 50ml, £17, 100ml, £20
    - Paco Rabanne PH 75ml, £17
    - Burberry Brit, London, Classic, Weekend and Touch 30ml for around £14, 50ml for around £20
    - Joop Nightflight, Obsession for Men, Paul Smith Men, Paul Smith Extreme, all 30ml, £15
    - Pi, Joop Homme 30ml, £20
    - Boss Number One 50ml, £20
    - Bulgari Extreme 30ml, £22
    - Opium PH 100ml, £25
    - CK One 200ml, £30
    Currently wearing: Équipage by Hermès

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    Aspen by Coty: Does the GIT impersonation much better than Cool Water
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    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Anything Lapidus and Bogart.

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    Bogart pour Homme
    Giorgio for Men
    Halston Z-14
    Bellagio for Men
    Azzaro pour Homme

    Like all of these, and love Giorgio for Men and Azzaro pour Homme
    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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    Borgart Pour Homme
    Lapidus Pour Homme
    Jazz by YSL

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    Axe Dark Temptation
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    nautica voyage, 360 red, hanae morie HM, unbound - all 25 and under

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    Any Jacques Bogart and YSL (pre 2005)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Aspen by Coty: Does the GIT impersonation much better than Cool Water
    Yes, and you can find it online for $15 for a 3.4oz bottle shipped.
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    Animale Animale For Men

    A nice alternative to Pure Malt. Can be found easily for under $20 for 100ml.

    Good longevity, good projection.

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    L'Anarchiste. The initial blast can be a little harsh but the dry down's wonderful.

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    Michael Jordan Legend-- Alternative to Rochas man/Intense $10-15 bucks.

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