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    Default What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    My friends laugh at me now as this community has grown on me and now I'm an almost everyday visitor. My collection went from a single bottle of curve to about 8 or 9 fragrances now.

    I'm putting on a clinique for my college students...I'm a senior at my school, and an RA at that of a freshmen dorm ,and I want to introduce the men to fragrances that won't break their bank but can be pleasing. Also I will be talking about applying WAAAAAAAY too much axe cologne and how it has the opposite affect on women that they expect lol.

    PLEASE HELP ME compile a list of the top 15 cheap colognes that will garner plenty of compliments and are great for either day/business wear or nightime club wear.

    I will be following this up with a video dedicated to all of you who have given input and to basenotes.

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    I could direct you to one of the many threads but I decided to post a list instead:

    Rive Gauche
    Body Kouros
    Opium PH
    Live Jazz
    L'homme
    (sorry I'm a YSL whore)
    The Dreamer
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Bvlgari Black
    Lolita lempicka Au Masculin
    Burberry London
    Cool Water
    Love & Luck
    Givenchy Pi
    Givenchy Play Intense (maybe a bit more than $30)

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    ^^^^Under $30????

    Bogart pour Homme.
    Nautica Voyage.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    ^^^^Under $30????
    I think you interpreted the question the wrong way. No one is ever going to find 15 colognes that cost under $30 in total.

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    Curve, Mambo
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ete View Post
    I think you interpreted the question the wrong way. No one is ever going to find 15 colognes that cost under $30 in total.
    yeah I meant each cologne must cost under 30.00 ... perfect for a college budget ya digg

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    Wow, a lot of the good ones were posted pretty quick, although many of them are well over $30 unless you're getting samples. Dreamer is probably my favorite "budget" fragrance, but Azarro (no flankers), Grey Flannel (seems to be a love/hate thing with this one), Khaliji by Al-Rehab (quite a nice surprise for $10!), Perry Ellis 360 Red (similar to other popular aquatics), Dirty English (nice spice, poor longevity), and Iceberg Twice (synthetic yet pleasing citrus) all fit the bill quite nicely. Also, two from a TJ Maxx that were serendipitous finds: Intimately Beckham (the gf adores this one), and on a tip from a fellow BNer, Seduction in Black, which I think has a very nice tonka base and is quite sexy.
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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ete View Post
    I could direct you to one of the many threads but I decided to post a list instead:

    Rive Gauche
    Body Kouros
    Opium PH
    Live Jazz
    L'homme
    (sorry I'm a YSL whore)
    The Dreamer
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Bvlgari Black
    Lolita lempicka Au Masculin
    Burberry London
    Cool Water
    Love & Luck
    Givenchy Pi
    Givenchy Play Intense (maybe a bit more than $30)
    Great list

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    Nautica Voyage at Marshall or TJ Max
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    I need a link to Rive Gauche under $30 so i can buy a couple.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Nautica Voyage
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Mont Blanc Presence
    Ed Hardy - Love and Luck
    Tom Ford Private Blend Splits Costa Azzurra / Mandarino Di Amalfi / Oud Wood / Tobacco Vanille / Tobacco Oud / Neroli Portofino / Noir de Noir / Tuscan Leather / Plum Japonais/ Oud Fleur / Italian Cypress HERE Selling Bruckner Aoud 1 with box HERE

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    You can get Dirty English for under $30.00 right now. It may not appeal to everyone, but it's a deal at that price.

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Carlos Santana for Women. I understand it's discontinued, but it's quite available on fragrancenet. Oriental, with tropical and citric notes, easy to like, gets many compliments.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Assuming 1.7 oz bottles, ones that I've tried that I would recommend include

    Cool Water
    Burberry London
    Cuba Gold
    A&F Fierce
    Halston Z-14
    Rochas Man
    Curve
    Live Jazz
    Unforgivable
    Ungaro III
    Azzaro pour homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I need a link to Rive Gauche under $30 so i can buy a couple.
    Perfumania has it for $36. If you had gotten it on President's day it would have been <$30

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    Live Jazz
    Body Kouros
    Animale Animale
    Currently wearing: Oud Alif by Shay & Blue

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doji Dave View Post
    You can get Dirty English for under $30.00 right now. It may not appeal to everyone, but it's a deal at that price.
    Ah, forgot that one. $20 for 3.4 oz at Marshalls now and the bottle is very cool. I own it, but just get poor longevity.
    Tom Ford Private Blend Splits Costa Azzurra / Mandarino Di Amalfi / Oud Wood / Tobacco Vanille / Tobacco Oud / Neroli Portofino / Noir de Noir / Tuscan Leather / Plum Japonais/ Oud Fleur / Italian Cypress HERE Selling Bruckner Aoud 1 with box HERE

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    Live Jazz & Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Versace The Dreamer
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    Jazz
    Live Jazz
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin For Men
    Zino Davidoff by Davidoff
    Zirh Ikon
    Rochas Man
    Animale
    Animale Animale
    Nautica Voyage
    Nautica Island Voyage
    Cubano - Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper
    Cuba Gold
    Tommy Bahama For Men
    Royall Vetiver
    Quorum
    Quorum Silver
    Lanvin Vetyver
    Lapidus by Ted Lapidus
    Iceberg Twice
    Georgio For Men by Georgio Beverly Hills
    Cerruti 1881 Black
    Cerruti Pour Homme
    Tobaco Latino
    Yatagan
    Perry Ellis (New)
    Perry Ellis 360 - All Colors
    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart
    Tabac Cologne or EDT
    Boss Bottled #6
    Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... and on sale at Walmart for $9.95




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    Solara Homme - Lomani
    Sultan Man Gold - Jeanne Arthes
    Arabian Nights - Jacques Bogart
    Colonial Club - Jeanne Arthes
    Nimitz- Paris Bleu
    Vertical Limit - Geparlys
    String Strong Homme - Kesling
    Manes - Remy LaTour

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    From what I've owned or sampled, in no particular order:

    1. Rochas Man by Rochas
    2. Quorum by Antonio Puig
    3. Blue Jeans by Versace
    4. The Dreamer by Versace ($34)
    5. Zino Davidoff by Davidoff
    6. Cool Water by Davidoff
    7. Jazz by YSL ($31, but price fluctuates)
    8. Live Jazz by YSL
    9. Animale Animale by Animale Parfums
    10. Givenchy Pi by Givenchy ($35)
    11. Colors by Benetton for Men
    12. Jovan Musk for Men by Jovan
    13. Azzaro Chrome by Azzaro ($36)
    14. Drakkar Noir (I didn't like this, but others love this classic)
    15. Nautica Voyage (from what I've read before)



    Play Intense was listed in the previous post above, but it is quite pricey. L'Homme, same thing.

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    Decants of Aventus, GIT, Millesime Imperial, Tobacco Vanille ect.. are all under $30-40 and will be awesome! Let them know about decants as an affordable way to buy fancy fragrances. With these, you really only need 2 sprays. A decant will last a while. And let them know before they buy a huge 4 oz bottle of anything, that many people don't even finish them. They get tired of them, they just don't feel like wearing fragrance for a while, or they have too many fragrances to be able to use a 4 oz within a reasonable amount of time.

    Full bottles under 30? Voyage, Rochas, Chrome, Lacoste Essential, Reaction... (I don't own these anymore, but I used to).

    my 2 cents

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    Also, try Ebay. You can find a lot of testers on the cheap.

    Good luck!!!
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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    I second the recommendations for Dirty English and Azzaro Pour Homme. They can be found at TJ Maxx/Marshalls for about 20 bucks and I think they smell amazing, even compared to frags costing many times more. I'm actually going to picking some of each up to have extra in a week or two.

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    I lived across from Donald Glover's (Childish Gambino, iamdonald, Troy from Community) former room last year, but excluding him I dub thee the coolest RA ever.

    The only ones I can think of that are decent and that you could consistently get for under 30$ are the Curves and maybe cool water. I think you can persuade them to get Happy for men for, idk, 36-39?

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    Caswell Massey Sandalwood Cologne

    It may be a little "mature" for those in college,
    but a 3.0oz bottle can be bought on eBay for as little as $20.

    It's one of the best sandalwood fragrances on the market,
    and it has great longevity and projection--don't let the
    "cologne" designation fool you, it has better longevity than
    most EDT's. I get about 7 or 8 good hours out of this one.

    Can't recommend this one highly enough.

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    Dirty English
    The Dreamer
    Rive Gauche
    Curve
    Curve Crush
    Rochas Man
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Preferred Stock (It's in my top 5)
    Coty Aspen
    Designer Imposters versions of Armani Code, Acqua Di Gio, Fierce, Curve, etc... for $10
    Old Spice
    Nautica Voyage
    Set Sail St Barts
    Tommy Bahama for Men
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Cuba Gold
    Lapidus Pour Homme
    Fujiyama Homme
    Halston Z-14
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Azzaro PH is one of the best masculines ever made, and stupid cheap

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    Halston Z14
    Rive Gauche PH
    Versace l'Homme

    clearly cross my mind

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    Default Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Dirty English
    Tommy Bahama Original
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St Barts
    Instinct by David Beckham
    Intimately by David Beckham
    Cuba Gold
    Individuel by Mont blanc
    Rochas Man
    Aspen by Coty
    Animale Animale
    Cool Water
    Joop!
    Seduction in Black by Antonio Banderas
    Jaguar Vision
    Essenza di Zegna
    Carolina Herrera for Men
    Ungaro III

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