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    My father's birthday is coming up and I intend to get him a cologne since up until now, he has always just been a deodorant and aftershave kind of guy. My collection is small and limited to my age group so my knowledge of other colognes is minimal. What would you recommend for a man who is in his early 50's. Ideally, a casual/work cologne would be perfect, and hopefully, we can keep this to $40 or less for a 1oz bottle by fragrancenet.com standards.

    BTW, don't worry, I'll smell them at a local store before buying online just to make sure they aren't horrid. I won't be blind buying.

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    Dior Fahrenheit
    YSL Rive Gauche(tin can)
    Terre D'Hermes

    I don't really know if they will be too costly though. Rive Gauche is definitely cheap however

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    Habit Rouge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synth View Post
    Dior Fahrenheit
    YSL Rive Gauche(tin can)
    Terre D'Hermes

    I don't really know if they will be too costly though. Rive Gauche is definitely cheap however
    I can definitely afford YSL Rive Gauche, and I think I could justify fahrenheit to myself since it is equal to about $30 and ounce. Terre is a bit out of my price range but thank you for the other two. I will definitely check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Habit Rouge
    Also one that I will check out. Thanks

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    YSL Rive Gauche
    Terre D'Hermes
    Habit Rouge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synth View Post
    Dior Fahrenheit
    YSL Rive Gauche(tin can)
    Terre D'Hermes

    I don't really know if they will be too costly though. Rive Gauche is definitely cheap however
    +1 Good recommendations.

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    Eau Sauvage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synth View Post
    YSL Rive Gauche (tin [aluminum] can)
    this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Gucci by Gucci

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    Posting so I can also cast my vote for YSL Rive Gauche.

    Another inexpensive YSL classic that fits your criteria is YSL Jazz -- woody and leathery base with excellent longevity and sillage, just $31+ on Amazon.com.

    For nostalgia, I'll also suggest Quorum -- tobacco and leather, strong cologne for a gentleman, and very affordable (less than $20).

    Good luck, and Happy Birthday to your father!

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    Azzaro Pour Homme Cologne, After Shave and Deodorant.

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    Rive Gauche
    Safari by Ralph Lauren
    Tommy Bahama Original
    Aspen by Coty
    Instinct by David Beckham
    Cologne by Thierry Mugler
    Boss No 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmelltheGlove View Post
    Rive Gauche
    Safari by Ralph Lauren
    Tommy Bahama Original
    Aspen by Coty
    Instinct by David Beckham
    Cologne by Thierry Mugler
    Boss No 1
    I'm a couple years older than Edgar's father and I wouldn't wear any on this list. Yuck!

    Habit Rouge would be appropiate.

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