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    Default Thirty dollar throwdown

    I have arbitrarily chosen the $30 price point to select a few fragrances to pit against each other. These fragrances are:

    Kouros Tattoo,
    Bulgari Black (2.5oz),
    Dsquared2 He Wood,
    Ted Lapidus TL Pour Lui,
    Burberry Touch (1.7oz),
    Givenchy Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude,
    Vera Wang,

    Which of these, if any, is the best bang for $30?

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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    IMHO, Bvlgari Black.
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Touch for Men by Burberry - Upon application, one experiences a lovely, wet violet, via the violet leaf tempered by artemisia and petit grain, with a hint of citrus from mandarin tree leaves. A somewhat soapy, powdery and sweet aura prevails. Floating to its enchanting heart, this opening melds nicely with virginia cedar, white pepper and nutmeg, imparting more sweetness and some faint spiciness to the blooming violet with dry woods serving as a backdrop to its powderiness. The omnipresent violet leaf is further transported to its comforting base where it is reinforced with sweet tonka bean, clean skin musk, and a dash of vetiver roots for smokiness. This powdery, floral composition is a quality fragrance, and has average projection and longevity.

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    Bvlgari Black hands down.

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    Any of the ones below IMO.

    Ted Lapidus TL Pour Lui,
    Burberry Touch (1.7oz),
    Givenchy Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude,

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    Bulgari Black... Not even close, IMO.
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    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

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    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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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Ete View Post
    Bvlgari Black hands down.

    +1..

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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    Black, HeWood, Touch.

    Each one has had a go being my signature scent. Touch had the longest tenure.

    Black is one of the most interesting things in my wardrobe.

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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    Tattoo! Got mine for 9.99 at Marshalls so based on price it wins. Smells to me like Pure Malt without the whiskey note...

    edit: Tattoo by Michel Germain

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    Bvlgari Black gets my vote, but should say Ive never tried Tattoo, Ted Lapidus or the Givenchy.

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    Wish i could get He Wood that cheap in england.

    average price for a 50ml here would work out around $75.

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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    I say Touch, but only because I have not yet sampled Bvlgari Black

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    bvlgari black and then Vera Wang..Wang is good stuff but Black is artsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by moore View Post
    Here a 30mL bottle is around 85 UDS!
    Wow! 3.4 testers are going for less than $35...

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    Bulgari Black, but I would love to know where you can find these for $30.

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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    Quote Originally Posted by ScentsforRob View Post
    Tattoo! Got mine for 9.99 at Marshalls so based on price it wins. Smells to me like Pure Malt without the whiskey note...

    edit: Tattoo by Michel Germain
    Yeah I got the Germain Tattoo for $9.95 at T.J. Maxx but I think he is talking about a different fragrance...

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    Default Re: Thirty dollar throwdown

    Dsquared2 He Wood
    Burberry Touch
    Givenchy Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude

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    Bvlgari Black
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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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    Bulgari Black
    Kouros Tattoo

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    cool water

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