By budget, I mean a NIB cost of 16 cents per ml or less ($16.00 or less for a 3.4 oz bottle). In my rotation, I wear the following at least 10 times a year each:
1. Tabac Original EDC ($30 for a 300 ml bottle = 10 cents per ml)
2. Clubman Special Reserve ($6 for a 177 ml bottle = 3.5 cents per ml)
3. Elsha 1776 Russian Leather ($38 for 240 ml bottle = 16 cents per ml)
4. Shulton Old Spice
TwoRoads turned me on to #2 and #3.
I've tried some of the others: Clubman, Dana Canoe, English Leather, Brut etc. but I don't wear them. I've never tried any of the Axe body sprays.
How about you? What budget scents are actually in your rotation?
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I'm not sure what they run for today, but back in the day you could obtain the pretty good-smelling Jovan Musk for Men for a pittance and the astonishingly good Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur for just a slight bit more.
Love 'em both.
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Pino Silvestre by Silvestre
Giorgio for Men (I paid $12 for my 118ml bottle of the re-issue)
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Grey Flannel...every once in a blue moon and Dirty by Lush body spray.
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Every now and then...Brut, Old Spice, or Axe Kilo.
Solara Homme by Lomani
Nautica voyage... 15$ at Ross
Always layer set sail st Bart's with Tuscan leather.... 15$ at Ross
Assortment of bod sprays for the gym.... 8$ for 4
Grey flannel, only use this one to spray on my dad or brother because they hate it as well lol
Maybe not quite that cheap, but pretty close, Perry Ellis 360 Red, Perry Ellis 360 White, Izod, Tommy Bahama Very Cool, & Burberry Sport. I wear all of these regularly, & all can be had cheaply at the regular discounters like TJ/Marshalls.
Not ten times a year, but occasionally I do wear Pino Silvestre and Stetson original.
Vettiveru by CdG, you could call that a budget scent
Fifty Cent Power (once in a blue moon)
CURRENT TOP 5
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Creed Aventus
3. Tom Ford Extreme
4. Gucci Pour Homme II
5. Terre d'Hermes
Carven Homme (Paid $18 for a 3.4 oz bottle and shipping) - I wear it quite often, actually.
Bowling Green 2 or 3 times a year. (I would wear it more often but then I usually decide on Blenhein Bouquet instead.)
The original Chaps, Stetson, and Brut 2 or 3 times a year.
Would probably wear Old Spice a couple times a year if I had it.
+ 1 Tabac, Bowling Green, Pino, Giorgio, Grey Flannel, Dirty, Nautica Voyage (on the fence about this one but its longevity makes me want to keep if for now, might come in handy if we do get a hot day this year)
Lomani ph, Red, Quorum, Quorum Silver, Halston Z-14 ...
Wearing Halston z-14 today on fact. Made my wife stop in her tracks.
al rehab silver
Z-14 old formulation
Very curious to try the new Yardley Citrus & Wood
Halston Z14, Zirh Ikon, Mustang by Estee Lauder just to name a few
Adidas ice dive on occasion
Maxims Pour Homme.
Axe Dark Temptation
McGraw Southern Blend
I've also cheated and gotten steals that came in under $15 on good Macy's-type designer scents, but I won't list those.
Witness, which costs about $9.00 for 1.6 oz.
Nickel Eau Maximim - 14 cents a mL.
Tous in Heaven - 17 cents a mL
Some day's you're the statue and some days you're the pigeon.
Al Rehab Silver
Don't wear them often, but do enjoy their scent
The Bvlgari tea scents. Midnight in Paris. Rive Gauche. I got each of those for very cheap.
Pinaud Clubman, Clubman Musk, Lime Sec, Citrus Musk, Special Reserve, Virgin Island Bay Rum
Master Bay Rum
Aqua Velva Musk
Canoe by Dana
Florida Water Cologne
English Leather, English Leather Musk
Osage Rub (really good on those hot summer days)
Jovan Musk, Jovan White Musk
Tabac (maybe a couple of times a year)
Vieja Lavanda Fulton
Agua Lavanda Puig
Heno de Pravia
James Smart's Leslie
James Smart's Johore
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In the $16 or less price range:
Perry Ellis Portfolio Green
Brut Classic Spray