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    Default Help me decide on my next blind purchase?

    So I'm slowly and leisurely exploring cheapies and relatively inexpensive alternatives to high-end scents (Unforgivable, Michael Jordan's Legend, etc), and for my next purchase I've narrowed it down to a short list of fragrances available from my country's mail order perfume store that fit my price range and interests. The catch is that because my country has stupidly draconian import fees, I can't really get any samples, so I'm basically relegated to blind buying. Here's my list:

    Michael Kors by Michael Kors
    Aramis Havana
    Guy Laroche Horizon
    Quazar by Jesus Del Pozo
    HM by Hanae Mori
    Uomo? Moschino
    Lalique Pour Homme
    Herrera For Men by Carolina Herrera

    These have all got something going for them that piques my interest, but I'll be damned if I can decide between them. Any thoughts on the relative merits of these? All advice appreciated.

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    I'd go with Horizon or Havana. Horizon if you want something fresh/aquatic, and Havana for something a touch woodier and darker. I usually dislike marine notes, but in Horizon it is done so discreetely and on a more traditional masculine background that I didn't actually object to it. Havana is a little bit how one would imagine it from the name, but it is not exaggerated.

    cacio

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    When it is all said and done, I bet either Herrera or Michael will be the most recommended. That said, HM or Lalique is my pick. HM is cotton candy in a bottle and really good stuff. Lalique was my signature scent for a long time....it is a great one because it flies under the radar for most people and thus isn't too popular.

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    Michael Kors seems to be pretty universally liked for a low-cost designer frag...

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    +1 Michael for Men by Michael Kors. It would be great if you get the vintage (labeled as "Michael" on the bottle). Pictures were posted by mesaboogie on the other thread if you're interested.

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    Thanks for your replies, guys. Lalique is a strong contender, as is Havana.

    One thing I'm wondering about Michael For Men. I've read in several places that it's similar to Dirty English, which I own and love. Are the two different enough from each other to merit owning both?

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    Moschino Uomo?

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    havana
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Lalique Pour Homme

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    Havana or HM.
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    Definitely Havana
    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) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Havana or HM. It depends on when you wish to where them? In the warmer months I would wear HM. During the Fall and colder months, Havana. They are both good and you will not go wrong with either. Good luck.

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