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    Default Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    My budget is $30-40. I'm 20 years old but I like dark scents, but something that can be worn at daytime during class or at work. I really like Fahrenheit but it's out of my budget.

    I was thinking of Encre Noire. However, I also like gourmands such as Lolita Lempicka. What do you guys recommend?
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    Welcome!

    If you can find Encre Noire within that budget, I think it's a great choice. It's vetiver, so it's fresh and clean, and thus good for the environment you are in, but has some woods and woody ambers as well that make it richer and interesting.

    If you want to be avantgarde, there's Lush Breath of God, a weird vetiver plus smoke plus candy. Sounds like a mess, but it is in fact very rich and beautiful.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Welcome!

    If you can find Encre Noire within that budget, I think it's a great choice. It's vetiver, so it's fresh and clean, and thus good for the environment you are in, but has some woods and woody ambers as well that make it richer and interesting.

    If you want to be avantgarde, there's Lush Breath of God, a weird vetiver plus smoke plus candy. Sounds like a mess, but it is in fact very rich and beautiful.

    cacio
    Breath of God sounds amazing but it is way out of my budget. Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    Solara Homme by Lomain perhaps.

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    Ted Lapidus Black Soul
    VC&A Midnight in Paris
    CK Man (Fahrenheit ripoff, can be found quite cheaply online)

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    Breath of god costs $43, but you are right that the bottle is smaller. The stick costs $10 - it's certainly less perfume than a bottle, but don't know how much less.

    cacio

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    Do you think you can stretch that budget a tad?
    If so, Givenchy Play Intense and La Nuit De L'Homme would be great choices (both can be had off fragrancenet with a 20% off coupon).

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    Default Re: Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    completely agree with Mike J. Those are two excellent fragrances to be had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darude View Post
    I go to class and work at a hospital alongside doctors.
    I think you're not going to have much of a future working alongside doctors if you wear fragrances that project. It's usually frowned upon, if not strictly against hospital rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    I think you're not going to have much of a future working alongside doctors if you wear fragrances that project. It's usually frowned upon, if not strictly against hospital rules.
    I agree, that's why I won't be wearing it with a doctor.

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    Salvador dali

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    Default Re: Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    I'd say stick with your first instinct of going with Encre Noir. It is superb smelling and in your price range I can't think of a better choice as it was the first thing that popped into my head too.
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    Knize Ten 30 ml

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    Default Re: Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Ted Lapidus Black Soul
    This ^^^^.

    And, try:

    Zirh Ikon by Zirh - One is initially treated to a zesty lemonade. Tart and tangy lemon interplays with davona flower, with its sweetly fruity aspect, and cardamon, with its mildly spicy, anise-tinged facets. Ginger sprinkles the melange with its peppery, lemony and green character. Transitioning to the heart, the citric brew succumbs to the darker aspects of the scent. Labdanum infuses its resinous, myrhh-like and slightly leather-like facets, commingling with a raw, spicy cinnamon as well as clove buds, with their charred-wood and smokey aroma. An undercurrent of a citrusy, pine-like frankincense and earthy, green vetiver adds to the mystical aura, and flows to the base. Here, a rich amber alters the accommodating frankincense, which has come into its own, to a darker character. And, an almost creamy cedarwood intermingles with a balsamic patchouli, which imparts its earthiness coupled with camphoraceous and mossy nuances. An inviting drydown ensues. This manly composition is well blended, and challenges the domain of niche. A fall and winter scent, this spicy and dark fragrance has good projection, a 2-3 hour, scent cloud, and longevity, about 8 hours. Given its inexpensive price, it is a welcomed addition to one's fragrance wardrobe.

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    Default Re: Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Do you think you can stretch that budget a tad?
    If so, Givenchy Play Intense and La Nuit De L'Homme would be great choices (both can be had off fragrancenet with a 20% off coupon).
    Good suggestions...

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    +1 Zirh Ikon

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