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    Default What budget scents do you actually wear?

    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?
    Last edited by Moneysuckle; 14th July 2012 at 07:14 PM.

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    Clubman

    Bowling Green

    Canoe
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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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

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    Old Spice

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    Giorgio for Men (I paid $12 for my 118ml bottle of the re-issue)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (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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    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.

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    Solara Homme by Lomani

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    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

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    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.

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    Not ten times a year, but occasionally I do wear Pino Silvestre and Stetson original.

    cacio

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    Vettiveru by CdG, you could call that a budget scent

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    Cuba Gold
    Nautica Voyage
    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

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    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.

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    + 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 ...

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    Wearing Halston z-14 today on fact. Made my wife stop in her tracks.

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    al rehab silver

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    Z-14 old formulation
    Cuba Red
    Lomani pH
    Zirh Ikon


    Very curious to try the new Yardley Citrus & Wood

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    Halston Z14, Zirh Ikon, Mustang by Estee Lauder just to name a few

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    Adidas ice dive on occasion

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    Maxims Pour Homme.

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    Axe Dark Temptation
    Pino Silvestre

    Almost Budget:

    McGraw
    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.
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    Witness, which costs about $9.00 for 1.6 oz.

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    Nickel Eau Maximim - 14 cents a mL.

    Tous in Heaven - 17 cents a mL
    Summer 2014 favorites

    1. Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (orange)
    2. Dueto Citiver (Vetiver)
    3. Dior Homme Sport 2012 (Citron)
    4. Lalique Encre Noire Sport (Woody)
    5. Dior Homme Eau (Iris)
    6.Chanel Allure Edition Blanche (Lemon)

    7. Cartier Roadster (Mint)
    8. Joop Splash (Fruity)
    9. Lanvin L'homme Sport (Petitgrain))
    10. Jesus Del Pozo Adventure Quasar (Gin)

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    Grey Flannel
    Al Rehab Silver
    Canoe
    Don't wear them often, but do enjoy their scent

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    The Bvlgari tea scents. Midnight in Paris. Rive Gauche. I got each of those for very cheap.

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    Brut
    Pinaud Clubman, Clubman Musk, Lime Sec, Citrus Musk, Special Reserve, Virgin Island Bay Rum
    Master Bay Rum
    Jeris Musk
    Aqua Velva Musk
    Canoe by Dana
    Florida Water Cologne
    Lomani
    English Leather, English Leather Musk
    Osage Rub (really good on those hot summer days)
    Bowling Green
    Grey Flannel
    Quorum
    Stetson
    Jovan Musk, Jovan White Musk
    Halston i-12
    Tabac (maybe a couple of times a year)

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    Default Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Old Spice
    Clubman
    British Sterling
    Brut
    Vieja Lavanda Fulton
    Agua Lavanda Puig
    Agua Brava
    Quorum
    Heno de Pravia
    Alliance
    Colbert
    Colbert Noir
    Banzan
    Tiziano
    James Smart's Leslie
    James Smart's Johore
    Tabu
    Canoe
    Wild Country
    Black Suede
    ...
    Last edited by Pollux; 10th December 2012 at 12:03 AM.

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    In the $16 or less price range:

    4711
    Z-14
    1-12
    Pino Silvestre
    Perry Ellis Portfolio Green
    Old Spice
    Brut Classic Spray


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    Agua Lavanda
    Dirty
    Grey Flannel
    Royall Spyce
    Stetson
    Tabac Original

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    What does Solara Homme by Lomani smell like? I've never heard of it.

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    I take it you mean currently available budget scents that you're always going to find on a drug store shelf? In that case, I do wear several from that catergory quite a bit:
    Jovan Musk for Men
    Jovan Sex Appeal
    Pierre Cardin Pour Homme (which is sometimes "budget" priced, sometimes not, but let's include it, shall we?)
    Love's Baby Soft (can't help it, I'm addicted!)
    Aqua Velva Musk
    Coty Musk
    Monsieur Musk (all these musks are completely different too!)
    Axe Rise (have recently discovered this brand...the scents are actually quite good, especially the citrusy ones)
    Stetson Original (the yellow rose of Texas in a bottle)
    You really can find some great stuff in this category.

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    Old Spice After Shave (current version)
    Agua Lavanda
    Dominica Bay Rum

    I'm in good shape with just these 3 lately - and Old Spice mostly. Fantastic stuff!

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    Live Jazz (summer staple) in my top 5
    Jazz (fall / winter staple)

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    Of the "budget" brands, I only have Tabac Original, which I don't really wear.

    But designer fragrances that I bought new within that price range and that I really enjoy and wear regularly:
    Quorum
    Grey Flannel
    Montana Parfum d'Homme
    Oscar for Men

    Honorable Mention:
    Halston 1-12 and Z-14
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    Bijan does a really good job with there scents

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    I wear Old Spice quite frequently, both the Shulton and P&G formulas.

    I also really love Aubrey Organics Spice Island aftershave (which doesn't technically count) as it is a great bay rum-vetiver scent.

    I plan on buying Tabac Original EDC, Speick, Dominica and Ogallala bay rums...

    I have smelled Brut, but it is too over the top for me... English Leather smells disgusting on my skin... I've been thinking about Pinaud Clubman but it is not available in my local area; I haven't taken the leap just yet because I'd have to order it online.

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    Wings For Men
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    I wear Jaguar for men {green bottle} fairly often, i can't believe it's not more popular actually.

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    Budget favorites $10 and under:
    Adidas Moves: $8.00
    Cuba Gold: $7.00
    Eau Maximum: $8.00
    Samba Kiss Me: $10.00
    Samba Fresh: $10.00
    Samba True Blue: $10.00
    Gap The Natural: $8.00
    Corduroy: $9.00
    Quicksilver: $8.00
    Old Spice: $5.00

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    I wear Al Rehab Silver EDT sometimes at the gym. I quite like it and would wear it more often but i have other things i like better.

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    I actually wear Tabac Original EDC, Coty L'Origan EDC, Stetson, Halston Z-14, and my dreaded/beloved TABU.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Remember, some frags have been selling for pennies for years but were not originally marketed as "drug store" fare. An obvious example is Everlast Original 1910. And some have mentioned frags that are now selling for $100 or so on ebay !
    Last edited by Bigsly; 19th July 2012 at 02:06 AM.

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    Salvatore Ferragamo pour homme.

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    Not to be gross here, but Old Spice (deodorant)--every.single.day. And I'm a girl! It's not as bad as it all sounds. I can't help it. I love Old Spice and want to be able to use it everyday in a way that doesn't interfere with perfume or draw attention.

    I'll stick to male/unisex: A male friend gave me a lot of his castoffs when he moved on to finer things, and I quite like
    Tabac 2x a month or so,
    most of the Royall Lyme line in their pre-reform editions make great refreshers,
    Yachtsman stuff.
    Puig Agua Lavanda is nice--probably the most frequent one I dip into.
    Quorum...tried, liked, but can't bring myself to open it ever again. Like some bad, bad one night stand.

    And vintage Tabu is fo' loverrrrs.

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    Another vote for Old Spice...
    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odorloader View Post
    I wear Jaguar for men {green bottle} fairly often, i can't believe it's not more popular actually.
    I enjoy this one too. Lasting power sadly is a bit disappointing though, at least on me.

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    Old Spice, Brut and Tabac aftershaves and deodorants, Jovan Musk aftershave, Ach Brito Lavanda EdC, Turkish lemon cologne.
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    Halston I-12
    British Sterling
    Old Spice

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    Dirty English - Juicy Couture
    I really enjoy this as a casual weekend jeans scent. Women seem to really enjoy it; it is a bit edgy. Woody with the background medicinal oud... I like scents that are not perfectly pleasant and have a single off putting note (medicinal oud in this case) And at $19 for 3.4oz its a great deal (Marshall's and Ross)

    Set Sail St. Barts - Tommy Bahama
    Wear it to the beach and sailing all the time. Lime and coconut and a bit of salt.... $19 @ TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Actually looking for a cheap bottle of Aqva by Bvlgari for sailing as well.

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    Everlast Original 1910.

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    Seems like we all adore Old Spice. I have used their deodorant (ORIGINAL STICK FORMULA ONLY--not the cakey-white "high endurance--and none of the re-vamped fragrances--Old Spice ORIGINAL for me--in the ORIGINAL semi-transparent aqua solid, thank you) --yes--I have been using it my whole life: I only stopped since I came upon a lot of about 25 vintage Givenchy Gentleman solids in perfect condition and so I've been using those instead: when they are gone, I'll be that Old Spice Guy again. Did any of you know that Old Spice was originally made/created as womens' scent? I assure you it was. Sometimes you see on e-bay the original feminine packaging, with a bouquet of flowers on the logo. It did a reverse-Jicky thing. I bought an ancient "original formula" (for women) and don't you know it smells exactly the same? So: Obviously, we have a winner here. I mean: What's not to like? My SISTER uses "Brut" deodorant and has done her whole life and swears by it. (I've tried it: it has a bit too much presence for me.) I am *majorly* in love with Canoe. I would wear it more often but I really can't abide by the current "Made in China" concoction that's being sold. I also find that Grey Flannel is perhaps one of the most beautiful perfumes ever made for a man. It's so beautiful that.....I just can't wear it. I need my scents to be uglier than that. On more tame looking gentleman than I, I would imagine it is heavenly. The two Halston bad-boy brothers are also fantastic: I enjoy both. I've even been known to wear Jovan Musk. It's interesting that we all see to have the same go-to cheapies. Oh: Aqua-Lavanda I bathe in daily. I even squirt it in my bath water. To me this is -The Best- lavender soliflore out there but it is more of an hygienic product than a perfume: You can actually sponge bathe in it and it works beautifully: also repels mosquitos.
    "...a Chacun son Mauvais Gout."

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    Various, including: 4711, Tabac Original EDT, Francesco Smalto PH, Z14, Rive Gauche pour Homme, Sir Irisch Moos, Pitralon Original

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    Brut, and then Brut again

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    Mostly GIT.

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    The closest I get (so far) is Apparition Homme Intense, at $30 for 100ml. It's fun and makes me think of Halloween for some reason. I wear it to work and it helps me lighten up.

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    None.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWJ View Post
    Mostly GIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWJ View Post
    Mostly GIT.
    Nice budget

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