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    Default should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    I really like a*men the original one, love the smell/longevity/sillage. I know it's not that expensive to begin with, but I always like to save as much money as possible. so I was considering buying one of the "copies" I've read about on the web.

    >cuba prestige
    >diable bleu

    I read that they both smell very similar to a*men and have good longevity/sillage. Problem is I don't think I'll be able to find them anywhere around me to smell or sample (from Toronto). So I could:

    1. Buy one of the two above. Turns out I like it nearly as much as a*men. Save 40-50 bucks. But risk not liking it and wasting around 10-20 bucks.

    2. Buy a*men. But miss out on potentially saving 40-50 bucks.


    What to do?

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    You can purchase the A*Men set (deodorant, 3.3 oz bottle, and body wash + bag) off fragrancenet for a little under $60. I would just go with that.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Definitely go with the A*Men, there's really nothing like it.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    You can purchase the A*Men set (deodorant, 3.3 oz bottle, and body wash + bag) off fragrancenet for a little under $60. I would just go with that.
    really? mind sharing a link?

    also mind sharing a link for just the cologne itself, if you have one? for similar, very cheap prices lol (I figured just the juice itself would run me at least $70-80...)

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/angel-co...mf/en_US/00102

    Don't ever settle for a copy of something you know you love.

    You can always type in "Basenotes" in the code section when you check out to get 15% off. However, there are often 20% off codes floating around in the "Discounts and Coupon Boards" marketplace. And to get 6% cash back, join ebates.com and access Fragrancenet.com through them. That would currently be 21% off the list price of $65, or around $51.00. Spend $19 more on something and get free shipping.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    I thought you were going to post about the flankers, which are better, and not the copies (which are not.) Sample pure malt and havanne.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Buy A*men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Buy A*men.
    I second this.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    You can purchase the A*Men set (deodorant, 3.3 oz bottle, and body wash + bag) off fragrancenet for a little under $60. I would just go with that.
    +1. This is what I did. Also, make sure to put 15% "basenotes" coupon, or wait for 20% that is occasionally posted here. To offset the shipping fee, order it via ebates.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Perhaps also check out Animale Animale. It came out a year before A*men, and A*men is a less masculine version of it.
    And it can be found a lot cheaper than A*men.
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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    +1. This is what I did. Also, make sure to put 15% "basenotes" coupon, or wait for 20% that is occasionally posted here. To offset the shipping fee, order it via ebates.
    Actually, there's a little trick to getting the 20% coupon. All you have to do is get on Fragrancenet, put your browser in private mode, then refresh the page. I meant to share that with the members here some time ago, but I completely forgot!

    Or, you can PM me here, and I'll have the instant coupon sent to you via email (just send me your email address). This goes for anyone on the forums!

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    http://www.fragrancenet.com/angel-co...mf/en_US/00102
    I believe the price may have gone up (I recall only paying $57 for mine, including shipping)
    Just do the 20% trick, and it should run you $65 after shipping.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Don't ever settle for a copy of something you know you love.

    Agreed. If you absolutely love something, but don't have the cash...save In the end, you'll be happier with the real thing than a knock off.
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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    I have them all and all i can say is get the A*Men

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    Go with A*Men for sure. Diable Bleu is a second choice.
    Hey BN'ers come check out my blog/channel for reviews/unboxings/first impressions! Feel free to subscribe and, thanks much. TheScentNose.

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    Default Re: should I buy a*men or one of its copies

    I really thought you were asking about a flanker...in which my response would be YES buy Pure Malt over A*men....

    ...then I realized you were asking about a knock off A*men to which I say NOOOOOOOOOOOO. If that's the choice then by all means get A*men, it can be found about as cheap as they come.

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