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    Post Top 10 Cheapies!

    Hello everyone! I see these lists float around every now and then, but I'm curious to see a good one. Plus, it can never hurt to know a couple more bang for your buck fragrances!
    Some rules;
    -Must be $30 or less for the bigger bottle...don't say "30ml for $28", let's just try and keep it for truly under $30 cheapies.
    -Give your lists in order if possible. I'd prefer to know your true favorite as opposed to 10 good cheapies in any order.
    Let's go!


    10) Cool Water
    9) Cuba Gold
    8) Intimately Beckham
    7) Diesel Plus Plus
    6) Activist by The Body Shop
    5) Corduroy by Zirh
    4) The Secret by Antonio Banderas
    3) Legend by Michael Jordan
    2) Nautica Voyage
    1) 360 Red by Perry Ellis

    Post your thoughts on mine as well as your own lists

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Giorgio for Men
    Gianfranco Ferr for Man
    Halston Z-14 (vintage)
    Ocean Rain
    Quorum
    Bellagio for Men
    Cool Water
    Grey Flannel
    Red for Men
    Bijan for Men

    Edit: After looking at some of the other lists below I could (and should) have added Azzaro pour Homme, Bogart pour Homme and Yatagan to the list as well (just completely forgot them) as they are certainly worthy and meet the criteria.

    Some on the list would be ranked higher if the vintage formulations were taken into account (like Red, Cool Water and Bijan) but since in most cases the vintage can't be acquired for $30 or less for a full bottle I had to go with the current releases/reformulations in order to make the cut and their rankings suffered accordingly.
    Last edited by drseid; 13th January 2013 at 09:53 AM. Reason: should have added others now notated in the edit section.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric 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'dri) - tie

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    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 Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Soul by Costume National

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Ok, I'll play. My list below:
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    1. Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL ($25-$30)
    2. Quorum by Antonio Puig (< $20)
    3. Animale Animale for Men by Animal Parfums (< $20)
    4. CK One Shock for Men by CK (around $30)
    5. Bogart Pour Homme by Jacques Bogart (< $20)
    6. Guess by Marciano for Men by Guess (< $25)
    7. Live Jazz by YSL (< $30)
    8. Jovan Musk for Men by Jovan (< $12)
    9. Colors for Men by Benetton (< $20)
    10. Zirh Ikon by Zirh (< $12)


    Hon. Mention: Blue Jeans by Versace (only comes in 2.5 oz, $25)




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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Bergamatto Marino
    Cardone Balmain
    Rykiel Man
    Michael Jordan Legend
    Midnight in Paris
    Ted Lapidus Pour Lui
    Ted Lapidus Altamir
    Rochas Man
    Tommy Bahama St. Bart St. Sails
    Beckham Signature

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    MJ Legend 3.4 ($15)
    CK One Shock for Him 3.4 ($25)
    Nautica Voyage 3.4 ($25)
    Cuba Gold 3.4 ($7)
    Cool Water 3.4 ($25)
    Azzaro Chrome 3.4 ($25-$30)
    Al-Rehab Silver 35mL ($6..about $10 with shipping) 3 bottles of this would be under $30 and would be a little over 3.4oz so I figured it still met criteria.


    These are all I can think of.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Bergamatto Marino
    Cardone Balmain
    Rykiel Man
    Michael Jordan Legend
    Midnight in Paris
    Ted Lapidus Pour Lui
    Ted Lapidus Altamir
    Rochas Man
    Tommy Bahama St. Bart St. Sails
    Beckham Signature

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Agate For Men
    Temperment
    Solara Homme
    Cassandra
    Pharos
    Aubusson.Man Intense
    Black Touch
    Pure Men Silver
    AB Spirit Millionaire
    Loreste Pour Homme

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    Rive Gauche
    Bergamotto Marino
    Animale Animale
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Zirh Icon
    Live Jazz
    24 Gold
    R by Revillion
    Hugh Parsons
    Derek Jeter Driven
    Currently wearing: Avant Garde by Lanvin

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    460 Park by Peter Thomas Roth
    CK BE
    Driven Black by Avon
    Halston Man Amber
    Jordan Legend
    O.P. Juice
    Jaguar Vision
    Michael Germain Tattoo (women)
    AMBRE' Baldesserini

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    Kenneth Cole Black
    Kenneth Cole Black Vintage
    Curve
    All the David Beckhams are good too for the price.
    Burburry London
    Chrome
    Last edited by CologneFan85; 13th January 2013 at 01:08 AM.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    cool water

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Nautica Voyage
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Kenneth Cole Black
    Kenneth Cole Black Vintage
    Kenneth Cole Reaction
    Dirty English
    Burberry Weekend
    Zino Davidoff
    Caron Pour Homme
    Cool Water
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    Hanae Mori H.M. (get it online and it's cheap!)
    Corduroy, by Zirh
    Curve
    Bvlgari Black
    Nautica Voyage
    Dirty English
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Body Shop White Musk
    Caron Le 3/3rd Man (cheap online)
    Does Ungaro III count? I picked it up via a swap here, so I have no idea how much it costs, but ba-da bop-bop-ba, I'm lovin' it!
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    All these are easily found under $30, and are listed by preference:

    1) Azzaro PH
    2) Halston 1-12
    3) Perry Ellis Portfolio Green
    4) Animale Animale
    5) Halston Z-14
    6) Rochas Man
    7) Quorum
    8_4711
    9) Brut Cologne
    10) Tea Rose-Perfumer's Workshop

    ETA: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin and Rive Gauche would definitely rank high on this list, but I left them off because I think I paid a little over $30 for each and OP wanted only sub-$30 scents.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Caron Pour Homme
    Caron Yatagan
    Giorgio Beverly Hills Red
    Caron Le 3eme Homme
    Giorgio Beverly Hills For Men
    Grey Flannel
    Ted Lapidus TL Lour Lui
    Quorum Silver
    Versace Dreamer
    HALSTON Z-14

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Not in order:

    David Beckham Homme
    Zirh Ikon
    Halston z12/z14
    Usher Him
    Armand Basi Homme
    50 Cent Power
    Animale Animale
    Dirty English
    Jaguar Vision I
    Gap Original
    Tommy Bahama
    Vermeil for Men
    Grey Flannel
    Axe Dark Temptation
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    Currently on my Rotation:
    1. Cartier D'un Soir
    2. Loewe Essencia
    3. Bergamotto Marino
    4. Herb Alpert Listen
    5. Artisan
    6. Bang
    7. GIT
    8. Pal Zileri No 18
    9. TdH
    0. Kenzo Homme

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    Jacomo de Jacomo rouge

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    How about half of ten?....

    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
    Quorum
    Bogart PH
    Azzaro PH
    Giorgio H for men

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Quote Originally Posted by staticx View Post
    Not in order:

    David Beckham Homme
    Zirh Ikon
    Halston z12/z14
    Usher Him
    Armand Basi Homme
    50 Cent Power
    Animale Animale
    Dirty English
    Jaguar Vision I
    Gap Original
    Tommy Bahama
    Vermeil for Men
    Grey Flannel
    Axe Dark Temptation
    Hey, could you give me some more insight on Jaguar Vision I? The few reviews seem splendid, and I love pineapple notes, so I'm interested. Anyway you could provide a more full review?

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    Aspen
    Dunhill Pursuit
    Nautica Voyage
    Dirty English
    Michael (Kors)
    Rochas Man
    Kanon Norwegian Wood
    Dunhill Desire Blue
    Bod Fresh Blue Musk
    Sung Homme
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

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    1 . . . Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau
    2 . . . Yardley Citrus & Wood
    3 . . . Versace Baby Blue Jeans
    4 . . . Molinard Patchouli
    5 . . . Azzaro pour Homme
    6 . . . Caron Pour Un Homme
    7 . . . Cerruti 1881
    8 . . . Sander for Men
    9 . . . Zirh Ikon
    10 . . . Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

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    Gianfranco Ferr for Man
    Bergamotto Marino
    Quorum
    Cool Water
    Caron Le 3eme Homme
    Lush Dirty (Body Spray)
    Grey Flannel
    CDG for H&M
    Bijan for Men
    CDG Vettiveru


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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    1. Montana Graphite (at the moment) this is a very dark, smoky amber/patchouli type fragrance. It puts me in mind of Halston Man Amber and M7 Oud Absolu minus the medicinal/oud quality. Longevity is fantastic, projection is good.

    2. Caron's l'Anarchiste, edgy statement scent. Winter and summer-friendly, amazing presentation, superb projection and longevity.

    3. Azzaro Jetlag, a fresh/spicy masculine tea-rose that brings a unique twist to a classically office/compliment friendly genre, great sillage and decent longevity.

    4. The Dreamer, Versace, seems to be a love/hate scent, but its distinctiveness and tenacity make it worth a look at least.

    5. Angel Schlesser Homme's uniqueness makes it irreplaceable in my eyes.

    There's five. I'm not in the mood to list more on an individual basis. However I will say anyone looking for good, inexpensive scents would do well to explore Caron (3rd Man, Pour un Homme, Eau de Caron and Yatagan) and Molinard (Homme I, II, III, Vanille Patchouli, Amber, Patchouli, Vanille Marine and their cologne) as well as some of the classic powerhouse scents which are now quite inexpensive like Giorgio for Men, Montanna parfum d'Homme, and so on.

    Moreover there are many scents that can be had for a bargain price. For example I recently purchased several legit vintage 1.7 ounce bottles of Worth Pour Homme HC for around 12.00 USD (compared to the 90 something dollars I paid for my last bottle) as well as Coriolan (again 1.7 ounce) and CSP's L'eau Du Gouverneur for around 20 USD each and I'm thinking about buying a large bottle of Davidoff's discontinued Good Life (which is priced quite high on Ebay) for $49.99 from a Chemist that still has some old stock.

    Personally I don't think it's wise to limit yourself to a particular ceiling (though I appreciate here it's probably for comparative purposes) as - imho - I consider getting a long-discontinued fragrance for $50 or so, or getting something at a large discount even if the price is still high to be a better bargain than getting something readily available, however good, for 20-30. For example I recently paid about $50 for a 1.7 ounce bottle of Gucci Pour Homme and $69 for a 3.4 ounce Gucci Pour Homme II - off the shelf - and I feel I got a great bargain in both cases taking into account how fragrance is priced off-the-shelf in this country, and what it would cost to buy them from an Ebay scalper.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    In no particular order, just as they come to mind;

    Quorum
    Sung Homme
    Halston 1-12
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme
    Dirty English
    Uomo? Moschino
    Grey Flannel
    Tea Rose
    Nicole Miller for Men
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    In no particular order:

    Nautica Voyage
    Cool Water
    Rive Gauche
    Cuba Gold
    Everlast Original 1910
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Animale Animale
    Rochas Man
    Blue Sugar
    TB Set Sail St Barts

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    CDG Vettiveru
    Would absolutely love it if this were a "cheapie", but no such luck. At least, not in the US. -
    I'm a fresh scent junkie and proud of it!

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    Default Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Samba (clasic and Red)
    Cool water

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    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Dirty English
    Carbone Balmain
    Cool Water
    Moschino Uomo?
    Mugler Cologne
    Ungaro III
    Azzaro pour homme
    Bergamotto Marino
    M Jordan Legend

    @alfarom: can you PM me please where i can get Vettiveru this cheap? Actually it doesnt have to be this (30$) cheap, but cheaper than i found it (100 euro, in Central Europe).

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    Ungaro III
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Rochas Man
    Quorum
    Zino Davidoff
    One Man Show
    Bijan for Men
    Vermeil
    Axe(Lynx) Vice
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 6:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-Franois Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

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    Rive Gauche PH giant 4.2oz for $30 and it's awesome
    Azzaro PH
    Quorum
    Tabac Original
    Sung Homme

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