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    if you had $100 to purchase your fragrance for the next 3 years. What would you buy? indicate the size in your purchase as well

    ps: since price varies a lot especially between online dealers and department stores, lets just go with online prices like fragrancenet.

    Live Jazz 100ml - $40
    Burberry London 50ml - $30
    Hanae Mori 100ml - $30

    Live jazz is probably summer or the safe work scent
    London for fall and winter days
    HM for most social outings all 4 seasons

    I'm not sure how much I need for 3 years actually... anyone have an idea?
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    Honestly, I'd probably just get a split of something I know I like and could wear as a signature scent, so perhaps GIT or Aventus since they are like $70 for a 50mL split.

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    100 ml Terre d'Hermes $75
    120 ml Giorgio for Men $25
    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)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    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 Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Kenneth Cole Black (3.4oz) - $35
    Nautica Voyage (3.4oz) - $30
    Dirty English (3.4oz) - $30
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Ten Bottles of Solara Homme for $10/bottle

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    50 ml of Acqua Di Gio or Gucci PH II and 75 ml of LIDGE
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    Currently wearing: Nightflight by Joop!

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    This is an interesting exercise and I actually really had to think about which frags were dearest to me.

    Fahrenheit 1 oz. $40
    Rive Gauche PH 4.2 oz. $30
    Quorum 1.7 oz. $10
    Remaining $20 on samples of TdH and Prada IdH!!

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    Split of Amouage EPIC MAN

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    Ungaro III, Rive Gauche, Caron pour un Homme- I could buy a bottle of each at a little over 20$.

    Plus, a mass-market classic like Quorum, Old Spice etc., and, if there is still some money left, an affordable powerhouse, along the lines of Aazzaro PH, Van Cleef&Arpels PH, Zino Davidoff, Versace l'Homme, Trussardi Uomo (all or most of them quite good value for money, especially in the case of larger bottle sizes).
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    If I was back to zero bottles and had $100 to spend for the next 3 years....

    I'd go

    100 ml Nautica Voyage $25
    125 ml Rive Gauche $35
    50 ml Rochas Man $20
    50 ml Azzar Pour Homme $20

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    I would get all the varieties of Cuba brand. It covers a lot of ground under budget.
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    $100 would not last me 3 years. I'm lucky if $100 lasts me 6 months.

    Le Male is my favorite right now, but it goes quick. I buy the 200ml bottles for $105. I go through about 2.5 bottles a year. I have been exploring cheaper options like Perry Ellis 360 White, and while it smells similar, it doesn't last as long and lacks the vanilla base that makes Le Male my favorite. And the prices are not as great as I expected. $20 for 50ml of 360 White may sound less expensive than Le Male, but it takes $80 to buy 4 bottles and I would rather spend $105 for the original.

    If I was limited to $100 for 3 years, I would probably switch to Aqua Di Gio. I don't love it enough to use more than 2 or 3 sprays. People like it and it is pleasant enough for every day. I have a 200ml bottle that's been sitting 1/3rd full after 4 years of use. I wore it daily for a year, and then quit using it after finding other fragrances I like more.

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    Aramis is 50% off at perfumania so I would get

    JHL
    900
    HAVANA
    DEVIN
    maybe Tuscany too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    If I was back to zero bottles and had $100 to spend for the next 3 years....

    I'd go

    100 ml Nautica Voyage $25
    125 ml Rive Gauche $35
    50 ml Rochas Man $20
    50 ml Azzar Pour Homme $20
    Good picks. I'd go with these:

    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Rochas Man
    Mugler Cologne

    There might be room for a small decant of something special...

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    Great thread!

    - Zirh Corduroy. 4.2 oz for $10
    - Zirh Ikon. 4.2 oz for $10
    - Curve. 4.2 oz for $20
    - Ungaro III. 1 oz for $15
    - Hanae Mori. 1.7 oz for $19
    - Coty, Raw Vanilla 1.7oz (unboxed) for $10
    - Dana Canoe. 2 oz for $7
    - Old Spice. 4.25 oz (and they better not gip me out of that extra .05 oz because I'm totally gonna check) on Amazon for $6.71
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Great thread!

    - Zirh Corduroy. 4.2 oz for $10
    - Zirh Ikon. 4.2 oz for $10
    - Curve. 4.2 oz for $20
    - Ungaro III. 1 oz for $15
    - Hanae Mori. 1.7 oz for $19
    - Coty, Raw Vanilla 1.7oz (unboxed) for $10
    - Dana Canoe. 2 oz for $7
    - Old Spice. 4.25 oz (and they better not gip me out of that extra .05 oz because I'm totally gonna check) on Amazon for $6.71
    I can't believe how inexpensive Hanae Mori is. I paid close to a hundred dollars at Nordstrom for it.

    I've seen Curve at TJ Maxx for $10.

    I want to try Coty Raw Vanilla but can't find it at stores. I will look again at Marshalls and TJ Maxx again.

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    I'd pick up:

    Chanel Platimum Egoiste
    YSL Rive Gauche

    Don't know the exact figures, but you should be able to do for around $100 on both
    WANTED (full or partial bottles)
    Divine eau Divine (refillable)

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    VanCleef & Arpels PH
    Quorum
    Bogart PH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    If I was back to zero bottles and had $100 to spend for the next 3 years....

    I'd go

    100 ml Nautica Voyage $25
    125 ml Rive Gauche $35
    50 ml Rochas Man $20
    50 ml Azzar Pour Homme $20
    Very nice!
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    midnight in paris
    burberry london
    cool water

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    Hmmm...this recommendation, I am sure, would change over time

    Oriental - Guerlain Heritage 50ml ($30)
    All-arounder- Azzaro Pour Homme 50ml ($25)
    Aquatic/Badass/Herbal/Citrus/Chypre/Leather - Aramis Gentleman's Collection, 6 x 7 ml of New West, Havana, Aramis 900, Tuscany, Devin, Aramis ($35)
    Barbershop (vanilla or leather) - Pinaud Class Vanilla or Pinaud Special Reserve, both 180 ml ($5)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellgood4u View Post
    I can't believe how inexpensive Hanae Mori is. I paid close to a hundred dollars at Nordstrom for it.
    I know, right?! I almost paid that at Nordstrom, but I got sidetracked and forgot to go back to buy it. When I got home I decided to just buy it online. I'm glad I did.
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    I'd go with 3 fragrances.

    Rive Gauche 4.2 $30

    Dior Homme Sport 3.4 $50 (Ebay)

    Bergamotto Marino $20 (Ebay)

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    30ml Marc Jacob's Bang - approx £30
    35ml Hermes Voyage d'Hermes approx £50
    The rest on samples or perhaps a bottle of Old Spice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I know, right?! I almost paid that at Nordstrom, but I got sidetracked and forgot to go back to buy it. When I got home I decided to just buy it online. I'm glad I did.
    yea I just got a 3.4oz for $25... should add that to my list actually.

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    English Leather, 3.4 oz, $6
    Quorum, 1.7 oz, $7
    Halston Z-14, 2.5, $14
    Michael Kors for Men, 1, $15
    Tommy, 1, $16
    Tenere, 1.7, $20
    Nicole Miller for Men, 2.5, $22

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    I'd sell a kidney.
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    Encre Noir-$30.00(100 ml)
    Zino-$24.00(100 ml)
    Rive Gauche-$40.00(125 ml)
    Al Rehab Silver Oil-$6.00(6 ml)

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    Vince Camuto and a decant of GIT and Molecule 01
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    Al Rehab Silver Oil-$6.00(6 ml)
    THIS!

    How did I forget to put that one on my list?! Props to you, FullCollapse!
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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