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    Default Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    Hey guys.

    I've purchased about 3 colognes in the past (mont blanc pure, curve, and Kenneth Cole black) but I can't seem to find one that's great all around for use whenever and anytime. See, I really don't want a shelf of fragrances, just 1 I use all the time and maybe one that's better for night or clubs.

    Really, I'm looking for something that isn't overpowering, is masculine, but not super in your face. Oh, and something that makes the ladies smile and blush is a obvious plus.

    I've done some research (probaly too much because now I'm just more confused) and they mention stuff about skin type playing a factor. I have no clue what kind I have. Gut guess says dry skin. But I could have combo skin. All I know is I have dry elbows, my forehead gets kinda greasy, and my hands crack in the winter.

    Also, I need something that lasts a acceptable amount of time without reapplication.

    I also work around customers alot (I work in retail) so something that isn't overpowering like I said.

    My work actually sells cologne, and being able to use my discount I'd a definite plus. These are some of the kinds we sell, let me know if any jump out:

    Issay miyaki pour homme
    Burberry Brit
    Davidoff cool water
    Bvlgari aqua
    Drakkar noir
    Eternity Calvin Klein
    Dolce and glabana light blue
    Dolce and galbana the one

    Not sure if any of these fit the bill I'm looking for.

    I should also mention that my budget is around 40 or 50 dollars. I don't need any fancy, high roller stuff. Just something that is a good all around everyday anytime scent that is appealing to the ladies as well.

    I'm also 23 years old, if age plays any kinda role in these things.

    So let me know what you guys think thanks

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    I would say Allure Homme Sport if your budget was around 70$ but instead I'll recommend Versace Pour Homme.



    A 3.4oz bottle can be had for about 35$ online.
    1) Chergui (Serge Lutens)
    2) Dior Homme Intense
    3) Aventus (Creed)
    4) Allure Homme Sport (Chanel)
    5) La Nuit De l'Homme (YSL)

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    From your list I think Burberry Brit would be a good choice. D&G The One is a great scent but it just doesn't last.

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    Brit
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoomBoom View Post
    From your list I think Burberry Brit would be a good choice. D&G The One is a great scent but it just doesn't last.
    I actually had a question about the Burberry Brit that's at my store. It's not in a box like I see it is in when I search it online (a plade looking design.) instead the box at my store just has a black and white picture of a guy in a scarf. Did they change the box? Is this the same cologne?

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    Default Re: Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    I have a new bottle in its box and it looks like you've described:



    So not at all sure about a change of design. But my bottle was bought a few years ago (manufactured September 2010).

    There does seem to be a 'limited edition' box:


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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoomBoom View Post
    I have a new bottle in its box and it looks like you've described:



    So not at all sure about a change of design. But my bottle was bought a few years ago (manufactured September 2010).

    There does seem to be a 'limited edition' box:

    You have the box with the guy or the plade?

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    Versace man eau friche

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    Default Re: Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    Cool Water would be my choice from your list.
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    Default Re: Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    Of your list, Cool Water is the only fragrance I would ever own. It is versatile, dries down very well and gets a lot of compliments.

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    I would recommend issy miyaki. Long lasting and very versatile

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    You have the box with the guy or the plade?
    I have the plaid one.

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    Any of the below IMHO - compliments all thru the yr irrespective of the season:
    Chanel - Antaeus / Pour Monsieur concentree
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes / Bel Ami
    Dior Eau Sauvage

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    So I think I'm between Burberry Brit and miyaki.

    I went to a Macy and sprayed them on opposite wrists to see which would smell better after a bit on my skin.

    Me personally I think I like the Brit more, but the girl I did ask her opinion on said she liked the miyaki. I assume I can't go wrong with either?

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    Get what you like. There'll be as many opinions as there are people. The only one you need to satisfy is yourself.

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    Lol, every girl I asked said they prefer the isse miyaki.

    Still not sure if it smells masculine enough.

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    Light Blue pour homme or Bulgari Aqua would be my picks off your list. Bulgari Man will cost about $35 online and fits everything you want.

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    Sheesh, I don't know. Now I'm thinking of trying the aqua gio. Ha ha.

    I really don't know how to make my decision: what smells good to me or to the ladies?

    So I guess it's between burberry brit, Issay miyaki pour homme, or aqua gio.

    Really, I don't want to waste my money on the wrong cologne.

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    Sheesh, I don't know. Now I'm thinking of trying the aqua gio. Ha ha.

    I really don't know how to make my decision: what smells good to me or to the ladies?

    So I guess it's between burberry brit, Issay miyaki pour homme, or aqua gio.

    Really, I don't want to waste my money on the wrong cologne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolifeking View Post
    Sheesh, I don't know. Now I'm thinking of trying the aqua gio. Ha ha.

    I really don't know how to make my decision: what smells good to me or to the ladies?

    So I guess it's between burberry brit, Issay miyaki pour homme, or aqua gio.

    Really, I don't want to waste my money on the wrong cologne.
    Based on this sentence, get adg!

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    Gucci Pour Homme II for everyday, safe around others.

    Try Perry Ellis 360 Red. Close to ADG and should probably satisfy the ladies.

    I prefer YSL La Nuit to Brit, however, Brit is pretty nice.

    YSL L'homme will be another one the ladies will like, and is a good everyday scent whether summer or winter.

    Creed Silver Mountain Water, you can find a 30ml decant for around $50.

    But from your list, I would vote for Brit and The One
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    Quote Originally Posted by goody2141 View Post
    Gucci Pour Homme II for everyday, safe around others.

    Try Perry Ellis 360 Red. Close to ADG and should probably satisfy the ladies.

    I prefer YSL La Nuit to Brit, however, Brit is pretty nice.

    YSL L'homme will be another one the ladies will like, and is a good everyday scent whether summer or winter.

    Creed Silver Mountain Water, you can find a 30ml decant for around $50.

    But from your list, I would vote for Brit and The One
    But do ladies like brit?

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    Default Re: Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    Not sure you want to wear any one thing every day.
    L'eau de Issey (Issey Miyake) pour homme and Cool Water are nice, women like 'em, but they're somewhat seasonal. Ideally warm weather appropriate. The Issey Miyake is close to Aqua di Gio but cheaper.
    Two that will work all year round, informal or formal, would be Prada Amber and Esencia Loewe. Sample them if you can. Great frags. The E.L. has *zero* negative reviews here on BN.
    The suggestion of YSL LaNuit is pretty good too... sweet, but women love it.

    Some of those you name don't have the longevity you want.
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    I think its a pretty safe scent. Kind of powdery. i don't see why they would hate it, but everyone is different. ADG/PE 360 Red is a pretty safe choice just based on female reactions.

    Most likely no matter what you have, as long as it isn't awful, females will probably think you smell nice. But each individual has a few scents that they are crazy over. We can't choose that.
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    Default Re: Looking for a good everyday cologne.

    So during warmer times, which do you think between the issey miyaki or aqua do gio

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    Gevenchy Play and Polo blue

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    I still wonder if I should care more about what smells good to me or the ladies?

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