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    Default Good starter cologne for 18 year old college student

    Nearly through my first year of college now I just got out of a long term relationship, and realized I was no longer 12 and axe doesn't interest women nor smell professional.

    I've started to look into some various colognes through BN and figured as a newcomer (and first time cologne user) I should start a thread to get a more personalized suggestion from some veteran users. I heard cologne must fit your lifestyle so that's where I'll start.

    Lifestyle:
    5'9" Athletic Male
    College Student
    Various Clothing Styles:
    Wear lots of thermals (3-4 days a week)
    Casual fitting jeans nearly daily
    Sports and Music related shirts
    White Nike's or Timberland Boots (Depends on the weather)
    Looking for a daily wear, until I expand my line of scents

    Btw I've seen good things about Body Kouros, Happy Clinique, MI Creed (probably not in my price range), etc.

    Just looking for some help or suggestions. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Good starter cologne for 18 year old college student

    Burberry London

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    Gucci PH II should do it.

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    If you like fresh scents try:
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    Some other good ones are:
    Spicebomb
    The One - DG
    L'homme - YSL

    A couple good cheap colognes that I like are:
    Eternity by CK
    Blue by Nautica

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    I think it really depends on your budget. But for 100ml bottle for everyday where, I recommend something that can be all season and not offensive.

    Cheap:
    Perry Ellis 360 red. A lot of people think this smells like aqua di gio, a BIG compliment getter, but half the price.
    Nautica voyage. Another clean, fresh scent that's good for daily wear.

    Either way, I think the first scent for someone that wants to wear it in as many situation as possible should be something fresh and non offensive.


    I love burberry London but its not versatile at all, and I love d&g the one but its a bit too sweet for daily wear. Though for college, I think it's a fine choice as well, more expensive, though, but versatile enough. For situations where it's not versatile, e.g. Job interview, just shower and wear deodorant.

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    Depends on your climate also- Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Allure Edition Blanche for warm weather. La Nuit De L'homme for cooler weather.

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    I own Clinique Happy, it is a great scent that garners many compliments, you can wear it anywhere and really anytime and not offend anyone. No worries of over-applying for the self-conscious. Smells like.. light fruits, mainly mandarin, but not too sweet. Mainly warm-weather scent.

    If you really want to win as an original, seriously. Grab a bottle of Kiton Men...not kidding, very original, clean scent that smells very much like Creed Green Irish Tweed but with a slight floral approach, this could easily be a blind buy. This particular scent says...trust me, I'm responsible, I have a 5 year plan, a 401K investment, promising future, and your parents will like me.

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    Default Re: Good starter cologne for 18 year old college student

    Am I getting Deja Vu? I thought I commented on this exact thread and I made a post recommending Mont Blanc Legend.

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    I would suggest you to try these for a starting ;

    1. Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    2. Hugo Boss Dark blue
    3. Nautica Voyage

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Am I getting Deja Vu? I thought I commented on this exact thread and I made a post recommending Mont Blanc Legend.
    Legend is an excellent choice as well. Just way more popular with your age group.

    When I was around 18, I purchased Aramis...big mistake...and wore the hell out of it. At least I am decent looking and have fairly decent genes, other wise I would have been friend-zoned all of the time or forever alone.

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    Yeah, Aramis is a stink bomb.

    The OP is 18. Fierce is popular amongst teenagers.

    But what if you could have fierce, but for cheaper, better smelling, and without the tacky name/logo?

    Then you get Mont Blanc Legend

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Yeah, Aramis is a stink bomb.

    The OP is 18. Fierce is popular amongst teenagers.

    But what if you could have fierce, but for cheaper, better smelling, and without the tacky name/logo?


    Then you get Mont Blanc Legend
    True..I actually like Fierce alot...it is about the projection with that one. Ed Hardy skulls & roses is another recent copy of those notes.

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    I tested Fierce on one wrist and Legend on the other for work yesterday. Here is the thing with these two.

    Fierce: projection and sillage monster, people are going to notice you for sure for the first 3 hours.

    Mont Blanc Legend: calm, moderate...great smell...lasts longer than Fierce, but not as projected, I smell this scent on and off throughout the day...so I know the longevity is there, just not as strong and "in your face"

    These honestly smell the same, except for these differences. Everybody has different chemistry though...so there is that at play as well.

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    Givenchy Play Intense, Rive Gauche PH and Armani Code!
    Top 5

    1. Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy

    2. Invasion Barbare by MDCI

    3. Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    4. Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL

    5. Gendarme

    6. Jazz Prestige by YSL

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    Davidoff Cool Water
    my blog : bonnygonggrijp.blogspot.com

    Lalique Pour Homme

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    Curve, sung by alfred sung, love and luck ed hardy

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    Issy miyaki leau di issy

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    Or try polo black

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    Im 18 and in my first year in college as well and just recently got into the fragrance world.
    My first 3 buys have been:
    YSL l'homme
    Boss Bottled
    Gucci Pour Homme II


    All are great scents that are perfect for the college setting

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    YSL
    Boss Bottled
    Any of the Chanel's

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    Paco rabanne sports
    Lacoste essential
    CK One

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    Clive Christian No. 1

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    theres many options. some good starters have been mentioned already:

    boss bottled
    gucci pour homme II
    mont blanc legend
    YSL L'homme/Libre/La Nuit
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Nautica Voyage

    i'll add bleu de chanel for its crowd pleasing abilities, as well as fahrenheit to have you step a little out of the usual.

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    Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre

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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott47 View Post
    Im 18 and in my first year in college as well and just recently got into the fragrance world.
    My first 3 buys have been:
    YSL l'homme
    Boss Bottled
    Gucci Pour Homme II


    All are great scents that are perfect for the college setting
    +1.1 (because +1 is too short to post).

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    A&F Fierce

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    Hugo.

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    A&F Fierce, La Nuit de L'Homme, or L'homme
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
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    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
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    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

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    Armani code and fierce. Don't forget the classic also aqua de gio. All are crowd pleasers which is what you want to focus on.
    Last edited by socalwoman; 26th March 2013 at 10:52 AM.

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