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    Default Some help for a blind buy under 50 dollars.

    Hi guys, my sister's ordering me a present and obviously I want a fragrance. I currently have Burberry Brit, YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Perfume and Blue de Chanel. These are all rather darkish night-fragrances imo. I'm looking for an every day light fragrance that is still classy. Nothing too sporty/aquatic. Something spicy would be nice.

    I was thinking L'Homme by YSL but I'd like to start collecting and I'd rather try something new rather than the day-version of a fragrance I already own. But I am thinking along that vein. Classy, sophisticated, sexy.

    Help me out guys?

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    Tim McGraw-southern blend

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    Mugler Cologne is light and classy. It's usually a little over fifty dollars depending on size, but I just saw it advertised for less than that at an online discounter.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Midnight in Paris

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Midnight in Paris
    +1 for the EdP

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    Burberry London

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    Jean-Paul Gaultier's Le Male
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    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    Quote Originally Posted by H3000 View Post
    Hi guys, my sister's ordering me a present and obviously I want a fragrance. I currently have Burberry Brit, YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Perfume and Blue de Chanel. These are all rather darkish night-fragrances imo. I'm looking for an every day light fragrance that is still classy. Nothing too sporty/aquatic. Something spicy would be nice.

    I was thinking L'Homme by YSL but I'd like to start collecting and I'd rather try something new rather than the day-version of a fragrance I already own. But I am thinking along that vein. Classy, sophisticated, sexy.

    Help me out guys?
    I just noticed that you're really looking for two different scents.

    "an every day light fragrance that is still classy," and

    "Classy, sophisticated sexy."

    Those two categories can overlap, but the colognes I'd put in the first aren't necessarily the ones I'd put int he second.

    For example, someone mentioned Le Male. I don't dislike it, but I would not consider it an everyday light scent at all, though you might think it's classy, sophisticated, and sexy.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Live Jazz

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    Versace The Dreamer.

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    Default Re: Some help for a blind buy under 50 dollars.

    actually, l'homme sounds nice

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    PURE MALT on FRAGRANCENET FOR $53 after 20% code FDC4P! GO GET THAT RIGHT NOW!

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    Zino by Davidoff, Heritage by Guerlain, Rive Gauche by YSL, Caron Pour un Homme, Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    +1 for Mugler Cologne.
    +1 for Live Jazz (esp. w/ summer coming up)
    I'll add in: Gendarme (original)(seen on eBay for under $50)
    Lanvin L'Homme. Also can be found online for under $50
    Chemistry by Clinique. Always $40 from Clinique counter, very fresh and spicy, but you gotta like ginger.
    Chrome by Azzaro. fresh day scent. Quite popular, but I find the tea note here on par with Creed's SMW

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    Zino by Davidoff, Heritage by Guerlain, Rive Gauche by YSL, Caron Pour un Homme, Eau des Baux by L'Occitane
    Gutsy list, FullCollapse. We must be kindred spirits of sorts. I love all the ones you mentioned, but extended consideration of lighter offerings for the OP. Variety is the spice of life.

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    Thanks so much guys, will be looking into these.

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    Love & Luck. Ignore the packaging; it's a great fresh scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    PURE MALT on FRAGRANCENET FOR $53 after 20% code FDC4P! GO GET THAT RIGHT NOW!
    Unfortunately sold out bros

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    The ultimate no risk blind buy under $50 for one who has not tried it is Mitsouko EDP, my all-time favorite by Guerlain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    The ultimate no risk blind buy under $50 for one who has not tried it is Mitsouko EDP, my all-time favorite by Guerlain.
    Definitely not a blind buy for the average Joe, IMO.

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    I genuinely second, amongst the previous suggestions, Mugler Cologne, Live Jazz, Versace Dreamer and Rive Gauche

    Would also like to add Lanvin Vetiver and Azzaro Visit

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    Halston Man Amber
    24 Gold by Scentstory
    Lalique Hommage
    For Sale or Swap: Terre D'Hermes

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    If you want spice then look at Obsession for Men. It can be worn during daytime. It is one of the few fragrances where 1 spray is all you need.
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    What about Aramis Havana? Very spicy and last I saw, the 100ml bottle was under $50
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    Divine eau Divine (refillable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    The ultimate no risk blind buy under $50 for one who has not tried it is Mitsouko EDP, my all-time favorite by Guerlain.
    No risk? Whoa, no way. I love Mitsouko on women, but on men . . . not saying you can't wear it, but I'd say that's just about the riskiest blind buy imaginable.

    Even in the category of fragrances-marketed-for-women-that-maybe-a-man-can-wear, I'd say Shalimar is much safer, and even that isn't safe at all.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    No mentions of Body Kouros? Really?

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    +1 Mugler Cologne

    Bergamotto Marino

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanceSilver View Post
    No mentions of Body Kouros? Really?
    I would take vintage Kouros over Body Kouros.

    But that is harder to find, and over $50.

    There are too many fake BK out there. I got stuck with one.
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    The ultimate no risk blind buy under $50 for one who has not tried it is Mitsouko EDP, my all-time favorite by Guerlain.
    Comedy post. Well done!

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    Habit Rouge or Mitsouko. Do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellgood4u View Post
    I would take vintage Kouros over Body Kouros.

    But that is harder to find, and over $50.

    There are too many fake BK out there. I got stuck with one.
    A 100mL bottle of BK can easily be found on FragranceNet, Fragrancex or any other discounter for less than $40. Picked mine up from FragX for $38

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