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    Default Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    I'm testing a sample I got long ago and I love the fragrance. The only issue is the crazy price. Is there a cheaper alternative?
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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    I think Platinum Egoiste smells similar on the dry down. Plus it lasts long. I was almost going to purchase a bottle of Riverside Drive myself so I did a test, one spray on each arm. It is a similar scent after the dry down which didn't warrant the price for riverside. It is still a great fragrance though

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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne.

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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Try YSL L'Homme Libre. I prefer Riverside, but similar vibe.
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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Try YSL L'Homme Libre. I prefer Riverside, but similar vibe.
    Agree - similar vibe.

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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have L'Homme Libre, but there is something more to Riverside Drive. I might just have to cowboy up and get a bottle. Their prices are just so damn insane.
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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have L'Homme Libre, but there is something more to Riverside Drive. I might just have to cowboy up and get a bottle. Their prices are just so damn insane.
    Riverside is brighter and fresher than Libre. I don't think there are any other alternatives. Fragrancenet has 3.3 oz for $179 and an additional 15% off. Usually you can search and find a 20% code..
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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Buy a decant of it.
    or Aventus.

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    Default Re: Alternative to Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
    I might just have to cowboy up and get a bottle. Their prices are just so damn insane.
    Good idea. Beauty Encounter had the 1.7oz for $93, but they're sold out at the moment.

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