Solara For Men
Hey I am on a bit of a budget, don't want to spend a lot, say no more than 25-30 dollars for cologne. However, I want a long lasting one too. My skin profile is oily and I tend to sweat (I think it's some genetic condition) so I would like to mask that. So what do you recommend? (Something that get's the ladies)
Thanks in advance!
Solara For Men
Welcome to Basenotes! What type of scents are you looking for? If you like sweet scents, check out:
Animale Animale for Men by Animale Parfums
Bogart Pour Homme by Jacques Bogart
CK One Shock for Him by Calvin Klein
Colors for Men by Benetton
Rochas Man by Rochas
I'll let the others add more.
You want ladies for $30? Your expectations for $30 scent are fairly high.
Azzaro Chrome. Smells good and lasts a long time.
Mustang Blue, Revert Eco, Navigator. Pay no mind to the cynics; you can smell great on a budget.
Rive Gauche (older tin can)
Azzaro Chrome, Cool Water, Rochas Man, Hanae Mori HM and Lolita Lempika Au Masculin are a few choices you should look at...
Coty Wild Woods or Wild Spice
Azzaro Chrome, CK Shock, Nautica Voyage.
Ted Lapidus Pour Lui
Cool Water or CK Shock
many designer fragrances come in deodorant form that are around $20-$30, like ysl l'homme or d&g light blue etc..
perhaps you can pick one or two to go with different occasions.
Thierry Mugler Cologne
Bergamotto Marino by Ferre
+1 Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, Giorgio Red is nice too imo
all you need is to go to walmart and pick up old spice original scent stick for $2-3. i am serious, this will last all day, safe, masculine. if you like a cologne, and you like to cover excess smells, first get scentless stick for your underarms, then giorgio, tabac original edc, halston z-14 are each under $20 for a big bottle, and exceptional quality budget scents.
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the ladies love Giorgio for Men...under $20 and one spray last forever.
Buy Drakkar Noir. An old scent, but still pleases the ladies, even i have received compliments.... and in my country/culture it's VERY rare to get compliments in the first place! And it's priced inside your budget span.
Some bottles for sale (Worldwide) -YSL Jazz Prestige, YSL Opium vintage, Ungaro I, Zino, etc.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Get Joop pour Homme, and your done.
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
+1 on Bogart Pour Homme (2004) - created by the great Maurice Roucel.
I would also add two others from Bogart - Silver Scent Intense and One Man Show Gold Edition.
Very good suggestions all!
I can't comment on the longevity, but Mandarina Duck Pure Black has excellent projection and longevity, and can be found for quite cheap online.
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+2 on Bogart PH. Masculine powerhouse with some sweetness (cherry). $20 will get ya a 3.3 oz/100 ml bottle.
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Seconding Rive Gauche
Old Spice used to have better longevity than it does now. I'm just trying to think of something that lasts a long time for under $30 (£23) and I can't think of anything. If you can stretch the budget a little, I used to like Eau Savage Extreme. Strong, pleasant and fresh.
Buy a used fragrance on ebay. Just yesterday I saw a nearly full bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia sell for £21 which is less than half the retail price.
I don't like it personally, but for the price is really a beast - Azzaro Chrome
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2) Get Curve
perry ellis 360 red and 360 white. michael jordan legend. paris hilton man. aspen.
An inexpensive one I really like is VIP by Usher, and it has decent longevity. Everlast Original 1910 is another good one for the money, but doesn't last very well. You should be able to get both within your budget.
Another that just came to mind is Sung Homme. It's awesome, long lasting, and projects well. I bought my last bottle for $9.99 at Marshall's.
Thallium and Thallium Black
+1 and women LOVE the way Chrome smells. One of the best inexpensive fragrances in my opinion.Azzaro Chrome
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Swiss Army Classic, very underrated panty-dropper that lasts and projects. Can be found in local drug stores, walmarts, warehouses from $10 -$29
Current top 5:
1. Amouage Opus VII 2. Amouage Fate Man 3. LV Piper Nigrum 4. Creed Spice & Wood 5. Bond 9 Harrods Oud
Quorum all the way.