Azzaro Pour Homme.
Thread: Good College Scent under $50?
Im in grad school and am looking for a new scent for the fall/winter. I can't spend more than $50 and this would likely be a blind buy unless i can try it out before xmas. I'm not too picky when it comes to frags (as far as type, not quality). I guess if i had to give a preference, i'd say i like the woody scents. I can do masculine but not super heavy crazy hairy man scents.
I have Perry Ellis red, which i love but its more for summer. I also like Azzaro Chrome in the summer. I have Kenneth Cole Black and Perry Ellis Reserve which are both solid winter/fall frags, but I need something new/better.
Im 22 and in college and I want a scent that is mature but will still appeal to girls around my age (like 18-22). I tend to rank other people's enjoyment of the scent (read:females) above my own and I need a scent that is a real compliment getter.
Here are my thoughts:
YSL Rive Gauche
YSL La Nuit
Of these, i have tried L'homme, which i loved, but i feel like it's one for special occasions more than every day wear. I have so many YSL because i like them and I have heard they're great bang for the buck. I'm concerned that Rive Gauche is more for older men (not OLD, but like 30's) but ive heard great things about that. Id like to pull the trigger on something like Dior Homme Intense, but I can't drop that much. My Budget is $50. It can be a few bucks over, but not much ($55 tops). This would need to be a frag i could wear both as a daily and as a going out to the bar frag (if possible). Help a brother out
Azzaro Pour Homme.
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tried it...i like it but its a bit too heavy and porn-starrish for me
Gucci pour homme 2
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From the previous suggestions: Rive Gauche (by far not that "old-mannish" in my opinion, in fact, quite timeless that it easily suits almost any age), L'Homme or The Dreamer.
Additional suggestions: Mugler Cologne, L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme, Ck One Shock.
Go to lilydirect.com and check out Dior Homme or Dior Homme sport.
You can get a 1.7 oz for around $49 or 3.4oz tester for around $52
Terre d'Hermes edp or Voyage d'Hermes edt or Ralph Lauren Explore
Out of your choices, I would go with YSL L' Homme. Safe, and could be worn year round IMO.
Don't know if you can find it in the US, but Molinard Teck or even Roger & Gallet's L'Homme might be worth a look.
Give a sniff to L'Occitane's Eau des Baux. It's cypress and incense, but reads more as a warm, dry vanilla. Surprisingly good given its low price point.
M I p EDP
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents"
Other members' suggestions are also great. If you live near a Sephora, go there and check them out.
Kenneth Cole Signature
I'm leaning towards La Nuit De L'homme YSL...thoughts?
I wouldn't suggest any of your original choices (no offense, I actually own some of those)
I would suggest you look into:
Dior Homme Sport 2012
Gucci Pour Homme II
Kenneth Cole Black
Midnight in Paris
Some of which others have suggested.
La Nuit is a good choice for cooler weather..
Personally I would get Dreamer 1st
Live Jazz/ Vintage Jazz by YSL
Michael Jordan Legend/Michael Jordan Cologne
Givenchy Play Intense
Givenchy Pour Homme
1. Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy
2. Invasion Barbare by MDCI
3. Green Irish Tweed by Creed
4. Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL
6. Jazz Prestige by YSL
it's between Le Male and La Nuit.....dammit this is hard...thats what she said
In addition to what others have already said, I'm tempted to suggest the following:
Kenzo pour homme
Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme.
If you like woody scents with citrus up front then Versace L'homme.
Also, Azzaro and Rive gauche, as others have opined.
If versatility is not a high priority, you could look at midnight in Paris and prada's Amber pour Homme intense.
A wild card entry would be Azzaro visit.
Last edited by gravityeyelids; 1st December 2013 at 10:01 PM.