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    Question College student looking for an everyday cologne

    Hello Basenotes community,

    I've been been browsing this site and the forums for a couple weeks now (great stuff by the way) in my pursuit to find a good cologne for everyday use. I'm new to this whole fragrance thing, but as a 21 year old college student, who is about to start interviewing and working in a slightly more professional atmosphere, I felt it was time to pick up a cologne. I should also note that since I am still a college student, my budget is rather limited. I'm not looking to spend more than $60 (give or take a few dollars) on a cologne.

    I apologize in advance for my fragrance vocabulary, but I'm looking for a casual type of cologne, nothing too strong. I do like masculine types of scents. I like some sweet top notes, but I also want something that is a little deeper (woodsy?) and more masculine. But like I said earlier, nothing too strong, something subtle but that still smells good. A friend recommended Burberry Brit but I did not enjoy that. It was too sweet and reminded me of baby powder. Perhaps that can give you an idea of what I'm looking for. Like I said, I am new to this fragrance thing, so any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: College student looking for an everyday cologne

    Gucci Pour Homme II. sample it in the store and buy it on fragrancenet.com for 60

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    Default Re: College student looking for an everyday cologne

    Prada Amber
    Chanel De Bleu
    Issey Miyake
    Guerlain Veviter
    360 Red

    all under 60 bucks and great for everyday wear in a professional atmosphere

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    You should try Guerlain's Vetiver : clean, fresh and woody
    I guess Terre d'Hermès is worth a try but I don't know if it's below 60$

    By the way, consider the fact that buying a 3 oz is often much more economical than buying several 1,7 oz. I am trying to say : your 60$ limit is a periodical buy, so it's worth grouping 2 times.

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    L'occitane Eau des Baux

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    Default Re: College student looking for an everyday cologne

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    L'occitane Eau des Baux
    I second this. Good stuff.

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    Buy some Gendarme for the workplace and GPH2 for everything else.
    KCCO!

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    Wow, thank you all for the responses! I'll take this list to Macy's and figure out what I like. I just needed a place to start instead of going in there blind, so I appreciate it. Glad to be a part of Basenotes!

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    Terre D Hermes for the winter months. Welcome aboard.

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    Default Re: College student looking for an everyday cologne

    Don't be tempted to buy from Macy's..
    I would test and then check Ebay and Fragrance.net for the best prices

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    Bleu de Chanel or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme.

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Default Re: College student looking for an everyday cologne

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Bleu de Chanel or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme.
    +1.

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    Default Re: College student looking for an everyday cologne

    another vote for Bleu de chanel

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    Thanks again for all the responses! I really did not expect this many replies, it's much appreciated. I'll head out to try out the fragrances you all have mentioned this weekend.

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    If you're looking to purchase just one fragrance, then I recommend it be versatile enough for work and play, day or night, all seasons. Also, you can get great deals shopping online discounters such as fragrancenet or scentedmonkey, therefore allowing you to acquire bottles that would otherwise be out of your price range. Having said that, I would suggest the following:

    - Bleu de Chanel
    - Guerlain Homme
    - L'Eau d'Issey
    - Chanel Allure Pour Homme
    - Dior Homme Sport
    - YSL L'Homme

    These are all proven, versatile frags with a certain appeal. It's all about finding the one you enjoy wearing the most and best represents your personality (and the image you'd like to give off). Good luck and let us know what you end up with!

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