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    Thumbs down Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    I'll name a few:

    Valentino Uomo
    Armani Eau d'Aromes
    Little Italy by bond no. 9
    now start your own list....
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    huh? How can a fragrance be expensive AND cheap?

    This makes no sense to me whatsoever....

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    I don't know how high the $ bar is in your definition of cheapos , but the first one that comes to mind (if not the only) is : 24 Gold
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    I'll try to explain....expensive scents with the"essence" of a drugstore fragrance...
    sailing the Oceans of Boredom...
    Currently wearing: Encre Noire by Lalique

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    Ignore my Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    I'll try to explain....expensive scents with the"essence" of a drugstore fragrance...
    Aha, it's totally the opposite of what i thought. I'll take my beloved 24 gold out of the equation then !

    Will get back to you on that one. Can't think of any right now.
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    You mean like Creed lol? I tend to avoid them - I rather work on finding cheap great scents!
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    In my opinion: Eau de Campagne, perhaps not quite understanding the tomato leaf, but its price could justify a better quality and a better fragrance altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    You mean like Creed lol? I tend to avoid them - I rather work on finding cheap great scents!
    .. I sense you don't actually love the whole house!?!
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Eau D'Ikar ... perhaps.
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Most of what you find at any retail counter could qualify for the price per bottle. Gucci Guilty Black and Made to Measure are some of the worst offenders in recent times. $80 plus for a bottle of what smells like a knock off fragrance of something that could have been decent at best. I can't tell you how badly I hate the new Gucci fragrances that are being shoved down the consumers' throats. Ralph Lauren's newer stuff is and has been just as bad if not worse.

    I also have to agree with the OP on Little Italy by Bond no. 9. It's beyond basic for what is considered a "niche" fragrance. $50 or less should get you a 6 oz bottle of this decent juice.
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    Versace Eros.
    +1 Gucci MtM
    The 'James Bond 007' range (although I've seen some in the bargain bin where they belong recently).
    So many niche it's hard to know where to start...most Linari, Brecourt, Byredo, Atkinsons 1799...
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    I agree with the latest Gucci fragrances.

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    I haven't smelt yet and problably never will, private reasons for no reason at all, but if valentino Uomo is so close to DH and DHI why all this talk about? Where I live it costs more than the Dior sweeties... there 's one reason ...

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    I'm sure this will hurt some feelings, but basically most of the retro stuff to me smells "cheap" to me. Like polo green, bucheron (uh-oh), certier pasha etc

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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    On the designer side pretty much anything by Gucci, +1 on Eros, Ralph Lauren, Armani. On the niche side the Odin line, Bond No.9 just to name a few


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    Forever Now, an exclusive fragrance for men and women from the house of Gucci, is launched in January 2013 as a tribute to the museum Gucci Museo in Florence and as a reminder of the Florentine roots of this luxury brand. The scent, rich, intense and sophisticated, evokes the brand's history and its modernity. Guccio Gucci opened his first shop in Florence in 1921, and in 2011 the Gucci Museo was opened at Piazza della Signoria.


    The brand’s creative director Frida Giannini and perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi worked together on the fragrance. Giannini said: „Just as the Gucci Museo represents the remarkable narrative behind our iconic products and motifs, so this new fragrance subtly conveys the elegance and sophistication of our roots."

    My verdict - nice, just nice

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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    I'll name a few:

    Valentino Uomo
    Armani Eau d'Aromes
    Little Italy by bond no. 9
    now start your own list....
    I couldn't disagree more with your choice of Valentino Uomo! I can certainly see where it isn't a good fit for everyone, but the dry down is very lush to me. I think it's going to be around for a while.

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    Several Bonds. I'll stop it here for the better...


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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    While I know these have their fans and I apologize to them in advance... Pretty much the entire "Blu" line from Acqua di Parma fits the bill as they all smell quite poor, IMO (too bad, as the regular line is anything but). Many (though certainly far from all) Creed offerings also fit the bill, with Erolfa with its poor fragrance profile and even worse longevity probably their worst offender to my nose... Of course these are just a few examples out of so many others.
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Oliver & Co. Vetiverus, Resina, Mouse, Mousse II.

    Penhaligons: Esprit du Roi, Eau Sans Pareil
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
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    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Joop Jump always reminds me of the cheap knock-offs of Joop Homme that were around before it was released.
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Most of the Nu_Be line, Sospiro, most Xerjoff, Bond no9
    for swap/sale:



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    If drugstore sell hairspray then

    Ciel Man
    Silver Man
    Nuit de Cellophane
    Liaisons Dangereuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Several Bonds. I'll stop it here for the better...
    Yep, this...

    I would also add the Xerjoff Join the Club line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Versace Eros.
    +1 Gucci MtM
    The 'James Bond 007' range (although I've seen some in the bargain bin where they belong recently).
    So many niche it's hard to know where to start...most Linari, Brecourt, Byredo, Atkinsons 1799...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    While I know these have their fans and I apologize to them in advance... Pretty much the entire "Blu" line from Acqua di Parma fits the bill as they all smell quite poor, IMO (too bad, as the regular line is anything but). Many (though certainly far from all) Creed offerings also fit the bill, with Erolfa with its poor fragrance profile and even worse longevity probably their worst offender to my nose... Of course these are just a few examples out of so many others.
    pretty much agree!
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    I agree with many posts regarding the recent offerings from Gucci, Ralph Lauren, etc.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    You mean like Creed lol? I tend to avoid them - I rather work on finding cheap great scents!

    Lol..damn right on that one. I just don't understand the fuss about that fragrance.

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    Oh dear.. I'm gonna get ridiculed for this..but..Allure Homme Sport.

    Most of the Gucci Guilty line
    Polo Big Pony series
    Lacoste Essential/Essential Sport
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    Default Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Several Bonds. I'll stop it here for the better...
    Just what I was going to say, as well.

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