Maybe for the summer: Heeley Coccobello
Thread: Purchasing Ideas
My Kids gave me 150$ limit for cologne for my birthday on 11 July. So I'm looking at getting something but have no idea, I want something of the Niche flavor. And I'm thinking of something on fragrance net, any suggestions?
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Maybe for the summer: Heeley Coccobello
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So many potential answers - any chance of a few pointers as to what type of scent you like?
Put on some extra cash, and buy Amouage Memoir.
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Dior Homme Sport.
I wish I could advice some Chanels but not at fragrancenet.
Choose any random scent. Any suggestions we give you will be our opinion of what's nice and no different from throwing a dart at a wall.
+1 for Aventus
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Current Winter Favorites:
1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
2. Brückner - Aoud 1
3. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
5. Creed - Royal Oud
6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
8. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
9. Creed - Royal English Leather
10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
I would pay extra money and go for Aventus or maybe a By Kilian at luckyscent?
I suggest getting into splits for niche - buying (& blowing) all 150 on 1 niche is not my preference (that's when you are new to basenotes). There's normally a 21% discount coupon available for fragrancenet, do use that. Also, suggest you register to ebates & shop for fragrancenet from there - you will get an additional 6% cashback.
As for suggestions:
Vetiver - Encre Noire
Citrus - Monsieur Balmain
Fall / winter / cold - For the reminder which is about $80 odd, I suggest buying a bottle of any Aoud's from Montale - price after disc will be around 91. Or any one from Serge Lutens will work well too instead of the Montale.
So you exceed your budget by 10-15 if you go with the above 3, which will be made up with the cash back from ebates. Of course, the first 2 suggested are not really niche, but they serve the purpose & are excellent fragrances in their own right.
Last edited by badarun; 14th July 2014 at 01:26 AM.
Without knowing your preferences; for $150, I would say Chergui + Ambre Sultan OR Serge Noire.
7/11 is my Mum's b-day too. She's probably got a few years on you though. Anyway, I spent much of that day with her and remember wearing some Villoresi - Uomo. So, yeah, get that one!
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So much stuff to choose from. From fresh to warm. And the budget is quite high, you can get most brand, except the most expensive ones. I'll toss off a couple of ideas:
fresh/summer: CDG2 man (lemony incense)
Warm/winter: Lubin Idole
Not sure fragrance net is the best for niche.
I would also suggest adding a few dollars and buy qn Amouage. Memoir man, Memoir woman or Epic man. Can't really beat the prices now for an Amouage.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (26 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (25 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (20 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (16 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (16 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (14 wears)
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Add a few more bucks and get Aventus. See what all the fuss is about