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    Default college student new to frags. All help would be much appreciated!

    So I'm a 22 year old college student majoring in psychology. I've recently gotten really interested in how I present myself and wanted to use fragrances as an avenue to facilitate that. I'm not really sure what would be good for my characteristics and personality but I'm 5'9, lean build and have a well kept beard-- I am also middle eastern (egyptian). What would be a good frag for me? I don't really like the old spice scents as I feel like there isn't enough detail in them. I'd like my scent to ideally have high sillage and favorable projection, specially towards women. Thank you!

    Edit : wanted to really put emphasis on what I'd like. Ideally its something that would appeal to women and something that can be used frequently. I'm a college student so I have a tight budget but I can afford up to 50-60$. Thank you guys for reading my post. Would really love something with long longevity and great tones (preferably not something watered down like those aquatic smells).

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy310 View Post
    So I'm a 22 year old college student majoring in psychology. I've recently gotten really interested in how I present myself and wanted to use fragrances as an avenue to facilitate that. I'm not really sure what would be good for my characteristics and personality but I'm 5'9, lean build and have a well kept beard-- I am also middle eastern (egyptian). What would be a good frag for me? I don't really like the old spice scents as I feel like there isn't enough detail in them. I'd like my scent to ideally have high sillage and favorable projection, specially towards women. Thank you!

    Edit : wanted to really put emphasis on what I'd like. Ideally its something that would appeal to women and something that can be used frequently. I'm a college student so I have a tight budget but I can afford up to 50-60$. Thank you guys for reading my post. Would really love something with long longevity and great tones (preferably not something watered down like those aquatic smells).
    It's hard to recommend a fragrance online, since each scent will react differently to one's body composition/chemistry. Go to your local Sephora or dept. store, ask for some samples, spray on your wrist, and go from there. To blind buy, is to gamble. Good luck!

    PS. Just say no to "1 Million"
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    Default Re: college student new to frags. All help would be much appreciated!

    Welcome!

    Dior Homme (Intense)

    l'Instant de Guerlain (extreme)

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    Welcome!

    It's always hard to know what a specific woman will like. Tastes vary.

    I second the Dior Homme collection: not too heavy, classic, a bit gourmand. For something with a bit of a twist, I'd recommend looking into Bulgari Black, which has an interesting rubber note that works very well.

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    +1 on Dior Homme and Bulgari Black

    Also,

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Egoiste
    Fahrenheit
    Kouros
    Rive Gauche pour Homme

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    Solo Loewe and Solo Loewe Intense, Lapidus pour Homme, Caron pour un Homme, ST Dupont pour Homme are usually priced within this budget limits and quite distinctively unique, as well as timelessly classy
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    Give Fahrenheit a try for sure! its a masterpiece!

    Some others within your budget that might suit,
    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar
    Aramis Calligraphy Rose
    Mont Blanc Starwalker
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Dsquared Potion
    YSL L'homme
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    I always like to recommend the fragrances by L'Occitane (Eau des Baux in particular) and at Lush (Dirty in particular). They're gorgeous fragrances and incredibly reasonable in price.
    Currently wearing: No. 22 by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy310 View Post
    So I'm a 22 year old college student majoring in psychology. I've recently gotten really interested in how I present myself and wanted to use fragrances as an avenue to facilitate that. I'm not really sure what would be good for my characteristics and personality but I'm 5'9, lean build and have a well kept beard-- I am also middle eastern (egyptian). What would be a good frag for me? I don't really like the old spice scents as I feel like there isn't enough detail in them. I'd like my scent to ideally have high sillage and favorable projection, specially towards women. Thank you!

    Edit : wanted to really put emphasis on what I'd like. Ideally its something that would appeal to women and something that can be used frequently. I'm a college student so I have a tight budget but I can afford up to 50-60$. Thank you guys for reading my post. Would really love something with long longevity and great tones (preferably not something watered down like those aquatic smells).
    22, college, Egyptian, low budget, good longevity, versatile.

    I would guess that oud and woody fragrances are common there so try:

    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Jacques Bogart Silver Scent
    Azzaro Chrome
    Versace Eros

    My advice:
    Don't reapply, don't apply to your wrists since you will be rubbing it all over your table when you write, use lotions beforehand because they will improve your fragrances' performance a lot, buy testers (same fragrance but much cheaper).

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    La nuit de lhomme seems to fit the bill. But if you're really looking for compliments..... perry ellis 360 red and priced at only 20 dollars so you can probably afford to buy another bottle also
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    Welcome! I'm also a young, broke, middle eastern college student. well, my pa's from Lebanon anyway.

    I know on men I love anything with strong vetiver, cedar, sandalwood and oud notes in it -- which I think would match you. Something I got a whiff of recently and absolutely adored was Wonderwood by Comme des Garçons.
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    The whole Dior Homme line is nice. They're at Sephora. And +1 to Bvlgari Black, if you can find it. I once bought that for a man when we were about your age.
    Also something fun to try is Voyage d'Hermes, if your skin likes it. You won't smell like everyone else.
    In her bottled up is a woman peppery as curry,
    a yam of a woman of butter and brass,
    compounded of acid and sweet like a pineapple,
    like a handgrenade set to explode,
    like goldenrod ready to bloom.

    —from "The Woman in the Ordinary" by Marge Piercy
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    Default Re: college student new to frags. All help would be much appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
    Also something fun to try is Voyage d'Hermes, if your skin likes it. You won't smell like everyone else.
    This fragrance is fantastic!!! I love it and second this recommendation.

    By the way, Kotori, Marge Piercy is one of my favorite writers. Nice signature.
    Currently wearing: Câline by Jean Patou

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