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    I'm an 18 year old college student looking for a night time / party cologne. I've rushed a fraternity, so I'm just looking for something to wear to mixers / parties. I'm not someone who is picky at all when it comes to scents, so I pretty much always find cologne to smell good. That's why I'm fine doing a "blind-buy", as I'm just looking for something that most girls will enjoy (preferably something more masculine).

    I'm not looking for something insanely strong. I'm decently confident but by no means will I be the most confident man in the room. I also don't really have any budget constraints, but the cheaper the better as I may be looking to get a bit of variety by buying 2-3 colognes. My roommate has Acqua Di Geo which he's let me used a few times now and I think it's fine.

    I'm already planning on getting Burberry London, as I live in Michigan and I've read that it's an excellent winter cologne (plus it's really cheap at $24). I got a few recommendations from brothers, but the only one I remember right now is Abercrombie's Fierce. I'm definitely open to suggestions though.

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    Hello and welcome! I suggest to you Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler. It will be perfect for wearing out and it will suit the colder weather of Michigan.
    There isn't anything better than smelling good and being complimented on how good you smell!

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    I think you will like V&R Spicebomb, excellent night out scent for colder weather. Boss Bottled might work for you as well.

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    Dolce and Gabbana The One.
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    Based on your preferences (or at least the preferences of the people that you'll be around, because let's be honest - at our age (I'm 20) - this is a pretty big influencing factor in choice) I would definitely suggest experimenting with scents that have been touted as "mass appealers".

    The ones that come to mind which I've used in similar circumstances and haven't been mentioned yet are:

    - Christian Dior - Sauvage
    - Paco Rabanne - Invictus (or Invictus Aqua - probably go the original)
    - Versace - Eros or Homme (Homme has a variation called Dylan Blue which is similar to Sauvage)
    - anything else that your nose enjoys - if you're not a particularly picky person, the chances are that your nose will also be inclined to the scents that those within your age group are inclined to, alternatively, get a close female friend to go shopping with you, it helps a lot.

    All the best!

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    Welcome!
    Would also add Christian Lacroix Nuit pour Homme as one more suggestion for (re-) testing among the affordable, but smooth and good quality nighttime fragrances.
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    I would suggest Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler.
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    Dolce & Gabanna Intenso

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    +1 for Pure Malt

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. Part of me wishes there was a consensus as to which are the best, but with so many options I guess it makes sense that everyone has differing suggestion. Would also be nice if companies made it easier to get small samples online... Guess I'll try to research some suggestion and choose from there. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartholomew View Post
    I think you will like V&R Spicebomb, excellent night out scent for colder weather.
    Another good option.
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    +1 on Pure Malt and Pure Havane by Mugler; can't go wrong with either of these.

    Others to consider:
    24 Gold by Scent Story
    London by Burberry
    One Man Show Ruby Edition by Bogart
    Altamir by Lapidus

    If you shop around online, you can pick-up the four that I mentioned very reasonably. Read the reviews and see if they sound like they'd work for you
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    I'm going to say Bleu de Chanel. Some say it's similar to Sauvage. I think it's better. It has its lovers and detractors, and I'm neither of those...but it IS a scent that "non-scent-people" seem to love. It's familiar and uncomlicated (not a bad thing!), high quality and smooth, and it lasts and projects well. Performs well in any weather. In other words, it is the perfect versatile college scent.

    Also, for something a little sweeter, +1 Le Male. My roommate in college had it. The opposite sex loved it, plain and simple. I distinctly remember that. Smells pretty good too.

    Finally, agree on Pure Havane or Pure Malt. Whichever you like better. I lean toward Havane. Both are excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    +1 on Pure Malt and Pure Havane by Mugler; can't go wrong with either of these.

    Others to consider:
    24 Gold by Scent Story
    London by Burberry
    One Man Show Ruby Edition by Bogart
    Altamir by Lapidus

    If you shop around online, you can pick-up the four that I mentioned very reasonably. Read the reviews and see if they sound like they'd work for you
    I like these suggestions! Test Burberry London first (if you haven't already) - you can order a tester online for very cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shivsri View Post
    Dolce & Gabanna Intenso
    Intenso might be a bit too mature for a teenager though? But if you can pull it off - you'll smell like the most established guy in your lecture :P


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    Try something from Narciso Rodriguez, if you want something little bit different.

    Also, Issey Miyake is worth looking into.

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    If I were 18 again (lol) I'd probably go with one of these:-
    Terre d'Hermes edt
    Zegna Intenso
    Dior Homme

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    +1 Pure malt
    I came here to talk fragrances & chew bubblegum.. and i'm all out of bubblegum.

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Prada Amber PH, Invictus, YSL La Nuit L'homme, others.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    I would try 1 Million for clubbing

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    +1 for Pure Malt
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    Four fragrances that every male college student should have...

    Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme for date nights and dating in general, incredibly versatile. Great for clubbing too
    Dolce And Gabbana The One for dating as well
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt - The clubbing champion
    Versace The Dreamer - Attracts a certain crowd of women when clubbing
    Favourite fragrances:

    The One EDP
    Pardon
    Guerlain L'Instant De Guerlain Eau Extreme
    Gentleman
    La Nuit De L'Homme
    Sauvage
    Bleu De Chanel
    Egoiste & Egoiste Concentree
    Pour Monsieur & Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Platinum Egoiste
    Antaeus
    Allure Homme Sport/Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    Allure Homme
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Midnight in Paris
    Le Male
    Cool Water
    Club De Nuit Intense Man
    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Grey Vetiver
    Versace Pour Homme
    Pure Malt/Havane

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    +1 A*Men Pure Havane
    +1 Spicebomb
    +1 eau Sauvage

    Great suggestions


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    welcome cyberris! i suggest you Armani Code Ultimate.

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    Pure Malt
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    The One
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