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    Lightbulb Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    I'm looking for a cologne under $30 that is unique, has good longevity, and still gets compliments. Maybe something similar to Versace Pour Homme? Thank you!

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Perhaps Alcazar by Ted Lapidus. Not similar to the Versace though.
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    Kenneth Cole Black.
    Mont Blanc Legend.
    Eternity Aqua.
    Some of these might tip slightly over $30.
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    Not similar to Versace but try some Rasasi:

    Al Wisam Day
    Rasasi Daarej
    Tasmeem
    Entebaa
    Chastity

    May work for you

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    Gianfranco Ferre Bergamotto Marino

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    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 20th April 2017 at 02:55 PM.
    Currently wearing: Wall Street by Bond No. 9

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Also adding Mugler Cologne, Yardley Citrus&Wood, Azzaro Visit

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Not similar to the Versace - but Hanae Mori HM is unique, long lasting, and cheap. Blackcurrant, lemon, vanilla, mint.

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfbgraphicdesign View Post
    I'm looking for a cologne under $30 that is unique, has good longevity, and still gets compliments. Maybe something similar to Versace Pour Homme? Thank you!
    Well, if it's unique, it won't smell similar to Versace Pour Homme...

    But...


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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by williamroe View Post
    Not similar to the Versace - but Hanae Mori HM is unique, long lasting, and cheap. Blackcurrant, lemon, vanilla, mint.
    This is a good suggestion!
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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Mont Blanc Individuel

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Here are some close to or under $30 that are more on the unique side with at least decent longevity but still have that crowd-pleasing quality similar to Versace pH:

    Hawas by Rasasi
    Happy for Men by Clinique
    Nightflight by Joop!
    L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain
    Roadster by Cartier
    Roadster Sport by Cartier
    Joop! Jump
    Lanvin L'Homme Sport
    Azzaro Visit
    First Instinct by Abercrombie & Fitch
    Lacoste pour Homme
    ExciTED Ted Lapidus
    Currently wearing: Individuel by Montblanc

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    C. O. Bigelow Elixir White



    Bath and Body Works, Amazon also carries it about 20 bucks - longevity varies

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Slightly exceeds your price point (shipping) but you'll get exactly what you're looking for.

    Versace PH gift set with 1.7oz bottle on fragrancenet for just over $30.

    https://www.fragrancenet.com/cologne...-1.7-oz#192576

    Or...

    3.4oz tester for just over $30 as well on Fragrancex.

    https://www.fragrancex.com/products/..._products.html
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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    C. O. Bigelow Elixir White



    Bath and Body Works, Amazon also carries it about 20 bucks - longevity varies
    This one might be worth looking into. I have C.O. Bigelow's No.32 Bay Rum and I was highly impressed with their take on Bay Rum, which is also a classic scent, and I wonder what this one is like. Odds are it's going to smell good.
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Nautica Voyage is quite inexpensive and somewhat unique for an aquatic.

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by williamroe View Post
    Not similar to the Versace - but Hanae Mori HM is unique, long lasting, and cheap. Blackcurrant, lemon, vanilla, mint.
    Very good suggestion!

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    Rykiel Man is about as unique as they come for that price. Very nice fragrance IMO.
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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by williamroe View Post
    Not similar to the Versace - but Hanae Mori HM is unique, long lasting, and cheap. Blackcurrant, lemon, vanilla, mint.


    I like this suggestion.

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    I can't vouch for this site at all but there are over 20 pages of half price perfumes to chose from -- some best sellers included

    https://www.halfpriceperfumes.co.uk/...or-men#/page-6

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Not similar, but under $30 and to my nose unique - Mahogany Woods by Bath & Body Works
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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Insurrection II pure (you can smell almost like Aventus for $25)

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    C. O. Bigelow Elixir White



    Bath and Body Works, Amazon also carries it about 20 bucks - longevity varies
    This is a real Guilty Pleasure for me....nice call

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Cuba Silver Blue, since it is mostly Allure Homme Sport which many consider VPH bares similarities too. It is about $8 for a 100ml cigar shaped bottle.
    rue21 Carbon Elements, a bit stripped down but has a nice white floral feel, similar to VPH.
    Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Prep, seems mostly similar to the VPH DNA.
    Tommy Hilfiger TH Bold. Nice but I doubt you'll find it for the deal I did, $6 for 30ml.

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    Azzaro l'Eau
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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

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    Default Re: Looking for a great Men's Cologne under $30, something unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfbgraphicdesign View Post
    I'm looking for a cologne under $30 that is unique, has good longevity, and still gets compliments. Maybe something similar to Versace Pour Homme? Thank you!
    Aramis 900
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    Unique but similar to a mass-market favorite?

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    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage




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