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    Default Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    I have $100 to spend on a new fragrance.I want something that's office friendly and has decent projection/longevity.

    Here's my collection : https://www.fragrantica.com/member/611765/

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT
    Currently wearing: Gentlemen Only by Givenchy

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    Can't. They don't sell it anymore.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT
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    It, like nature, does not give a shit
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    Polo Purple Label

    Blackberry, Tobacco Flower, Woods, Moss

    Lovely for office and lasts 8 hrs on me

    available on the RL website

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    Chanel Egoiste


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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    Can't. They don't sell it anymore.

    I just checked the website and indeed you’re right. They have the aftershave, EDP, and some gel or something. What a shame....

    If the OP could possibly find it in a store or only a very reputable dealer on eBay, I still recommend it, but that’s an olfactive travesty that they yanked it off their website.
    Currently wearing: Gentlemen Only by Givenchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I just checked the website and indeed you’re right. They have the aftershave, EDP, and some gel or something. What a shame....

    If the OP could possibly find it in a store or only a very reputable dealer on eBay, I still recommend it, but that’s an olfactive travesty that they yanked it off their website.
    Olfcative travesty....that made me laugh!!

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Based both on the budget and your current wardrobe, also due to not being recommended yet in previous posts: either Sartorial by Penhaligon's or Lalique Homme EDP are on budget or even both, if going for smaller bottle sizes on each
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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    +1's for:
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT
    (if able to locate)

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    Penhaligon's Sartorial +1

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Didn't see it in your "haves" or "had". Maybe Burberry London.
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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    You have no idea how pissed I was.
    Tried to talk to Chanel people and guess what they said.
    EDP is same as EDT Just stronger.
    They are idiots or don't give a shit. Most likely both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I just checked the website and indeed you’re right. They have the aftershave, EDP, and some gel or something. What a shame....

    If the OP could possibly find it in a store or only a very reputable dealer on eBay, I still recommend it, but that’s an olfactive travesty that they yanked it off their website.
    Beauty needs no morality or righteousness.
    It, like nature, does not give a shit
    Currently wearing: Ricci Club by Nina Ricci

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    Vince Camuto Homme

    Anything in the Chanel line

    ADG Profumo
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    You have no idea how pissed I was.
    Tried to talk to Chanel people and guess what they said.
    EDP is same as EDT Just stronger.
    They are idiots or don't give a shit. Most likely both.
    I'd put my money on both. I wish I bought two bottles instead of one now.


    +1 Sartorial
    Currently wearing: Gentlemen Only by Givenchy

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    Floris 1962

    There's a reputable seller on eBay who has testers for $100.99

    Can't recommend it highly enough.

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    Any other recommendations?

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    You have no idea how pissed I was.
    Tried to talk to Chanel people and guess what they said.
    EDP is same as EDT Just stronger.
    They are idiots or don't give a shit. Most likely both.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I'd put my money on both. I wish I bought two bottles instead of one now.


    +1 Sartorial
    That's really strange. I think it's available for sale at stores here. Here they do not sell Egoiste.
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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    You have no idea how pissed I was.
    Tried to talk to Chanel people and guess what they said.
    EDP is same as EDT Just stronger.
    They are idiots or don't give a shit. Most likely both.
    I doubt sales were low on Pour Monsieur EDT, it’s ridiculous that they would rid of it and keep the other older masculine fragrances. We can only hope they rerelease it again, if they do I’ll buy 6+ bottles in one order don’t wanna lose out again. EDP is the same pfft who they trying to convince lol. I just bought the EDP had to return it due to a faulty sprayer that sticks. Probably will order another but not as a replacement for the EDT it’s clearly different.

    +1 Chanel Egoiste
    +1 Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT/EDP
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP
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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Why not dump the Prada and upgrade for Invasion B? This way you have your lavender-centric fragrance covered with something you really want. Happy hunting!
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    $100?

    Castile & Sartorial testers. You'll have two amazing fragrances plus a few dollars to spare.
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    Aqua Universalis
    Green Irish Tweed
    Prada L'Homme
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Hanae Mori H.M. (EDT)
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Interlude Man
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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Your collection is pretty rounded but also mostly newer designers or niche so I don't know. I'd hate to recommended something too vintage or too cheap considering what's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Why not dump the Prada and upgrade for Invasion B? This way you have your lavender-centric fragrance covered with something you really want. Happy hunting!
    I want to spend only $100 and IV is way more than that

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    My strategy would be ...

    Get a 1 oz of Nicolai New-York and also a bottle of Cartier Pasha (the latter from a discounter).

    Sartorial has been recommended several times but I have both and prefer the Cartier.

    Use the Nicolai juice when you want a more formal vibe or have client sales meetings, etc.

    My 2¢ on the matter.

    Good luck.
    /Acey

    p.s. Of course, there are myriad ways to address this challenge; this is just the first nice combo that came to mind and meets the price point.
    Last edited by AceyMan; 10th December 2018 at 12:00 AM. Reason: Clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPaul View Post
    I have $100 to spend on a new fragrance.I want something that's office friendly and has decent projection/longevity.

    Here's my collection : https://www.fragrantica.com/member/611765/
    YSL Rive Gauche PH or Chanel Egoiste

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Eau de Armani Pour Homme, Grey Vetiver.
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Xeryus Rouge and you'll have $50 left to save or spend on something else...
    Thank me later...

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by cpp214 View Post
    Floris 1962

    There's a reputable seller on eBay who has testers for $100.99

    Can't recommend it highly enough.
    +1 A steal at this price. If ‘handsome’ has a smell, it’ll probably be this.

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    From your wanted list, I'd go with Prada Infusion Mandarine. Or maybe you could get a bottle of HdP 1725 for around $100.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Default Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by iPaul View Post
    I have $100 to spend on a new fragrance.I want something that's office friendly and has decent projection/longevity.
    I think you already own it. Dior Homme Eau.
    If you want something new:

    Kiton Men
    Houbigant Fougere Royale EDP
    Caron - Pour un Homme Sport
    Lalique White (lasts deceptively long on me)
    Escentric Molecules M01, E01, E03. Avoid M04, its outrageously long lived and has tentacles.
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