You can afford a decant of either at that price. I would go with that.
I'm looking for something sweet and fruity (I know, very exciting, but my girlfriend loves this type of scent and I enjoy it too).
I already have Love & Luck, Paris Hilton for Men, and samples of Millesime Imperial and Aventus. I like all of them, but I can't afford Creed right now and I want something new. I'd prefer non-niche (so I can find it) and under $60. Thanks!
You can afford a decant of either at that price. I would go with that.
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3) Gucci Pour Homme II
4) Christian Dior- Fahrenheit (Vintage)
5) Creed- Green Irish Tweed
6) Diptique- Philosykos
7) Dior Homme Intense
8) L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
9) Rochas Man
10) Midnight In Paris
I like Chic for men by Carolina Herrera. Check it out!
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L'Eau d'Issey and Aqua Di Gio but those are both a little spendy. If you shop around you might be able to get both Unforgivable and Voyage for under $50.
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Voyage isn't really fruity or sweet, and I already have it. I've tried Unforgivable and, to me, it smells like a bad version of Love & Luck.
Frapin 1270 smells like a mixture of candied oranges and butterscotch. I actually have a 16ml decant up for swap.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
3. Noir De Noir
4. Tobacco Vanille
5. Musc Ravageur
7. Dior Homme Intense
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
9. Ambre 114
10. Plum Japonais
Davidoff Silvershadow Altitude doesnt get much love here but it is very nice for summer and costs just few $$
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1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
3. Dior Homme Intense
4. Encre Noire
If you want affordable, try Kenneth Cole Reaction for Men.
Paco Rabanne's Black XS l'Exces for Him is quite good. A nice blend of lemon and pineapple.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Jaguar vision a lot of people says its same as creed aventus but cheaper.
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On the cheaper side, try Ted Lapidus Black Soul. Huitieme Art seems to specialise in fruity perfumes, although they are niche, they're pretty affordable. Of those that I've tried, I was impressed with:
Ciel D'Airain** From France to Italy, under a magnificent dark sky over the Lago di Como; the smell of a great electric storm breaking over the orchards laden with bursting fruit. The city and everyday life seem things of another world...pears,luscious apples,apricots and the subtle smells of woods and barks responding to the deluge. Grey ambergris adds that late summer warmth behind the rains.
Manguier Metisse** Tahiti as found by Joseph Banks and Captain Cook- ripe green-golden mangoes dropping from the trees into the crystalline waters of the lagoon. Tea sipped on the glittering white sands of the vast beaches, the girls' hair wreathed in garlands of frangipani flowers - everywhere the delicate but penetrating fragrance of fruits and tropical blossoms.
Vohina** From morning to sun-drenched drowsy afternoon in the fields beyond the garden walls; too warm for the birds to sing - just the murmur of crickets and hum of pollen-laden bees. A sensual velvety scent of warm ripe peaches and and golden honey from heavy heads of lavander; a dry sweet base of hay and sandalwood.
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Escape by CK
Legend by Mont Blanc
Cool Water Game
Take the Frapin 1270 offer above and you won't regret it.
1270 will not be ideal for summer imo, also projection sucks hardcore. Ch Chic is a good one
Try getting a decant of Pulp from Byredo
@koala501: Considering Chic.
@CaliDude: I've wanted to try KC Reaction, but I'm worried about its apparently terrible longevity.
@Shiny Beast: I'm considering YSL L'homme. I've not tried Touch; I'll check it out when I can.
@perfaddict: How's PR Black XS l'Exces compare to the original? The notes look good, but I didn't like Black XS.
@mustafa604: Interesting suggestion. I might try it.
@Fraghead: Thanks, I'll look into these.
@Shaka: I want to try Legend.
Thanks for the replies everyone (and I'm sure I'll get more). I'm making a trip to Macy's and possibly Perfumania tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be able to sample some of these.
Roma by Laura Biagiotti is vèry sweet.
Montale Pretty Fruity
Tous man is a inexpensive fruity scent
My current obsessions for now
Oud Wood , Noir de Noir , DHI , Mugler Cologne , Bond No.9 Bleeker St. ,
Ramone Monegal Agar Musk & Umbra , Chanel Coromondel ,
Lush has some really nice sweet stuff, if you can believe it. Some of the Lush range are available only online, but you will find samples for sale in the brick and mortar stores. Lust is a very fruity jasmine, 2543 is citrusy, Karma is orange patchouli, and online there's Cocktail and B scent.
D&G The One (a tropical sweetness vibe)
Rochas Man (sweet yet it has a coffee vibe to it more than a fruity vibe)
Lacoste Blanc (Coconut vibe and sweet, sorta synthetic tho)
Armani Diamonds (Strawberries dipped in chocolate)
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche(Lemon meringue pie)
I must add the first three of these have poor longevity.
CK One Summer perhaps?
Black XS by Paco Rabanne - This wonderfully exotic fragrance opens with a citrus duet of lemon and kalamanzi, commingling with sage and tagete. I am not quite sure if the spice and marigolds work on the citrus, but a tangy stawberry becomes sensorially incarnate. The sweet heart with its cinnamon, black cardamom, tolu balm and praline wrests control of this pseudo-strawberry, and excises the bitterness yielding a dark, sweet and spicy concoction. The eager base, with its woods and amber, as well as its hint of patchouli, evicts the fruitiness, and forms a warm and inviting drydown. The longevity for this daring fragrance is good, while its projection is average for a close to the skin scent.
Black XS seems like a good call in your price range.
If you're considering going the decant route, I would highly recommend Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol. It's a super sweet plum fragrance.
Oops, I didn't see you weren't a fan of Black XS. The Bond comment still stands.
I also probably would not recommend 2543 by Lush, only because it's a very sharp, sour citrus. If that interests you though it is a great little fragrance
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A few good fruity ones:
Beyond Paradise Men (estee lauder)...fruity-woody-aquatic
Joop! Jump--fruity opening with a vanilla base
Givenchy Pi Neo Tropical Paradise--A buttery, slightly spicy fruity scent with a very tropical flavor
I also think D&G The One is a good recommendation, but it has poor longevity
And Black XS if you like strawberry, though I think of Black XS as more of a cool weather scent due to it's dark patchouli that emerges in the second half
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Paco Rabanne Black XS L'Exces = replace the strawberries from the original with pinneaple and there you have this new version. A flanker better than the original.
Diesel Fuel For Life = raspberry
C. herrera Chic Men = watermelon
Chanel Edition Blanche = creamy lemon
Guerlain Homme = lime & mojito
Sean John Unbelievable = mandarin
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Try Gaultier Ma Dame. Yes I know it's marketed to women but it's fruity with sour orange then sweetens up. Completely unisex IMHO and by Kurkdjian. Whos own line is top dollar money wise
Calvin Klein Man
Black XS, CH Men.
The new Lacoste L.12.12. Red is a nice unique fruity scent worth checking out. It's my favorite from the L12 line so far.
Hm hanae mori is sweet and fruty. I saw it at macys. You can probably test it there.
Try CK one Summer 2012! .. Kenneth Cole Reaction (watermelon), Black XS (dark strawberries...LADIES LOVE THIS ONE),YSL L'homme (warm apple) Doir homme sport (citrus remind me of sprite soda), Hanae Mori (LEMON!), Happy by Clinique, Chanel Allure Homme Sport (LEMON) , 1 Million...
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Set Sail St. Barts by Tommy Bahama: lime, guava and tequila. A great summer scent, doesn't last long but you can't expect that from something under $25