Favorite Cheap Or Affordable Colognes?

Discussion in 'Fragrance' started by ChainsawShaver, Jan 18, 2019.

    Anyone try Barbasol Brisk? Ordered a bottle from Walgreen’s as they only sell it online. $2.29 for a five oz bottle and free shipping if sent to the store. Figuring it’s gonna be in the Aqua Velva zone. Too good of a deal not to try. Comes tomorrow

  1. Let us know what you think of it.
  2. @Suhrim21 Ok so I got a bottle of Barbasol Brisk yesterday and tried it this morning. Comes in a plastic 5 oz bottle. It smells very similar to Mennen's Skin Bracer. Has that kind of sweet smell to it with a quick hit of menthol. I like it. I still like Aqua Velva better but my six year old says this is her absolute favorite so gonna be using this one a few more days in a row. At under $3 a bottle from Walgreens you can't go wrong unless you just don't like the Skin Bracer-like scent. Shave on.

  3. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Contributor

    I love the references to Brut Cologne. Here's my bottle:

  4. @pbrmhl Love the bling on that bottle! That’s a classic.
  5. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Contributor

    And it's about three lifetime's supply!
  6. It is hard to top Brut.
  7. Thanks. I have got to try this! Sneaking past the War Department will be tough, but on the weekends she usually let's me wear the pants. Usually.
  8. Once upon a time I used to be fond of Kanøn, a Scandinavian brand (I presume), available at the local chemist's for a reasonable price. Canoe was another such one...but I've not used either for many a year. British Sterling was rather pungent though likeable, as I recall, and though I don't own any of them now, I'd happily wear them again. In the eighties I got into designer colognes, my favourite then being YSL's Kouros, but that was by no means cheap!
  9. You know who is jealous? This guy. My bottle is small and puny compared to yours.
    Anyway, I'm a sucker for cheap colognes/aftershaves. However, they have to be originals. Not a big fan of no name knock offs that try to be something else. It has to be original, by a legit maker. Like the Brut you get in Wal-Mart. My two expensive Colognes were PIFed to me by someone who doesn't think twice about dropping $500 a pop on a bottle of something. He's a good guy and I got him into wetshaving. I think he thought he owed me or something. I kept telling him the stuff I gave him cost less than $5. He wouldn't listen. Now I have a bottle of Polo Supreme Oud and a bottle of Creed Viking. I think I'll wear one on my birthday and one on my wife's birthday. I hope my daughter likes Supreme Oud and Creed Viking, because someone is going to get mostly a full bottle when I pass forty years or more from now.
  10. Excellent!
  11. Bentley for men intense. Halston amber man. Check out basenotes and fragrantica forums.
  12. Must be a factice (show-bottle, store dummy)!
  13. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Contributor

    Nope, it's filled to the brim with Brut Cologne. I keep it at the office so my mates can make fun of me. I use the smaller (vintage) bottles I keep at home.
  14. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    If I remember correctly, the big bottle has the best juice! Awesome
  15. Is that big bottle still available new anywhere? I would love to get one for my lovely War Department for Christmas.
  16. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

  17. Lidl in the UK and on the continent do a low priced cologne , think it's circa Euro 3,99 , it's called x bolt , and can easily rival the high priced cologne out there

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