Recommend cheap (or cheapish), high-quality colognes from around the world.
March 21, 2012 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Recommend cheap (or cheapish), high-quality colognes from around the world.

I've recently discovered that high-quality cologne can be bought very cheaply.

I just bought a few 150 ml spray bottles of Eyüp Sabri Tuncer (a highly-regarded Turkish cologne company) lavender cologne from Turkey, for just $3.25 USD per bottle(!). I also recently discovered a cologne from Germany called Tabac that comes in a huge 300 ml bottle that can often be bought for as little as $20 or less.

While I know that cologne is a rather YMMV type of thing, most people consider Tabac and most colognes made by Eyüp Sabri Tuncer to be worthy classics.

So . . . does anyone have great colognes to recommend? I've heard that there are great, cheap colognes to be found in India, but I've no idea where to even begin looking for colognes from there.

If you have anything to recommend, please supply links to sites that sell the products. Not everything can be found on Amazon, ya know?

posted by GlassHeart to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Superior 70 Alcoholado a base de malagueta. Very cheap in Texas at a Fiesta grocery store or at a drug store in Florida. The true bay rum scent is delightful, but it's all top notes only and fades rather quickly. A mentholated version is also available, but I don't like that idea at all.
posted by Ery at 8:25 AM on March 21, 2012

Although it isn't the cheapest, a fellow can score a 3.3 oz bottle of Hermes' Concentre d'Orange Vert on Amazon for fifty or sixty bucks; it has a mellow citrus-y smell and a reasonable half-life. I am not certain how long a bottle would last if one were to use it daily (as opposed to a few times a week, in my case), but three months seems to be a reasonable estimate.

I'll be interested to see what others recommend, as I wouldn't mind some less expensive cologne myself. Where did you score that Eyüp Sabri Tuncer?
posted by mr. digits at 5:27 PM on March 21, 2012

Response by poster: mr. digits: "Where did you score that Eyüp Sabri Tuncer?"

I found it on Bestshave, a Turkish shaving supplies site. It's where I get (some of) my shaving supplies from.

Here's a link to the Eyüp Sabri Tuncer lavender cologne. If you're want to buy it, hurry up -- there are only six bottles left in stock and they're selling fast.
posted by GlassHeart at 11:03 PM on March 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: *"If you want to buy it . . ."
posted by GlassHeart at 11:04 PM on March 21, 2012

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