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Mustafa vs. Department Stores vs. Online Retailers – Which Saves You More on Cologne?

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Jeff Cuellar

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The cologne you use says a lot about you. In fact, choosing cologne is one of the most important decisions a man can make! Why? Because your choice of cologne – your “signature” scent tells people a lot about your personality.

That’s right! When you’re shopping for your signature fragrance, what you like – your favorite food, movies, music, colors, and smells (obviously) play a huge role in your decision.

Well, that and the price of the damn cologne!

Like a lot of people, you might believe that Mustafa has the cheapest prices out there – especially on cologne. But are the prices at Mustafa really that much cheaper than department stores and online retailers?

The answer might surprise you.

 

#1 Paul Smith Eau de Toilette

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Photo: creativeboysclub.com

Size: 50ml

Mustafa Price: $45.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (LAZADA.sg): $41.50

Winner: Online Retailer

 

#2 Euphoria By Calvin Klein

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Photo: putinstyle.com

Size: 50ml

Mustafa Price: $40.00

Department Store Price: N/A (though Tangs is selling the 100ml for $143.00)

Online Retailer: $64.50

Winner: Mustafa

 

#3 Cool Water By Davidoff

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Photo: advertolog.com

Size: 75ml

Mustafa Price: $42.00

Department Store Price: N/A (though Nuance-Watson is selling the 125ml for $89.00)

Online Retailer (PerfumeStore.sg): $40.00

Winner: Tie between Mustafa and Online Retailer

 

#4 Red By Lacoste

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Photo: theperfumegirl.com

Size:  75ml

Mustafa Price: $55.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (OZCosmetics): $72.90

Winner: Mustafa

 

#5 HUGO Man By HUGO BOSS

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Photo: shoppersdrugmart.ca

Size: 75ml

Mustafa Price: $55.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (Best Buy Worlds SG): N/A (though you can get the 100ml for $65.00)

Winner: Inconclusive, though I’d just buy the 100ml at Best Buy World SG

 

#6 Eros By Versace

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Photo: thecandyperfumeboy.com

Size: 30ml

Mustafa Price: $45.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (OZCosmetics): N/A(though you can get the 50ml for $82.90)

Winner: Probably Mustafa

 

#7 Chrome By Azzaro

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Photo: 3dlized.com

Size: 30ml

Mustafa Price: $26.00

Department Store Price (Nuance-Watson): $29.00

Online Retailer (OZCosmetics): $35.90

Winner: Mustafa

 

#8 Legend By Mont Blanc

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Photo: theperfumeshop.com

Size: 50ml

Mustafa Price: $52.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (Best Buy World SG): $68.00

Winner: Mustafa

 

#9 Blanc By Lacoste

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Photo: gamecock-apparel-and-supplies.com

Size: 30ml

Mustafa Price: $52.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (OZCosmetics): $59.90

Winner: Mustafa

 

#10 Orange By HUGO BOSS

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Photo: trendiwallpapers.blogspot.sg

Size: 60ml

Mustafa Price: $55.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (OZCosmetics): $69.90

Winner: Mustafa

 

#11 Aqua Pour Homme By Bulgari

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Photo: beauty-baroness.blogspot.sg

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Size: 50ml

Mustafa Price: $52.00

Department Store Price: N/A

Online Retailer (theperfumesingapore.com): $57.00

Winner: Mustafa

 

#12 Polo Red By Ralph Lauren

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Photo: www.poloredsample.com

Size: 75ml

Mustafa Price: $65.00

Department Store Price (Tangs): $99.00

Online Retailer (Best Buy World SG): $58.00

Winner: Online Retailer

 

Final Note: Due to the difficult nature of finding corresponding prices for comparison, numerous online retailers and department store online portals were used including:

While it may surprise you that Mustafa isn’t always the cheapest place to purchase your cologne, keep in mind that there are still plenty of other places to shop for designer fragrances.

Some popular locations include People’s Park, Lucky Plaza, and Toa Payoh Town Centre. If you know of a particle store that has even better prices, share it with the rest of us!

Actually, I think that’ll be our next cologne article – Mustafa vs. Lucky Plaza when it comes to the 10 hottest colognes out there.

 

What are some other great places aside from Lucky Plaza where you can get great cologne deals? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook! For even more useful information on everything personal finance, visit MoneySmart today!

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Jeff Cuellar

I'm known by many titles: copywriter, published author, literary connoisseur, ex- U.S. Army intelligence analyst, and Champion of Capua.