Thank you Gary, and you have welcomed me only once!
I lurked here for some time and only recently started posting. I was always a bit hesitant to post because my experience and vocabulary is not up to that of most basenote members. I am not new to fragrances but honestly never paid that much attention to them. I had one (which will remain unnamed) from the 80s that I wore when I went out or on special occasions. About a year ago I met a special friend who really likes fragrances so I thought I would update my scent.
I think I have tried every "smell" in department stores and found most all of them to be rather boring. I have done a couple of blind buys and searched for some deals at places like TJMax and even came across a vintage tester bottle of M7 on Ebay for a "buy it now" price that was really quite cheap which I blind bought. A few weeks ago our Nordtrom's started selling Bond No.9 and I happened to be in the store and saw them the first day when the rep from Bond was there. My little sample is gone and I love this scent! This is my first niche fragrance...
Thanks again for the welcome!