Generally I try to sample first before buying, BUT, there were few times that I couldn't find samples in stores to try or the price for ordering sample online was close to a small/medium bottle, so I start to 'document the case' pretty well reading everything about and asking other kind basenoters that have it.
Until now, I had only 2/10 failure rate
. My best blind buys:
Davidoff Zino ...one of my signature fragrances
Dirty English ... leathery, boozy, macho
Victor & Rolf Antidote ...wonderful.period.
Lancome Miracle ... elegant
Pal Zileri Sartoriale ... close to Gucci Envy
Versace L'Homme ... clasic.
Escada Magnetism ... my guilty pleasure in cold weather