My first and last blind buy was Versace Man.
I bought a bottle of MPG Iris Bleu Gris blind. Not at all what I expected. Ended up giving it away, very expensive mistake!
Current faves: CdG White, Amouage Dia, Millesime Imperial, Miller Harris Terre de Bois
My first and last blind buy was Versace Man.
Gucci PH II , I have yet to see anyone liking it
and Le Male it has a special note at the beginning that I can't stand.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
I like blind buying. It's my way of "gambling". Usually I go for minis or 30-50ml bottles but nothing over $30. That would be crazy!
I got Jade East because I heard a bunch of people talking about it and how they miss it. Man does that stuff stink!
These blind buys have all got to go..
.................................................. ...................I'm gonna memorize your name.. and then i'm gonna throw my head away!!........:bounce:.............
Too many to the list.... but I had fun.
Best blind buys - Live Jazz, Ralph Lauren Safari, and Lanvin l'homme
Worst blind buy - Tommy Bahama Set Sail for St. Barts (I heard good things about the lime note in the topnotes, so I bought it cheap at TJ Maxx. It smells like a margarita for 10 minutes, then it changes over to that generic "tropical" smell that you find in bubble gum and air fresheners. Hideous.)
I bought Ungaro 3 semi-blind and am starting to regret that one as well. I actually like the smell of it, but it doesn't interact with my skin at all. It just sort of sits on me like a plastic sheet of cologne. Instead of becoming a part of me, I feel like I am walking around all day as Big Scooter (+) cologne.
GIT and MI hands down.
Out of 40+ blind buys these were the only ones that disappointed.
Not bad fragrances but definitely nothing spectacular.
I found them safe (to quote my wife and others "soso" fragrances), unoffensive and good for the office without any spark (soulless?) that didn't live up to the hype with very poor longevity (they are authentic and fresh - 2007).
I am still hopeful that they will get better with age or that they will grow on me with time (Acier another blind buy is fantastic IMO).
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
Ulysseyes by Vicky Tiel
Jordan by Michael
Proximo by Gerparlys
Many will kill me for this, but it would have to be Guerlain Vetiver. I bought based on all of the reviews early on in this journey and have never worn it. Every once in a while I will go back to that shelf in my closet, take it out of the box and spray some on my arm. The first 2 seconds are fine. After that, it's a run to the sink get it off ASAP. I much prefer Creed OV to Guerlain. Second to that would maybe be Kiehl's Musk. I really thought that I would like it (used Jovan back in the 70's) but it's on the shelf keep Vetiver company.
I've made a bunch of blind buys at Marshalls, but none of them have been too much of a gamble since they've all been under $25. Blv Notte, Fujiyama, and most recently Pure Vetiver. All my recent online blind buys have worked out (Helmut Lang, HL Curion, RL Purple Label come to mind)
Worst? : Caron Pour Un Homme (yuk in a bottle)
Carlos Santana (I thought this was supposed to be spicy?)
Narciso Rodriguez (bought cheap on Ebay, sold it for more than I paid for it)
Best: Ungaro III (I LOVE this)
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
I have bought a few scents blind, but don't really regret them. A couple I bought twice, now how stupid is that?
My worst blind buy was Cool Water... I tried to like it for some time but without success. I don't blind buy much anymore if I can avoid it after that.
I love cologne.
It would be interesting to see which perfume had traveled the farthest via Basenotes swaps. I'm thinking that if my bottle Virgilio could tell tales...
i feel the pain, today i buy blind in e-bay ,Aramis Surface (many euros..................) i said that never buy blind,but i make again arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#TOP 5#: Penhaligons Racquets,Jean Pascal Homme,Romeo Gigli Uomo,ST Barth Homme,Domenico Caraceni
Be Delicious - DKNY (not bad, but too similar to other frags)
Cool Water (just not my thing)
Hummer (cheap, but meant for teens)
Yves Rocher Nature (suckered into this cheap one)
With out a doubt, it has to be Aramis Always.
Horrible dry down, lasted forever-even after a shower.
Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.
M7 - why does anyone want to be reminded of kids nyquil is beyond me.
CDG 3 (The one you CAN'T find anywhere) for trade.
Full 4 oz Bottle of Silver Mountain Water(95% full) for trade(purchased at Nordstrom not online). PM me for details.
My Blog: www.BLAMEURPARENTS.com
Versace, "The Dreamer"
Davidoff, "Cool Water Deep" (Not so bad, really, kind of an Eau de Cologne version of Cool Water with a twist of lemon, but it's just not really me.)
Perry Ellis for Men (1989).
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.'' --Saint Augustine
“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.”--Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Baldesarinni del Mar.....awful product
Baldesarrini ...never again
Best blind: Joop Nightflight.....awesome
most recently & the last of my blind buys .
Lomani Ignition .... simple vanilla and thats it
Bob Mackie .... vege flavoured ass gass
Bandit .... burnt smouldering carpet exstinguished with floral water
StDupont Noir ... weak as water not even after shave strength nothingness ... the Noir must mean wear at night whilst asleep !
Carlo Corinto Rouge ... more vege flavoured ass gass