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    Is it a bad idea to buy Live Jazz blind? I want something new and it is between Live Jazz and M7. I have never smelled either.

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    Default Re: Buying Blind

    It is a bad idea to buy anything blind, period! I can gurantee you at least half of your investment would be wasted. Rather spend a little amount of money to get tons of samples, then decide. Unless ur rich and really dont care about money, i dont recommend buying anything blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepse19
    Is it a bad idea to buy Live Jazz blind? I want something new and it is between Live Jazz and M7. I have never smelled either.
    I wouldn't recommend buying M7 blind, and I have yet to try Live Jazz. I find it kind of hard to describe M7, but I would say it's dark, sweet, and a bit synthetic. I love it though, and it only took me 2 tries to get it ;D. There are some haters though and it's understandable, it is different from other scents. So try a decant or a sample first.

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    I wouldn't recommend buying blind either. If you've ever had a sweater with a deer on it or something from you grandma as a present because SHE thought it was nice then... well, kind of the same thing.

    Always test. Anything else could be a waste of money.

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    I get a lot blind, and I have not been stung that often with a bad buy. However, as the price of a scent goes up I am less likely to buy blind.

    If you have the opportunity to test, do so. Quite frankly there are a lot of fragrances talked about on BN which are not widely available.

    If you are risk-averse, don't buy blind. I recommend doing a thorough search against the past Basenotes postings before buying blind, however.

    I think Live Jazz is outstanding, albeit more of an informal, summer scent. M7 is potent and suitable for cooler weather. I am neutral on M7. Beautiful modern bottle, at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicomte de K
    I get a lot blind, and I have not been stung that often with a bad buy. However, as the price of a scent goes up I am less likely to buy blind.

    If you have the opportunity to test, do so. Quite frankly there are a lot of fragrances talked about on BN which are not widely available.

    If you are risk-averse, don't buy blind. I recommend doing a thorough search against the past Basenotes postings before buying blind, however.

    I think Live Jazz is outstanding, albeit more of an informal, summer scent. M7 is potent and suitable for cooler weather. I am neutral on M7. Beautiful modern bottle, at least.
    K
    I agree completely. and would say that M7 is more of a risk than Live Jazz. *I believe perfumebay has samples of M7--it will be harder to send for samples of Live Jazz. *Live Jazz is much cheaper. *If you're intent on going blind, Live Jazz has better odds.

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    I am the only "heretic" here. M7 is a beautiful oriental which is quite unique, and I consider it a safe buy. Although, Live Jazz is nice, it is a little bit generic IMHO.
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