Haha, funny this thread should come from you, mike.
The first thought I had was my initial sampling of AdP Colonia Assoluta on a business trip up to Massachusetts. It was a pretty "informal" meeting in terms of dress, but it was with some higher ups with whom I wanted to make a really good first impression. It was pretty much the *perfect* scent for the occasion and really sold me on the fragrance (so much so that I bought a big bottle of it yesterday!)
Also, had a big fun convention weekend back in June, where I hung out by the pool for three days, drank myself silly with some old friends I hadn't seen for a while and slutted around for the weekend. That was right after I bought my bottle of VIW. It will forever be ingrained as a festive, sun-drenched beach party fragrance after that.
And last, but not least. Back in May we took a baltic cruise and I brought along two decants of Black Aoud, which I was going to use on a couple of days of the trip. Until I realised on the first wearing that it only took a *tiny* bit to suffice. So the two decants lasted me the whole 12 day cruise. Which included a couple of very memorable days in St Petersburg, Russia. I used up my decants and that was pretty much that. Until I bought a bottle a few weeks back. Immediately I was transported back to the regal hallways of majestic artwork in the Hermitage, and realized the context of first smelling BA in that setting really sealed the deal for me.