To be honest, I don't think there is such a thing as a safe blind buy ... the gamble I guess is part of the fun. No matter how much I like something, that doesn't guarantee that you will find it at all appealing. Looking at your list you have some pretty bold choices up there as well. A*Men, Terre d'Hermes, Xeryus, Body Kouros ... these are not light fragrances, they are strong and direct. Take a trip to your local department store, as they will have a nice selection of these to choose from. Smell before you wind up with something you can't stand!