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    Default When a fragrance smells just like you thought it would!

    I had never tried YSL's M7 before... I don't know why, but I just never had the chance. Today was my moment to sample it, and to my surprise, it smelled EXACTLY how I thought it would!!! This was quite interesting, because even though many basenotes (and others) reviews are usually very detailed and explain each note etc., I have, more often than not, been surprised (good or bad) when I actually did try the fragrance!

    Has it happened for you before? Have you tried something and it just matched your expectations (and your nose!) almost exactly!

    By the way, I like M7 very much!
    "Faites des bÍtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    Default Re: When a fragrance smells just like you thought it would!

    What I'm finding, now that I have a decent number of frags, is that I see how they are interrelated. For example, I recently sampled Safari, and it was Montana red box with florals at first, then it went into KL Lagerfeld mostly. If someone had described it to me like that before I sampled it, I would feel that I knew what it would smell like beforehand.

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    Opium, and Salvador Dali. But I Like it better when it completely blows me away
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    Default Re: When a fragrance smells just like you thought it would!

    Escada Magnetism...
    everyone said it had a distinct coca cola note...
    first sniff...yeap...
    "You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
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    Jicky is so, uh, Jicky. Just like they said it would be.

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    Jules, Bel Ami ... quite a few of the big 80s players.
    Oh please, if everyone around here is going to start telling the truth, I'm going to bed. - The House of Yes

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    Yes, I got Havana a couple of days ago, and it smells just like I'd expected. To my nose, it is *exactly* Montana Parfum d'Homme (red) plus a good shot of sweetener, plus a spit of tobacco.

    Since Montana has turned out to be to dry for me, Havana is just right.
    BNIB: Pure Malt, Floris Vetiver, LIDGE, Bentley Intense, DH, Vintage Rive Gauche pH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), MPG Racine, Obsession, etc.:
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    Pour Lui and KL homme ,smelled exactly the way it was described here in BN

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    "They are, who we thought they were!"
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    Default Re: When a fragrance smells just like you thought it would!

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him (musky and masculine), Bvlgari Aqva (Acqua Di Gio with refined marine), Bvlgari Black (vanilla with a hint of a darker musk), CK Crave as well as Clinique Happy (oranges, oranges, oranges!), and Burberry London (distinguished and smoky) smelled exactly like I thought it would.

    There's more that has thrown me off than what I expected, but I'll leave that for another thread.

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    "...and we let 'em off the hook!" - Coach Denny Green on da' Bears

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    "...and we let 'em off the hook!" - Coach Denny Green on da' Bears
    hahaha! someone got it
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    I bought Eau d'Hermes unsniffed when I saw it on sale in a perfume shop. It was EXACTLY as I'd pictured it. I actually did a little experiment long before I ever tried it and put some Eau d'Orange Vert in a little dish and mixed in some cumin, cinnamon, and curry powder with Kiehl's unscented lotion (to apply it better) and it was a very good approximation. This is the only fragrance I can say this about. M7 was a HUGE surprise to me (in the best way) because I'd read Turin's description of burning under car blah blah blah and conversely i found it beautifully rich and resinous, nothing about burning or messiness. Isn't it so great?? M7 was instant love, seriously.
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