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    Default Best sampler pack from The perfumed court?

    Hey guys,
    So i'm relatively new to the forums and scents in general.
    I have a couple creeds which I love (irish tweed, MI, BdP) and I also love john varvatos and terre de hermes.
    If I had to rate my top five those would def be in them.

    I want to get into this whole niche thing so I was thinking about ordering a sampler pack from the perfumed court.

    I was thinking about getting the top 25 MUA sampler pack or perhaps the Niche Leather sampler pack since I'm pretty fond of leather notes. Really interested in finding out about these perfume houses which I've never heard of.

    Based on my current favs could you experts recommend which sampler pack I should go for?
    I would like to get at least a 1ml if not 1.5ml sample for each.
    Thanks!

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    I can't see someone who favours the scents you do liking much in the Makeup Alley set, but maybe you're looking to expand your horizons? I guess if you're into leather then you'd be best with that set.

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    I don't really know what kind of scents the MUA set contains. I was just throwing it out there because it seems that a top 25 would be the way to go.
    However i'm more leaning towards the niche leather sampler pack.

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    Making lots of assumptions here (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm assuming you'd be interested in masculine scents? Not that you wouldn't like lots of women's/unisex/undeclared stuff...just an assumption. Most of the stuff on the MUA list would be targeted towards women, so maybe you should check out The Perfumed Court's men's sample sets?

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    Go to aedes.com and design your own sampler set. 7 for $15.00 or 14 for $30.00. A much better deal for many of the same fragrance houses. If you want help designing a sampler set, just ask. I could easily pick out 14 excellent samples from Aedes, with whatever bent you would like - leather, niche, etc. Or you could ask the board to suggest samples. Or even call Aedes. They have always been super helpful to me.
    I like MUA and Perfumed Court, but I don't really like their sampler sets, and their prices are just too outrageous.
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    I have not had good luck with Perfumed court's samplers ... I have found out that they tend to give a few good scents and a few really bad ones (I have tried Fig and Patchouli). So I would go with Aedes or Luckyscent and build my own!!

    So ... if you want to try leather, I would recommend:

    1. Chanel Cuir de Russie
    2. L'Artisan Dzing!
    3. Serge Lutens Daim Blond
    4. Knize Ten
    5. Creed Royal English Leather
    6. L'Etat Libre d'Orange Rien
    7. Aramis Aramis
    8. Robert Piguet Bandit
    9. Caron Tabac Blond
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    BeautyHabit also has decent sample sets.

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    For more leathers, I'd add:

    -Cabochard by Gres (vintage only...the new one is heinous)
    -Tabac Blond (as above...but make sure its vintage as well)
    -Cuiron by Helmut Lang
    -Cuir Mauresque by Lutens
    -Bel Ami by Hermes

    I would avoid at all costs:
    -Bandit Light Pour Homme
    -Cuir de Russie by Creed

    ...just my opinion of course.

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    thanks guys! I guess i'll just pick out 7 samples then from the reccomendations you all threw out there.
    I can tell you some more scents that are my favorite and please feel free to give recs. that I might like based on my favs or even stuff you think I should try. I'm very open to new scents and am very open minded.

    No specific order
    1. Creed GIT
    2. Creed MI
    3. Creed Bois de Cedrat
    4. John Varvatos
    5. Gucci very sexy
    6. Bvlgari Black
    7. Terre de Hermes

    Btw, i'm dying to see what all the hype is about over LDMD Is about.

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    What's LDMD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khurram View Post
    Btw, i'm dying to see what all the hype is about over LDMD Is about.
    Do you mean LDDM (L'Air du Desert Morocain)? Wonderful stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromo33333 View Post
    Do you mean LDDM (L'Air du Desert Morocain)? Wonderful stuff.
    Yes that is what I was referring to.
    And earlier in my list when I wrote that I love very sexy that was a mistake.
    I meant to write givenchy very irresistable.

    Is LDDM similar to Terre de Hermes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khurram View Post

    Is LDDM similar to Terre de Hermes?
    I find them very different. Terre is very strongly cedar on me with some citrus and musk, and LDDM smells primarily spicy and dry on me. So if you have one, the other would not be redundant.
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    Default Re: Best sampler pack from The perfumed court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khurram View Post
    Is LDDM similar to Terre de Hermes?
    No

    Try LDDM anyway, it's a wonderful scent. Extremely dry and wears well in hot Summer weather. In Puerto Rico last year, it worked fantastic while I was on vacation.
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