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    Default I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Yes is true, maybe I'm a frustrated gambler, maybe is a way to take a harmless risk, but its true: when I buy blind the scent smells better.

    Le Troissième Homme, Sables, L'Autre... all without a previous testing, just looking at their composition, other products of the brand, and a little bit of intuition. Each time I swear "never again", but after a while... I'm craving again.

    Only Third man was under my expectations, so I gave it to my father.

    Now I'm watting for Minotaure and the idea of buying blind a really expensive bottle (I'm considering a bell jar ) make feel naughty and stupid at 50%.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Most of my wardrobe consists of blind buys.

    I have only been disappointed with 2 (GIT and MI) and still evaluating Kouros - but I knew that would be questionable

    Let me know how you like Minotaure as I am considering that one as well
    Last edited by Diverdown; 5th October 2008 at 01:55 AM.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I love to buy blind :P and im not gambler, if I dont like it, simply sell it not a big deal, but mostly Im hitting 10 next blind will be Bulgari Black
    the only perfumes house I wouldnt buy blind is ... YSL although I love Opium but most of 2x yo girls dont enjoy this as much as me
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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    You are truly mad! (In a good way, I'm sure)
    Choose to believe, choose joy.
    Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    The only thing I'd caution against is buying a bunch of frags that are all very similar, because I found that blind buying many different kinds of frags really helped me understand what this "game" is all about. Then, it's important not to just swap them off right away, but instead keep coming back to them every few weeks for a wearing, to see if you can appreciate, or at least understand them better.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    It is normal to blind buy. I do it a lot. If I don't like the perfume, I can sell it at the marketplace with a small loss, or give it as a gift on Christmas.
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    Last edited by LuciusVorenus; 5th October 2008 at 02:57 AM.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Oh yes, buying blind is so exciting, especially if the frag works for you


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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    What it's insane is not listening to Basnoters... bunch of enablers...

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    My For Sale list shows how much I like blind buying.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Blind-buying is fun. So is the stock market. And a game of cards with medium stakes. And a quick race down the street.

    Okay, I guess I am a moderately risk-loving person.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    It is normal to blind buy. I do it a lot. If I don't like the perfume, I can sell it at the marketplace with a small loss, or give it as a gift on Christmas.
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    that's exactly what I do!

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Its like the Rolulette. I will tell you......I love blind buys, but I had horrible experiences also.

    Example:

    3 years ago I bought Joop! Results? No comments.
    I finished that bottle yesterday.
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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I did a very audacious semi-blind buy recently. I spent a fortune and bought Muscs Koublai Khan (also known as MKK here at basenotes).

    I had tried the wax sample, and I loved Kiehls musk oil. But it was still a bet. A dangerous bet. It proved to be a phenomenal success, but even if it were a disaster, I am sure I could have sold it at basenotes with a small loss.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I never recommend blind buys - it can be quite disastrous on one's pocket.

    Having said that, I have made more blind buys this year, then ever before. I've reserved most of my blind buys for 'classic' fragrances - lot's of Guerlain's, which IMO you can never go wrong with. I've been very happy with all of them, actually.

    Still, sampling before hand has saved me tons of time and money, knowing before hand that a fragrance I thought I would love just wasn't me.
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 5th October 2008 at 05:00 PM.

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I bought kourus blind ! Now that i got balls for! after that, noooo moore, oh exept pierre cardin black, but that so cheap it doesnt count =)

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    Default Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I also bought Kouros blind. I was so scared of it in the beginning, but now I got used to it.

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