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    I want to buy a new fragrance and I feel a need to blind buy.

    Here is what I really like. Anything similar to these types.
    Lolita Lempicka au masculin
    Cartier Declaration
    Terre de Hermes
    Creed SMW
    Creed GIT
    Christian Dior Fahrenheit
    Last edited by gmm150; 30th October 2008 at 01:11 AM.

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    Puro Lino?
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Azzarro PH

    A classic masculine with the same anise note that you find in Lolita Lempicka.
    Yatagan --'Nuff said.

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    Where can I buy Puro Lino? I here a lot of basenoters talk about this but I have never seen it anywhere.

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    Opium EDP, dark smokey and sweet oriental and a favorite on BN. Can't go wrong with this stuff.

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    you can order it on line from Luckyscent

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    Double Click by Kesling

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    Azzaro....same style of Farenheit.....Trully classics
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    Rive Gauche. not similar to any of the ones you've mentioned...but STRONG, masculine, and with attitude.

    also....Paco Rabanne Pour Homme if you've never tried it.
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    i have TdH and declaration (blind buy) too and also rive gauche with rochas lui (blind buy) in my wardrobe.

    i would go with rive gauche. Really Versatile and cheap. Did get 125 ml and 100 ml Shower Gel for 30,- euro @ ebay.

    Here are a lot of infos about it but i find this Conclusion from a Review very interesting:"The 501 of Fragrances"
    Last edited by sanatik; 20th October 2008 at 11:46 AM.
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    Rive Gauche is good and I say Dolce & Gabbana The One

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    -Bond no 9-New Haarlem
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    Parfumerie Generale Querelle (but you don't have to buy blind as Lucky Scent also has samples of this one).

    (and if you do decide to order a sample, add PG Coze, Cadjmere, Cuir d'Iris, L'Ombre Fauve, Louanges & L'Eau Guerierre - all these samples together will constitute a fantastic "blind buy" IMO! )
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    Rochas Man, not too pricy.. a very good gourmand. If you like LL au Masculin, I'm sure you'll love it.

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    I'd say Narciso Rodriguez for him. Classic, manly & good for cooler days.
    I bought Rive Gauche semi-blind & liked it the first few wearings, however the 'steamed vegetable' note eventually reared its ugly head and I ended up trading it. I still think its a frag for summer eveninings, as with all YSLs a bit of sweat brings out its 'inner beauty,' i.e. Live Jazz & Baby Doll on my girlfriend.

    I'd suggest more but its turning into winter in the northern hemisphere & all I'm wearing down here in Aus is summer frags. Probably the worst time of year to buy a 100 ml of LL au Masculine blind, but for 26 AUD who can complain. Damn ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LedByMyNose View Post
    Puro Lino?
    Oh.. that sounded to me like Poor Leno.. now you made me nostalgic all of a sudden.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_jhdZoPW1Q

    For a blind buy, hm, I second, no third, Azzaro PH.
    "- Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsual View Post
    Parfumerie Generale Querelle (but you don't have to buy blind as Lucky Scent also has samples of this one).

    (and if you do decide to order a sample, add PG Coze, Cadjmere, Cuir d'Iris, L'Ombre Fauve, Louanges & L'Eau Guerierre - all these samples together will constitute a fantastic "blind buy" IMO! )
    I can only second him


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    A recent purchase of mine which is surprisingly good is Rykiel Homme... doesn't smell much like too many other things and is a really pleasing fragrance all told...
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Gai Mattiolo Uomo...
    bulgari Black
    Rive Gauche

    all of these have been blind buys...my most recent blind buys were Yatagan and roger Gallet OPEN...no regrets...

    I sincerely suggest you to look at OPEN...smells exactly like DIAL GOLD SOAP...a little goes a long way...fresh spicy soap

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    I think I used to own Rykiel Homme. Not bad. For some reason it reminded me of Obsession in a way. I may just buy Azzarro PH or Rive Gauche. i have been thinking about Rive Gauche for quite sometime. I have never smelled Rive Gauche but I am hoping it has that barbershop smell or possibly a barbarsol smell.

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    ohh yes GMM150...if you like the barber shop smell then Rive gauche is the one that smells like with a hint of metallic accord...

    Also may i suggest you Dana's CANOE....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    You should get this one.
    What....and who.....is Joe Blogs??!! That isn't Joe the Plumber is it?

    I recommend a safe and economical blind buy.......CARVEN POUR HOMME

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    Thank you everyone for your help. Rive Gauche is what I am leaning towards.

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    That is my next purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    Thank you everyone for your help. Rive Gauche is what I am leaning towards.
    Good Choice.

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    You should be scared to death of buying Rive Gauche Blind! Please test it first. I mean test it for real. Spritz a little on and walk away. Give it 30 minutes, then decide on whether you want it or not. I love the stuff. However, it is very complex and esoteric, not unlike A*men in that respect. There are many notes and it can change drastically in its development. I will be interested to see what you think.

    I think the Rochas Man suggestion as similar to Au Masculin but unique enough to bother is a much safer blind buy.

    Then again, if you're looking specifically to buy blind- maybe you enjoy the risk and "safe" doesn't interest you.
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    Just received my blind buy Rive Gauche! I like it. I can smell the barbasol/brut smell but has some other notes also. Is the bottle supposed to be very light? I thought I read somewhere that someone state that because of the metal container. I bought the 4.2 ounce which feels lighter than some of my half filled1.7oz bottles.

    I am like it but I am still trying to decide if I love it. I hope it will grow on me.

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    Yup, it is made of aluminum and very light. Your other bottles are mostly made of glass.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a blind buy

    This is gonna sound like such a preachy thing to say, but...

    could you consider changing the title of this thread to "Recommend a blind buy for me" ?

    Every time I see it, I think, "That would sound so much more appropriate if he just reworded it." And I've seen that you have good grammar otherwise!

    Ok sorry - I just had to.
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    Sorry Scentonic. I didn't even notice. I just changed it. Thanks

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    Glad you like the Rive Gauche. It will continue to grow on you.
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