Buying blind when you're dropping big bucks can always be a risk - I almost always buy a decant first. However even when you do things 'right' it doesn't always work out. I skin-tested Delrae Bois de Paradis in store, let it settle for a couple hours....etc. I bought it ($135/50ml) and when I got it home I didn't like it. I ended up getting a very fair trade for it, so it ended up not being so bad, but the lesson was learned.