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  • Paco Rabanne UltraViolet

    2 6.45%
  • Joop Jump

    2 6.45%
  • Herrera Chic

    4 12.90%
  • Escada Magnetism

    10 32.26%
  • BVLGARI BLV

    3 9.68%
  • Givenchy pour Homme

    10 32.26%
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  1. #1

    Default My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    PPL,
    plz help me choose 1 for my first ever High End perfume buy


    A. Paco rabanne ultraviolet
    B. Joop Jumo
    C. Herrera Chic
    D. Escada Magnetism
    E. Bvlgari BLV ( men)
    F. Givenchy Pour Homme

    My preference - Long lasting, Potent, Refreshing , Distinct, All day and any occassion wear and a Head Turner

    As of now i have zeroed in on Magnetism and UltraViolet .. open 2 suggestions...


    Age - 24
    Last edited by rskbug; 13th September 2009 at 02:14 PM.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Herrera Chic should be quite safe.
    "A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Welcome to basenotes !!

    Sorry to disappoint but those are not "high end"

    Anyway, from that list i'd pick D - Escada Magnetism. And dont blind buy. Have fun sniffin'. The next guy will tell u to go to department stores and sniff them first.
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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    G. Rochas Man
    H. Tom Ford Black Orchid

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Don't blind buy.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    It's too easy to go to a local store and start spraying from testers. Try a few on paper then spry one on the skin and wear it for the day and see how you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Don't blind buy.
    The above brands are hard to find in my city
    So i would be ordering them from the net ..

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rskbug View Post
    The above brands are hard to find in my city
    So i would be ordering them from the net ..
    OK.

    Is there a reason you are limiting your selection to just those? Is it based on reviews you read or something someone told you?
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    OK.

    Is there a reason you are limiting your selection to just those? Is it based on reviews you read or something someone told you?
    What he said
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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Theres always perfume court you may want to try samples from first.
    http://theperfumedcourt.com/ I have purchased blind and found some great ones but also some that were a big mistake.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Of your list - Magnetism should fit your description of what your looking for fairly well. I personally prefer Jump over it but its not "fresh" and gets somewhat cloying sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    OK.

    Is there a reason you are limiting your selection to just those? Is it based on reviews you read or something someone told you?
    They all fall in the same price category plus minus a few dollars
    there many others i can choose from though besides the above ..

    Mont Blanc Presence,
    CK eternity,
    CK One Electric,
    CK Truth ( though according to the reviews its better suited for older age groups ) ,
    Eau De Paco Rabanne
    Davidoff Zino and echo...
    Acqua di GIO - Armani ( highly praised and within budget )

    List is endless...
    Last edited by rskbug; 13th September 2009 at 03:16 PM.

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    Frankly, I find it an odd list and one that does not lend itself to blind buys. I would suggest going to some of the other threads of most commented, favorites, top ten or I-would-simply-die-without-these lists and search for samples online - it's so fun to get them in the mail! Have fun!
    Last edited by jakekny; 13th September 2009 at 03:06 PM.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    take "refreshing" out of the equation, and you have Fahrenheit.

    It's either you're gonna rethink about buying blind, or start a blind buying spree.
    Last edited by TimothyX; 13th September 2009 at 03:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimothyX View Post
    take "refreshing" out of the equation, and you have Fahrenheit.

    It's either you're gonna rethink about buying blind, or start a blind buying spree.
    TimothyX is right, he has a lot of experience in blind buying
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    Quote Originally Posted by rskbug View Post
    The above brands are hard to find in my city
    So i would be ordering them from the net ..
    If you let us know the area you're in, the people here may be able to help you better.
    Last edited by zliang; 14th September 2009 at 04:01 AM.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Givenchy pour Homme (the one tht comes in red)

    Good luck mate! i "enjoy" blind buys..90% of my collection is. thats how accurate basenotes fragrance reviews are. i presume you have already gone thru the reviews and have a judgement yourself...enjoy!

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    I quite like Herrera Chic so that gets my vote

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    I like Ultraviolet by P Rabanne so I have to say it gets my vote.
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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Since 'potent' is one of your requirements, I'd be inclined towards Joop! Jump for a blind buy.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Escada Magnetism is potent, interesting with a semblance of evolution and warmer than
    Ultraviolet which is ever so linear and cold with a load of synthetic ambergris.

    Both are OK, but I'd go for Magnetism.
    Last edited by renperd; 13th September 2009 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rskbug View Post
    Mont Blanc Presence,
    CK eternity,
    CK One Electric,
    CK Truth ( though according to the reviews its better suited for older age groups ) ,
    Eau De Paco Rabanne
    Davidoff Zino and echo...
    Acqua di GIO - Armani ( highly praised and within budget )
    Potent and refreshing...

    Regarding your 3rd post, I just got an Eau de Paco Rabanne recently, and I really like it (though it took a wearing or two). It's nice because it serves the same purpose as the Acqua di Gios of the world, but it's potent, not as popular, and more sharply herbal with less "water". I was happy to find it online because I couldn't find it IRL. Probably cheaper than AdG also.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Looks like a ' Magnetism VS Givenchy pour homme ' ...

    how do these 2 compare ?

    Givenchy pour homme was FIFI award winner in 2002 , is it that good and apt for 20-30 yr age group ?
    Last edited by rskbug; 14th September 2009 at 03:03 AM.

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    Default Re: My First Blind buy : Which one ?

    Never smelled the Givenchy, but Magnetism is a sweet, fruity, soda-smelling scent that girls in your age group will definitely find attractive.

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