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    Default What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    After the glowing reviews about rive gauche here, I went ahead and pulled a blind buy. I still enjoy and the reviews about was spot on. Versatile masculine fragrance.
    Top 5 in rotation: Dior Homme, Pure Malt, Egoiste, Gucci Envy, Platinum Egoiste

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    Looking for large CAPS for M7, boss bottled #6, Bvlgari PH and YSL La Nuit

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    I think it was Terre d'Hermès. My collection exploded about that time. Bulgari Black came shortly thereafter. A also bought Rive Gauche PH, blind, after joining here and reading all the great reviews. Got a great deal, too, at Filene's Basement.
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    egoiste and M7

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    Bulgari Black, then Yatagan.
    Currently wearing: Cuiron by Helmut Lang

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    Terre d'Hermes (still one of my favorites).

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    Well, I just joined, and I just bought Drakkar Noir! Very happy with my choice thanks to this site! I've been doing a ton of research. One down out of the huge list fragrances I'd like to try. I can already tell I'm going to be addicted to this

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    I can't really recall exactly, but I have a strong feeling it was Narciso Rodriguez for Him...

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    Le Male and L'Eau D'Issey.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    If my memory serves me right it was Bulgari Aqua. I was such a newbie that time as I didn't know the difference between regular Aqua and the flanker Marine.
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    AdG IIRC...

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Giovanni C View Post
    Well, I just joined, and I just bought Drakkar Noir! Very happy with my choice thanks to this site! I've been doing a ton of research. One down out of the huge list fragrances I'd like to try. I can already tell I'm going to be addicted to this
    Hey! Welcome to Basenotes, Giovanni! Not every day I catch somebody on their very first post!
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    Yeh, welcome!

    I think Fou d'Absinthe was the first one I bought, and round about the same time Daim Blond was the first Lutens.
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    Muscs Koublai Khan was my first purchase after joining basenotes.
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    I'm sure I went right over to TJ Maxx and bought a bunch of frags that I didn't necessarily like, but I got them because they were inexpensive and new to my collection. I've exersized a lot of control doing this and save it for some real good ones that I'm drooling over like Fumerie Turque, CgD 888, Nasomatto Black Afgano, Encre Noir....
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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Like the original poster, I also bought Rive Gauche pour Homme. It was a blind buy and mostly off the reviews in the directory. Thankfully, my wishful thinking came true and the clock never struck midnight on my fairytale with this wonderful fragrance.

    At first I was horrified. I thought it was another disaster like Polo Sport and CSP Aqua Motu ( 2 fragrances bought off reviews before joining Basenotes). But within a couple of weeks I was in love with this modern day classic.

    I don't wear it as often like I used to, but I still like it enough to always want a bottle in my stash.

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    Armani Eau Pour Homme.
    Then Quorum, Rive Gauche, etc. etc. Pretty much all blind buys except for reviews/advice from BN. Blind buys are not scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    If my memory serves me right it was Bulgari Aqua. I was such a newbie that time as I didn't know the difference between regular Aqua and the flanker Marine.
    Well you did well in my book. Bulgari Aqua is so well done that I bought Marine blind. I will NOT make that mistake again.
    (by the way if you are at all disappointed with your decision I will be happy to trade an Aqua for the flanker any day of the week..)

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    not before I was posting, but I found this site and started reading reviews..

    L'eau D'Issey PH INTENSE and Black...

    but my first choice based on reviews were Envy and Dior Homme. but wasn't available.
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    mine is Perry Ellis 360 Red, followed by Burberry London

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    green irish tweed.

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    Domenico Caraceni 1913

    One of the reviews said "this is what Dracula would wear." I couldn't resist that....

    Found Lucky Scent's "Scent Bar" that week and picked it up.

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    1881 Cerruti, to the best of my recollection.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Quote Originally Posted by scentaddiction View Post
    Well you did well in my book. Bulgari Aqua is so well done that I bought Marine blind. I will NOT make that mistake again.
    (by the way if you are at all disappointed with your decision I will be happy to trade an Aqua for the flanker any day of the week..)
    I would have to politely decline your offer to swap
    I did get a sample vial of Marine when I bought Aqua almost a year ago and even though the sample is long since finished, I still don't think Marine is bottle worthy.
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    I think the first scent I bought after joining was Lolita Lempicka au Masculin...
    "I don't know what the different scents is. I just know what I like." -- Sephora SA

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    I think mine was Lanvin L'Homme.

    PS - Welcome Giovanni C.
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    Another purchase of APH.
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    For me, it's Eau d'Hadrien and quickly followed by Santal Blanc.
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    First thing I bought was cool water, didn't really like at first but it became my favourite warm weather scent!

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    L'Artisan Jour de Fête. Obscure little frag, not mentioned much, but I still love it.
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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Azarro Chrome and Bulgari Black

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