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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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    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.

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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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    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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    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.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 8th November 2009 at 03:03 AM.

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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....
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
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    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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    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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    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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    Azarro Chrome and Bulgari Black

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    Maybe Knize Ten edt? Mitsouko parfum? Santos Concentrée? I have no idea...

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    I was just reminiscing about this. It was a bottle of vintage Mitsouko parfum from
    ebay, I was bidding for that and Tabac Blond.

    Quickly followed by 100ml bottle of Chanel no. 19 edt from the local Bloomingdales.

    After a rocky start with Mitsouko, I'm still enjoying both of them, three years later.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-dub View Post
    green irish tweed.

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    It was Green Irish Tweed for me too!
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    the beat
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    Dior Homme, and Black Aoud.

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    Bulgari pour Homme and Arpège pour Homme.

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    Dior Homme, quickly followed by Rive Gauche.

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    Azzaro Visit, Silver Shadow Altitude and now Bvlgari Aqva.

    I guess it was a good start, 3 blind buys, 3 great scents. Visit is my favourite, but I think I'm gonna have to let it aside for a little bit now that the weather is really hot where I live here in Brazil.

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    I cannot remember, I'm going to have to guess and say Black XS by Paco Rabanne.

    Funny, after I bought it, my husband fell in love with it more than I did, and it became one of his staple scents that he wears til now (he's gone thru 3 bottles of the stuff).
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    Knize Ten - later traded away...
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    Pretty sure it was Burberry London


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    Rive Gauche, Envy, Body Kouros

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    Romeo Gigli per Uomo: funny bottle, funny cap, funny scent - loads of notes leading to something nondescript and vaguely cheap smelling.

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    212 men Carolina Herrera
    and after that Chanel Egoiste

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    I think LADDM, followed by Fumerie Turque (though it's possible I joined in between buying these two).

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    I Think It Was Dior Homme But It's Been So Long Ago I Really Can't Remember

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    There is no way that I can remember my 1st scent purchased after I joined Basenotes.
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    I think it was Acqua Di Gio, to be entirely honest.... +1 for originality...

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    Baldessarini, back in October of 2002 (had to go and look it up on the old Yahoo boards, lol).
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    Bought a mini of Bulgari Black and then M7

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    Allure Homme.

    And then I got into swapping like a madman, but that's another story...

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    Bvlgari Aqva, and it's still my favorite. I love this site, but it's not good for my wallet.

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    Eau Sauvage. I got married shortly after, so this became my honeymoon scent.

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    L'instant dew Guerlain - Extreme

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    The original JL Scherrer

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    I think Escada Magnetism. Dropped the bottle a couple years later and haven't replaced it, but I liked it.
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    Mugler Cologne
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    I think that first purchase was two bottles: Eau de Cartier for myself, and Terre de Hermes for my husband.

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    New member here. Bvlgari Aqva was my first purchase since joining BN. I love its masculine, beachy salt water vibe but its definately going to be a better fit in the summer months in T-shirt and sandals. In the meantime, I've been wearing my old standby - Versace Man Eau Fraîche until I discover something new.
    Last edited by findtheriver; 12th November 2009 at 02:40 AM.

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    I was a long time lurker of these forums and wound up purchasing A*Men based on all the things I read. I was not disappointed, I really liked it for occasional use.

    You guys are really making me want to buy Bvlgari Aqva lately. I might have to add it to my Santa's wishlist.
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