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    Default My first bad blind buy :(

    Owww!
    After my complete success in sample choices for my Smell Bent gift pack -
    Loving Totem Eclipse and Mountain High, I stupidly decided against buying a whole bottle of one of these even though the first was love at first sniff - as I thought "Ow well I'll use my whole bottle voucher as a blind buy and I can always buy one of these in the future"
    Anyway
    I used my voucher on Hansel & Dreidel - animalic honey, wheat and baking spices and musk apparantly.
    Unfortunately my dreaded note "clove" shines too brightly for me (I didn't realise there was clove in here), paired with ginger which I also don't like, for me, out do the honey and wheat and anything I enjoy.
    Real gutted.
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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Oop sorry!

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Ouch sry to here that, I always try a sample a fragrance out before buying when there's a specific note in there that I'm not a fan of.

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Ive been lucky - ive never had a bad blind buy

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Quote Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post
    Unfortunately my dreaded note "clove" shines too brightly for me
    Cloves are VERY dangerous in perfumery. What it smells like? Dental office? LOL


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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    Ive been lucky - ive never had a bad blind buy
    Same here.

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    We really need a blind buy regret forum here at BN. Are you listening, mods? LOL.

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Sorry that this happened. Taste is such a personal thing, and it's bound to happen from time to time.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    That's a shame man, sorry for your missfortune, maybe you can swap it/sell it off on the marketplace ?

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Blind buying's dangerous. I used to do that but now I usually sample first. Sorry about your experience!

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    I was gonna blind buy A*men after seeing so much hype.

    THANK GOD I tested it out last second.

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    Nah if it were dentist cloves I'd be reasonably lucky, I think medicinal herbs amd spices but this... this is hot Christmas baking cloves, the worst kind!
    Ah well, win some lose some I've learnt my lesson!

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    damn ... blind buying can be a bipolar experience - elation at the prospect, depression at the reality ... sorry to hear about your misfortune ...

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    We really need a blind buy regret forum here at BN. Are you listening, mods? LOL.
    nice idea..)

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Best to test, try before you buy

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Quote Originally Posted by kingscent View Post
    Best to test, try before you buy
    Agree 100%.

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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    Ive been lucky - ive never had a bad blind buy
    I've only had one or two - Really good going, to say I mainly buy blind due to my location. Literally one or two bad ones out of 20 or so GREAT blind buys (including some very expensive ones...)

    There is technique - read ALL reviews, good and bad, to get a clear "picture" of what to expect. Only when you are totally comfortable with your blind buy, should you press the button!!
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    Default Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    Sorry for you :-( I'm an other blind buyer, sometimes unhappy! It's the hazard perfume ...!

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