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  1. #31
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    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    This depends on the house I am sampling, so it's hard to say.

    For example, recently, out of 20 Montales, 30 Xerjoff, 3 C&S, 8 Micallefs, & 10 Mazzolaris, I found zero FBW.

    But of ten HdPs, I found five FBW.

    And I decided to pretty much flesh out the PdN and Amouage range.
    I'd guess it averages out to about one out of every thirty.

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    I've purchased bottles that I sampled at one time, but I never sampled a frag then decided to buy it soon thereafter. Instead, I waited until i got a good deal, though mostly I've swapped for frags that I had previously sampled. And almost all the time, I did the swap to get rid of something I really didn't like rather than because I felt I really had to have a full bottle of the one sampled.

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    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    Since my budget doesn't currently allow purchases, I'm not testing much, either.

    But in my "busy days" I would have got 1-5 full bottles out of 20 samples, depending on the quality of the batch.
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    Out of 20...
    15 completely revolt me
    3 are good
    1 is very nice
    1 is amazing

    I will then test another 20 to find that other "amazing" fragrance. Then compare them to each other, and perhaps decide to buy the winner if the need for it arises.

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    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Zer0. I'm not really into full bottles unless the scent blew me away completely. Ratio of FB purchase to samples is closer to 1 in 50 at least.
    This.

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    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    I sample 20 fragrances, then end up blind buying a completely different fragrance because I run into a good deal or win an eBay auction. Inevitably, I will then end up liking the blind bought fragrance less than one of the fragrances I sampled, thus somewhat regretting my blind buy.

    Out of the 70 fragrances I did actually sample I've retained 5 full bottles (Not counting the full bottles I offloaded or plan to offload). That comes down to about 1.4 bottles bought (and liked enough to keep) per 20 fragrances sampled.
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    probably 1 or 2 at best.

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    I would say around 1 in 20 is about right. However that said I buy more frequently from niche houses as compared to designer houses where I reckon the rate is more like 1 in 50 or 1 in 60.
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  9. #39

    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    Of what I keep long-term, roughly 1 in 50.

  10. #40

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    Relatively new to pickiing frags.

    Last testing session took three hours 30+ trials to find 2 that were passable.

    Bought one fragrance,try to limit testing expeditions to once a week.

    It's really easy to buy stuff on impulse and I discover on reflection that I don't actually like it.

    Think A* Men is probably next.

    Ho-hum

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    I probably buy 1/80 fragrances I sample. I only buy 4 or 5 star frags..

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    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    Quote Originally Posted by mill4r4 View Post
    Relatively new to pickiing frags.

    Last testing session took three hours 30+ trials to find 2 that were passable.

    Bought one fragrance,try to limit testing expeditions to once a week.

    It's really easy to buy stuff on impulse and I discover on reflection that I don't actually like it.

    Think A* Men is probably next.

    Ho-hum
    I think A-Men Pure Malt is better, as do several other BNers. You may want to wait until it is re-released in the Autumn, if you haven't sampled it.
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    But if I get A*Men now I can get the pure malt in the Autumn/Fall.

    Then I would have both (mine all mine!!!)

    Hurrah!

    p.s. You're really funny, in a good way

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    Default Re: For every 20 fragrances that you sample...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I really only sample things I think I may really like to begin with, so the percentage is fairly high. My tastes are pretty narrow, so I don't sniff around as much as I did when I first started here.
    I take a very similar approach....I do a little research before hand and come up with a "plan of attack" rather than just sample tons and tons. That being said, if I see one mentioned on here that I may not have originally considered, I may check it out just to be more in the know.

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