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    Default How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    I have quite a few samples that I've failed the first time around, usually for either being too boring, or (IMO) just nasty. However I haven't got rid of any and occasionally revisit them. Just recently I've noticed that I'm pulling a few out because they're actually pretty good! Either my taste is changing (I've been doing this less than a year) or maybe I just didn't give them the attention they deserved the first time around.

    Some examples:
    Costes - Costes
    Eau d'Italie - Baume au Doge
    Parfumerie Generale - Coze
    Profumi di Pantelleria - Maestrale

    Does anyone else do this much? I mean a complete 180 on your opinion of a fragrance?

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    Only two: Silver Mountain Water and Fat Electrician. The former, to where it's on my "to-buy" list. Fat Electrician, the jury is still out for me on if it's bottle worthy.

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    L'homme YSL

    At first I thought it was just an overpriced ginger water. It was my first and only blind buy and after the first usage I didn't think I'd use it again. After a few weeks I tried it again and I completely loved it. Weird how that works.

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    A couple creeds did this to me. OV the most. Smelled it like a year ago and thought it was repulsive. Revisited the sample for fun 6 months later and loved it. The other would be aventus. Gave it a month after trying and fell in love.

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    Two of Dior: Fahrenheit 32 and Fahrenheit Absolute. I loved them at first then changed my opinion...

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    Versace the Dreamer. At first I hated it, but now I am starting to lie it somewhat. I am not saying I am a big fan of the versace house though. Also, Original Vetiver from Creed. it has actually become one of my favorite Creed's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Fat Electrician, the jury is still out for me on if it's bottle worthy.
    Fat Electrician was one of my first niche purchases. No regrets at all on that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Giorgio View Post
    Two of Dior: Fahrenheit 32 and Fahrenheit Absolute. I loved them at first then changed my opinion...
    Sucks to have gone the other way ...

    So far so good for me on my FBs (not counting some of the cheap & synthetic designer stuff I had from earlier). I'm looking at you, CK.

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    A few hate to loves for me:
    M7
    Fleur du Male
    Opus III
    Grey Flannel

    A few "mehs" to loves:
    Memoir Man (at first felt the drydown was meh)
    Ungaro II

    A few love to hates:
    Body Kouros
    Terre d'Hermes


    There are others I am sure I'm forgetting. I do know that my opinion regarding a sample often does change after wearing it 2-3 times or so, so I try never to write off a fragrance (and rarely get rid of samples) until I've given it multiple wearings over the course of a few months.
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    Gucci Pour Homme 1 was a hate to love

    Burberry Brit was a love to hate, but i havent smelled it in a while

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    Default Re: How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    Truthfully - None.

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    When I first started looking into what perfume was all about I tried Jicky, being a classic, and was repulsed. Over time and after coming back to it I got over the shock of civet and how it works (historically as well as the actual role it plays in the composition) and can now enjoy it. This was more of an educative thing, I guess.

    The other was Serge Noire. Despite already owning a few Lutens when I tried this I just thought it was a bad joke - it felt quite sinister. I would come back to it to try and see what it was that appealed to some people and at a certain point it clicked - will probably buy a bottle now.

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    Amouage Silver

    I didn't give this beauty a real chance. I found the whole Silver experience too baroque.

    I still have the view that it is a very formal fragrance but the development is brilliant and the dry-down heavenly.

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    Default Re: How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    Three: Angel, Mitsouko and Muscs Koublaï Khan.

    With Angel it happened on the 2nd try, with Mitsouko on the 6th and with MKK on the 7th...

    I rarely give a scent another chance but both M and MKK kept intriguing me despite my initial dislike for them, hence the several test-drives.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    Good question. It must have happened to me a half-dozen to a dozen times. Most famously with Dzing!. Also with Platinum Egoiste, Yatagan, and Royal English Leather. Diptyque's Olene too. Wish I could remember more because I'm sure there are quite a few.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    21.

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    Amouage - Dia Man
    Amouage - Reflection Man
    Amouage - Memoir Man
    Le Labo - Rose 31.
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    Italian Cyprus - Tom Ford. Initially all I wanted to do was scrub it off - to harsh. I now love this scent.

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    Azzaro PH, Knize Ten, Esencia Loewe, Cartier Santos, Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Vetiver - did not like them at first, but repeated testings convinced me otherwise

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    Knize Ten.
    A*men.
    Fahrenheit.

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    Kouros and Yatagan. Didn't like them at first, now I consider them genius scents.

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    Venezia Uomo and Boss Element: I don't like them
    Givenchy Insense: Now i love it.

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    Default Re: How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    From love to meh - Yatagan.
    From meh to really like - Silver Mountain Water
    From like to love - Kouros

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    Default Re: How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    Hated on the card to one of my most worn:
    Givenchy Play Intense
    TOP 5
    1. Montale Wild Aoud
    2. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    3. Montale Red Vetyver
    4. Montale Aoud Lime
    5. Le Labo Vetiver 46

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    I will never forget how Derby turned my stomach the first, second and third time I tried it. Took me a while to appreciate it. I'm in mad love with it now, and that's been the case for many years. Guerlain Vetiver was a hard one to conquer too, and so was Sables.

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    In a positive way Gucci PH 11;this scent has an hidden quality wich I discovered very late.At first I thought it was nothing special,but its one off my universal,all-purpose scents now.

    The 180 in a negative way happened with Habit Rouge,Jaipur EDP and Giorgio Beverly Hills for men and Guerlain vetiver.taste changes sometimes.They are in the cabinet so I will retry them in the future.

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    BODY KOUROS - hate to love
    BVLGARI BLV NOTTE - hate to love
    A TASTE OF HEAVEN, CHERGUI - love to divinize (it's a 180 turn on a 3rd dimension kinda way)
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    CK Be- from detergent to nice, it's perfect for sport
    M7- from disgust to like, but the first smell was from a very old tester bottle.

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    M7
    Bvlgari black
    L'homme
    Nemo
    Le male
    D&g pour homme
    The dreamer

    ...all hate to like/love

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    Default Re: How many frags have you done a 180 on after another try?

    Hate to just like:

    The Dreamer
    Black Aoud
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    L'Instant

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    Hated to Loved: Fahrenheit, Opium

    Loved to Hated: DG pour Homme

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    Hated to Loved: Fahrenheit, Opium

    Loved to Hated: DG pour Homme

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    Hated Encre Noire and Original Vetiver... Then I really started to enjoy them and bought both. Crazy how that happens.

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