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    Default what was your first legit bottle purchase?

    so im not talking about that ADG that you bought because your girlfriend liked it. im talking about the moment you caught that fragrance bug and you had to have a "legitimate" bottle.

    mine was le male, i thought i was special until i started smelling it everywhere. so what was your first legit bottle purchase?
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    legitimate? as in not fake?
    my first legit bottle was my first bottle. Which was fahrenheit.

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    Le Male.....Christmas giftset....Macy's.Made my Christmas.....

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    Ralph Lauren Romance Silver. To this day I love the tabbacco note in it.

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    Ok, With this description that you said, it's ADG, next one was Rochas Man, and Kouros.
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    I smell marshmallows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    legitimate? as in not fake?
    my first legit bottle was my first bottle. Which was fahrenheit.
    legitimate as in the moment you caught that fragrance bug and you had to have that fragrance you've heard so much about. so fahrenheit was your first bottle purchase ever?

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    I had bought a few, but it was when i bought Philosykos that got me really excited. It was my first around $100 bottle, something I considered niche and a little weird so i was very happy and felt like I was finally on the 'inside' of the community.
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    CK Eternity

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    Vera Wang, with the aftershave cologne. Within a week I was loathing the stuff. Thank the gods I discovered Basenotes, as someone was kind enough to relieve me of this atrocity through a swap.

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    The original Polo was my first bottle. I had been wearing aftershave prior to that, but not cologne.

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    Tuscany was my first.

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    Elizabeth Arden's Blue Grass. I thought it was very classy.

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    Mine was kind of random: Mont Blanc Presence.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Égoïste

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    Just can't think back that far. Almost 1100 bottles later, I would venture that it was something by Pierre Cardin.

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    Mine was Le Male as well.....I sold it for some of the same reasons you got over it.

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    Halston 1-12

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    I had a couple hand-me-down bottles gifted to me when I was around 13 (Polo Green and Drakkar Noir), but my first bottle I chose and loved was Claiborne's Curve at age 15. I've been working since I was 14 so since I was naturally not making a ton of money at the time, it was a big purchase (it was still in the $65 range at that time).

    Curve had only been out for a couple months at the time and I still remember the magazine paper sample I first sampled it with, with a car driving on a winding road with dark, moody lighting. I remember wiping that page all over my neck and pining after it until I bought a big bottle. I wore it nearly exclusively through much of high school before expanding my collection slightly.

    I added a few throughout college, including the original Burberry, among others, and my 3rd year signature, Banana Republic Classic. It wasn't until a while after college that I began discovering how vast and incredible the world of perfumery was. I bought a bottle of Silver Mountain Water shortly after graduating college, largely based on marketing and my naive thinking that if it was expensive it must be good (I got it through a discounter, so at least it wasn't that expensive). Fortunately, I loved it, and so many people around me did as well (I still remember the day I received it at my office at the time and going around to everyone making them smell it), so that spurred my interest to see what was out there. Unfortunately, I was broke at the time, so I didn't investigate too hard.

    It wasn't until I found this fabulous community that I really gained an understanding of how incredible the industry is. Since then, it's been a hobby and passion that provides a lot of comfort, enjoyment, and satisfaction!

    I'm sure that was much more long winded than you were looking for - sorry about that!

    To this day, my high school sweetheart still loves Curve and still identifies it with me.
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    It was 1980 and my wife ( at the time ) bought me a bottle of Pino Sylvestre for my birthday.

    That caused me to find Acqua de Selva and the rest ( as they say) is me going to the poorhouse.

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    Egoiste. I was just about to buy a bottle of Opium PH when the SA suggested Egoiste to me because she liked it so much.
    Well, that was an excellent suggestion. Ofcourse I also bought a bottle of Opium PH later on.

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    Wrestling with the definition of "first legit purchase" but I'd have to say Hai Karate. (It was as bad as everyone says it is).
    That sent me into a dormant period. It may be that my first truly sought out and purchased scent I liked was Pierre Cardin.

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    Egoiste. It was the first one I fell in love with so my grandmother purchased it for me.

    At the time my wardrobe consisted of Drakkar and Lagerfield Photo.

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    Hugo - Le Male - Brit

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    Nothing like dating yourself.
    My first purchase in 1976. I loved it, everyone else hated it.


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    I had CK1, Brut, and Micheal Jordan before, but those were bought for me. The first frag I sought out was Drakkar Noir after buying a Drakkar scented candle. This was in 2001-2002, and I was 16, so I was an old school guy from the start. I did get Curve soon after that though, but Drakkar was my signature scent until I got Obsession. My collection has grown a lot since then, but I recently rediscovered Drakkar, and it smells awesome on me.

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    A*Men. That's well it all went downhill for my wallet

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    Jacomo De Jacomo and Antaeus in the early 80´s.

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    Let's see...there was that bottle of Curve ... no, that was from the influence of the sales woman.

    A mini-bottle of Egoiste Platinum (Chanel), I think. Later I bought a full size. If not that, then, Herrera for Men (by Carolina Hererra). Sadly, either my nose changed or they changed the formulas.

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