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    Default Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Inspired by a small experiment I did to a friend who's into cologne (gave him 5 samples without the fragrance name on the sample, get the impression from an unbiased source if you will). So I'm hopefully getting in a 7-pack sample from Aedes in the week, with 4 of them being Musc Ravageur, and the other three being Al Oudh, Epic Man, and Ambre Sultan (hopefully none of them are unavailable or sold out like the original few I requested!) So I want to test the 4 of these without knowing what they are so as to get a true first impression. Of course I may realize what they are based on research and reviews, but I still want my true, unbiased impression. So anyone have some ideas as to how to go about this? I'm thinking wrapping them in tin foil (tape might pull off labels that may be on them.)

    Has anyone else intentionally blind tested stuff? I'm very intrigued by all the samples I requested, especially Musc Ravageur, but if i think it smells awful, I don't want to convince myself it's good BECAUSE its MR

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    I think the in foil should work. If you use tin foil, you won't be needing any tape, right?

    This is interesting. Please let us know what you think of your 4 samples. =)

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Intriguing idea! I should try doing it more often.

    Of course, the 4 things you mention are so different from each other that you'll immediately get what they are. MR is pretty much dirtyish musk, so it won't be mixed up with anything. You should blind test MR with Muscs Kubilai Khan, one on each arm.

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Oooo, I'll have to do that, I've got a MKK sample already

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    The samples I got from Aedes came with the little plastic pouch labelled, but not the vial. You may not have to disguise them, if you mix them up. Have fun identifying them if you do that.

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Golfer View Post
    The samples I got from Aedes came with the little plastic pouch labelled, but not the vial. You may not have to disguise them, if you mix them up. Have fun identifying them if you do that.
    I'm curious, are they splash, spray or dab vials? And are they actually 3mL?

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    I was hoping they were 3ml also. If you do the conversion on from the amount they state in oz, that's what it comes out to. What they sent me though was just the standard 1ml vials with the stem on the cap for application.

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Well thats lame...yeah I did the conversion and it came out to like 2.941..3mL

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    Well thats lame...yeah I did the conversion and it came out to like 2.941..3mL
    I agree, and I was disappointed too. However, I also felt like 21 mls of niche fragrance for $15 was too good to be true anyway. Good cost effective way to try a few expensive fragrances, but nothing more.

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    Default Re: Self Blind testing of some Niches..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    Has anyone else intentionally blind tested stuff?
    Can't say I have. The only thing I do blindly is purchase fragrances.

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