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    Default My next sample purchase

    I'm about to make a purchase of samples from TPC tomorrow. Are there any of these that are not worth trying? Any that are must tries? Any that I should add to the list?
    What say y'all?

    Caron Third Man
    Size 2.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Parfumerie Generale Aomassai
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial
    v

    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red - Sequoia
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Diptyque Philosykos
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Silver Fir EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red - Carnation
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Penhaligon's Elixir EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Pour Homme EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Cartier Roadster
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
    Size 1.5 ML Spray


    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Viridian
    Size 1.5 ML glass sample vial


    Kiehl's Forest Rain EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Penhaligon's English Fern EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Czech & Speake Dark Rose EDC
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    L'Erbolario Meharees
    Size 2.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore samples - 1, 1.5 & 2.5 ml
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme Des Garcons / Hussein Chalayan - Chalayan Airborne EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - spray glass bottle

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    Jonty, I think you are on the right track with regard to variety and type of samples. I have found the 1.5 ml in the glass spray bottles are just right when trying out new frags. Given the variety of samples you have selected, I will guess you have already searched the reviews and threads here and chosen items you think might be interesting. Hope you find some you enjoy.

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    Very good selection. I don't know where you live, but it seems to me that Jo Malone is available at enough department stores (Nordstrom, Saks, perhaps Bloomingdales) that you can probably smell it somewhere. Same for Cartier Roadster and Kiehl's.

    I don't see any leather. Perhaps you don't like them. Otherwise, I would add something (eg Knize Ten, or Bandit, or Tom of Finland)

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    I'm about to make a purchase of samples from TPC tomorrow. Are there any of these that are not worth trying?

    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red - Sequoia
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Silver Fir EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red - Carnation
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Penhaligon's Elixir EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Viridian
    Size 1.5 ML – glass sample vial

    Kiehl's Forest Rain EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Penhaligon's English Fern EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Czech & Speake Dark Rose EDC
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    L'Erbolario Meharees
    Size 2.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Comme Des Garcons / Hussein Chalayan - Chalayan Airborne EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - spray glass bottle
    IMO the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    I'm about to make a purchase of samples from TPC tomorrow. Are there any of these that are not worth trying? Any that are must tries? Any that I should add to the list?
    What say y'all?

    Caron Third Man
    Size 2.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Parfumerie Generale Aomassai
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial
    v

    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red - Sequoia
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Diptyque Philosykos
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Silver Fir EDP
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red - Carnation
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Penhaligon's Elixir EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Pour Homme EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Cartier Roadster
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial

    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
    Size 1.5 ML Spray


    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Viridian
    Size 1.5 ML – glass sample vial


    Kiehl's Forest Rain EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Penhaligon's English Fern EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Czech & Speake Dark Rose EDC
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    L'Erbolario Meharees
    Size 2.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore samples - 1, 1.5 & 2.5 ml
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
    Size 1.5 ML - glass spray vial


    Comme Des Garcons / Hussein Chalayan - Chalayan Airborne EDT
    Size 1.5 ML - spray glass bottle
    Go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Very good selection. I don't know where you live, but it seems to me that Jo Malone is available at enough department stores (Nordstrom, Saks, perhaps Bloomingdales) that you can probably smell it somewhere. Same for Cartier Roadster and Kiehl's.

    I don't see any leather. Perhaps you don't like them. Otherwise, I would add something (eg Knize Ten, or Bandit, or Tom of Finland)

    cacio
    Ditto. Same as for frankincense, perhaps you could sample Avignon, Zagorsk, Bois D'Encens and Jubilation XXV


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    Thats a great selection you have. You've obviously done a lot of research. If you are ordering from TPC please consider the following frags:

    Ormande Jayne Man
    Reminisence-Noir de Reminisence
    Divine-L'Homme Sage

    Happy sniffing

    Rex
    My mom's great. I appreciate her sense of humor, patience and fondness for daytime drinking. :0)

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    Those are excellent perfumes to sample. I am certain you will surely like the majority.

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    Thanks for the input guys.
    Cacio I'm not sure I would like the full on animalic leathers but did add Cuir Ottoman and Cuir Pleine Fleur.
    Alfarom- Already own and adore Avignon.
    Rex- I was about to add your suggestions, but when I did a Google product search it seems they are not so readily available as in NO hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    Thanks for the input guys.
    Cacio I'm not sure I would like the full on animalic leathers but did add Cuir Ottoman and Cuir Pleine Fleur.
    Alfarom- Already own and adore Avignon.
    Rex- I was about to add your suggestions, but when I did a Google product search it seems they are not so readily available as in NO hits.
    Thats odd isn't it. If you look at the fragrance directory you'll find others thoughts on them. Essentially they are all complex spicier scents. I believe they have good reps. Reminisence would be the lesser known but TPC has it. I have enjoyed them all for quite a while. I dont believe you'll be disappointed as long as some spice is okay for you.

    Cheers Rex
    My mom's great. I appreciate her sense of humor, patience and fondness for daytime drinking. :0)

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    If you're grabbing Pomegranate Noir and Sequoia to compare them it's worth while but they are quite similar so both might not be necessary otherwise.

    Good varied list though. Now to plan the next one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Thats odd isn't it. If you look at the fragrance directory you'll find others thoughts on them. Essentially they are all complex spicier scents. I believe they have good reps. Reminisence would be the lesser known but TPC has it. I have enjoyed them all for quite a while. I dont believe you'll be disappointed as long as some spice is okay for you.

    Cheers Rex
    Rex ol' buddy, I think he was referring to the fact that it's hard to find a full bottle of these bad boys here in the States... Jonty, you can find the Noir de R on Amazon it looks like, and I know luckyscent carries L'Homme Sage. I fully backup those three recommendations by the way - OJ Man is a little screechy on me (body chem issues) but it's great on the right person, and the other two are stellar. And you should know you're missing out on my favorite Penhaligon's - Sartorial.

    Also, I think Alfarom mentioned Jubilation XXV - I recently tried this and am now quite disappointed that I did so, and yet thankful that I've been working massive overtime. It's ridiculously good...

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