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    Default Can't control my excitement, please help!

    Hi everyone, im receiving 17 decant samples tomorrow from US. And im still a virgin to these samples. So iam very excited to wear them and have no clue from where to start.

    I want your suggestion regarding the perfume which i test first,so that it makes my day. Thanking everyone in advance.
    List is:-
    sycomore,
    eau de cologne,chanel
    bleu de chanel,
    kyoto by cdg
    armani bois de incens
    l'air de moracain by tauer
    vetiver extraordinaire by malle
    carnal flower
    musc ravageur
    sel marine by heeley
    pure malt
    l'instant extreme
    bang by marc jacobs
    colonia assoluta
    caron 3rd man
    tobacco vanille
    newyork by nicolai

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    I would go with how the weather is fairing up in your area. I find that the weather affects my mood on the fragrance I wear during that day.

    Recently it has been cloudy/overcast here in the UK with some rain here and there. So in those conditions I would choose Sycomore.

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    pure malt is probably the most exciting on your list.

    bleu de chanel is probably the biggest complement getter on your list

    Musc Ravaguer has the worse opening on your list. Give it 3 hours to dry down

    Tobacco Vanille smells good for winter cozy scent. Overpriced though

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    not Bang

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    Default Re: Can't control my excitement, please help!

    Thanx for the brisk reply, weather here is very humid and temperature is around 30 deg celsius during day.

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    Carnal Flower
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    Default Re: Can't control my excitement, please help!

    I would say that is a really great list, you're going to have a whale of a time trying them out! I would start with Pure Malt, I think it's the most accessible and immediately satisfying of them. The others are more interesting and might take more time to fully understand (this doesn't mean that you're not going to like them from the top notes already).

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    Don't try all in one day. Give each of these sample a full wearing

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    You got some good ones there. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Can't control my excitement, please help!

    You have a list of some really good ones there.

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    thanx everyone for appreciating the list.
    Last edited by divinesoul; 31st August 2011 at 12:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Can't control my excitement, please help!

    I would also add to my advice by saying "don't use one sample up in one go". That way if you want to return to a fragrance later on, you can still do so.

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    thanks for a sound advice ,rum

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    Each one is better than the other.
    One a day.
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    Quite a diverse set of samples you have there. If I were you I'd sample them in groups according to their dominant type/genre. I find it helps me figure out the subtle differences between fragrances with similar styles.

    Transparent, light-wearing
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    eau de cologne,chanel
    bleu de chanel,
    colonia assoluta
    sel marine by heeley

    Gourmand/sweet
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    pure malt
    l'instant extreme
    tobacco vanille
    musc ravageur

    Incense / transparent woods
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    kyoto by cdg
    armani bois de incens
    bang by marc jacobs

    Woods & Spice
    -----------------
    newyork by nicolai
    caron 3rd man

    Vetiver
    --------
    sycomore, chanel
    vetiver extraordinaire by malle

    Oriental
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    l'air de moracain by tauer

    Floral
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    carnal flower

    But if that sounds like way too much work, just do a blind draw & have fun!
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    I would say try Tobacco Vanille and Carnal Flower first. I believe those two to be masterpiece fragrances, the absolute top tier. Pure Malt is another one to try early on, a very enjoyable wear.

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    My advice? Take Diamondflames advice!

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    I completely understand why you're so excited. You're just about to receive a bunch of top notch fragrances...I'd start with Sycomore because you can't never go wrong with it.


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    Default Re: Can't control my excitement, please help!

    Likewise you can not go wrong with New York. Of all the fragrances on your list New York and Eau de Chanel were ones I thought were best for a beginner. And with the weather you are having right now they would both be light and uplifting. Contrary to my learned friend above I would not start with Carnal Flower! LOL. (Esp. when it is 30d C.!).
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    Default Re: Can't control my excitement, please help!

    thanks everyone for great suggestions. In fact i dedicate this list to all the basenoters, especially alfarom

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    Please let us know how you get on. I would love to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divinesoul View Post
    thanks everyone for great suggestions. In fact i dedicate this list to all the basenoters, especially alfarom
    Thanx dude! I really hope you'll like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Thanx dude! I really hope you'll like them.
    it took me some time to recognize u alfarom, as u have changed ur famous picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Please let us know how you get on. I would love to hear.
    definitely i'll try to give my feedback with my limited expertise asap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Quite a diverse set of samples you have there. If I were you I'd sample them in groups according to their dominant type/genre. I find it helps me figure out the subtle differences between fragrances with similar styles.

    Transparent, light-wearing
    ------------------------------
    eau de cologne,chanel
    bleu de chanel,
    colonia assoluta
    sel marine by heeley

    Gourmand/sweet
    --------------------
    pure malt
    l'instant extreme
    tobacco vanille
    musc ravageur

    Incense / transparent woods
    ---------------------------------
    kyoto by cdg
    armani bois de incens
    bang by marc jacobs

    Woods & Spice
    -----------------
    newyork by nicolai
    caron 3rd man

    Vetiver
    --------
    sycomore, chanel
    vetiver extraordinaire by malle

    Oriental
    ---------
    l'air de moracain by tauer

    Floral
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    carnal flower

    But if that sounds like way too much work, just do a blind draw & have fun!
    thanks diamondflame for sorting and giving the list a 5star look. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Please let us know how you get on. I would love to hear.
    Hi everyone, sorry for the delay as i got the samples late last night.

    As i was waiting impatiently for the last one week, i immediately tested 2 samples in the night only,

    First one was Bleu de chanel, to my nose this is very very similar to silver mountain water Creed. This is definitely not for me.Its has a metallic citrus vibe,with which iam very uncomfortable but my younger brother just went crazy over this. Thats why they say that this a compliment getter.So this is a small gift for my brother from me.

    Second was Pure Malt and we both were taken aback with the top notes. These is really malt in gourmand style and we liked this a lot.

    So today in the morning, i had already decided to start with sycomore on day1. And the scent is breadthtaking.This is a beautiful scent with lot of woods and smoky vetiver feel to it.In my workplace, i immediately got great compliments on how i smell so good. I,ve fallen in love with this. Its a versatile scent indeed and the projection is very fulfilling and longevity is going strong still in to the 5th hour. Big thumbs up from me.

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    Congratulations! You are no longer a sample virgin...
    How lucky is that brother to get your cast-offs, too.
    Looking forward to your impressions on the rest of your wonderful list.
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    Fine and tasteful selection, an exquisite list worthy of joyfully sampling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Fine and tasteful selection, an exquisite list worthy of joyfully sampling
    definitely i'll give my inputs on how my testing is going and as for the list , the credit truly goes to everyone on basenotes ,feeling very content today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Congratulations! You are no longer a sample virgin...
    LOL right!


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