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    I'm about to buy 3 fragrances but can't decide which ones to buy first:

    Guerlain L'Instant EDT
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Hanae Mori HM
    Boss Bottle #6
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    Animale Animale
    The Dreamer
    Gucci Pour Homme II

    Already in my wardrobe:

    D&G The One
    D&G Pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau
    Nautica Voyage
    CK Euphoria
    JPG La Male
    Prada Amber
    He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
    Last edited by pran; 21st September 2011 at 01:43 AM.

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    Terre d'Hermes is a must buy from your list... And Guerlain L'Instant second
    LOST! in scent and music

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    Guerlain L'Instant EDT
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    I've become a fan of Gucci Pour Homme II recently, but it really depends on your tastes. I will mention that while L'Instant PH EdT is wonderful for a few hours, it goes into a generic musk after a while, which is why I prefer Roadster to it. Roadster isn't as special for the first few hours, but it keeps going with nice dynamism for 8+ hours! Also, Adidas Victory League is a really inexpensive frag that was apparently made to be an "homage" to Boss Bottled, so that could save you some money.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 20th September 2011 at 11:51 PM.

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    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    The Dreamer

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    With the exception of Hanae Mori, I like all of the ones in your list. If I had to choose just three, I would go for L'Instant de Guerlain EDT, Terre d'Hermes and YSL La Nuit.
    Currently wearing: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy

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    From your list:


    Guerlain L'Instant EDT (try to grab the extreme version on this one it worthwhile)
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Terre D'Hermes EDT(try to grab the perfume version of this one, IMO the EDT version is nice, however a bit acid comparing to the perfume)

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    Definitely The Dreamer
    Gucci PH ii
    and a coin flip between guerlain and TDH

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    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    Terre D'Hermes EDT

    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Guerlain L'Instant EDT
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    The Dreamer

    don't blind buy. sample them because everyone has their own tastes.

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    L'instant de Guerlain EDT (if you can find the EDP, better)
    Terre d'Hermes (Pure Parfum would have been nicer)
    La Nuit de L'Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOST! View Post
    Terre d'Hermes is a must buy from your list... And Guerlain L'Instant second
    This
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Thank you all for the suggestions! I think I'll go for Terre D'Hermes EDT and Guerlain L'Instant EDT for the next purchase but will be buying samples for the rest as suggested by @picollo30. Down the line would be YSL La Nuit de L'Homme, Gucci Pour Homme II, The Dreamer, Animale Animale, and probably Hanae Mori HM.

    @Bigsly, thank you for the tip on Adidas Victory League and Roadster! Adidas should be an easy buy I've also read very good reviews on Cartier Roadster. I'll try to include it in my next purchase.

    @picollo30, thank you for that suggestion. I'll try to get samples from each first before buying. I usually blind buy based on feedback & reviews. The only fragrance I regretted blind buying is CK Euphoria. What a complete waste of money.

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    TdH is a must from your list.
    for swap/sale:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    From your list:


    Guerlain L'Instant EDT (try to grab the extreme version on this one it worthwhile)
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Terre D'Hermes EDT(try to grab the perfume version of this one, IMO the EDT version is nice, however a bit acid comparing to the perfume)
    Nothing to add .
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    La nuit, Terre d'Hermes, L'instant in that order. Steer clear of Animale. IMO its cheap smelling Pure Malt with old man BO (on or off the skin)
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    L'Instant & La Nuit de L'homme are favorites of mine and Gucci PH II is nice too but the rest I don't think are anything special

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    Thanks for all your suggestions! I was able to find L'Instant EDP (Extreme) at a bargain price! Next on this list is Terre D'Hermes.

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    The sad news is -- my order got cancelled because the online retailer doesn't accept different billing and shipping addresses. Do you have any suggestions where I can buy L'Instant EDP (Extreme)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pran View Post
    The sad news is -- my order got cancelled because the online retailer doesn't accept different billing and shipping addresses. Do you have any suggestions where I can buy L'Instant EDP (Extreme)?
    Check ebay on a regular basis. Be prepared to pay $100-$150, but it is worth it. I was lucky enough to find my 2 backup bottles for cheap ($59) on onlineshoppingx.com but I haven't seen it pop back up in months.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    I couldn't wait anymore and went for the EDT instead. I'll probably buy the EDP next time. Thanks for the tip @Jridgen!

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    Terre D'Hermes (I prefer the Parfum myself)
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    La Nuit!
    Don't care much for the Dreamer or HM Hanae Mori
    Gucci Pour Homme II is nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by pran View Post
    I'm about to buy 3 fragrances but can't decide which ones to buy first:

    Guerlain L'Instant EDT
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Hanae Mori HM
    Boss Bottle #6
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    Animale Animale
    The Dreamer
    Gucci Pour Homme II

    Already in my wardrobe:

    D&G The One
    D&G Pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau
    Nautica Voyage
    CK Euphoria
    JPG La Male
    Prada Amber
    He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
    Get these ones

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    L'instant,(my signature),class,sophisticated,elegant, while your at it sample L'instant extreme also both are GREAT fragrances,YSL La Nuit (classy,mature scent) and The Dreamer...DEFINETLY sample Terre D'Hermes and La Nuit,both acquired taste in my opinion...Animale Animale just might surprise you,sample it....

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