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    Default Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    I really like La Nuit for this purpose. When I just want to smell good and please a crowd I throw this one on. I'm thinking of getting Chrome Legend for this too. What are yours?

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    There are simply too many for me but one I'll mention is Aoud Forest.

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    Gianfranco Ferre for Man is first choice. Also like GF Lui. Burberry... All are pleasant, mild, and inoffensive in mixed company.

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    Too many to mention but Cuir Pleine Fleurs si always a winner for me...


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    allure sport, allure homme, versace PH, la nuit, boss bottle, aventus
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    Chanel pour Monsieur seems to be THE definition of safe (in positive way, as in clean-cut, no-nonsense, elegant yet understated, timeless, linear, well-rounded with no rough edges, calm, serene yet profound, classic yet versatile) to me

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    Green Irish Tweed, L'eau D'Issey, Canali, PE Red 360 or the Jack Black scents are what I generally reach for when I want to be safe.

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    Bleu Du Chanel, Chanel Allure are both safe and smell very good.

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    Personally, I bought Lolita Lempicka the first fragrance blind online, as not a single store sells the line near me, and I fell desperately in love

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Creed Green Irish Tweed, YSL L'Homme are pretty much universally liked by everyone I have encountered.

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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Kapsule Floriental by Lagerfeld
    and many, many others!

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    Light Blue by D&G has been a steady crowd pleaser but i'm very interested in testing out my new Kelly Caleche sample in public. I think it's going to be a hit.

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    I'd say something like Blue de Chanel, or YSL L'Homme, etc. They're not overly interesting but they are easy to wear and most people don't dislike them IMO
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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    I don't think there's such a thing as "A Safe Blind Buy".

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    Rochas Man, safest blind buy at its price point and love it gets here.
    Top 5:
    1) La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    2) Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3) Royal Oud by Creed
    4) One Million by Paco Rabanne
    5) Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    2 of several are:

    Givenchy Gentleman by Givenchy
    Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

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    +1 Issey Miyake, also English Fern

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Polo Modern Reserve

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    TdH, Gucci PHII, Bulgari PH Soir

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    i agree that there is no safe blind buy. i dislike most of those "safe" recommendations for instance..
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
    Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Prada Man
    Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Aqua Fahrenheit
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

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    Givenchy Play

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    La nuit and aventus are mine.

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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    It depends who's asking.

    For someone that is new to fragrance, Bleu de Chanel, YSL L'Homme, and Rochas Man are very easy-to-like fragrances, and I think they're safe in the sense that few people in public would find these offensive. Rochas Man is also very inexpensive.

    For someone that is experienced and into more challenging scents, there probably is no safe blind buy, unless you really know what they like.

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    All said, there is no such thing as a "safe" blind buy. It's like gambling and there is a chance you will not like the scent and "lose."

    Even if you bet $5.00 you can still lose that $5.00.

    That said, try Cuir de Lancome. You can usually find this for under $40.00 at discounters, and it's a wonderful smoky leather floral suitable for men and women.
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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    I am a newbie so I blind bought most of my fragrances as long as they are reasonable. Among them, my top 3/4 blind buy are:

    1. +1 Cuir de Lancome
    2. +1 Rochas Man / Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    3. F pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragamo

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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    I am a newbie so I blind bought most of my fragrances as long as they are reasonable. Among them, my top 3/4 blind buy are:

    1. +1 Cuir de Lancome
    2. +1 Rochas Man / Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    3. F pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragamo

    Rochas Man and Eau de Rochas PH are different. Man comes in the frosted upside down cone bottle, and EdR PH is in the warped glass bottle. Man is a sweet gourmand and EdR is an herby/skanky citric. Which one do you mean?
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    Default Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Sorry for the confusion. I owned both of them and they are totally different as you mentioned. Man is a gourmand and the other is fresh/herbal. I like them both.

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