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    Default Second Blind buy... what should I expect?

    So my first blind buy was A*men... which I ended up HATING... Since this is universally loved, I felt good about blind buying it. What should I expect?


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    Sour citrus opening, dark cocoa base, with some light white florals in the heart and some sweetness throughout. Hope you enjoy it.

    I would suggest getting samples before buying blind. Fragrance is very subjective, and what people on Basenotes might like might not jive with what people you spend time around like. And there is certainly no such thing as a universally loved fragrance.
    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2

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    Awesome fragrance and expect pure joy in the cocoa/vanille indulgence. I wish I could go back to the first time I experienced this one just to relive the sensual feast my nose enjoyed.lol...... Enjoy!

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    Even the box and bottle are great...ENJOY

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    I usually do buy samples. But since I read that this is extremely hard to find, and most people loved it, I jumped on it when I saw it on Amazon for $90 through beautyencounter. I double checked eBay and this stuff is going for $150+

    A*Men wa bought blind due to me enjoying Pure Malt... BIG MISTAKE... I DID buy A Taste of Fragrance though. I LOVE ATOF

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    I think you can expect a pleasant surprise. Good buy.

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    I like it a lot, however it did have to grow on me a little. So don't be too dissapointed if you're not crazy about it at first sniff.

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    On 11/29/08, I bought this same fragrance at beautyencounter.com for $39.99.
    The Bark Bites Back.

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    You will adore it ! Everyone likes L'Instant Extreme. I do not know who advised you to blind buy A*men but it's a mistake.

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    your going to enjoy this one, one of one my favorite for sure.

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    to be very happy ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCAlumni2009 View Post
    I like it a lot, however it did have to grow on me a little. So don't be too dissapointed if you're not crazy about it at first sniff.
    Yeah, it took me about 4 wearings for it to grow on me. Now I adore it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    On 11/29/08, I bought this same fragrance at beautyencounter.com for $39.99.
    Are you sure it was the extreme version?

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    how many bottles were for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    Yeah, it took me about 4 wearings for it to grow on me. Now I adore it.



    Are you sure it was the extreme version?
    Absolutely. I already owned the original version for several years at that point. I posted here about it, next thing you know - they were sold out and when reintroduced, the price was much higher. Still have the link to may sale (attached is a screen shot).

    I just felt like spraying it in...
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    Enjoy! It's an awesome scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    how many bottles were for sale?
    2 bottles, I ordered one, there might be another one still available

    *Edit*
    nvm, they are now sold out
    Last edited by Carlos10704; 31st January 2012 at 02:02 AM.

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    nice I'm excited! I officially just used up all of my AMEX points on fragrances... time to take it easy on the spending...

    I just ordered Chanel Egoiste with my last bit of points

    I can't wait to receive both of these sexy scents!

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    A Guerlain and Egoiste purchased with AMEX points is a great way to go carlos10704!! You will smell amazing!
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    Default Re: Second Blind buy... what should I expect?

    Expect a great fragrance. Patchouli, anise, and cocoa are what I smell in this.

    And try to revisit A men in the future, if there was ever a fragrance that has to grow on you it would be A men.

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    I love the fragrance but this is a skin scent that no one is going to be able to smell unless they press their nose up against you after two hours and to be quite honest to me it is a waste because there are comparable scents out there with much better projection.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Noir de Noir
    4. Tonka Imperiale
    5. Musc Ravageur
    6. Bois d'argent
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Oud 1

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    A wonderful journey, if you keep it up, though not one without disappointments !

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    OKay got my sample thanks to PradaG. Without even spraying the sample, i get already an "old" or mature smell. I will see though
    Last edited by Vince23heat; 4th February 2012 at 11:37 PM.

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    I've blind bought the bulk of my wardrobe and I can honestly say I haven't regretted any purchase yet. I love some more than others but when you consider that I've blind bought A*Men, The Dreamer and Le Male I think I've been quite lucky.

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    I hope you like it, I love it. But..... I think it has a lot of similarities with A*Men. A*men is like young, loud, punk that just so happens to have a very rich and classy dad (L'instant Extreme). They both are patchouli heavy and smell like chocolate, but L'instant does it with class.

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    Default Re: Second Blind buy... what should I expect?

    the beginning smells old but then it gets better and becomes similar to la nuit mixed with amen but more mature. Its a really nice scent after top notes but wont be buying a bottle.
    Last edited by Vince23heat; 5th February 2012 at 03:02 AM.

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