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    Default Major Blind Haul!

    I just found a great Spanish online retailer with very affordable prices and that carried many brands I have never heard of that that attracted my eye.
    I have literally no experience with them other than reading reviews here.
    Have any experience with any of them? Please share! I'm stoked.
    Not only is this my first blind buy, it was a haul!


    The list:
    -Adolfo Dominguez Agua Fresca & Vetiver Hombre
    -Alvarez Gomez Colonia Concentrada
    -Angel Schlesser Essential for Men
    -Armand Basi Homme
    -Atkinsons English Lavender
    -Cerruti 1881 Men
    -Dior Dune
    -Dsquared 2 Potion & Hewood
    -Grey Flannel
    -Old Spice (Yes, I've never tried it!! My country doesn't carry it)
    -Paul Smith Man
    -Puig Quorom
    -Reminiscence Noir
    -Victorio & Lucchino Hombre

    The best part? They were all 20 euro and under!
    Last edited by Erik_Safari; 14th October 2012 at 03:44 AM.

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    Default Re: Major Blind Haul!

    I have all three below and enjoy all three which I think are pretty good:

    Cerruti 1881 Men
    Dior Dune
    Paul Smith Man

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    Alvarez Gomez Colonia Concentrada sounds interesting. Orange wood? Hm

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    Interested in hearing what you thinking about Potion and Hewood!

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    You are a brave warrior against crisis
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

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    Dior Dune is fantastic. One of the very few bottles that I've emptied.
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    On aroma and clothes / Fabric and dyes." Christian Dior - Morrissey

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    Default Re: Major Blind Haul!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_Safari View Post
    -Cerruti 1881 Men
    -Reminiscence Noir


    Cerruti 1881- a fresh citrus, herbal lavender and aromatic pine combo that is great value for money!

    Noir de Reminiscence- a warm, woody rose/incense/eucalyptus fragrance, slighly resinous feel to it which is also fantastic value for money!

    Enjoy your haul!
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    Default Re: Major Blind Haul!

    Adolof Dominuez Vetiver Hombre is an excellent vetiver, one of my favourites, right up there with Guerlain or other well-lauded vetivers. Agua Fresca is on my list to try, have never smelt but is very well regarded.

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    Default Re: Major Blind Haul!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_Safari View Post
    I just found a great Spanish online retailer with very affordable prices and that carried many brands

    The best part? They were all 20 euro and under!
    Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keram View Post
    Which one?
    http://perfumesclub.com/

    Except Noir de Reminiscence, which I got here: http://www.perfumedigital.net/
    Also grabbed some other very nice deals at this website, like 150ml of Esencia for little over 50 euro (tester)



    I regret not getting into online retailers sooner!
    With the same ammount of money I usually spend at a store, I got over twice the ammount of fragrances!

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    The Adolfo Dominguez range is good. The Artistic Director of the brand, who also composed most of the fragrances is Ramon Monegal!

    BTW, I found another Spanish site last week, PerfumesyRegalos.com.

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    Dior Dune
    Paul Smith
    great choices
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    Armand Bassi Homme
    Paul Smith Man
    Cerruti 1881
    Dsquared Potion

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    Have/had and like very much:
    Dior Dune
    Armand Basi Homme (sweet-spicy-flowery, better in my book than Body Kouros and Le Male)
    Had and didn't like: Paul Smith Man
    Tried and like: Adolfo D. , Dsquared2 Potion and Reminiscence Noir
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    Default Re: Major Blind Haul!

    sure hope you know what you are doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    sure hope you know what you are doing
    lol, I really have no idea, that's the point
    These were all bought blind, with nothing but how interested I was by reviews to go on

    If I end up not liking some, I'll just give them to friends or family
    I think a huge part of building your wardrobe is taking risks and having fun, and I'd been meaning to do this for a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_Safari View Post
    ...I think a huge part of building your wardrobe is taking risks and having fun...
    I agree; but, haven't had the courage to do that yet... Best of luck, let us know how you did when they come in!
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    Default Re: Major Blind Haul!

    You paid under 20 euros for all of them together? Or each one was less than 20 euros?

    I hope it's the former
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    You paid under 20 euros for all of them together? Or each one was less than 20 euros?

    I hope it's the former

    lol, I wish it was the former as well!

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    I have both Adolfo Domiguez Agua Fresca and Vetiver Hombre, great under the radar frags. Well-regarded by those who've tried it and not so out there (feels like "you're-in-the-know" partially why I like em both so much hehe). Agua Fresca's a great limey citrus, quientessential Spanish cologne that feels and smells more upmarket than, pardon the comparison, Nenuco Lovely for summer. Since the distributor here had a closing out sale and dropped the line altogether, its the only frag in my 60plus wardrobe that I have a backup bottle of. Vetiver Hombre is a dark and soapy vetiver which to me is a direct contrast to say the somewhat sparkly Guerlain Vetiver. It's rather dark and moody so I like wearing it when its damp and cloudy outside.
    Have a soft spot for Quorum as well, I dont have a bottle but my Dad used to wear it and by some weird cerebral connection I've always felt his frag use had something to do with my current fraghead state (oh he moved on to 'younger' frags now like Burberry Touch and a sucker for the whole drugstore Adidas line which I find hilarious).
    Great haul, I'm such a sucker for big blind buys and just going for it

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    Paul Smith Man is very underrated and smells great! Great pick up

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