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    Default Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Do you have a scent that you are so sold on it that you bought within seconds of first smelling it?

    I just did Cartier Roadster. It could be because I was having a cough and the mint appeals to me immediately. Inhaling it soothes my throat.

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    Kilian Pure OuD...amazing.

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    Do it all the time - many times even without smelling it.

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    The most recent one was Voyage d'Hermes Parfum. As soon as I sprayed it on my skin, I bought it.

    The relatively low longevity/sillage has had no effect on how much I enjoy this fragrance. Beautiful stuff.

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    i did it for DHI. still.loving it
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    If I had the money I would've bought Amouage Epic Man instantly.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Nope, I give a full wearing before purchasing; top notes can be deceiving.

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    Dior Homme.

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    Platinum Egoiste
    Jules by Dior..a very long time ago!

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    Tam Dao.
    Currently wearing: Sel Marin by Heeley

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    Gucci Pour Homme I and II

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    Armani Emporio Lui
    Davidoff Zino
    Cacharel Nemo
    B*Men
    Victor & Rolf Antidote
    A*Men Taste of Fragrance
    "I love fragrances because they provide a sheer endless variety: there is a scent for every occasion, mood or feeling. Standing before my collection in the morning matching a perfume to my needs is one of the most enjoyable things in my day"...I don't want to miss that...

    Current Top 15 Summer: | Tom Ford Grey Vetiver | Shiseido Basala |
    Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme | Chanel Bleu | Guerlain Homme Intense | Armani Emporio Lui | Cartier Pasha | Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee | D&G Light Blue PH | Givenchy PH Blue Label | C.Herrera 212 Men | T.Mugler Ice*Men | Bvlgari Aqva PH | Kiton Black | Bvlgari PH Soir |

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Nope, I give a full wearing before purchasing; top notes can be deceiving.
    This of course! (blind buys you can't test not counted)
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Do it all the time - many times even without smelling it.
    Same here, specially the second one.

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Didn't purchase, but knew that I'd buy it sooner or later- that first sniff was enough. Has happened to me with
    Kouros
    Polo
    Azzaro
    Fahrenheit
    Encre Noire
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Dior Homme Intense.

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    Wish I could say I bought Dior Homme on first smell, but it took me three tries before I bought the bottle. That Iris was just hard to agree with at first.

    Oddly enough, Angel Men. There was something about the harsh tar note that was appealing. Bought it right away after I smelled it off the tester.

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    It's gotta be Dior Homme Intense of course!

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    The only fragrance I immediately bought was Narciso Rodriguez for Him...it is still one of my all time favorites! and I've complete line of the same including ASL/ASB/Deo/Shower Gel

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    Terre d'Hermes (few years ago)

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    I rarely do this, but last month I did it at the Barney's in Vegas, with Anima Dulcis by Arquiste. Instant love!
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    I thought that was the purely natural human response. Then i came across Basenotes.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
    Currently wearing: Beloved Man by Amouage

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    Canali Black Diamond... The one time I don't test for Longevity and Projection it bites me!

    Amazing scent though, and very happy I own it (3rd bottle!)
    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Edit: 2015... I've given up and given in
    Want to buy or swap: A*men Ultra Zest, Bentley Intense, Mont Blanc Legend Intense, Paco Rabanne Invictus,

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Sure, I did that with a few ...

    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Terre d'Hermes

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    GIT, DHI, and Back to Black. I'm waiting on a split of GIT...DHI is #1 on my Buy list...BtB would be #2 if I could ever afford it
    "We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Nope, I give a full wearing before purchasing; top notes can be deceiving.
    Same here.

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    One and only one: APOM Homme. Though, I didn't have the time to double think: I bought it in Paris at the Maison, and the trip was about over

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Eau du Fier - Annick Goutal
    Leather Oud
    Fat Electrician
    Jasmin et Cigarettes
    Ambra.Mediterennea versilia vintage
    Parfum d'habit
    34 boulevard Saint germain
    cuir mauresQue
    Pure oud
    je suis un homme
    Vetiver oriental

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Never. I need to do at least 1 full wearing before buying a bottle. I can't tell how a frag will perform until I see it through it to the end.

    Buying a frag after 1 sniff is like seeing the opening credits of a movie and saying it's your favorite movie of the year so far.

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    This happened for me with Bleu de Chanel and it was my first fragrance after a couple of Hugo Boss bottles i had purchased many years ago. Bleu gave a nice start fot my frag hobby and I still reach for bleu every once in a while!

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    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Musc Maori
    Ambra Nera
    L'Eau D'Ambre Extreme

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