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    Many times but due to some regrets such as carrier roadster, I do full wearing a now. In CR, I lived the mint but hater the vanilla in it.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Not within seconds but I did go back next day and bought Givenchy 'Gentleman'...but then, I'm just starting out in this!!

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Dior Homme Sport

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    Cartier Declaration
    L'Instant Extreme

    Both turned out to be excellent buys.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

  5. #35

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    aventus
    as soon as it hit the shelf
    (no hype no batch# bullshit)
    love at first smell

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    CDG Green Play...I had been wearing a few other frags on my arms to test them out, came back to Barney's and they had just received the 3 new CDG Plays since that morning. I tried Green Play, and got that instead of the one's I had been testing...haven't regretted it for a second, love the stuff.

  7. #37

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

  8. #38

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    Polo Modern Reserve
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
    --Ben Hogan

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    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.
    I've seen some epic opening credits. I'm confident judging a movie as great based off of an amazing opening sequence.

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    mine is Un Jardin Sur le Nil
    got a sample and as soon as it smelled it i ordered it. Then it wen into the dry down and I went crazy. I get outstanding longevity and its becoming my all time favorite. This scent single handedly made me love all Hermes fragrances.....Ellena is a beast!!!

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    Midnight in Paris EDP -- love at first sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suux88 View Post
    aventus
    as soon as it hit the shelf
    (no hype no batch# bullshit)
    love at first smell
    Better love story than Twilight.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    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.
    Actually buying after 1 sniff is like seeing the opening credits of a movie and saying - yes I will pay to see the whole thing. Buying a fragrance doesn't mean it is your favorite, just that you are willing to invest the money to add it to your collection.

    I have made MANY blind purchases, and have purchased MANY after just a few sniffs.

    Just a few that I was instantly sold on:
    Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien
    Heeley Agarwoud
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    by Kilian Back to Black
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven
    by Kilian Incense Oud
    Bond No. 9 New York Amber
    Ormonde Man
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Spicebomb. Bought it within an hour of it being released here in the states.

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    Philosykos its unbelievably addicting...

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    Goodlife by davidoff although I don't wear it as much as should.
    Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.

  17. #47

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    I am trying hard not to do this as I have regretted some purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Nope, I give a full wearing before purchasing; top notes can be deceiving.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    This of course! (blind buys you can't test not counted)

    These^^^^^^^^^^ 99% of the time

    Dior Homme (original/vintage) sitting on a shelf in Sephora was snagged and purchased immediately after I tried the tester which was vintage as well!!!
    Last edited by frostyicy; 14th November 2012 at 01:18 PM.

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    fille en anguille
    cyphre rouge
    musc kublai kahn
    borneo 18..
    by Serge Lutens
    just yesterday!
    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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    Ambre Narguilé
    Tobacco Vanille
    New Haarlem
    Musc Ravageur
    Nasomatto Absinthe

    Still luv 'em all. No regrets.

  21. #51

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    Gucci pour Homme I. First time i actually had the cash to buy a loveatfirstsniff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Nope, I give a full wearing before purchasing; top notes can be deceiving.
    This really works for me. I've bought a few upon first smell, and it's usually been a blunder. As dollars&scents said, it's way too easy to be tricked by top notes.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Never done this. I like to take them out a few times, get to know them before I make a commitment.

    I often find that I may like something on the first 2 or 3 wearings, but by the 10th i've had enough.
    Currently wearing: Tzora by Anat Fritz

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    I did it with 3 fragrances...and now I have 3 99% full bottles. Sample a few times. If you find yourself driving down to sephora/macy's JUST to try the same fragrance...you probably would like a full bottle of it.

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    It nearly happen again 2 days ago at Sephora with the new formulation of Dior Homme Sport.

    I really really wanted to buy it and it took a lot of pacing up and down Sephora, reasoning with myself, opening the wallet, closing it back, reminding myself of the cc bill from last month's impulse buys, finally fought myself out of Sephora, but still pacing up and down outside it, to finally rid myself of from the demonic lure of that angelic classy scent.

    I am going to buy it next month.

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    Habit Rouge L'Eau and a very Lutanesque local cheapy.

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    Default Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    I've done this before, but not necessarily "within seconds"... I came back the following day, or I purchased online.

    Here's some that I can remember:

    Egoiste by Chanel (pre-Basenotes, online purchase)

    Azzaro Chrome by Azzaro (pre-Basenotes, same day purchase)

    Vintage M7 by YSL (next day purchase)

    Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler (ordered a sample, then I purchased online a couple of weeks later due to re-release)

    Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy (next day purchase)

    Vintage Michael Kors for Men by Michael Kors (next day purchase)
    Currently wearing: Bergamote 22 by Le Labo

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    Several. Funny you should mention Cartier Roadster as I did same when I bought it.

    Kilian Taste of Heaven was another.

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    Parfumes Regence Kölnisch Juchten.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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  30. #60

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    For myself, hardly ever. But as presents for others, countlessly often, since I seem to be more comfortable and more objectively detached with estimating, appraising someone else's fragrance tastes.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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