Kilian Pure OuD...amazing.
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.
Kilian Pure OuD...amazing.
Do it all the time - many times even without smelling it.
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.
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
If I had the money I would've bought Amouage Epic Man instantly.
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.
Nope, I give a full wearing before purchasing; top notes can be deceiving.
Jules by Dior..a very long time ago!
Gucci Pour Homme I and II
Armani Emporio Lui
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 12 Spring: | Chanel Allure Blanche | Guerlain Homme Intense | Dior Fahrenheit | Givenchy pour Homme | Carolina Herrera for Men | Narciso Rodriguez Him | T. Mugler A*Men Sunessence | Trussardi Inside | C. Herrera Chic | Azzaro PH | M. Kors Michael for Men | Pal Zileri Sartoriale |
My Top '10' : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
- YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
- Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
- MPG: Santal Noble
- Guerlain: Vetiver
- Amouage: Jubilation XXV
- Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
- YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)
Didn't purchase, but knew that I'd buy it sooner or later- that first sniff was enough. Has happened to me with
Dior Homme Intense.
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.
It's gotta be Dior Homme Intense of course!
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
Terre d'Hermes (few years ago)
I rarely do this, but last month I did it at the Barney's in Vegas, with Anima Dulcis by Arquiste. Instant love!
"The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.
You begin to awaken"
-- Eckhart Tolle
I thought that was the purely natural human response. Then i came across Basenotes.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
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!
Want to buy! "Nothing?!, well that's a first."
Sure, I did that with a few ...
By Kilian Straight to Heaven
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
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
"Sometimes we need to suffer just so we can look at our lives and know we're for real" - Francis Chan
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
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.
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!
L'Eau D'Ambre Extreme
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?
Not within seconds but I did go back next day and bought Givenchy 'Gentleman'...but then, I'm just starting out in this!!
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Dior Homme Sport
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."
as soon as it hit the shelf
(no hype no batch# bullshit)
love at first smell
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.
Polo Modern Reserve
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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!!!
Midnight in Paris EDP -- love at first sniff.
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
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
Heeley Sel Marin
Versace Man Eau Fraiche
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Dior - Vetiver
4. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
6. Puredistance - Black
7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
9. Creed - Royal Oud
10. Chanel - Egoiste
Spicebomb. Bought it within an hour of it being released here in the states.
Philosykos its unbelievably addicting...
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.
I am trying hard not to do this as I have regretted some purchases.
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fille en anguille
musc kublai kahn
by Serge Lutens
Still luv 'em all. No regrets.
Gucci pour Homme I. First time i actually had the cash to buy a loveatfirstsniff!
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.
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.
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.
Habit Rouge L'Eau and a very Lutanesque local cheapy.
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)
Several. Funny you should mention Cartier Roadster as I did same when I bought it.
Kilian Taste of Heaven was another.
Parfumes Regence K÷lnisch Juchten.
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. Norma Kamali Incense
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
The IFRA can bite me!
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.