Yup. I made two blind buys. The first worked out alright(AdG Essenza,) but I think I could have got something I like better. The second was horrible for me, also based on rave reviews (Le Male.) Now we know. Myperfumesamples has a lot of the department store frags for pretty cheap sampling, and they even have a couple niche-esque ones as well. I have ordered quite a few rave review frags from there and am glad I did that first! I'm looking at you, A*Men, Habit Rouge, and Guerlain Vetiver.
ps. +1 on the Tobacco Vanille