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    Question You had me at first spray

    This thread is two fold. What fragrance have you tried that just blew your mind right after the first spray and just had to buy it. On the other hand. What fragrance have you tried that you loved at first spray but then as it settled on your skin you could not stand it? Looking forward to your insights.

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. Gengis Khan, but has happened with hundreds and hundreds of others.
    2. None

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    you can also look at this thread:

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. Portrait of a Lady. Love at first smell, more so than with any other fragrance.
    2. I don't think I've had that experience.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    1. MDCI Ambre Topkapi - at 250 dollars I did not buy it!
    2. Cerruti 1881
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. Millesime Imperial
    2. Bois de Cedrat

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. Vince Camuto, hinoki, Kyoto, TDH
    2. Many; roadster, etc.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    1) Yendi by Capucci, the perfume. I smelled it when I was about 20ish at the perfume counter in harrods. It was fearfully expensive and there was no way I could afford it then. I have a murky memory it was over £100 an ounce all that time ago at the end of the 1980's. Utterly unobtainable for me. I never forgot it and eventually came upon a tiny bottle on Spanish ebay about 25+ years later. I still love that perfume above most others. The real perfume is vastly superior to any edt or colognes of it.
    2) Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse. I rashly bought a huge 100ml bottle after smelling a sample just once. I wore it out with a little black dress for a Christmas party and felt like I smelled of a rotting jar of flowers all night long, whereas I would have felt beautiful and sexy in something like Coco Chanel. It isn't the perfumes fault. Tuberose and my skin just don't get on.

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    1) Jubilation XXV, TdH, Millesime Imperial, Straight to Heaven, Rose 31, Mona di Orio's Oud .. these come to mind right now

    2) Parfumerie Generale Praline de Santal. It smells amazing at first, like roasted hazelnuts, quite beautiful. But within about 15 minutes it changes to something that is not necessarily bad smelling, but unbelievably generic and uninspired. I wish the roasted nut smell carried through.

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    Once that was Azzaro pour homme and Tabac edc............still like them!

    later: eg.

    - Revillon R
    - Dolce Gabbana ph (vintage)
    - Heritage
    - A-men
    - Agua Fresca
    - Vermeil
    - Kors
    - Bogart ph
    - Horizon
    - Versace L'Homme
    - Paco Rabanne ph
    - Santal Noble
    - Grey Vetiver
    - Relax
    - Zino

    - M7
    - Escada ph

    and more........................still love them all!
    My Top '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Rasasi: Al Wisam Day
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Creed Jardin d' Amalfi & Millesime Imperial have great opening notes and I fell for them straight away, instant love.

    Vintage D&G pour homme I really liked at first spray but it was just overpowering and never changing from start too twelve hours later. Ended up hating it.

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    Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca-Exactly the mint I was looking for.
    Diptyque Tam Dao-Absolutely loved until it turned powdery...I can't stand powder.

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    D&G The One

    None for the second question

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    Here's my answer to number one:
    - Egoiste by YSL
    - A*Men original, A*Men Pure Havane by TM
    - Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy
    - Michael Kors for Men by Michael Kors
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Love at first sniff!!!

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    I hear you Brother. One sniff of DHI and it was an immediate love affair.

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    1. A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux, Blue Carnation by Roger & Gallet, Eau Duelle by Diptyque -- instant, hopeless love

    2. Whips and Roses by Kerosene, Batucada by L'Artisan Parfumeur, original Chloe

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. DHI, Back to Black, and GIT.
    2. Eternity. Loved the opening, but then it was just an all-day lasting soap. However...I'll add this: The last couple of times I've worn it, I didn't get as much of the soap and have actually begun to like this one again. Also Noir de Noir. Once it dries down, it's nothing but a rose scent on me. I enjoy it when rose is mixed in, but I don't enjoy smelling LIKE a rose.
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    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

    Many more
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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. le Male

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    Chanel Égoïste !!!!!!!
    l'Occitane Eau des Baux
    Hermès Ambre Narguilé (haven't bought it yet though, it is pricey )
    and many more...
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    1. Micallef Gaïac, SL Ambre Sultan...
    2. PG Cozé
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    First Question:

    YSL Kouros
    HdP 1740
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Patchouli 24
    Creed Cuir De Russie
    Aramis 900
    Blenheim Bouquet

    Question 2:

    Knize Ten
    Czech & Speake #88
    Tam Dao

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    1. Tobacco Vanille
    2. L'Homme Gingerbread or whatever its called. I can't say I loved it at first, but I sure hated it once it got on my skin. Rancid.

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    Question 1:

    Portrait of a Lady

    Question 2:

    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Michael by Michael Kors

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    1. Thierry Mugler - A*men
    2. Dior - Fahrenheit Absolute (apparently this was brought out to prepare the world for Leather Oud...I love the oud, can't stand the absolute lol!)
    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    1. LIDGE and Tom Ford Oud Wood
    2. None that I can think of.

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    1. habit rouge beau cavalier, SDV, bel ami (vintage), K10, gomma, avignon, lidge, and dhi.
    2. none; however, to the flipside of what you ask I recently applied some Molyneux - Lord from a old mini I'd forgotten about. Absolutely vile stuff if you sniff it up close. After time, however, it settles to an interesting and pleasant old-school masculine with some bite. Normally, I won't labor through an unappealing opening but this one just might be the exception to that rule.
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    MY TOP SHELF: Azzaro pH, Bel Ami, Blackbird, Blend 30, Cuba, Davidoff '84, Derby, Edition, Equipage, Jules, Knize Ten, Kouros, Leather Oud, Puredistance M, Santal Noble, Tribute Attar, Yatagan
    Currently wearing: Loewe para Hombre by Loewe

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    Default Re: You had me at first spray

    To name a few from the ones that had me at the first sniff:

    MFK Lumiere Noire
    Straight to Heaven
    Rose 31

    I don't remember having a fragrance that I changed my mind completely about after liking it at first spray.

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