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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area

    Default Christmas Blind Buys

    Gentlemen, as it is the holiday season I am sure we will be spoiling ourselves a little bit and hopefully being spoilt by our loved ones. Any planned blind buys this holiday season?

    My gf just let me know she has in the mail for me Montale Full Incense and Ambre 114. Never tried them but I've heard good things, any thoughts on these two?

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    Oh and do you all have any big buys planned for the holidays?

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    hednic's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    McLean, NYC, Manuel Antonio & Búzios

    Default Re: Christmas Blind Buys

    Almost every purchase of mine is a blind buy. Just recently made a large purchase of the three new Lubins, the new Histoires de Parfums Olympia and the new Musc Tonkin. As for Full Incense and Ambre 114, I own both of them and they're both great IMO.

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    Jun 2011
    Portland, OR

    Default Re: Christmas Blind Buys

    Yes. Santal de Noble and Norne. Both came today and I am wearing Norne right now!
    Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the perhaps my favorites...
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (21 wears)
    2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
    3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (18 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (12 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus - often not recorded go to scent)
    8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    10. Plum Japonais by Tom Ford, Bullion by Byredo, Piper Nigrum by a Lorenzo Villorosi, Pulp by Byredo, Santal Royal by Guerlain (9 wears)

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Currently wearing: Montecristo by Masque

  4. #4

    Default Re: Christmas Blind Buys

    Very good fragrances.

    Ambre 114 - Most similar to Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, but less herbs.
    Montale Full Incense - churchy incense, like Avignon but stronger.
    Currently wearing: Iris de Nuit by Heeley

  5. #5

    Default Re: Christmas Blind Buys

    I cant really afford niche fragrances but still planing to do a blind buy. I am thinking about Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb. In my country u cant try it but online shops can provide a bottle so....

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    May 2010
    Dulwich Hill, Sydney, NSW

    Default Re: Christmas Blind Buys

    Like hednic I'm a regular 'blind buyer'. Just blind bought the following (as Christmas pressies to myself!):

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Batucada
    Hermes Elixir Des Merveilles
    Mont Blanc Legend Special Edition 2012
    L'eau pour homme Azzaro
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Armani Prive' Nuances & Sable Or, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior Homme, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver & Cuir Cannage, and Chanel Jersey

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    Default Re: Christmas Blind Buys

    Wow, those are some very nice gifts...lucky you! . I haven't tried the Montale, but I think Ambre 114 is great. It's very well blended & balanced IMO & one of the few ambers that doesn't get overly sweet for me.

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