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    Default Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    After an extensive amount of research on this cologne from everything I have read this scent seems to be adored and appreciate by the finer sex almost unanimously and the major gripe from consumers seems to be that not many people can stand it because it is so over abused by the stores themselves and pop collared frat boys and or douchbags across the US.

    So here’s the thing, being from Australia there are no A&F stores here and this scent in unavailable to any retailers here, meaning this would be an incredibly unique scent here something not many if ANYBODY at all would have even heard of before let alone smelt.

    Problem being there is no where I can sample this locally and there are no samples of it available online. There are only about 4 listed on Australian ebay as well.
    I can get 100ml to me for around $120 making it a fairly large investment and there is the chance im not going to like it.

    From the notes it would seem to have similarities to my favourite scent Dunhill Desire for a Man (Red) I don’t buy this any longer though because the longevity and silage is a joke. Can anybody advise if there are any similarities? Even if not, being that I like scents like this can anybody suggest if I am likely to appreciate Fierce?

    I’ve had ZERO luck with blind buys in the past so im very hesitant

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Overhyped and overpriced. I'm sure you can find a better use for 120 bucks.

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    get mont blanc legend for $40, smells almost the same but better

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    I think it is worth a blind buy, cause in spite the brand name it does smell good. However, it is not worth $120 imo

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    I think that it is definitely one of the safer blind buys. It has excellent projection, sillage, and longevity (especially on clothes).

    You hit the nail on the head with why it doesn't fly here with the older crowd. I own a bottle of it and would wear it more often it didnt remind me of the mall. I wear it as mood scent.

    Its worth to you whatever your willing to pay for it

    Any other frags you've thought about getting?

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    IMO No.

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Second that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer350 View Post
    I think it is worth a blind buy, cause in spite the brand name it does smell good. However, it is not worth $120 imo

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    120 clams for fierce
    Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    get mont blanc legend for $40, smells almost the same but better
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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    I think the price is too high for that fragrance. I don't hate it like many other members here, but it's definitely not one of my favorites. It smells decent in small doses.

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    Nope

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jer350 View Post
    I think it is worth a blind buy, cause in spite the brand name it does smell good. However, it is not worth $120 imo
    This seems to be the general consensus. It is fairly dear to begin with then the shipping makes it that much worse.

    I've found a little better prices, 100ml - $100 or 200ml - $130

    hmmm....

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    Definitely a safe blind buy, but I wouldn't pay 120 for it...

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    get mont blanc legend for $40, smells almost the same but better
    Looks pretty good! Hows the Longevity and Projection? Seems to be a bit weaker than fierce

    Edit* Cheapest I can get it here for is 100ml - $60
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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    As a representative of "the finer sex" I'd urge you to Just Say No.

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    A good blind buy in my opinion. For $120? Not worth it.
    I paid $45 for my 100ml on eBay.

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Mont Blanc Legend smells and wears better IMO.
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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Mont Blanc Legend smells and wears better IMO.
    This.

    A good deal cheaper and slightly smoother, more refined version of Fierce.

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    get mont blanc legend for $40, smells almost the same but better
    This

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    You can get a lot better for $120. Heck, you could go in for a 50mL split of Aventus for that money, and statistically speaking, it's much more complimented.

    I used to own a bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste (which Fierce is apparently reminiscent of) and I really disliked it. Maybe go down to your local Myer or David Jones and have a sniff (you really have to trust your own nose), or if those are too far away, try a chemist (I find Chemist Warehouse or myChemist have pretty competitive prices sometimes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    A good blind buy in my opinion. For $120? Not worth it.
    I paid $45 for my 100ml on eBay.

    Wow. I'd consider blind buying at that price. Are there any fakes being made of this fragrance?
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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by totaldominasian View Post
    Wow. I'd consider blind buying at that price. Are there any fakes being made of this fragrance?

    Undoubtedly.

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    $120 for A&F Fierce? I agree with others -- price is too high.





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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    It's a safe blind buy... Find it discounted though

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    get mont blanc legend for $40, smells almost the same but better
    Beat me to it. First thing I thought when I saw this thread. Smoother and more mature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    get mont blanc legend for $40, smells almost the same but better
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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    It smells better than some would give it credit for. Like others have said though, I wouldn't consider it $120 worth of good. Another factor to consider is that even though it doesn't have the "frat boy tool" association in Australia, you're not going to get that A&F "expensive and trendy" association that a lot of people get out of it (as they're bombarded with it in the store and even when they walk by the store's entrance in the mall), which I would venture to say lends to its popularity and good reception amongst some of the younger opposite sex.

    That said though, it does smell good, but it's blatantly synthetic (not that that's bad in and of itself), and for $120 you could get something a lot better IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Another factor to consider is that even though it doesn't have the "frat boy tool" association in Australia, you're not going to get that A&F "expensive and trendy" association that a lot of people get out of it (as they're bombarded with it in the store and even when they walk by the store's entrance in the mall), which I would venture to say lends to its popularity and good reception amongst some of the younger opposite sex.
    That is a VERY good point I hadn't considered. There is a good chance a lot of the positive opinions I have read on it are subconsciously associating the scent with that image which doesn't exist here. I still liked the look of the structure of the fragrance but another factor to consider again with the price

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    Default Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher_ View Post
    That is a VERY good point I hadn't considered. There is a good chance a lot of the positive opinions I have read on it are subconsciously associating the scent with that image which doesn't exist here. I still liked the look of the structure of the fragrance but another factor to consider again with the price
    Don't get me wrong, it smells good, and I don't think you'd be disappointed with it, but I would just try to see if you can scoop it up for less than $120, as that type of money could buy something REALLY unique.

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    Fierce smells.... Different but good. It's definitely pleasant, safe, and kinda sexy.

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