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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Gucci Envy
    Ah yes, I forgot about Envy for Men. Blind bought a 100ml bottle about a year ago for $100.



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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    6 differnet amouage attars, Xerjoff Fiero Regio Zafar, Vetiver Pour Elle...

    But I'm pretty good at knowing what I'll like.

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    Guerlain Derby, because of all the love it gets from fellow BNers. Not a single regret either :-)

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    Probably LIDGE and DHI. I think I tried everything else first that's over $100.

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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

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    Bond No. 9 - Harrods Oud

    $340 directly from Bond No. 9

    Don't remember why I bought it blind - but I regret that one. Not my cup of tea. Oh well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    A couple dudes hyped it up ridiculously. Maybe that's why?

    That may have been a factor - Actually if you like that kind of Oud, it would be great - just a little to "much" for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Probably LIDGE and DHI. I think I tried everything else first that's over $100.
    did you like lidge n dhi ?
    i want to buy too... but not sure if i should blind buy..... where did you from n how much?


    thanks cheers

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    An unopened vintage bottle of Givenchy III for $166 and Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile for $164 - both gorgeous and worth the risk.

    I admire all those sensible souls that sample, sample, sample, but really I would never buy a full bottle of anything if I sampled, because then it's a known quantity. I even drag my heels over repurchasing stuff that I know I love. It's like buying dishwashing liquid. Obviously I've got a bad case of novelty-itis, which sits right up against a bad case of full-bottle-itis.

    Conversely if I did overcome my need for risk and novely, and wanted to purchase a full bottle of my sample, I'm then paranoid about the samples being the same as the full bottle, since I now have an inbuilt expectation of what it should smell like.

    And on it goes - that's just the tip of the iceberg as to how and why 'conflicted' persons such as myself buy what we buy.
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    Hmm... I bought several fragrances at once, all blind. Total around $170.

    L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Love all of them.

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    YSL M7 at about ~105 USD

    Honestly, I can see the hype and the depth of the fragrance but the opening is excruciating. Also, as a 23y/o, the fragrance as a whole is very, very situational. I can see myself wearing this as I age but since I'm asian it'll probably be associated with the medicinal-asian stereotype... I definitely should have sampled. I regret this buy but take solace in the fact that its price has inflated to about ~170USD now.

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    For me, it was 2 bottles of Creed. Bois du Portugal and Royal Oud.
    Love them both. $180 each.

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    Amouage - Jubilation XXV... £140 for 50ml - after much hmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing, and research and reading many reviews, I decided the 1st Amouage I (blind) buy would be this - and so glad I did!!

    Also, blind bought TF - Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille together, so I suppose that's the most expensive at £250 for 100ml (£125 each for 50ml). That was a real nervous trigger finger...!!! Again, so glad I did.

    Living far from any decent places to try and test fragrance, I find I usually have to buy blind... Nearly all of my buys have been blind - and so far, only one or two have been duds (cheap ones thankfully!!).
    LOST! in scent and music

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    Creed Windsor I. $405 for a leather atomizer. At first I was disappointed - seemed way heavy on a "Ben-Gay" vibe - but my appreciation of it has grown considerably since then. Glad I took a chance on it.

    Another pricey blind buy: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille. Very, very happy with this one.

    Good investment blind buy: a flacon of Creed Cuir de Russie. The fragrance has its charms, too.

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    Probably Green Irish Tweed. Think it cost me about $140.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    M7. And it was worth every penny.

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    I have 3 that cost a bit baught blind. Vintage M7, Harrod's Oud and LIDGE. Also MKK and Cedré. Can't think of any others but there must me at least one more. I usually sample first unless I come upon a great deal on a highly rdspected scent.
    Some Favorites
    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. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Fille en Aiguiless by Serge Lutens (Decant)
    It worths every penny.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
    ------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
    ------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
    ------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
    Currently wearing: Mitzah by Christian Dior

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    Clive Christian X for Men + presentation box for around $200. It was a steal I couldn't resist.
    Currently wearing: Sartorial by Penhaligon's

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    Vintage Derby for $320
    Invasion Barbare $260
    Mona's Oud $400
    Vintage Diorling in amphora bottle $270
    All these beasts DO worth it

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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    So far it's the $139 I spent on Windsor (50mL). I have yet to wear it much, but it seemed decent.

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    Pure Malt, it sounded like something I would have liked.

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    Musk Gazelle by Ajmal. Over a 100 including shipping.

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    Jubilation XXV and Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea (both 100 ml).
    I am just a passionate "blind buyer" ;-)

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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Some high(er) end frags that I've probably bought blind are..

    L'Anonyme ou OP-1475-
    Jubilation XXV
    Aventus
    Chergui
    Both of my L'artisan Ps
    Frapin 1270
    Emir
    5-6 Bond No 9 frags
    and another/others? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    So far it's the $139 I spent on Windsor (50mL). I have yet to wear it much, but it seemed decent.
    hah, same here. My 50ml split of Windsor is my most expensive blind buy. I'm very very happy with my purchase. One of my most favorite fragrances of my collection.

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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    So far it's the $139 I spent on Windsor (50mL)
    Wow. Great price!

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    Pure Havane around $90, great scent
    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

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    Comme des Garcons Man 2 @ $ 90
    DHI @ $ 110
    Ambre Sultan @ $ 125
    Pure Leather @ €70
    Taste of Fragrance @ $68
    JV 10th Anniversary Ed. @ $75
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    Currently on my Rotation:
    1. Cartier D'un Soir
    2. Loewe Essencia
    3. Bergamotto Marino
    4. Herb Alpert Listen
    5. Artisan
    6. Bang
    7. GIT
    8. Pal Zileri No 18
    9. TdH
    0. Kenzo Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I'm more reserved these days. When it comes to expensive bottles, I'm more likely to sample. But anything under $75, I'll go blind after reading a couple of well written reviews.
    + 1

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    Git @ ~$100

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    Viktor & Rolf Antidote

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