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    Default Your most expensive blind buy

    What is your most expensive blind buy? How much did you pay and why did you choose to buy it blind?

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    Amouage EPIC Man 100ml can't remember but around £180 I guess

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    Millesime Imperial directly from the Creed Boutique (back in my earlier days). I think it cost $285.

    Invasion Barbare (best blind buy I've ever made). It was $260.

    EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT!

    I lied! (Unintentionally)

    Somebody resurrected an IB thread I started back in 2011 and apparently I sampled Invasion Barbare for a MONTH before I bought it. For some reason I thought I bought it blind. I did not.

    Just wanted to clear that up.

    Here *hands back cool points*

    *hangs head in shame*

    *tiptoes away from post*




    And more recently, Norne and Pear + Olive by Slumber house (also good blinds). $115 each.


    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.
    Last edited by Buysblind; 10th February 2013 at 06:02 PM. Reason: I messed up!

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    LDDM was my most expensive blind buy at $106. I couldn't be happier with it. Bought based on hype and all the positive reviews.
    CURRENT TOP 5

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

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    Pure Havane and Pure Malt, both at around $96, couldn't be more pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Millesime Imperial directly from the Creed Boutique (back in my earlier days). I think it cost $285.

    Invasion Barbare (best blind buy I've ever made). It was $260.


    And more recently, Norne and Pear + Olive by Slumber house (also good blinds). $115 each.


    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.
    Very nice method of shopping!

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    You are a brave man. These are some pretty impressive blind buys.


    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Millesime Imperial directly from the Creed Boutique (back in my earlier days). I think it cost $285.

    Invasion Barbare (best blind buy I've ever made). It was $260.


    And more recently, Norne and Pear + Olive by Slumber house (also good blinds). $115 each.


    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbthorpe View Post
    You are a brave man. These are some pretty impressive blind buys.
    Dude lives up to his name.

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    nothing too high for me so far. DHI was mine at around $80. best blind buy for me so far. i dont mind blind buying now, awhile back it was just like taking shots in the dark, now i have (sort of lol) a guess at what i may or may not like based on notes and various reviews.

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    Aventus $175.00. Worth every cent!

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    I have never BB anything over $60. I'm not much of a gambler.

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    Default Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Clive Christian No. 1 Pure Parfum over $1000 (can't remember the exact amount)

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    Amouage Dia Man. 240 ish usd - easily worth it. Love it!

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    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.

    A couple dudes hyped it up ridiculously. Maybe that's why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbthorpe View Post
    You are a brave man. These are some pretty impressive blind buys.

    And dumb for buying directly from the Creed Boutique. I could have gotten the same thing for less than half the price at several other places online.

    Well, at least it's a good batch. But those Creed atomizers drain your juice fast. I've had to stop using it for a while because it was disappearing so quickly.

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    homage ...was 225 GBP.....and am ready to repeat it i think one cant go wrong much with these

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    By Kilian 'A Taste of Heaven' €175, and very pleased with it.

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    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme by Guerlain - price was between $40-$45 via amazon.com





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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    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.
    Wanna get rid of it?

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    i bought a*men pure malt for $190 from UK... which i regret... then i saw they are selling at thierry mugler online store for $89....
    i like pure malt but i wouldn't spent that much money on that.... anyway shit happens...
    now im thinking of buying dior homme intense & l,instinct de guerlain extreme..... i dont know if i should......
    want something for going out....

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    With samples being at my finger tips and being so inexpensive I've quit blind buying. The most expensive was a Cartier for 80 dollars that only lasted 30 minutes on me. That cured me of the blind buy.

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    Can gladly say that I'm not sure, usually sample anything expensive before buying.

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    Pure Malt for me too. It was a nice fragrance, but not for me, so I sold it not long after.

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    L'artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two. I chose to blind-buy it because as you know it's been discontinued and the local stores are all sold out. I paid $145 before taxes and shipping. It's in transit now! I hope I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Dude lives up to his name.
    hahaha

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    Royal Oud - $300

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    pure shot at 125 the second week it came out. i also had a decant which i did not sample before buying the 3.4 oz bottle. but i sold it for 75 bucks so i got sum money bacl. lol

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    Gucci Envy
    Rotation

    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbyvirk View Post
    now im thinking of buying dior homme intense & l,instinct de guerlain extreme..... i dont know if i should......
    want something for going out....
    I bought both of these blind (though I had tried regular Dior Homme a time or two before I bought the intense version), and of the two I would recommend the DHI if you want one for going out. More versatile IMHO.

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    Creed Bois De Portugal from Creed. Not a great move that one.........

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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Wanna get rid of it?
    I threw it up here a while back:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...-more-(US-Only)

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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.
    Last edited by grasslands; 5th February 2013 at 02:46 AM.

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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.
    My 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. Norma Kamali Incense



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

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Clive Christian X for Men + presentation box for around $200. It was a steal I couldn't resist.

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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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    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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    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
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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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