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    Default Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    Hello all, so I just recently came into some fragrance money, and I want to get myself some samples of things so that I can figure out what I'd like to buy. Problem is, I don't have 7 things I'd like to try (which is the deal, 7 samples for $20). So far I've been thinking about: something from Malle (not sure what), histoires 1725 possibly (though I already have IB and it gets compared to it), and then from there I have no clue.

    So, what do you think I should get from the available options (http://www.aedes.com/Shop-by-Brand_c_11.html)?

    EDIT: I already made my choice. Check below if you want to know what I went with and offer feedback.
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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    I was about to purchase from Aedes a couple of weeks ago, and this was my lineup, before deciding to go with Luckyscent:


    • 1725 casanova edp by histoires de parfums
    • Epic Man edp - Amouage
    • Interlude (Man) edp - Amouage
    • Lyric Man edp amouage
    • Memoir Man edp by amouage
    • portrait of a lady edp by frederic malle
    • Wonderwood edp Comme des Garcons


    Substitutes:
    • sel marin edp by heeley
    • sweet redemption adp by by kilian



    I decided to go with Luckyscent because they have Puredistance and Cereus No. 7, which I've been wanting to smell for a long time now. That being said, I'll still order my original Aedes list maybe next month.


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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    Amouge - Epic, Memoir, Dia or Jub XXV
    Malle - BdO, VE or GpM
    Heeley - CPF or Sel Marine
    HdP - 1740
    Penhaligons - Sartorial

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    I asked them for 3-4ml's of Jubilation XXV and 1ml's of 3 others instead of 7 seperate 1ml samples. They were nice enough to do it for me

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    Maybe something from Diptyque.

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    Just to have a cross-section of different styles and houses:
    Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan (for a big musk. You have already other Lutens)
    Malle: Portrait of a lady (modern masculine rose. I actually prefer Vetiver Extraordinaire, the freshest vetiver ever, but perhaps PoaL is more representative)
    HdP 1740: classic leather immortelle
    Lubin: Idole (warm saffrony boozy)

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    I tried and enjoyed these when I stopped by Aedes a few weeks back.

    Diptyque 34 boulevard Saint Germain
    Diptyque Volutes
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Comme des Garšons White
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc
    Penhaligon's Endymion

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    A couple from Malle (Musc Ravageur & Vetiver Exraordinaire)
    A couple from By Killian (Straight To Heaven & one of the Ouds)
    A couple from Amouage (Lyric Man & Epic Woman)
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    Bumping with what I ended up choosing:

    Seven Samples:
    Amber Precieux
    Vetiver extrodinairre
    Santal Noble
    Musc Ravegeur
    Idole de Lubin EDT
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Sel marin

    Alternatives if not in stock:
    Bergamote by The different Co.
    Fou d'Absinthe by L'artisan

    What does everyone think?

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    Default Re: Aedes sample pack suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Bumping with what I ended up choosing:

    Seven Samples:
    Amber Precieux
    Vetiver extrodinairre
    Santal Noble
    Musc Ravegeur
    Idole de Lubin EDT
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Sel marin

    Alternatives if not in stock:
    Bergamote by The different Co.
    Fou d'Absinthe by L'artisan

    What does everyone think?
    Of the four of your choices that I have tried I think you're in for a treat. I own Musc Ravageur and like it quite a bit, but with Spring finally making an appearance I think you're really going to enjoy Geranium Pour Monsieur. Be sure to let us know your impressions.

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