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    Question Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Where do you think I should start?
    Any of these stand out from the rest for any reason? Which ones should I ( A vs. B) Which have similar notes/ vibe?



    Your personal top 3 from this list?


    Liquid Night
    What We Do in Paris is Secret
    Interlude Man
    Coromandel
    Cuir de Russie
    Sycomore
    Bois D'Argent
    Oud Ispahan
    Tam Dao
    Volutes
    Bigarade Concentree
    Carnal Flower
    L'Eau d'Hiver
    Le Parfum de Therese
    Lys Mediterranee
    Portrait of a Lady
    Jicky EDP
    L'Heure Bleue EDP
    Mitsouko EDP
    Shalimar EDP
    Al Oudh
    Timbuktu
    L'air de Rien
    Narciso Rodriguez
    Narcotic Venus
    A La Nuit
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Clair de Musc
    Daim Blond
    Iris Silver Mist
    La Myrrhe
    Sarrasins
    Serge Noire
    Noir de Noir
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Start with whichever one seems most interesting to you. Then do the same for the next day, and so on. That's how I go through my samples. Those are all excellent choices by the way.

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    My personal favorites are Sycamore, Coromandel and Chergui. Ambre Sultan is up there too. I did not enjoy La Myrrhe at all, I'm stuck with a decant of the stuff.

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    The ones below stand out from the others IMO because they are exceptional:

    Coromandel
    Cuir de Russie
    Sycomore
    Bois D'Argent
    Oud Ispahan
    Tam Dao
    Volutes
    Bigarade Concentree
    Carnal Flower
    L'Eau d'Hiver
    Le Parfum de Therese
    Lys Mediterranee
    Portrait of a Lady
    Al Oudh
    Timbuktu
    Narciso Rodriguez
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Clair de Musc
    Daim Blond
    Iris Silver Mist
    La Myrrhe
    Sarrasins
    Serge Noire

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    I would sample the three Chanels back to back, and the same with the Lutens. Not important with the Malles. Then just go through them, because you have a lovely group of samples there! Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Too many good ones to pick just 3...

    As for start - depends on your favorite note, my 3 picks on notes, from your list:

    Tobacco - TV
    Oud - Interlude / Al Oudh
    Leather - Sycomore / Tuscan Leather

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Top 5
    Interlude Man
    Portrait of a Lady
    Ambre Sultan
    Noir de Noir
    Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Great haul! I think it would be easier to name the ones I don't like of that bunch (there aren't very many).

    Try them in whatever order you like. My only real advice go slowly. It's tempting to try them all at once, but stick with one or two at a time. Otherwise, they start to blend together and you miss the intricacies of them.

    And take notes! That will help you later.

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Of those mentioned: Jicky, Amber Sultan, the very new Volutes(really nice)
    I thought about growing my own food. I didn't because I couldn't find the bacon seeds.

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    Default Re: Help dissecting my sample haul, recommendations?

    Pick one at random every day. Make it serendipitous.

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