When I was first getting into fragrances: Givenchy Play Intense
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Quite a few actually... If I walk into a store and like a scent, I just buy it. If it turns out afterwards that it wasn't quite as great as I at first thought - oh well, it just gets moved to a lower shelf and gets fewer wearings, or I give it away to friends who have interest in them.
Here are just a few I recall buying immediately after one quick sniff, not even waiting for the base notes to develop:
Comme des Garcons 2 Man
Comme des Garcons 2 Wonderwood
Chanel Eau de Cologne
Hermes Terre D'Hermes (both EDT and Pure Parfum)
Hermes Bel Ami
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford Extreme
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Gucci Pour Homme I
Gucci Pour Homme II
Hanae Mori HiM
John Varvatos (original)
... and dozens and dozens of complete blind buys, but that's a whole different story.
Chanel allure edition blanche
from my collection:
Chanel Allure Homme Sport
Aramis JHL comes to mind....I remember saying "Oh my God: Youth Dew for men!" As it turns out, JHL is descended from Cinnabar, and Cinnabar was originally called Youth Dew Soft the first year it was marketed. So I was right: "Youth Dew for Men!"
Pure Distance M
Silver Mountain Water
Bois du Portugal
Clive Christian L
Montale Incense Oud
Ava Luxe Cafe Noir
Bond No 9 New Haarlem
Roja Dove Enigma Pour Homme Parfum
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Creed Royal Oud
Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for women
Remy Latour Cigar Black Oud
Amouage Interlude Man
"Waste time wondering which "cologne" pulls better, and your genes will spread only by accident. A perfume should be right for the man, not for the job"
The orignal M7.
I usually think about them for a while, but L'Ombre Fauve was one I bought on the spot.
As others have mentioned, Slumberhouse (entire line) has really been the only other one where I haven't had to ponder the purchase.
Creed Cuir de Russie, Selection Verte, Feuilles Vertes, A*Men Pure Havane, Dior Homme Intense, Amouage Interlude.....
Dior Homme Intense made me high the first time I smelled it. That and to a lesser extent Aventus by Creed. Both were love at first sniff.
CDG Dover Street
Only once: Kurkdjian's APOM Homme.
pure havane pure malt and taste of fragrance
Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte.
Polo Double Black
DKNY Be Delicious
My Ultimate Top 5:
24 Platinum (2012)
Burberry London (2006)
Eau des Baux (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
More than one but the first was I think Tabac edc.
Sniff and buy almost at the same time, long time ago!
My Top '10' : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Mancera: Cedrat Boise/Sand Aoud
- Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
- Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather/Oud
- Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
- Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
- YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
- Dior: Fahrenheit (Aqua)
- Dior: Eau Noire
- Knize Ten
"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
- Bruce Lee
Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme (90's)
MFK - Oud
Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford - Tibacco Vanillè
MFK - Absolue Pour le Soir
Dior Homme Intense
Amouage - Jubilation XXV
Versace - Dreamer
I'm sure there's more
Forgot to say: Marc Jacob's Bang. I love pepper, but what made this purchase better was the powdery drydown.
Very few surprisingly, the only ones which come to mind are:
-L'air du desert Marocain
Prada Amber PH Intense was definitely one of these for me, but of course there have been many more.
Just two instant buys:
Pure Havane x2
Desire by Alfred Dunhill
Dali pour Homme, Sartorial, Fahrenheit, L'Anonyme.
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hermes hermessence ambre narguile
la nuit de l'homme
rive gauche pour homme -vintage
amouage interlude man
tom ford tobacco vanille
bond no.9 - new haarlem
M7 (vintage)- recently bought a decant blindly and liked it alot on first sniff.i will try to find a bottle of it.