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    Default Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Has anything triggered that type of reaction for you? Has happened for me several times.

    1) Aventus - went into the store knowing I wanted to buy a creed but aventus blew me away. My first niche fragrance. This was before I knew about buying online for much cheaper

    2) Himalaya - the opening is amazing on this and that's what got me. The drydown turned out a bit soapy though

    3) Straight to Heaven - smelled it on a card and all I got was rum. Luckily they gave me a sample because once I wore it on my skin I have never been that addicted to a smell

    4) Ambre Nuit - just recently discovered this one. Actually reminds me a little bit of StH. If you haven't checked it out it's a must try!

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    Too many times...however, due to my dry skin, i buy based on sampling and if it acheives decent to good or better projection / longevity, i'll buy.
    MDCI Invasion Barbare / entire line from Slumberhouse / Nasomatto's entire line / many from Malle / many from MPEG / many from Serge Lutens / Kilian's Arabian series etc to name a few

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Too many times to count.

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    Dior Homme

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    Midnight in Paris
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme


    I still made a wise decision by finding them discounted Rive Gauche was actually going for $70 in the Perfume Gallery I sampled it in. Yeah right!!!!!!!!!! $35 from fragrancenet and I am a happy camper.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Only experienced this thrice:

    (1) Aventus
    (2) Amouage Dia
    (3) MDCI Invasion Barbare

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    Dior Homme immediately springs to mind

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    Strange that so many mentioned Aventus. I received several official (carded) samples from Creed UK and it did very little for me. It wasn't until about 8 months after it was released that I went crazy over it and bought a full sized 120ml bottle.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    To mention a few:

    Millesime Imperial
    Ambre 114
    Italian Cypress
    Fahrenheit
    Tom Ford Extreme

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    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Chanel Sycomore
    Slumberhouse Pear + Olive

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    Terre D'Hermes
    Polo Modern reserve
    Tuscan Leather.

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    Richwood
    Portrait of a Lady
    Aoud Cuir d’Arabie
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    Polo Modern Reserve
    Dior Higher (Turned out to be a bad move)
    Chanel Anteus
    Tom Ford for Men.
    Bel Ami.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Only a few times and Coromandel is one of them. I tend to blind buy.

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    Endymion, Route du Vetiver, Harrods Oud.

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    Dior Homme Intense, Aventus and Green Irish Tweed to name a few.

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    Rheyms- Pure Hasch
    I found it in Italy last month and still like it. Has anyone else tried it? I'm curious what you think.

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    Only one: Chanel Eau de Cologne.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Over 50% of my collection was acquired in that manner.

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    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Azzaro Chrome
    Pure Havane
    D&G PH
    My current top 10 (with no particular order):
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Terre d'Hermes EDT
    CK Eternity for Men
    Creed Aventus
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Old Tin Can)
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
    Costume National Homme

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    Aventus
    Millesime Imperial
    La Nuit
    Bleu de Chanel

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    Route du Vetiver. As soon as I applied from my sample, I was in love.

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    Read an interview with a famous female comedian in a Sunday magazine who mentioned her sig fragrance.
    Thought it really sounded interesting and tried it few weeks later.
    I don't use it anymore but it was Original vetiver and it was the only time I've bought something straight away.

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    Fahrenheit
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    DHI
    Rive Gauche
    Original Vetiver

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    Kenneth Cole Black!.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Most scents in my signature, especially Sycomore & Carnal Flower.
    ***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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    Black Aoud - Montale

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    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    L'Air du Desert Marocain

    In each case though, I gave the scent a test wear before purchasing it since it's too easy to be fooled by top notes.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    L'Air du Desert Marocain

    In each case though, I gave the scent a test wear before purchasing it since it's too easy to be fooled by top notes.
    Kenneth cole reaction.
    ANDERSON = GOAT

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    Most recently? SPICEBOMB

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    LIDGE and GIT

    It took me 2 years to decide to get a bottle of Aventus.

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    I think the only fragrance I bought for myself at first sniff was Jo Malone Orange Blossom. For my wife, however, I bought Diptyque Do Son and Creed Acqua Fiorentina at first sniff.

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    Back to Black.
    Tobacco Vanille.
    Tuscan Leather.

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    A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux

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    The only one I can think of was Portrait of a Lady. I was sprayed with a tester a couple of weeks before it was available locally in the store and I was obsessed. Normally I don't trust the first sniff.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    The first one was Acqua di Gio back in high school, followed by Emporio Armani He. There have been fiftteen more since.

    Currently in my collection:
    -A*Men
    -Ananas Fizz
    -Back to Black
    -Infusion d'Homme
    -John Varvatos Vintage
    -John Varvatos Artisan
    -Mugler Cologne
    -Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    -New York
    -Straight to Heaven


    Past bottles:
    -B*Men
    -Black XS
    -Gramercy Park
    -SMW
    -Terre d'Hermes
    (this one may be rejoining the collection soon)
    Top 5 for Fall:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) New York - Nicolai
    3) Terre d'Hermes
    4) Aventus - Creed
    5)
    Flower of Immortality - By Kilian
    My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."

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    Dark aoud

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    The first time this happened to me I sniffed Creed's Silver Mountain Water and I could not resist and bought a bottle. This would have to be one of my top scents in my entire line up!
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    Bois des Iles and Fille En Aiguilles

    It's not the norm for me, things tend to grow on me over time

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    From my current collection (alphabetically arranged):

    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
    Egoiste by Chanel
    L'Homme by YSL
    Michael for Men by Michael Kors
    Play Intense by Givenchy
    Silver Mountain Water by Creed

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    Dior Homme the day it was released at Nordstrom.

    and... Zerby, post #13.. how is your join date '1970' ? haha

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    I usually try to smell something at least twice before making a purchase..
    Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    For me it has only been Nemo and Sung Homme.
    Nemo was a mistake - I found I got sick of it with a full day's wear - but Sung Homme wasn't.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Amouage Gold Woman

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    Off the top of my head...

    Cereus No 7
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Kilian Incense Oud
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Le Labo Gaiac 10
    Montale Full Incense
    Odin 07 Tanoke
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque

    At this point, it would probably take something like instant love for me to buy a full bottle of anything new.

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    New Haarlem
    Jubalation xxv
    Tuscan leather

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    Default Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Kolnisch Juchten.
    Carnal Flower.
    Sycomore.
    Amber Sultan.
    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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    Tam Dao
    CdG 2 Man
    Ambre Sultan

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Most of the fragrances in my "currently owned" wardrobe section. Most of them were enjoyed by me since the very first sniff and I knew I had to buy them, even if not immediately, yet I never forgot up to which extent I enjoyed and wanted to own them.

    Also, most of the fragrances in the "tested" wardrobe section.

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    Bel Ami
    Kouros Fraicheur
    M7 (original formulation)

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    It rarely happens to me, but more so often it takes a few wears to grow on me.

    MFK Oud - was given a sample for making a purchase only to go back to buy the full bottle.

    Creed Sublime Vanille - first time spending this much on one fragrance, but it was worth it.

    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche - loved this so much I ended up returning my 1.7 and bought 2x 3.4oz bottles.

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    Way more than I would like to admit.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    The first whiff of Coromandel blew my mind. Bought a 200ml straight away.
    Still does the trick 250-ish ml later!

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    Chanel Bois des Iles for sure. And much more recently, Arquiste Anima Dulcis.

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    Bois 1920 Sushi Imperial

    I had this on one arm and Aventus on the other. I told the sales lady I'm gonna think about it for a while. Walked away for two minutes, and realized there is really nothing to think about.

    Just completely blown away. This is my fragrance.

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    Only two:

    Gucci pour homme (2003)
    Caron pour un home

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    L'Eau Froide by Serge Lutens immediately got my attention and my money.

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    Too many to count. Some I regretted. Now I always sample first especially for expensive ones.
    I bought portrait of a lady from first sniff and it is the best.

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    Terre d'Hermes
    Neroli Sauvage
    Ramon Monegal Agar Musk

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