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

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

    Dior Homme

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

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

    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
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami by Hermès

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

    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
    For Sale:Gucci Pour Homme II , Amouage Attar,Lubin Idole http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...dwide-Shipping

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

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

    Endymion, Route du Vetiver, Harrods Oud.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Azzaro Chrome
    Pure Havane
    D&G PH
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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

    Aventus
    Millesime Imperial
    La Nuit
    Bleu de Chanel

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

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

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

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

    Fahrenheit
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    DHI
    Rive Gauche
    Original Vetiver

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

    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
    Currently wearing: Bayolea by Penhaligon's

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

    Black Aoud - Montale

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

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

    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.
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    Most recently? SPICEBOMB

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