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    When I was first getting into fragrances: Givenchy Play Intense

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    Pure Malt
    Avignon
    ambre narguile

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

    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 Sycomore
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes (both EDT and Pure Parfum)
    Hermes Equipage
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Dior Fahrenheit
    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.

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    Chanel allure edition blanche

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

    from my collection:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Creed Aventus

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    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!"

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    Lumiere Noire
    Pure Distance M
    Silver Mountain Water
    Carnal Flower
    Bois du Portugal
    Current faves (Subject to change at a moments notice!!):
    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Pure Distance M
    Creed Royal Oud
    Xerjoff Kobe
    Absolue Pour le Soir
    MDCI Chypre Palatin
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Ronia J Oud Assam
    Goti Smoke Essenze

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    The orignal M7.

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    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.

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    Creed Cuir de Russie, Selection Verte, Feuilles Vertes, A*Men Pure Havane, Dior Homme Intense, Amouage Interlude.....

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    Toooo many to list really.

    for swap/sale:





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    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.

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    CDG Wonderwood
    CDG Dover Street
    New Haarlem
    Herba Fresca

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    Only once: Kurkdjian's APOM Homme.

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    pure havane pure malt and taste of fragrance

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    Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte.

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    Polo Double Black
    DKNY Be Delicious
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    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)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
    - Chanel: Antaeus
    - Chanel: Egoïste
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Sycomore
    "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
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    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

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    Forgot to say: Marc Jacob's Bang. I love pepper, but what made this purchase better was the powdery drydown.

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    Very few surprisingly, the only ones which come to mind are:

    -L'air du desert Marocain

    -Coromandel

    -Kyoto

    -Egoiste

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    Prada Amber PH Intense was definitely one of these for me, but of course there have been many more.

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    Just two instant buys:

    Pure Havane x2
    Eau Duelle

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    Desire by Alfred Dunhill

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    Dali pour Homme, Sartorial, Fahrenheit, L'Anonyme.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    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.
    this is almost exactly my story with aventus

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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
    pure malt
    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.

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