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    What's the best blind buy you ever made?

    I don't get to go to stores and test out various frags with any kind of regularity and I'm too lazy to deal with sampling online. mErgo most of my purchases are made online, either buying gently used bottles on Ebay (I find that's one of the easiest ways to enhance the probability of getting something authentic) or through online retailers like Amazon, Fragrancnet or Lilydirect.

    So what are some of the best blind buys you guys have ever had? Looking to expend the collection, ideally with some cheap but great frags. Cheers
    Last edited by kaizer121; 25th April 2013 at 03:39 AM.

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    Rive Gauche and Versace Dreamer

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    I've done only 3, one was a disaster, which i am yet to try again, even though it has a grt fanbase here on BN; other 2 were great - first was MDCI Invasion Barbare & other was Slumberhouse Rume

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    Clive Christian No.1 Men Pure Parfum

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    Mona di Orio Lux
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    Serge Lutens Daim Blond. I had sprayed about 10 Serge Lutens on my wrists and arms, I had trouble differentiating what was what, so excited was I to find a big selection of Serge Lutens. Does that count? I love Daim Blond, now. Best one for a bit of extra confidence (I normally wear unoffensive citrusy-soapy ones in the line of Jo Malone to work)

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    Probably either Terre d'Hermes or Captain by Molyneux (vintage)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Rose Paestum
    Iris Pallida
    Santal Noble
    for swap/sale:



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    I only blind bought once as it was cheap. I got Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey - Gold Absolu.

    Much better than the original and lasts ages. I wouldn't blind buy again though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Clive Christian No.1 Men Pure Parfum
    Are u sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Clive Christian No.1 Men Pure Parfum
    I can only hope for the day when I can afford to blind by this

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    In order....

    1. Aventus
    2. Pure Havane
    3. Pure Malt
    4. Dior Homme Intense

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    Knize Ten...


    Received it, was confused, grew to love it.... Sometimes it's the things that take longer to understand that you love most in the end.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Ysl l homme and one million are the safest

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    L'Instant de Guerlain EDT by Guerlain more than a year ago.





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    Costume National Intense.

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    I remember good ones of the few i've bought blind, mostly at Marshalls or the like, but nothing matches my joy when I open my bottle and sprayed Pure Malt for the first time. That has to be the best Blind buy I've ever made.
    Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

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    1776 Russian Leather ELSHA
    Idole de Lubin edp & edt LUBIN
    Piper Nigrum (1999) LORENZO VILLORESI
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (although I had a pretty good idea what it smelled like, already having Cool Water & Aspen)
    Guerlain Homme L'eau (already had Homme & like it and was confident I'd like L'eau with it's notes)
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme
    Currently wearing: Oud Alif by Shay & Blue

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    Pure Havane/Malt and Ambre Narguile

    Most recently Italian Cypress

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    Burburry London from a Ross In Hollywood

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    I blind bought lots of men cologne and so far i like most of them and love fews, special ones are:

    YSL L'homme
    Eau De Rochas
    Chane Allure homme sport Extreme
    Armani Code
    BVlgari Aqva

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    Burburry London from a Ross In Hollywood
    Ditto. I only own 5 bottles so far but three were blind buys. One was London and another was The One. I like both thankfully, but London really impressed me right away.

    I really didn't want to blind buy, but the deal was too good. $28 for London and $35 for The One. Both 3.3oz size. I'm happy.

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    Looks like I'm kinda adventurous type, bought many bottles blind, not talking about decants - all decants I own are blind buys.
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    A few 100% blind buys that I totally dig are:

    Invasion Barbare
    LIDGE
    Nasomatto Pardon
    Rochas Man Intense
    Montale Aoud Musk

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    Pure Malt.

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    Acteur Azzaro
    Michael Kors For Men
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Pure Malt

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    Chanel Coromandel is probably the best, but I did a lot of blind buying when I first started out.

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    Hanae Mori

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