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    Default I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    I have Acqua di Gio and l'eau d'issey. In retrospect, they are good smelling, but fairly "generic."

    Looking for something that'll satisfy the thread title. I already also have Aventus and Himalaya, and didn't care for SMW, MI, or GIT.

    Thanks!


    FYI: I've tried these all...

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...0R09tTlE#gid=0
    Last edited by noideawhatimsaying; 6th May 2013 at 12:44 AM.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Dior Eau Sauvage and Bergamtto Marino are two good ones.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Floral I would suggest MFK APOM and for citrus Diptyque 34 eau de
    Current top choices:
    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2-Guerlain Heritage
    3- Chez Bond
    4- Amouage Dia
    5- New York oud
    6 34 st Germaine boulevard by Diptyque
    7- by killian Pure Oud
    8- coromandel by Chanel
    9- MFK lumiere Noir
    10- Clive Christian X

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Good Citrus: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Good Floral: YSL La Nuit de L'homme

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    L'Artisan Batucada.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    For floral Spring, try Lumiere Noire by MFK and Rose 31 by Le Labo.

    For citrus Summer, and in order of ascending price try Guerlain Homme Leau (grapefruit-mint combo, classy), Edition Blanche by Chanel and 1861 by Xerjoff (great but expensive).
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Montale Fougere Marine

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    I have Acqua di Gio and l'eau d'issey. In retrospect, they are good smelling, but fairly "generic."

    Looking for something that'll satisfy the thread title. I already also have Aventus and Himalaya, and didn't care for SMW, MI, or GIT.

    Thanks!


    FYI: I've tried these all...

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...0R09tTlE#gid=0


    Sel Marin and Guerlain Homme L'Eau or Frapin's L'Humaniste

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Two that I love for Spring with nice floral aspects (and aren't on your Tried List) --
    Sel de Vetiver
    Bleecker Street

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Mugler Cologne would statisfy both your requirements.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    I'd suggest Frapin - L'humaniste for a good citrus

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Try Neroli Sauvage or Jardin d'Amalfi for your citrus.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by pharmgator01 View Post
    Try Neroli Sauvage or Jardin d'Amalfi for your citrus.
    This. But beware that Jardin d'Amalfi has a vetiver dry down. Vetiver can be repulsive to some, myself included.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Parfums de Nicolai's New York, Le Temps de Une Fete, and Odalisque; Guerlain's Habit Rouge, Vetiver Pour Elle, and Derby; Knize's Knize Ten; Calvin Klein's cK One; Hermes's The Vert; Davidoff's Cool Water; Lolita Lempicka's Lolita Lempicka.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Something like Neroli Portofino has both citrus and a floral component. I'd also second Mugler Cologne as worth checking out.

    For spring, I would try these florals:

    MFK Lumiere Noire pour Homme (rose)
    MFK APOM pour Homme (orange blossom)
    FM En Passant (lilac)
    FM Lys Mediterranee (lilly)
    Le Labo Iris 39 (iris)

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    le labo rose 31-the name says it all. aramis bermuda tonic and eddie bauer pure.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Insense extreme???? I think you meant Insense Ultramarine?

    The original Insense is very floral. Might be what you are looking for. It's in a yellow bottle, not a blue one.

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    Default Re: I want to make two blind buys: A good floral or aquatic Spring, and a good citrus Summer.

    Great Summer citrus fragrances...
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Heeley's Oranges and Lemons
    Parfums De Nicolai Cologne Sologne

    Aquatics..
    Heeley's Sel Marin
    L'Artisan Batucada
    Basenotes sales: Many collectible/discontinued CREEDs (Citrus Bigarrade, Selection Verte), Vetiver Geranium, Himalaya & other Basenotes favorites (Xerjoff Uden, Spicebomb, Heeley Oranges & Lemons, L'Artisan Batucada, L'Essence de Cerruti) http://www.basenotes.net/threads/340...Ess-de-Cerruti

    Offsite sales: Collectible CREEDs (Vintage Tabarome Private Collection, Selection Verte, Citrus Bigarrade), Pure White Cologne, Vetiver Geranium, Himalaya & other Basenotes favorites (Xerjoff Uden, Spicebomb, Heeley Oranges & Lemons, L'Artisan Batucada, L'Essence de Cerruti) http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=260 and http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=626

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