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    Default Would Bentley be a good blind buy?

    Would Bentley for men for $75 be a good blind buy? What about the intense version? Seems like a pretty good deal.

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    Default Re: Would Bentley be a good blind buy?

    IMO, both are good blind buys. (621)
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    Default Re: Would Bentley be a good blind buy?

    Bentley for Men Intense is an excellent choice, especially if you enjoy incense based fragrances.
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    Yes, if you like the genre. Boozy-incense.
    Otherwise, no.
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    I agree totally with Hedonist on this one. You need to really like this type of fragrance for it to be a safe blind buy. I blind bought Bentley Intense and I think it is an outstanding fragrance but I didn't enjoy wearing it so I sold it to someone else. It is possible to like a fragrance, appreciate its incredible quality, but it is not for you. For this reason I would not ever recommend blind buying anything. I do it all the time myself, but don't recommend it. I think chances are really good you will like the smell and artistry of either of the Bentley fragrances, but you may not enjoy wearing them - I'd give that a 50/50 chance.
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    Do not blind buy, is not safe to do it. As earlier post above, you must love incense to love this. The incense note is overwhelming and not versatile at all.

    But I like it
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    Never blind buy a fragrance. Have the patience to sample and you'll save lots of money.
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    Default Re: Would Bentley be a good blind buy?

    If you can afford to lose the money to possibly disappointment, then try it. Otherwise, in my opinion thats too high for a gamble. The perfume came out not too long ago, give it some time and it will be more widely accessible.

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    Personally I'd wait until you can sample it or until the price comes down. It may be the board darling right now but, for example, where's Spicebomb now?

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    Only *you* can determine if you are willing to take the risk. All *I* can say is the Intense version is outstanding and the regular version excellent, IMO. I think either are pretty easy to wear and while I don't wear many in my collection frequently, I wear Bentley Intense (a blind buy) more frequently than most others.
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    I haven't tried the EDT version as yet but hopefully that will change in the future. However, I did blind buy the Intense and it is remarkable. I can't say enough good things to say about it and it isn't a two hour wonder with a nice scent, this literally goes on for hours. A great Boozy incense offering.

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    That's not a good blind purchase to my mind. All the hysteria on the Bentley made me think to buy it blindly, however, fortunately, the week before both fragrances appeared here in Russia. The juice is high quality one for the designer release, but not so outstanding on the whole. It presents sweet woods with incense heart reminding a lot of Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman on my skin and this years Frederic Malle Dries van Noten. Intense version is richer in the opening. To sum up, Bentley fragrances are too sweet for me, the amount of rum is not enough, and I happy that haven't bought them blindly.
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    Hmmm, weird... To me, the slightly sweet/boozy opening disappears pretty quickly and the fragrance turns a little dry and sour in the dry-down stage. Definitely not sweet.

    But yes, if you do have a chance to get samples - of any fragrance - it's best to try them first on your own skin before investing in a big bottle. But if samples are nowhere to be had, you have to go by reviews, feedback, and recommendations from people whose noses you trust. If you do buy anything blind, the worst case is not all that bad - you can always sell the bottle at a small loss, probably not much different thank if you spend that amount originally on getting samples.
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    If you have smelled and like L'air Du Desert Marocain or Amouage Jubilation XXV then yes. I would also think that if you like amber and incense this would be something you'd enjoy wearing.

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    I agree!
    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Yes, if you like the genre. Boozy-incense.
    Otherwise, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Yes, if you like the genre. Boozy-incense.
    Otherwise, no.
    What is the meaning of "boozy" for a scent ? (Sorry, english is not my 1st language )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    What is the meaning of "boozy" for a scent ? (Sorry, english is not my 1st language )
    Sort of "alcoholic" note... There is a rum note in the Bentley top notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Sort of "alcoholic" note... There is a rum note in the Bentley top notes.
    Thank you remik ; now I understand .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    If you can afford to lose the money to possibly disappointment, then try it. Otherwise, in my opinion thats too high for a gamble.
    THIS.

    I really enjoy Bentley Intense, but you have to be a fan of incense based scents. It helps to be a big fan of them, because that's what it is. Any blind buy is a risk. The fact that I enjoy Bentley Intense is irrelevant if your tastes differ from mine.

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    I tried this yesterday. Very good scent and I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a full bottle soon. It reminds me of Silver Factory and Jubilation XXV.

    How and when do you guys wear this? I was thinking of wearing it to work (office) but it might be too rich for that environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badr View Post
    How and when do you guys wear this? I was thinking of wearing it to work (office) but it might be too rich for that environment.
    Bentley Intense is perfectly fine for office wear, just don't go crazy on the trigger. Two sprays will give you all-day satisfaction, without killing off everyone around you.

    Amouage Opus VI is very similar in vein to Bentley Intense, but it is much, much stronger. This one I would not wear to an office, even one spray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Bentley Intense is perfectly fine for office wear, just don't go crazy on the trigger. Two sprays will give you all-day satisfaction, without killing off everyone around you.

    Amouage Opus VI is very similar in vein to Bentley Intense, but it is much, much stronger. This one I would not wear to an office, even one spray.
    I'd go with 2 shots UNDER the shirt.

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    Default Re: Would Bentley be a good blind buy?

    As Hedonist mentioned in post 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by badr View Post

    How and when do you guys wear this? I was thinking of wearing it to work (office) but it might be too rich for that environment.
    I have worn it to work and meetings without any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Bentley Intense is perfectly fine for office wear, just don't go crazy on the trigger. Two sprays will give you all-day satisfaction, without killing off everyone around you.

    Amouage Opus VI is very similar in vein to Bentley Intense, but it is much, much stronger. This one I would not wear to an office, even one spray.
    Quote Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    I'd go with 2 shots UNDER the shirt.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have worn it to work and meetings without any problem.

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    I'll give it a try. I think it would work in the winter especially at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have worn it to work and meetings without any problem.

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    I agree. Keep it to 3 sprays or less and any situation should be fine.

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    Blind buys are always so personal. I bought both versions blind because I liked the notes. Then again, I read first, and I am usually 99% good with blind buys.
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    Incense is not an easy scent. Not all person can appreciate this. The scent may perceive you as a "holy" person. Any in my view incense note may attract unnatural force.

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    I have to be honest....I get tired of dropping money 5-7 bucks on a sample...It ALSO adds up pretty quickly if you get a lot of samples to try....I know many BNers agree that its always best to sample and I did in the beginning...Now I'm pretty good at knowing what notes I love and ones I need to stand clear of...I bought Bentley Intense blindly on ebay and LOVE the stuff...A good buddy of mine on BN told me to try because he kinda knows what I like....But I'd say 60-70% of the stuff I buy now is totally blind...I love the element of surprise, both good and bad....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    I have to be honest....I get tired of dropping money 5-7 bucks on a sample...It ALSO adds up pretty quickly if you get a lot of samples to try....I know many BNers agree that its always best to sample and I did in the beginning...Now I'm pretty good at knowing what notes I love and ones I need to stand clear of...I bought Bentley Intense blindly on ebay and LOVE the stuff...A good buddy of mine on BN told me to try because he kinda knows what I like....But I'd say 60-70% of the stuff I buy now is totally blind...I love the element of surprise, both good and bad....lol

    I agree. Blind buys are fun, but I do my homework first to at least get the odds in my favor. Samples are not my bag, really. I also loathe the whole concept of decants. Seems so untidy and unsanitary. Snobby? Maybe. We all have our peculiarities.

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