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Thread: Worst blind buy purchased.
I bought Kanon Norwegian Wood from TJMAXX recently. For only $10 It wasn't a complete waste, however I definitely do no and will not wear this fragrance. What is your most distasteful fragrance that you bought by a blind buy?
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Last edited by hednic; 15th October 2015 at 06:38 PM.
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My worst blind buy was Lomani Pour Homme. I promptly gave it to a friend at church that really enjoyed it.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV
Salvador Dali Pour Homme gift set.
EDT smells like death, but the body wash is delightful.
(Kanon Norwegian Wood for $10 is a great deal, IMHO.)
"Flagrantly fragrant and they can't escape me. My perfume pursued them everywhere that they went.
You don't want a loan, leave my cologne alone. It's a little too strong for you to be putting on".
- Lupe Fiasco
A*Men + Joop! Homme. I sold both of them. I couldn't convince myself of keeping them, tried many times.
A three-way tie between these for sure:
Geir by Geir Ness
Briar Rose by Ineke
Nicolai pour Homme by PdN
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
6) 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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Dolce & Gabbana Ph
Dirty English, Declaration Bois Bleu, Drakkar Noir, Safari, Chrome, XS, Sex Pistols. Not because all of them stink, some just were terribly boring.
Bond No. 9 Harrods Oud
Lutens Serge Noir, Iceberg Homme, One Million, some others which ended in my gf wardrobe....
PdE Azemoure les Orangers
btw, a high quality scent , that is very nicely blended but not accommodating well on my olfactory !
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Quite a few - like Gucci Guilty, Chanel Allure Homme sport, both being blind buys as part of a "lot" I bought.
While this wasnt a blind buy, the newest / 2013 Dior Fahrenheit is terrible too (whoever likes vtg Fahrenheit - stay away from this version - if u compare vintage Fahrenheit as espresso, current version is espresso with 2 litres water added to it - terribly diluted & useless - a shame that it has come to this point). Same with current Quorum, even though it's still quite potent, but a shadow of the vtg version.
Acqua di Selva.
"Blind buying" of decants is a whole other story.
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Bulgari Black- smelled like a tire on fire.
Cacharel- Noa ,strange coffee mixed with powdery notes- not for me.
Guerlain- L'Instant, honey notes, not my thing either.
I love it that Hednic bought Sécrétions Magnifiques blind! You are a wild and crazy guy!
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Last edited by kumquat; 14th January 2014 at 02:44 PM.
So far none. I do blind buy but search out reviews and read carefully before deciding. So far I have had great success.
I want to smell Secretions Magnifique! All the stories make it quite intriguing.
I have yet to have a blind buy that was a complete disaster. I've had some I had to grow into. My first was Bal a Versailles and when I first got it, I thought I'd never wear it, however, as my taste have evolved, I find I do love it.
My least favorite is probably Gres Cabotine, but for $7, I don't consider it a big deal at all.
Kannon Norwegian Wood is not bad IMO. Light woody scent that is not cloying or offending. Now the projection and longevity, that's another story. There is a lot worse out there that cost a lot more.
Danieq, maybe Hednic will send you some! ;-) Seriously, I seem to recall getting a sample. It stank to high heaven. This stuff is only fit for sabotage. It smelled like a latrine.
Six Scents 5 Jeremy Scott: Illicit Sex
I think he succeeded.It is said that he was trying to capture the scent of “Men’s gym locker rooms and Vaseline mixed with sweat, all whipped up with a warm towel
A particularly vile aquatic with harsh sour notes.
I can't remember why I bought this one; there were others in the Six Scents library that sounded better. In any case, the bottle was exiled to a shelf by itself, away from all the other perfumes, where it lay forgotten and covered by rags for years. I didn't rediscover it until a flood caused the necessity of removing damp items from the closet. After I had removed, washed and dried all the damp clothing and towels, the bottle was promptly buried again.
Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.
My worst blind buy was Balmain - Ambre Gris
Must be the Immortelle which makes it overly sweet.
I tried to like it for the spices and bezoin, but the Immortelle killed everything.
And it lasts and lasts ....
Moreover, I found the fragrance boring and unspectacular, very disappointing for a Balmain perfume.
The bottle I find extremely elegant, alas, I had to litter it! Out of sight, out of mind!
She Wood by D Squared. I couldn't wear it so I gave it away. The bottle was beautiful so I regretted that the scent was unbearable.
Mugler Pure Shot
Annick Goutal Heure Exquise. The fragrance that taught me I hate galbanum. I never got the iris, just bitter green.