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    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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    Secretions Magnifiques by L'Etat Libre D'Orange was my least favorite smelling.

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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

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    A*Men

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    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".
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    A*Men + Joop! Homme. I sold both of them. I couldn't convince myself of keeping them, tried many times.

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    ungaro 3

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    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)
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    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

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    Guerlain Vetiver
    English Leather
    Dolce & Gabbana Ph
    Quorum
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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    Dirty English, Declaration Bois Bleu, Drakkar Noir, Safari, Chrome, XS, Sex Pistols. Not because all of them stink, some just were terribly boring.

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    Bond No. 9 Harrods Oud

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    Lutens Serge Noir, Iceberg Homme, One Million, some others which ended in my gf wardrobe....

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    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 "

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    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.
    Currently wearing: Cologne du 68 by Guerlain

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    Acqua di Selva.

    "Blind buying" of decants is a whole other story.
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    Default Worst blind buy purchased.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    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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    Bvlgari Black: I get nothing burning here. Just a rubbery vanilla leather.

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    So far none. I do blind buy but search out reviews and read carefully before deciding. So far I have had great success.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    Bvlgari Black: I get nothing burning here. Just a rubbery vanilla leather.
    I guess my first impulse was wrong, this was more like tires laying down a patch on hot asphalt- that kind of burning rubber. Your mileage may vary. I just didn't like that smell paired with sweetness. It seemed very odd, and not at all like black tea as I'd read.

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    Six Scents 5 Jeremy Scott: Illicit Sex

    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
    I think he succeeded.

    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.

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    My worst blind buy was Balmain - Ambre Gris
    Currently wearing: Y by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Default Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma View Post
    My worst blind buy was Balmain - Ambre Gris
    Could you say why? I've thought about getting this but never got around to even trying a sample.

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    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!
    Currently wearing: Y by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Ah, immortelle is a problem for me, too. Thanks for the warning!

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    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.

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    Mugler Pure Shot
    Polo Red
    Kiehl's Musk

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    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise. The fragrance that taught me I hate galbanum. I never got the iris, just bitter green.

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