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    Default You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    yes, I know...probably already been done to death but I would like to revisit this topic as our noses change in time and what we liked a few months ago, may have changed....

    My new favorite blind buy of all time (subject to change...lol) is Gengis Khan....

    Followed by Bentley Intense...

    Followed by Costume National Homme...
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    Midnight in Paris EDP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    Midnight in Paris EDP.
    lol....I knew you would !
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    Tribute Attar

    It is also my riskiest blind buy due to the cost.

    But it turn out fantastic. Really deep & dark tobacco.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Default Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Chergui. Purchase was based on positive reviews only.

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    nice !
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    Either Musc Ravageur or Muscs Koublai Khan.

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    Rive Gauche. Sort of a blind buy, since I never tested it before buying, but still had plenty of BN reviews to read as reference.

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    Aventus... turned out to be quite an expensive blind buy. As it turned me into a Creed fanboi and now 4 other Creeds.

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    Default Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Since almost every purchase I make is a blind buy, one of the most recent I have loved was Tendre Est La Nuit by Majda Bekkali

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    Envy for Men by Gucci and L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme by Guerlain


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    FM Carnal Flower or TF Noir de Noir or Creed Windsor

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    Opus VI

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Since almost every purchase I make is a blind buy, one of the most recent I have loved was Tendre Est La Nuit by Majda Bekkali

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    I heard this one Hednic is a smoky Patchouli....How is it on your skin?
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    Creed windsor

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    Amouage Homage is still hard to beat - that was quite a few years ago, now. Time flies.

    Before that it was probably New York and Idole.

    Or Black and Violette Fumee have been the two most really happy surprises since then - they exceeded my expectations

    Ohhh - and Patrick of Ireland! I had been wanting it for years and a very kind gentleman in the old country asked me if I was still keen and sent me one just a few weeks ago. Wonderful stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Amouage Homage is still hard to beat - that was quite a few years ago, now. Time flies.

    Before that it was probably New York and Idole.

    Or Black and Violette Fumee have been the two most really happy surprises since then - they exceeded my expectations

    Ohhh - and Patrick of Ireland! I had been wanting it for years and a very kind gentleman in the old country asked me if I was still keen and sent me one just a few weeks ago. Wonderful stuff.
    I've seen Patrick of Ireland before...How does it smell? Longevity? Projection? Compliment getter ?
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    My best ones :

    Basara by Shiseido.

    No 032 Bay Rum by C O Bigelow

    YSL RG and M7

    New York by PdN

    Declaration and L'Essence de Must de Cartier PH

    Richard James EdT

    Eau Sauvage Parfum

    DHI

    Sagamore de Lancôme

    Bentley for Men Intense

    If I have to choose one, Basara.

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    Dior Homme Intense...Actually, I retract this. Dior Vetiver was a blind buy. Definitely my favorite blind buy of all time.
    Last edited by rynegne; 9th February 2014 at 09:14 PM.

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    Baldessarini Strictly Private.

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    The bulk of my purchases are blind buys. My most recent favorite blind buys are Masque Milano Montecristo and Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse Animale.

    If I had to pick one favorite it would be Amouage Gold Man.
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    I blind bought DHI as one of my first 10 fragrances a few years ago. I now own several DHI and have almost finished that first bottle - so it was a good decision.
    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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    Murdocks Black Tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhericurls View Post
    Aventus... turned out to be quite an expensive blind buy. As it turned me into a Creed fanboi and now 4 other Creeds.
    Lol I did the same exact thing, I blind brought Aventus, Virgin Island water, imperial. Lucked up, I was happy with all three.

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    Balenciaga pour Homme.

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    If I had to pick one: Santal Noble
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I've bought very little blind. Even more obscure fragrances I try to get small decants of first before buying. But of what I have gambled on blind, Rive Gauche Pour Homme would be the winner.

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    Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.

    I see many of us have made some risky blind buys!

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    Creed Windsor

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    I've seen Patrick of Ireland before...How does it smell? Longevity? Projection? Compliment getter ?
    It smells great.

    Calm, upbeat, quite classical green fougere style top but leaning a bit more toward an affable musk base (as opposed to a more traditional 'austere' nutmeg with oakmoss style of fougere base). It will make an honest man of you

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    I added my post above literally moments before I decided to give Balenciaga pour Homme -- one of my only other blind buys -- a second try. That did it. Sorry, Rive Gauche -- this one's looking like it'll be my big blind-buy winner.

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    I don't have any favorites but I'll just list some successful blind buys for me. I still have some more blind buys that I have yet to receive in the mail so perhaps I'll update this list:

    Avant Garde - Lanvin
    Costume National 21
    Fleur du Male
    Gaultier 2
    Jungle Pour Homme
    Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him
    Silver Shadow - Davidoff
    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme
    Euphoria Intense - Calvin Klein
    Michael Jordan Legend
    Last edited by Ronin; 9th February 2014 at 05:49 PM.

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    Creed Royal Oud

    Runners up: Dior Homme Intense, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille, Guerlain Sous Le Vent, Guerlain Heritage EdP
    Last edited by mrcologneguy; 9th February 2014 at 05:31 PM.

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    Default Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Without places to buy many niche fragrances (and vintages) I have made more blind buys than I care to admit to. (I have changed my ways!) Here are some of the standouts...Vintage M7, Vintage Or Black, Amouage Opus VII, 50mL of Norma Kamali Incense. There must be more but these come to mind first.
    Last edited by Akahina; 9th February 2014 at 05:33 PM.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    It smells great.

    Calm, upbeat, quite classical green fougere style top but leaning a bit more toward an affable musk base (as opposed to a more traditional 'austere' nutmeg with oakmoss style of fougere base). It will make an honest man of you
    hmmmm.....got me interested here....compliment getter, IYO? Do OTHER people appreciate it as much as you...Not that you are going for that, of course....
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    This is SOOOOO interesting....Very few repeats on here in terms of blind buys...I mean, they are literally ALL over the board...I thought there would be a consistent ONE that everybody jumps on...not so, I guess...
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/WINTER:
    1.) Helmut Lang Cuiron (Vintage)
    2.) Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    3.) Bel Ami Vetiver
    4.) New York Intense
    5.) Nicolai Carre d'as
    6.) Cartier Declaration Essence
    7.) Frederick Malle's VE/Sycomore
    8.) Houbigant Fougere Royale
    9.) L'Homme Sage
    10.) Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace

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    Default Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    This isn't technically a blind buy but more of a blind gift that asked for my birthday, Millésime Impérial by Creed.

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    Amoassi-Perfumerie Generale

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    Ysl m7

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    Aramis Bermuda Tonic
    Taste of Fragrance a very close 2nd place

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    Rive Gauche

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    5 of my favorites that come to mind:

    Turtle Vetiver Back
    Diptyque Tam Dao EDP
    Armani Prive Ambre Orient
    Gengis Khan
    Dior Homme Cologne 2013

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    YSL M7 vintage

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    Currently, Tom Ford Italian Cypress.
    Top 10:
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Royal Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Bleu de Chanel
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

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    L'Instant De Guerlain by Guerlain.
    A blind buy gift from my girlfriend, and I absolutely love this fragrance. I can't believe it's only $50
    "All the best perfumes in history have something that smells like garbage in them; that's what keeps drawing you back."

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    First post here so hello all. Just blind bought a nearly full 50ml (1.7fl oz) bottle of YSL M7 vintage (2002 according to batchcode). I bought it after reading all about and have to say it is really growing on me, especially the drydown. I sprayed it on yesterday and can't really smell it now if I put my nose to my arm, but I get a lovely drifting aroma when I am not expecting it which is the M7. Am glad I bought it as a blind buy!

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    The Muglers

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    I confess, I caught the hype train heading to Pure Malt and Dior Homme Intense. It's a tie for these two as my best blind buy.
    Maybe I would give it to Pure Malt as a good friend of mine brought it back from Japan.
    Beauty is in the nose of the beholder.

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    I don't blind buy often. So the best and craziest blind buy was last year when MFK launched the Oud Mood trio. I ordered them straight from MFK because Neimans was taking forever to get them. I ended up hating them, being furious. Then a couple weeks later loving them to bits.

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    I would say my 10ml decant of DHI. I love it. Now I'm on the hunt for a full bottle.

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    Vintage Czech & Speake No. 88.

    2nd and 3rd:
    Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire and Carnal Flower.
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    YSL M7 Vintage
    DHI Vintage
    Creed Windsor
    Egoiste Cologne Concentree

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    Terre d'Hermès

    followed by:

    vintage Captain by Molyneux
    vintage Balenciaga pour Homme
    Costume National Homme
    Richard James Savile Row
    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli
    Bentley for Men Intense
    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) 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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    Estee Lauder Azuree - if to count from New Year)
    Also - 90% - blind buy and NOT because of reviews..gut feeling.

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    ScentStory - 24 Gold
    Chopard - Noble Vetiver

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    Default Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I will change my favorite blind buy to one I am surprised (in a way) that nobody has mentioned. Even if I don't like it, I am sure I will respect it and have no problem selling it (unlikely). Namely Zahd.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    The most recent would be Bentley for Men Intense.

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    Guet-Apens Guerlain and 21 Costume National
    I smell marshmallows!

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    Pure Havene. Love this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daianmixx View Post
    ScentStory - 24 Gold
    I finally blind bought this based on all of the ridiculously gushing reviews. I hate it. Thank God i only bought the 50ML. The extra $10 for the bigger bottle would have made it worse.

    It smells like a cake. SUPER sweet.

    Amber Absolute? Really? No.

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