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    Default Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    The latter - I am content with everything I choose to buy for my collection.
    We all know that your a collector Hednic. Lol.. If you had to evacuate your home and knowing that everything you left behind would be destroyed which fragrances would you leave behind to burn in hell? Play along.
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    L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer... just too musty for me to really enjoy.

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    Default Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    We all know that your a collector Hednic. Lol.. If you had to evacuate your home and knowing that everything you left behind would be destroyed which fragrances would you leave behind to burn in hell? Play along.
    Not an issue. They are kept in a fire proof vault.

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    Default Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    everything I buy now is pretty much blind...but the one I just couldn't get around to liking was Balenciaga Pour Homme....

    Awful stuff to me....just awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Not an issue. They are kept in a fire proof vault.
    Of course....
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    M7.

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    For me they weren't really blind buys. I had sampled the scent and then when I ordered a bottle I got a forgettable reformulation.

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    My disappointments are typically caused by a great scent that fails in the performance department. And in that case, more than I could list.

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    A*Men Pure Malt

    But it was my fault because i absolutely detest A*Men & somehow thought PM would be materially different.
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    Nothing so far has been disappointing. ::Hard knock on wood:: But I don't blind buy often.
    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
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    Default Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    The latter - I am content with everything I choose to buy for my collection.
    I can understand if your purpose for the blind buying is to simply 'own' the fragrance then by definition everything will be successful when bought. I am interested to know if this is why everything is a success or is it that you genuinely have never bought a fragrance that you didn't like?

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    Lol yep of course for some reason I always get the names mixed up a I purchased them on the same day. I was referring to the Bois D'Ascese

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    I personally really like these but you are right they all have the a very similar smell to them Guess if you don't like one chances are you may not like the other

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    L'Instant de Guerlain (so completely underwhelming)

    Fumerie Turque (unwearable, disgusting mess)

    Santal Noble (boooooorring...this is what everybody raves about?)

    Aqua Fahrenheit (I don't like how this smells)

    Sova (I sampled the EDP and bought the extrait, found them very different and not in a good way)

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    DHI
    Cereus 7
    Dirty English
    Quorum (the vintage is great though)

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    So far, no blind buy went awry wrong- underwhelming at most. But thanks to BN, I was truly well-advised, so it was a much easier to pick out something likely to be enjoyed.
    Currently wearing: Halston 1-12 by Halston

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    I'd have to say Joop Nightflight, which sounded great based on reviews and posts here. I tried it more than once, and just think it is WAY too much like some sort of floor cleaning product or something like that. Wasn't an expensive mistake, but I have yet to spend more than $80 or so for any bottle or decant. I ain't a rich guy
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    Great Jones. Nope, can't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    A*Men Pure Malt

    But it was my fault because i absolutely detest A*Men & somehow thought PM would be materially different.
    Same here. Its not bad as such, just not that good and absolutely not my 'style'

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    Also in the Pure Malt boat, just didn't live up to the hype. I like the original A*Men much better.

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    Mauboussin Homme and M Generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    I can understand if your purpose for the blind buying is to simply 'own' the fragrance then by definition everything will be successful when bought. I am interested to know if this is why everything is a success or is it that you genuinely have never bought a fragrance that you didn't like?
    +1
    Interested in that myself....
    Seems to me that everybody has some bottles, that were a disappointment and likely will never be worn. There is nothing to be ashamed about that. And although I research a lot of fragrances, before I will purchase something, I still have at least 5 to 10 bottles that were very disappointing and should probably be removed from my collection.

    BTW,,,, to answer the OP question: Yatagan. The celery note was too much for me.
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    Default Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    I try to circumvent this very issue by getting samples of scents I will eventually buy, but there are a couple times where I have screwed the pooch...Body Kouros being one of them. Another one was Curve Appeal...it wasn't bad, it was just so profoundly unremarkable that I was compelled to return it.

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    Default Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    Nothing has disappointed me.

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    Jubilation XXV

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    BDC has been replaced by Creed Pure White Cologne. This smells cheap and does not last. It reminds me of a cheapie I smelled before, but I can't remember what. I can't believe they have a horrible fragrance like this in the exclusive collection.

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    U]Lacoste Challenge my arch nemesis it went from smelling nice to giving me the Pledge scent. I'm not a fan of spending $60 plus dollars to smell a cleaner. [/U]

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    Cool Water. Sorry, fans - this ain't budget GIT.

    The good news: I bought it at TJ Maxx for $20 and could sell it on the boards fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Cool Water. Sorry, fans - this ain't budget GIT.

    The good news: I bought it at TJ Maxx for $20 and could sell it on the boards fast.

    How are they different?

    They're different to a point that you like GIT but dislike Cool Water?

    I only have a GIT decant but I'm curious.

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    It's that way for me. I love GIT but find Cool Water pretty unsettling.

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