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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Easily Bleu de Chanel EdT.

    Headache inducing chemical mess.
    Haven't bought it but have tested it recently and, the words you use perfectly describe my feelings for this fragrance too. SA (at Boots) said it was a best seller... I was shocked.

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    Leonard Pour Homme.
    Hated it. Was ready to heave it. Forgot it on the shelf.
    Picked it up later, in Autumn and recognized it's beauty.
    First cold day in Autumn I will wear this.
    It smells like burning leaves.
    Turned out to be a brilliant blind buy!
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    Bond N°9 West Side from the top of my mind.

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    Versace The Dreamer. I instantly recognised it as the signature scent of someone I dislike. It's hard to know if this made me biased but pretty sure I'd have got shot of it anyway- which I did.

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    Mine has got to be opium for men the parfum version. Absolute vile stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Riding View Post
    Mine has got to be opium for men the parfum version. Absolute vile stuff
    Ahh... I love this stuff.

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    Versace The Dreamer. I instantly recognised it as the signature scent of someone I dislike. It's hard to know if this made me biased but pretty sure I'd have got shot of it anyway- which I did.
    Its amazing how quickly you can relate a scent to someone or a location eh? Happens to me too when I smell certain scents.

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    Isn't it weird how people interpret fragrances differently lol I like the edt version for a long time then it reminded me of toothpaste lol

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    I am not keen on this one at all

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    Tebéreuse Criminelle. Horrifying.

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    Yep Versace dreamer has a nasty toothpaste vibe to it I loathe

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    Mine has got to be opium for men the parfum version. Absolute vile stuff
    Really? Was it the vintage in the blue plastic bottle? I absolutely LOVE this. It's my biggest romance in ages. I wore it three times this week (I rarely wear the same thing two days running.)
    Currently wearing: Cuirs by Carner Barcelona

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
    Current favorites:

    - Bleu De Chanel EDP
    - 1969 Revolte
    - Narciso Rodriguez For Him EDT
    - Aventus
    - Dior Homme Parfum
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    Halston I 12
    Currently wearing: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel

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    Comme des Garcons 2

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    Just recently blind bought vintage guerlain heritage. Read so many great reviews and thought "yea....this is the one..."

    WRONG!

    Smells like an old man who is trying to impress the young women & oversprays himself with a very strong dated perfume that is just awful.

    Thankfully it was a tiny .13oz. I threw it away like 10 minutes after opening it in the mail. Wasted money but that's how it goes sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    Really? Was it the vintage in the blue plastic bottle? I absolutely LOVE this. It's my biggest romance in ages. I wore it three times this week (I rarely wear the same thing two days running.)
    No this one was the see through bottle, it was so boozey to me and had an old school vibe I couldn't get along with. I do however like sartorial which is quite old school imo

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
    Really I've heard good things about this ? Is it too spicy ? I've heard it bears no resemblance to the original which I love .

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    Bijan Men - despite I love the scent, I would't have bought it if I knew before that it vanishes within 30 minutes ...
    But that's about it. Got at least half of my scents as blind buys and don't regret a single one.
    Currently wearing: Sandalo by Etro

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    Versace The Dreamer. I instantly recognised it as the signature scent of someone I dislike. It's hard to know if this made me biased but pretty sure I'd have got shot of it anyway- which I did.
    I was going to say Dreamer as well. I thought I would love it based on the notes, the reviews, and gosh darn the bottle is cool looking. Even though I only spent $20 bucks, I almost felt cheated.

    That or Insurrection Pure II. When I first started this, I got wheeled into the Aventus hype and...no. This one smells gross. Almost like an off mixture of cool water with an aventus opening.
    And I don't think I even like Aventus that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarphil View Post
    Its amazing how quickly you can relate a scent to someone or a location eh? Happens to me too when I smell certain scents.
    This has ruined several fragrances for me! It is also the reason I try to avoid using my favorite scents on days when I know something emotionally or physically tough is going to occur. I don't want to forever connect my favorites with a terrible occasion or event.

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    Knize Ten. Impossible to wear at all occasions.

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    Montale White Aoud - too medicinal for me. Luckily I was able to swap it for a half full bottle of Creed Angelique Encens, which was not yet discontinued back then.

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    One thing that did not change in my perfume life to date. Black Orchid is still my worst blind buy ever. Granted I don't buy blind much and that was fairly early in my fragrance journey so I tried it once more a month a go to check if anything's changed, my nose, taste or perfume and nope; it is still the same vile, absolutely obnoxious, scrubb-worthy stuff.
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    Carven homme

    Just blind bought it after so many on here raved about how awesome it was. I had high hopes for it but man it was definitely not what I was lookong for.

    I can't stand fragrances with that old man smell to them. We are in 2017 not the 90s. My nose just can't stand these smells. Not sure what note(s) they are but. It just botgers me and I can't get passed it.

    Alas, my fragrance journey continues

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    Perry Ellis for Men (2008), Horizon, and Mambo, all in a 3-way tie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Riding View Post
    Really I've heard good things about this ? Is it too spicy ? I've heard it bears no resemblance to the original which I love .
    I don't like the drydown. Makes me gag .
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    - 1969 Revolte
    - Narciso Rodriguez For Him EDT
    - Aventus
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    I'm not sure if it was a blind buy. It may have been one of those blind ordering, but then smell it at a store before your actual bottle arrives sort of situations. Not sure.

    But anyways.. yeah.. Black Orchid EdP. I just don't -get- it. It's not BAD, but I don't really find it good. I don't get it.

    cK Be was disappointing - smelled like hair spray? May have received a bad bottle.

    M. Micallef - No. 31 or something or other. Don't really remember what it smells like, but didn't care for it. (btw, why is Emir, Gaiac, and Aoud Gourmet so under the radar?! They're good stuff!)

    Cartier Roadster - I don't agree with the minty smell. Not bad, but not me.

    X for Men (mayyy have smelled this before buying..) - I don't know, man. I don't understand the hype and appreciation for it. It seemed like a bland, almost sour, smell to me. I don't get this one either.

    Olfattology Yacuma & OT.23 - I didn't get these either. They were just like.. blobs of smell. No defined character. A mesh of smells thrown together. Eh.

    Opium Pour Homme EdP - Maybe expected more than what I got. Not a bad smell though.

    Frapin 1697 - Nope, don't care for it.

    Mitsouko EdP - Too shrill. Like it was screechy, as if it had no base.

    Angel EdP - Didn't jive with it.

    Heritage EdP - Didn't care much for this one either.

    Armani Eau d’Aromes - Boring.

    and some stuff from indie perfumers.

    I don't remember what all was blind or not.

    There's probably more, but given these, that's not too bad considering how many fragrances I've blind bought over the years.
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    Perry Ellis 360 (women's)

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    Versace Eros IMHO so horrible and synthetic instant scrubber.
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