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    Default What was your worst blind buy?

    Have to say it was Versace's The Dreamer....even though I was happy paying less than $30 for a gift set, I TOTALLY hated it. Decided to get it based on good reviews on YouTube. Worst fragrance ever at least for me.

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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Have yet to have a bad blind buy.
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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    [QUOTE=hednic;3452372]Have yet to have a bad blind buy.[/QUOTE

    Love the element of surprise of a blind buy....

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    Coach Leatherware No. 03

    Gross. So very, very gross.

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    A 10-ml decant of Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace for Him.

    I'm generally sticking to 2 ml or less now.

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    Aramis Classic. Thought I can pull it off but the scent is just to mature for me. lol

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    L'artisan al oudh. Tried it 5 times before I sold it again. It was a good lesson that I should stay away from oud with cumin and civet. You don't need perfume to smell like this. Not showering for 5 days will get you the same effect.

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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    I only blind bought GIT, but the result was FAR from disappointment.
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    Oudy Woody. Horrible
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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by worldcomingdown View Post
    Coach Leatherware No. 03

    Gross. So very, very gross.
    I guess you didn't like it!
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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Habanita! ��

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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Probably DHP. Or my decant of Musc Ravageur.
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    Diptyque's Philosykos. I actually love it now, but I found it very underwhelming at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanel1 View Post
    A 10-ml decant of Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace for Him.

    I'm generally sticking to 2 ml or less now.
    Got me thinking now. This was my next scheduled blind buy! What did you not like about it?
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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Don't buy blind, buy decants at Decantshop! That's what I'm doing now.

    So far Animale Animale, don't really like it, and one of the first I bought, Sean John Unforgivable, it's weak now because they changed manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyDot View Post
    Don't buy blind, buy decants at Decantshop! That's what I'm doing now.

    So far Animale Animale, don't really like it, and one of the first I bought, Sean John Unforgivable, it's weak now because they changed manufacturers.
    Great idea, they had a pretty good sale not to long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbae3928 View Post
    Got me thinking now. This was my next scheduled blind buy! What did you not like about it?
    It's not for me. I was shocked, but I was able to sell it on. It radiates from the skin in an odd way, at least the way I perceived it. Smelling up close almost hurt. Thinking about it now, it was like smelling some powdered lemonade mix but getting your nose too deep inside the cylinder. Something like that.

    Maybe there's a way to wear it, like only spraying the back of your neck. I don't know. I like stuff that smells good on my wrists, and Scent of Peace for Him is the opposite of that, to my nose.
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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    Habanita! ��
    Same here. Good thing it was just a decant. Revolting stuff.

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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Thankfully, none really so far (BN making it possible to gain any other knowledge, aside from direct skin testing, about almost every fragrance).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanel1 View Post
    It's not for me. I was shocked, but I was able to sell it on. It radiates from the skin in an odd way, at least the way I perceived it. Smelling up close almost hurt. Thinking about it now, it was like smelling some powdered lemonade mix but getting your nose too deep inside the cylinder. Something like that.

    Maybe there's a way to wear it, like only spraying the back of your neck. I don't know. I like stuff that smells good on my wrists, and Scent of Peace for Him is the opposite of that, to my nose.
    Thanks for the heads up! I'm going to shop around for a sample instead of blind buying this one.
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    Love all the responses. Keep them coming guys!

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    Joop Splash was my worst blind buy.
    It's terrible, I coulnd't even wear it once. Just tested it and my opinion is that it was the worst smelling fragrance I ever known.

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    aventus....sooooooo over rated.
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    ^ jeez Aventus a worst blind buy?

    Anyway mine would be Montauk by Bond No 9, also with thoughts of Pear & Olive by Slumberhouse both because I wasn't expecting me to want them rather be worn on a female (They smelled good though). Also Montauk is pretty sharp to my nose which also reminds me of my Light Blue for him D&G blind buy purchase that gives me a headache not only thinking about it but wearing it too!

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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Perhaps Le Male, a long time ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Flight Navigator View Post
    ^ jeez Aventus a worst blind buy?
    Sure Aventus is good. Great, even. $200 good? Maybe not. It doesn't project all that well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diogo-BR View Post
    Joop Splash was my worst blind buy.
    It's terrible, I coulnd't even wear it once. Just tested it and my opinion is that it was the worst smelling fragrance I ever known.
    Bought Joop original as a blind buy. Not my cup of tea but not my worst blind buy either..

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    Platinum Egoiste by Chanel (before I joined Basenotes)


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    Default Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Tom Ford's Black Orchid. Picked it up because it was a hypetrain here in Seoul. Can't stand the scent as it smells like a cucumber that fell into a pile of dirt then intermixed with slight tints of chocolate. Chocolate and cucumber? Gag reflex.

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    I tend to buy samples and decants blindly moreso than full bottles. I think the worst ones I've tried are any with Fig Accord in them. While the expense is not as high as a full bottle, buying a large-ish size split can hurt almost as much!
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