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    What were your best and worst blind buys?

    For me:

    Best - Lubin Itasca; Murdock Black Tea

    Worst - Creed Feuille Vert

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: Creed Green Valley

    Worst: Remy Latour Cigar (but only $11 so no real loss).
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: Probably Scent of Oger by Creed
    Worst: None.
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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Great: Musc Ravageur, New Haarlem, Muscs Koublai Khan, Au Couer du Desert, Ambra Mediterranea

    OK-Good: Black Bird, Bois d'Acese, Peety, Havana, Black Tourmaline Extrait

    Bad:
    Maai, Korrigan, Habit Rouge EDP

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    Best - Richard James Savile Row, and This is Him!

    Worst - Floris 71/72
    Currently wearing: Chrome Pure by Azzaro

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    Best
    Big +1 Musc Ravageur, Chypre Palatin and Idole (the original)

    Worst
    Blood Concept Discovery set-horrifying
    Fahrenheit
    Fulgor and Roboris
    I saw that!!

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    Currently wearing: Severo by Jacques Zolty

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Great: Chergui, New York Intense, Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Insense, Tubereuse Criminelle

    Good: M7, M7 Fresh, Jazz, Antiheros, Ambre 114, New York, Bulgari Black, Borneo 1834, Carven Homme, Fougere Royale Parfum, Set Sail St. Bart's for Men, Rose 31

    Ok: Rochas Man, Arpege pour Homme, Dunhill for Men, Michael Jordan Legend, Maxim's pour Homme, Quorum, Vetiver Oriental

    Bad: Monsieur Balmain

    Worst: Bleu de Chanel EdT

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best - Jeanne Arthes Cotton Club and Liz Caiborne Lucky 6 (That bottle was just sooo pretty)

    Worst - Dosis Hombre de Plata (but Hombre de Oro, one of it's brothers, also a blind buy, and dirt cheap, was quite nice)

    I VERY rarely blind buy

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best
    Eau de Guerlain

    Worst
    So many lol... maybe Eau de Grey Flannel
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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: Well 95% of my stuff is blind buys, so I would say all my Creeds, did not try any of them before ordering.
    Worst: Maybe insurrection pure 2, couldn't even wear it gave me a headache.

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: Too many
    Worst: Way too many
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Good- Invictus Aqua, Versace Dylan Blue

    Bad- Guerlain L'instant extreme, I can see why people like it but it's definitely not my taste.

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    best: Timbuktu

    worst: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best - Rive Gauche, Aramis Havana, Armaf Club De Nuit Intense, Various From The Al Aneeq Range.

    Worst - Grey Flannel & Bvulgari Aqva

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best: most of my wardrobe.

    Worst: Cartier's Declaration. I gave the bottle away. I still have a travel spray of it, so I should give it another try. I wouldn't be surprised if I liked it now.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Best: Green Valley

    Worst: Rocawear X (absolutely horrible)
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    My best: vintage Cuiron
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best : Lanvin Avant Garde
    Worst: Perry Ellis for Men (08)
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Among my best:
    Straight to Heaven
    Spice and Wood
    French Lover
    Itasca

    Worst:
    Bleecker Street - really nice just nose fatigue
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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Best: Too many
    Worst: Way too many
    Mine is the opposite

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best - Kouros Eau de Sport, Divine L'Homme Sage, Lutens Gris Clair, Monsieur de Givenchy

    Worst - Halston Z-14, Oscar for Men, Giorgio Beverly Hills Red...the only scents I have truly detested. Gotta be careful with those cheapies!
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    Currently wearing: Ysatis by Givenchy

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    Best: Aventus

    Worst: Gucci Pour Homme II
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Too many but few exaxmples:

    Best: Guerlain Vetiver, Cedrat Boise, Armani Code Sport (2016), Knize Ten, Vermeil for men, Revillon R

    Worst: Aramis Devin, Pal Zileri Essenza di Aoud, Narciso Rodriguez for him
    My Top '11' of main current rotation in no particular order:

    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - TF: Ombré Leather
    - Cartier: Santos edt (vtg)
    - Al Haramain: Excellent
    - SA: Shaghaf Oud Abyad
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - Mancera: Aoud Vanille

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best - Fahrenheit, Rive gauche, Egoiste, Cedrat Boise, A*Men

    Worst - Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta , Bois d'Argent, Comme des Garçons 2 edp, Déclaration, Eros, Pegasus, Perfume Calligraphy Rose, Versace pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage

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    Too many good ones to remember but Lacoste Challenge EdT is incredibly chemical to me (the A/S might be wearable). Definitely a challenge to wear the EdT so at least they got the name right! What's funny is that it's a take on GIT, and could have been fairly good if they didn't do it as cheaply as possible (I'd guess), but it would be interesting to dilute it with something like a mild sandalwood scent (one that doesn't smell synthetic at all).
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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    I didn't buy it but got Cigar Aficionado in a swap. I really didn't like that stuff.
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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Best A*men Pure Malt

    Worst The Architects Club by Arquiste

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    Best: Rochas Lui, AdP Colonia Oud, LAP L'Eau du Navigateur, Mancera Aoud Cafe, Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Worst: MontBlanc Exceptionnel, Lalique Equus & Hommage a l'Homme Voyageur, Cacharel pour l'Homme, P.Balmain Carbone, V&R Spicebomb
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    Autumn favorites :: Gucci PH : Nemo : YSL M7 : Tobacco Oud : Opus VII : Royal Oud : Heritage : Pure Havane : Coromandel : Wazamba : Tobacco Nuit : Egoiste : DHP : Pure Coffee : Vento nel Vento : Fille en Aiguilles : Godolphin : B*Men : Into the Void : Versace Man.

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Worst- luckily none yet

    Best- Sartorial, Tasmeem Men by Rasasi, Elizabeth Arden Men Sandalwood among others

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    Default Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Worst: Guerlain Habit Rouge and Slumberhouse New Sibet

    Best: Comme des Garcons Hinoki and Sarah Jessica Parker Stash




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