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    Default Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    I've read most of the reviews. I am very curious about this one. Some reviews mention a sulfurous note. I don't believe I'd care for that very much. Other reviews liken it to Patou pour home which I already have. If I already have Patou pour home would this one just be redundant? Is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle? Is it safe to purchase a splash? How is the sillage or longevity on this one? I'm sure I will probably get some mixed responses on this post but I feel its worth asking the question.

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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    One of the best ever from Dunhill -- quite mossy and herby and has something most fragrances lack now --- complexity

    Don't know about blind buying though -- I'm guessing it's not cheap especially if fully sealed

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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    Thanks for your in put Kaern. I think you are right about it probably not being cheap. I suspect I may have difficulty finding a bottle for sale but I shall endeavor to chase it down if I can.
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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    Big fan of Blend 30 here. Luckily I've never picked up on anything sulfurous. There are similarities with PPH but they diverge pretty quickly into their own unique scent. In a nutshell, I'd say Blend 30 is more herbal/tobacco-y than PPH. Longevity is average on me, and it wears somewhat close to the skin. It's never "loud" IMO, settling quickly into a quiet but fairly persistent scent.

    As for the blind buying and splash procurement, I've had good luck but that doesn't mean you will, so I can't really say one way or another.

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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    I just lost an 100ml spray bottle without box with 65EUR, here in Europe!
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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    To answer the thread question, IMO - Yes.
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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    I wouldn't blind buy it (especially since it's likely to be priced high due to its rarity), but I do really like the fragrance. I've seen references to it being similar to Patou PH, but it does not strike me like that. It's much more of a tobacco scent than PPH....at least to me. And its performance for me is at least average....to good. This isn't the type of fragrance I would want to be overly strong anyway. Its performance is just right, as far as I'm concerned.

    I initially bought a splash bottle, but only because it wasn't opened yet. I personally don't like buying used splash bottles because of contamination issues. Some think that's silly, so go with however you feel about it.

    I do notice some kind of a funky note in Blend 30 that develops for a time in the earlier stages. I don't know if I'd call it "sulfurous," but it is something that I notice and I wish wasn't there. Whatever the offending note is, it doesn't appear to be in the top notes, as the opening is very nice. But the offending note seems to blossom a short time later. Fortunately, it doesn't last long and the overall scent goes on to develop into the classic men's fragrance it's known for.

    I know when I was looking for Blend 30, it was VERY hard to find a spray bottle of it, and also very hard to find a non-opened splash bottle of it. I was very lucky to buy an unopened 3.4 oz spray bottle of it from a fellow Basenoter about a year ago.
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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    Blend 30 has a green, pipe tobacco smell. Reminiscent of the 1970's. Both Blend 30 and Patou Pour Homme are strong and rich fragrances. Blend 30 is like mahogany wood while PPH is more like birds eye maple, what I mean to say is Blend 30 has more character while PPH is very prim and brighter than Blend 30.

    I have owned multiple bottles of Blend 30 in the past, If the bottles are not stored properly you will get a sulphuric smelll from it, I had this issue with one of my bottles. Naed Nitram's review also mentions about this smell.

    Worth noting is the fact that Blend 30 after shave is also very strong and close to the EdT.
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    Default Re: Dunhill Blend 30 is it worth a blind buy if I run across a bottle?

    Thank You all for your input. This has helped me quite a bit. I believe on E-bay there is a way I can sort through the website and have it search for me. I just have to remember or refresh my memory as to how to do that. I am sure I can figure it out. It sounds like something I would like.
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