A nice gesture, but not necessary. I certainly can feel your pain. I went sniffing the department store counters and couldn't help but think that most were watered down swill, including the new RL Red. I do think YSL L'Homme, Bleu de Channel, One Million, were some of the better ones. I didn't feel obligated to buy anything. I regard some as art and some as cheap attempts to make money. Each one of us has an opinion on the matter. It doesn't make you wrong or right, but hopefully we can all be open minded and learn from diverse perspectives.