Trying to use up all samples..

    Trying to use up all samples..

    post #1 of 52
    Thread Starter 

    I don't wanna give em away..

    I don't wanna sell them..

    I have over 300 fb's and at least 200 samples/decants

    I am unemployed as of now but still can't ue em up.

    I have the entire slumberhouse and nicolia samples but it's hard to use them.

    I have had Aventus for at least 4 months but never even sprayed it..

    post #2 of 52

    You can keep them for reference or spray, spray away!!!!!!!grin.gif. You can just focus on wearing mostly samples and go back to your fb's later.

    post #3 of 52
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kalli View Post

    You can keep them for reference or spray, spray away!!!!!!!grin.gif. You can just focus on wearing mostly samples and go back to your fb's later.

    I have tried but it ain't that easy

    post #4 of 52

    It's actually harder for me to use up samples than anything else.

    Tony- I think just put them away for now and don't think too much about your sample collection. 

    Eventually you will figure out what to do . 

    post #5 of 52
    Thread Starter 

    I try to use 5 at a time. as of now

    Wall Street

    VIW

    Eau De Noho

    McGraw Silver

    Reflection Man

    the last 3 are almost finished but VIW and Wall Street I cherish.

    u see my issues?

    post #6 of 52

    After some thought, I have to agree with Mimi, maybe don't focus too much on samples after all. It takes me a while to use up my samples. Unless, I love, love the stuff.

    post #7 of 52

    Tony- are you enjoying wearing your samples or are you forcing yourself to wear them because you want to use them up ? 

    If it were me, I would just enjoy your full bottles and eventually you will figure out what to do with you samples. You may decide you do want to sell them in the end .

     

    Tony- why don't you start using your Aventus ? Then you can also tell me what you think of it. :D  I have wanted to love Aventus for years since I first sprayed it in Neiman's but the sample I have is so incredibly masculine and smokey compared to what I 1st sprayed. 

     

    And no ! this will not become another Aventus thread ! *LOL* You can PM me if you like.

    I have been thinking of you because you have had a tough time recently and I hope you are okay , Tony. Times can be tough but you can be tougher than the times you are going through. 

    post #8 of 52
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post

    Tony- are you enjoying wearing your samples or are you forcing yourself to wear them because you want to use them up ? 

    If it were me, I would just enjoy your full bottles and eventually you will figure out what to do with you samples. You may decide you do want to sell them in the end .

     

    Tony- why don't you start using your Aventus ? Then you can also tell me what you think of it. :D  I have wanted to love Aventus for years since I first sprayed it in Neiman's but the sample I have is so incredibly masculine and smokey compared to what I 1st sprayed. 

     

    And no ! this will not become another Aventus thread ! *LOL* You can PM me if you like.

    I have been thinking of you because you have had a tough time recently and I hope you are okay , Tony. Times can be tough but you can be tougher than the times you are going through. 

    you sounded like kin folk.

    can I call you aunt tea Mimi?

    I have 5 sitting on the computer desk that takes forever to use.

    I wanna use other's but it seems impossible.

    I try to rotate 5 at a time

    post #9 of 52

    I feel your pain man. I try to use a sample as soon as i get them. Wishful thinking.

    post #10 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony T View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post

    Tony- are you enjoying wearing your samples or are you forcing yourself to wear them because you want to use them up ? 

    If it were me, I would just enjoy your full bottles and eventually you will figure out what to do with you samples. You may decide you do want to sell them in the end .

     

    Tony- why don't you start using your Aventus ? Then you can also tell me what you think of it. :D  I have wanted to love Aventus for years since I first sprayed it in Neiman's but the sample I have is so incredibly masculine and smokey compared to what I 1st sprayed. 

     

    And no ! this will not become another Aventus thread ! *LOL* You can PM me if you like.

    I have been thinking of you because you have had a tough time recently and I hope you are okay , Tony. Times can be tough but you can be tougher than the times you are going through. 

    you sounded like kin folk.

    can I call you aunt tea Mimi?

    I have 5 sitting on the computer desk that takes forever to use.

    I wanna use other's but it seems impossible.

    I try to rotate 5 at a time

    Tony T - I will smack you one if you call me Auntie Mimi ! *LOL* Please- ya know I am only 21 years old...........not really ......

    Use the Aventus ,Tony. The name Aventus means success  - I believe in small omens and scented prayers ! :) :) Hugs ! 

    post #11 of 52
    Scent your dwelling with those that are in atomizers.
    post #12 of 52
    I like to keep mine as a fragrance library.
    post #13 of 52
    I'll keep samples of things I'm unsure of or things that are good but don't appeal to me (keep it for reference).
    post #14 of 52

    I have the same issue, i've been thinking abt this for a bit as well. thats one of the reasons i dont like non spray samples, just not of grt use to me and i'll probably end up doing this:
     

    • carded samples with sprayer of which i have FB's, i'll keep them, helps in decanting if the longevity is less and i can re-spray with the sample (might do the same for non carded as well).
       
    • carded samples with sprayer for which i do not have a FB and dont plan on getting one - i'll use it as SOTD 1 / 2 / 3 times and it'll be done.

     

    • non spray samples for which i do not have a fb and dont plan on getting one - weird thought that might actually be disliked by majority of BN - i'm thinking of decanting all these into a 50 / 100ml spray bottle & make a concoction - who knows what the outcome smell will be...

     


    & mimi - yes, we will have changed your online name to mimi21

     

    post #15 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by badarun View Post

    I have the same issue, i've been thinking abt this for a bit as well. thats one of the reasons i dont like non spray samples, just not of grt use to me and i'll probably end up doing this:
     

    • carded samples with sprayer of which i have FB's, i'll keep them, helps in decanting if the longevity is less and i can re-spray with the sample (might do the same for non carded as well).
       
    • carded samples with sprayer for which i do not have a FB and dont plan on getting one - i'll use it as SOTD 1 / 2 / 3 times and it'll be done.

     

    • non spray samples for which i do not have a fb and dont plan on getting one - weird thought that might actually be disliked by majority of BN - i'm thinking of decanting all these into a 50 / 100ml spray bottle & make a concoction - who knows what the outcome smell will be...

     


    & mimi - yes, we will have changed your online name to mimi21

     

    Oh my!  Now that one is going to be interesting grin.gif   Do give us a full review!

     

    I sometimes struggle with sample too Tony.  And I also often just pull some out and say that I am going to wear these until they are gone (unless I just hate one), sometimes I think just to have one less around.  But I think if you just tuck them away in a box, out of sight and out of mind, then you may settle down another time and be glad that you have them.  They really are not meant to be stressful, and wearing 5 at a time probably does not do any of them justice. 

     

    Or better yet, play games with them.  Sort them into themes, and compare and contrast.  Do a side by side of two that are similar.  Just have fun with them!!!

    post #16 of 52
    Thread Starter 

    well I used 3 diff scents today and none were samples. I will sample some random sample before I hit the sheets

    post #17 of 52