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    Default The scents that are so good that you save them...

    Which of the scents that you own are so good, that you don't really want to use them often? Instead, you save them and think about rationing every drop?

    For me, I'm really stingy with my Lutens scents...those and the scents that I have either very little of, or that are discontinued and I know are impossible to find.

    Is it related to price? Personal taste? Availability? Why do we ration some of our scents and not others?

    Help me solve this puzzle! Tell me what you think and which scents are so good that you save them!

    marlen

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    Default Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    I must save Yohji because it is discontinued and I can't bear the thought of being without it. :'(
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    I used to save scents, but I gave that up. With 30+ bottles, nothing is worth conserving to me. I wear whatever, whenever.

    I used to conserve Creed GIT. It's the only scent I have consistently ran out of.
    I have about 1.5 OZ of GIT left between 2 partial bottles.

    The only current one I have that MAY warrant that is Bond Hamptons.

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    my brand new dk fuel has yet to be sprayed. I'm waiting until my 1000th post (probably like 2pm today lol)

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    I would say my Tea for Two. I know that I have no discontinued scents but this one is expensive and I got 1/3 of a 1.7oz in a deal. I loved it and decided that I would not wear it because I have so little. I'd have to save those 17 mls for the rest of my life... I got over it and bought a big bottle... ;D

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    My little 5ml sampler of Musc Ravageur...

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    My Creeds, the cost is too much, everything else can get for cheaper.
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    My favorite fragrance in my collection Is Bois Du Portugal and it is the one I use the least, usually saving it for holidays & special occasions. *I know I could easily replace it, as it is readily available, but it is so special to me that I dont want to run the risk of ever becoming bored with it. *So, for now, I treat it as if it is my Holy Grail of scents. *YOu know what they say..."Familiarity breeds contempt." *I don't ever want that fate to befall upon my relationship with BDP. *I am excited that this Sunday is Mothers Day and that my beloved BDP & I will once again be reunited. *To me, its fun to anticipate the use of a special fragrance in this way.

    Another fragrance that I use most sparingly is Davidoffs Relax. *I absolutely love the smoky marshmallow sweetness of this one. *It is unlike any other I have ever smelled. *Sadly, it is discontinued(at least in the states) which is absurd because I find it to be the finest fragrance ever produced by Davidoff. *I managed to find a bottle of it a couple of months ago which has yet to be used(i'm saving it for the cooler weather.) I also have several mini bottles of Relax. *Sometimes after a particularly stressful day I will dab a little on my wrists just before heading off to bed and I am carried off to dreamland on a soothing marshmallow cloud. *This one is very special to me, indeed.

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    LV Musk. The tought that some day I'd find it boring or plain is just too much to take, so I save it for special occasions. Although I'm student and thus not that rich, it's not about the actual cost of the fragrance.

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    Well, I'm relieved to read all these posts... I thought I was going crazy!!
    I have this problem: the more I love the scent the more I want to smell but the more I want to save it!!
    "Paradoxal", isn't it?

    In my case, It's totally related to the pleasure provided by the fragrance, the amount of juice I got and of course, the price I paid for it!
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    A sample of Must de cartier pour homme

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    Yosh.

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    My sample of D&G By Man

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    I save the ones that are discontinued and hard to find. Balenciaga PH is a good example. I guess the next type would be the expensive ones. For example, I am about to buy a bottle of Cuir Mauresque, and that I will use lightly. I'd have to say I also try not to wear out a fragrance, meaning that I don't want to get bored or tired with the ones I like, so I try not to use them too much.

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    Kyoto by CdG. Why? Because it is relatively hard to get. But, I am tempted to just use the rest of it and go buy another bottle from Luckyscent. After all, my desire to not use it is somewhat ridiculous its not unbelievably expensive and it is readily available from Luckyscent. HMMM I think Im going to go order it now. thanks Marlen.

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    I just use them up while I'm still alive. Saving them breeds anxiety. I could see saving ones that are impossible to replace, although I haven't done that. I just spray out that last bit and say adios..... [smiley=beer.gif]

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    My last bits of Santos de Cartier Concentree (original formulation) I only realized last year that they had reformulated. I've already had that bottle for about 10 yrs. I have the new formulation, and use that to keep me from using up the last bits of the good stuff. I'll probably come up with an occasion where I would use it, but right now I can't think of one.

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    Cerruti pour homme and fair play. Both are , especially fair play, impossible to find here in England. There are minis and 50mls of pour homme on e-bay, now and again. As with all hard-to-finds, french and german e-bay is a good place to start.

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    DK Fuel

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    I have an 1881 mini which I almost never use (really nice!). I have the 1881 summer fragrance, but the difference is night and day, the latter is too fresh, and I keep using it. The first however, I've saved. I am also saving Xeryus, for very special occasions, since I love that fragrance very much.

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    Default Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    Yes, expensive(Lutens) and rare(Havana).

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    I have a small decant of Biche dans l'Absinthe that I'm loathe to use up. Really a miraculous scent that is unlike anything. Is this even available anymore? I know retail price was ridiculous.

    I'm use my exlusive Lutens decants pretty sparingly - Encens et Lavande, Fumerie Turque, Borneo.

    And I'm judicious with the DK Feul.

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    At the risk of being cliche, I'd have to say DK Fuel and Hombre de Flores Polianthes Tuberosa by Fresh. I only have small decants of both and use them very very rarely.
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    I'm too conservative with the rare stuff. I'm thinking Patou Pour Homme first and foremost.

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    Curve....






    Ha! Kidding... I'd have to say Red for Men. I'm not in love with it, but it's still rare...

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    I didn't buy them to save them... But if I run low or have a decant or sample I really love, but can't afford a full bottle at the time, I savour every drop (which right now means daim blond, chergui, vétiver extraordinaire, cuiron)!

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    Default Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    With around 80 bottles and a mutable personality, that's not really an issue for me. I have enough scent to last a lifetime and I almost always wear something different everyday. Even things that turn into a seasonal favorite are rarely worn more than once ever week and a half or so.

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    Two scents by Mazzolari: 'Mazzolari' and 'Patchouly' - they hold great sentimental value, as well as being good fragrances. Also, I really like Rose Poivree by The Different Company, but if I'm one drop over the line with it, I smell like a civet cat in a giant rose garden!

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    Patou Pour Homme
    and Patou Pour Homme Prive.

    I ration both because they are wonderful and cost me way too much. Still, they make me so happy when I do bring them out to breathe.

    I remember last summer there were quite a few fires in our neighborhood and my wife and I and some friends were discussing what we would try to save in the event of a fire. I couldn't quite bring myself to mention Patou out loud, but I sure did think it. Ha.

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