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    Let's say that you find out you have only a few months to live. Fortunately, whatever is wrong with you has not affected your sense of smell.

    You also won the lottery the same day. Funny how that works.

    What frags would you buy? What is the most expensive, decadent, awe-inspiring bottled pleasure that you can think of (that you would actually wear)?

    And let's just forget for a moment how you would spend that time saying goodbye to family, etc. This is my happy fun make-believe world, and you don't need to be sad just because you're dying in my little world.

    I don't have a lot of experience in this area, but I'd throw out Crown Marechale Original, just because I want to be the guy who owns it. And it sounds like it smells nice, too.

    Shoot 8-)
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    I would either go for the most expensive one I could find, just because it is so much money and I have so much money to spend, or..... I would buy a whole new bottle of my favorite Tea for Two and drink it so when I sweat, I smell like insence and honey.... That is my goal....

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    I would either go for the most expensive one I could find, just because it is so much money and I have so much money to spend, or..... I would buy a whole new bottle of my favorite Tea for Two and drink it so when I sweat, I smell like insence and honey.... That is my goal....
    And what a noble goal it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    [quote author=EnvYuS link=1143086694/0#1 date=1143086845]I would either go for the most expensive one I could find, just because it is so much money and I have so much money to spend, or..... I would buy a whole new bottle of my favorite Tea for Two and drink it so when I sweat, I smell like insence and honey.... That is my goal....
    And what a noble goal it is.[/quote]


    ...to sweat the smell of Sweet Sweet Tea for Two!!!

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    I would track down the top grade,highest quality oud oil in the world (probably the kind the Saudi royal family uses) and buy an ample amount.

    Also, i would have Olivia Giacobetti, Lorenzo Villoresi, Dominique Ropion and JC Ellena make me my own personal fragrance. One from each of them.
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    OK, how about Jar: Bolt of Lightening?


    Well, since I have won that lottery and my fatal disease would be like the ones in three hanky movies with Bette Davis or Ali MaGraw -- the ones that make you more beautiful and irresisitbaly charming -- then I would go straight to the sources, the noses themselves, and become a personal Frederic Malle.

    I would fetchingly request my own personal fragrance creations from the likes of Olivia Giacobetti, Jean-Claude Ellena, Maurice Roucel, Yann Vasnier, Christohper Sheldrake, Michel Roudnitska, Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo, Christopher Brossius, Lorenzo Villoresi, Piere Montale, Lynne Harris, Jo Malone, Dawn Spenser Hurwitz (and since she is an aromatherapist as well, perhaps she can cure me so I can go on smelling for a long time!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    I would buy a whole new bottle of my favorite Tea for Two and drink it so when I sweat, I smell like insence and honey.... That is my goal....

    i think i would rather buy enough to be able to fill up a bathtub and bathe in it every night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc
    I would track down the top grade,highest quality oud oil in the world (probably the kind the Saudi royal family uses) and buy an ample amount.

    I'm right there with you on this one...

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    Clive Christian X, Number 1 and 1872

    Amouage Dia, Ciel and Silver Crystal

    .... and all Private Creeds that are not sold anymore. Money can do everything. :P
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    you scared me T_T~ i would have to hire someone to find one of everything..
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    I think I would be pretty modest in my purchases. A bottle of Angelique Encens, all the Lutens I'd ever wanted and then I'd pay ridiculous prices on e-bay for all the vintages that might pop up there: Scandal, Djedi etc.

    And then I would pressure Guerlain to blend me a bottle of Bouquet de Faunes, regardless of cost.

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    Default Re: You are dying...

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    I don't have a lot of experience in this area, but I'd throw out Crown Marechale Original, just because I want to be the guy who owns it. And it sounds like it smells nice, too.

    I am definitely not dying anytime soon but I have Croan Perfumery Marechale and it is the sweetest , most delicate real edwardian rose floral i have smelt ever! i love Crown stuff and have a few other women's and men's colognes from the range. The quality, longevity and class still shine out!

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    Thank god for the creativity of basenoters minds!


    Oh, I'd go to Paris if timed allowed and get them (MPG, Guerlain,etc) to open the doors of their labs and make or give me something nice to bide my time.
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    I've heard that MICHAEL JACKSON uses this 37000USD perfume, besides his Creeds... is it true?

    :-?

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    Good question, Ben.

    At first I thought I'd say I'd wear Voleur de Roses until I expire, then I thought no, I'd have some days of Guerlain's Vetiver too, but I ended up seeing the reality that I'd just change scents every day just like I do now. I wouldn't want to be tied to one scent the whole time I was waiting for death. My experience is that there is no holy grail scent to end all scent hunting and so I know I wouldn't be happy with any one or five even for my last days.

    I'd just keep plodding following my morning spraying instinct just like I do now. I'd be happier kicking the bucket this way.
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    I'd buy my friends and relatives good frags and get them started on this frag addiction so that I would have died doing something; getting people hooked on frags! Spread the love! HEHE!
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    I would charter a large plane and invite all my Basenotes friends to jet over to Paris with me. *We would sniff everything and I would buy the entire Serge Lutens line. *I would also buy the urn of Tabac Blond. *YES!! the entire urn!! * ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.creed
    Clive Christian X, Number 1 and 1872

    Amouage Dia, Ciel and Silver Crystal

    .... and all Private Creeds that are not sold anymore. Money can do everything. *:P
    Yes, the Clive Christian No.1 perfume, for only $1650 for 50 ml.! What a steal! And the Creeds... and have Amouage make me my very own special Arabian boudoir scent. If I'm gonna be dying and rich, I can afford a lot of Viagra or Cialis or whatever, too!

    Dr. Creed, you're my kind of guy! I like how you think...
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    If I were going to go poof I think I might have Lorenzo Villoresi make a frag for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedrik View Post
    Viagra perfume are substances of the natural origin which are produced by both animals, and human, and they may cause sexual arousal and are used to increase an attractiveness and sexual drive.

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    Definitely a collection of ancient stuff - All the best Coty, Houbigant, and Guerlain stuff up until the 30s all in their very first formulations.

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    Probably just buy whatever Kate Upton thinks smells good when we go to Neimans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I would charter a large plane and invite all my Basenotes friends to jet over to Paris with me. *We would sniff everything and I would buy the entire Serge Lutens line. *I would also buy the urn of Tabac Blond. *YES!! the entire urn!! * ;D
    +1

    Don't know about the urn though...

    Second stop would be Guerlain at 68 avenue des Champs-Elysées

    Third would be Hermès to pick up all the Hermèssences

    Then I'd buy everything mentioned in Grottolas recent "Classic Citrus" thread.

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    I'd hire a master nose and have him design my very own personal perfume.
    Then I'd leave bottles for my family and friends to remember me by.

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    This thread is six years old!!!!!

    Thanks to the spamming bastard pedrik for reviving it.

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    Re: This thread is not dying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    This thread is six years old!!!!!

    Thanks to the spamming bastard pedrik for reviving it.
    You are sllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwllllllll llllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy dying............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...
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    I'm not sure fragrance would be a great priority in a circumstance like that.

    edit: oh yeah, look at that, this one is old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    I'm not sure fragrance would be a great priority in a circumstance like that.

    edit: oh yeah, look at that, this one is old!
    Aw come on, its just a fun little game involving dying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    aw come on, its just a fun little game involving dying!
    lol!

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    Acqua Di Gio. The giant 6.7 oz bottle.

    This one


    Maybe a decant of Invasion Barbare. Not sure.
    Also, maybe a second big bottle of Acqua Di Gio to carry in my backpack.
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    Maybe just a few expensive decants, I wouldn't want to have a bunch of bottles of really nice cologne just going to waste after I die...also by a few I mean pretty much all of them ever.

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    All men die - but how many truly live?! Derby

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    Agonist liquid crystal

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    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbs View Post
    wow, I didn't even know about that, that's pretty awesome

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    I would throw away all my niche and wear LIVE (by Anna Nicole Smith).



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    Boss Bottled. I love the scent to death! I spray it when nobody's around even just to enjoy it on myself.

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    I'm going to buy 10,000 bottles of Kouros. Smash them all in my living room. Then as I die and police inspect the scene, they will have to wear gas masks.

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    Ferrari. And I'm not talking about the fragrance

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    Hit the Guerlain, Creed etc. boutiques and throw some serious business their way, make their sales rise to record-worthy heights.

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    Well, that's probably the only way you would get me to blind buy a bottle of Pure Distance M.

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    Definitely a collection of ancient stuff - All the best Coty, Houbigant, and Guerlain stuff up until the 30s all in their very first formulations.
    This. Then I'd buy storage gear for my friends and family and divide up my entire collection among them.

    Also I'd see about whether a few well-placed bribes could lift those pesky EFRA restrictions, or possibly even have them changed to ban aquatics and celebrity perfume, and make it illegal for western perfume houses to make more than one Oud fragrance each because this whole everything-needs-to-have-Oud-in-it trend is starting to annoy me.

    I would fill super-soakers full of the most beastly, rude power frags like Quorum, Davidoff, Kouros, One Man Show, etc., (or maybe just pure civet oil, musk, leather, insence and tobbaco) and spend a day or two driving around in a car with a sun roof shooting it at people who look like they'd go in for Aqua di Gio- Cool Water-GiT, etc. That said I'd also have separate super soakers full of the stuff like Chanel No.5 (in pure parfum form) to blast people who look like they enjoy 80's power frags, because I'm fundamentally a bit of a jerk.

    Then at the precice moment of my death a pre-arranged army of crop-dusters would douse the entire city of Sydney with Sables, in specially prepared extrait form so it lasts for weeks.

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    buy a fragrance store!!! smell them all keep the ones i like!!

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    I would order liters a fragrance made exclusively for me and take a long bath with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    I'm going to buy 10,000 bottles of Kouros. Smash them all in my living room. Then as I die and police inspect the scene, they will have to wear gas masks.
    Perfect. Going out with style!

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