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    Default 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedback!

    I apologize in advance to the mods if this is not the appropriate place to post this, but I thought it would get more attention here.

    Over the last few years, I've collected a number of samples representing a good mixture of high end, hard to find, discontinued, and designer fragrances. I once sent a newbie a bucket load for the heck of it, because they just seem to take up space in my drawer, and I've been waiting for something worthy to part ways with them.

    I'm undecided whereas to actually offer these up, but ultimately feel eBay may be the best place for them. I have no idea what they might cost if you were to try and get them through some of the e-tailers who offer up samples at a cost. You could consider me the equivalent of one of those infomercials where the greatest love songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's are offered up on one great collection that would cost you your first born if you were to try and collect them each individually.

    So, I'm thinking of auctioning them off, again, perhaps on ebay, to the highest bidder with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross in support of Hurrican Katrina Relief efforts. I think it would be a win-win proposition for everybody involved: the winner gets 300 samples shipped UPS, the Red Cross gets a donation, and me, well, I get to feel as though I did something in support of the effort (and of course be honest and say I'm a gonna claim the proceeds on my taxes).

    Below is a listing of the samples. Some are in generous size, some are used, some barely touched. Again, I apologize in advance if this is not the right forum to post this, and appreciate feedback as to if this is a good idea, if I do put it on ebay how should I (with no reserve, with reserve, how much, etc.)

    1.) Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto
    2.) Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
    3.) Aramis Visit
    4.) Aramis Life
    5.) Cartier Eau de Cartier
    6.) Hugo Boss Soul
    7.) Geir Geir Ness
    8.) Lanvin Vetyver
    9.) Lanvin Vetyver
    10.) Bond No. 9 Riverside Dr.
    11.) Bond No. 9 Nouveau Bowery
    12.) Bond No. 9 Riverside Dr.
    13.) Bond No. 9 Eau de New York
    14.) Bond No. 9 Madison Soiree
    15.) Bond No. 9 Wall Street
    16.) Bond No. 9 Nouveau Bowery
    17.) Bond No. 9 New York Fling
    18.) Bond No. 9 Nouveau Bowery
    19.) Bond No. 9 Great Jones
    20.) Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
    21.) Bond No. 9 So New York
    22.) Bond No. 9 Central Park
    23.) Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive
    24.) Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive
    25.) Bond No. 9 Great Jones
    26.) Bond No. 9 Hot Always
    27.) Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho
    28.) Bond No. 9 West Broadway
    29.) Bond No. 9 Madison Soiree
    30.) Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
    31.) Bond No. 9 Little Italy
    32.) Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    33.) Bond No. 9 Wall Street
    34.) Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park
    35.) Tommy Hilfiger True Star Men
    36.) Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    37.) Creed Green Irish Tweed
    38.) Creed Royal English Leather
    39.) Creed Aubepine Acacia
    40.) Creed Imperial Millesime
    41.) Creed Angelique Encens
    42.) Creed Cuir de Russie
    43.) Creed Original Vetiver
    44.) Creed Selection Verte
    45.) Creed Fleurs de The Rose Bulgarie
    46.) Creed Orange Spice
    47.) Creed Zest Mandarine Pamplemouse
    48.) Creed Bois du Portugal
    49.) i Profumi di Firenze Fresco di Vetiver
    50.) Cerruti Image
    51.) Madini Oil Bouquet
    52.) Madini Oil Santal Blanc
    53.) Madini Oil Winter
    54.) Madini Oil Shahrazad
    55.) Madini Oil Ambargris
    56.) Bulgari BLV Notte
    57.) Ferragamo Subtil
    58.) Ferragamo Subtil
    59.) Kenzo Air
    60.) Gendarme 20
    61.) Clive Christian 1872
    62.) Clive Christian X
    63.) CSP Safranier
    64.) i Profumi di Firenze Magnifico Mirto
    65.) Drakkar Noir (.17 oz mini bottle)
    66.) L'Artisan Vetiver
    67.) Amouage Ciel
    68.) Amouage Ciel
    69.) Amouage Dia
    70.) Amouage Silver Cologne
    71.) Givenchy Gentleman (mini bottle)
    72.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Secret Melange
    73.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Grain de Plaisir
    74.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Baime
    75.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme
    76.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Jardin du Neroli
    77.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fraiche Badiane
    78.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris
    79.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Route Du Vetiver
    80.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Jardin Du Nil
    81.) Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Route Du Vetiver
    82.) Acqua di Parma Arancia Di Capri
    83.) Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia
    84.) Acqua di Parma Cipresso di Toscana
    85.) Serge Lutens Clair de Musc
    86.) Serge Lutens Santal Blanc (.16 oz mini bottle)
    87.) Mark Birley
    88.) Serge Lutens Arabie
    89.) Ginestet Le Boise
    90.) Catherine Memmi Attitude Men
    91.) Hierbas de Ibiza
    92.) Hierbas de Ibiza
    93.) La Base - Men
    94.) D'Orsay Le Dandy
    95.) Comme des Garcon - Man
    96.) Pecksniff Oriental Woody
    97.) Comme des Garcon Series 3: Ouarzazate
    98.) Comme des Garcon Series 3: Jaisalmer
    99.) Comme des Gargcon Number 3
    100.) Luciano Soprani Uomo
    101.) Keiko Merchi - ?
    102.) Acqua di Parma Arancia
    103.) Follia di Aquarama
    104.) L'Occitan
    105.) Acqua di Biella No. 1
    106.) Etro Magot
    107.) Pecksniff Fougere
    108.) Acqua di Parma Profumo
    109.) Florascent Santal
    110.) Pecksniff Fresh Citrus
    111.) Serge Lutens Un Lys
    112.) Pecksniff Spicy Oriental
    113.) Pecksniff Arimatic Chypre
    114.) Etro Vetiver
    115.) Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    116.) Comme des Garcon: Avignon
    117.) Penhaligon's Tin Sample Collection 10 x 1.5ml samples: Blenheim Bouquet
    118.) " Lords
    119.) " Racquets
    120.) " Castile
    121.) " Quercus
    122.) " Lily of the Valley
    123.) " Violetta
    124.) " Cornubia
    125.) " Victorian Posy
    126.) " Elisabethan Rose
    127.) Patricia di Nicolai Pour Homme
    128.) Etro Santal Noble
    129.) Calypso Ambre
    130.) Patricia di Nicolai New York
    131.) Calypso Homme
    132.) Mark Birley
    133.) Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica
    134.) Anvers
    135.) Parfums 06130 Cedre
    136.) Etro Messe de Minuit
    137.) Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    138.) Ormonde Jayne Frangipani Absolute
    139.) Parfums 06130 Cedre
    140.) Ormonde Jayne Tolu
    141.) Patyka Ambra
    142.) Anvers
    143.) Keiko Mecheri Bois de Santal
    144.) Geir Geir Ness
    145.) Paratus
    146.) Alexander McQueen Kingdom
    147.) CSP Vetyver Haiti
    148.) CSP Turquoise
    149.) Miller Harris Tangerine Verte
    150.) Miller Harris Tangerine Verte
    151.) 06130 Yuzu Rouge
    152.) Amouage Gold
    153.) Mathias Paris
    154.) Amouage Gold
    155.) I Coloniali Aromatic
    156.) Diptyque L'eau Trois
    157.) L'Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillons
    158.) Etro Magot
    159.) Ormonde Jayne Ormonde
    160.) Dinner by Bobo
    161.) Diptyque L'eau Trios
    162.) Penhaligon Blenheim Bouquet
    163.) Patyka Hesperides
    164.) Amouage Dia
    165.) Diptyque Eau Lente
    166.) Etro Ambra
    167.) Alexander McQueen Kingdom
    168.) Penhaligon English Fern
    169.) Patyka Boise
    170.) Keiko Mecheri Passiflore
    171.) T. Gregory
    172.) Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    173.) L'Artisan Voleur d'Rose
    174.) L'Artisan Caporal
    175.) L'Artisan Vetiver
    176.) L'Artisan Timbuktu
    177.) L'Artisan L'eau de L'Artisan
    178.) L'Artisan Bois Farine
    179.) L'Artisan Bois Farine
    180.) L'Artisan Bois Farine
    181.) L'Artisan Tea for Two
    182.) L'Artisan The Pour Un Ete
    183.) L'Artisan Pasage d'Enfer
    184.) L'Artisan eau du Caporal
    185.) L'Artisan Mechant Loup
    186.) L'Artisan Patchouli Patch
    187.) L'Artisan Mechant Loup
    188.) L'Artisan Bois Farine
    189.) L'Artisan Dzing!
    190.) Santa Maria Novella Fraigipare
    191.) Santa Maria Novella Pot-Purri
    192.) Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia
    193.) Santa Maria Novella Sandalo
    194.) Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Sicilia
    195.) Santa Maria Novella Pot-Purri
    196.) Santa Maria Novella Gold Musc
    197.) Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba
    198.) Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba
    199.) Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba
    200.) Santa Maria Novella Vetiver
    201.) i Profumi di Firenze Fresco di Vetiver
    202.) i Profumi di Firenze Limone di Sicilia
    203.) i Profumi di Firenze Fresco di Vetiver
    204.) i Profumi di Firenze Ambra del Nepal
    205.) i Profumi di Firenze Ambra del Nepal
    206.) i Profumi di Firenze Magnifico 1
    207.) Truefitt & Hill Spanish Leather
    208.) Truefitt & Hill Freshman Cologne
    209.) Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes
    210.) Truefitt & Hill 1805 Cologne
    211.) Truefitt & Hill Grafton Cologne
    212.) Truefitt & Hill Clubman Cologne
    213.) Gobin Daude Seve Exquise
    214.) Gobin Daude Jardins Ottomans
    215.) Gobin Daude Nuit au Desert
    216.) Gobin Daude Biche dans L'Absinthe
    217.) Hanae Mori
    218.) YSL M7
    219.) Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    220.) Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    221.) Marc Jacobs
    222.) Amore Eterno
    223.) Aramis Life
    224.) Molto Smalto
    225.) Perry Ellis America
    226.) Guerlain Coriolan
    227.) Tommy Bahama
    228.) Dior Higher
    229.) Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine Fraicheur
    230.) Issey Miyake L'eau Bleue D'Issey
    231.) Boucheron Pour Homme
    232.) Essenza di Zegna
    233.) Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine Fraicheur
    234.) Davidoff Zino
    235.) Ferragamo Incanto Pour Homme
    236.) Escada Silver Light Pour Homme
    237.) Jo Malone Lime Basil & Manderine
    238.) JPG Le Male
    239.) Dior Higher Energy
    240.) Eau de Cartier
    241.) YSL M7
    242.) Hanae Mori
    243.) Ralph Lauren Romance Silver
    244.) Nicole Miller For Men
    245.) Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli
    246.) Kenneth Cole
    247.) YSL M7
    248.) Amore Eterno
    249.) Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    250.) Burberry Weekend
    251.) Uomo Moschino
    252.) Cerruti 1881 Amber
    253.) Rykiel Homme Grey
    254.) Ferre For Man
    255.) YSL M7
    256.) YSL M7
    257.) Jil Sander Feeling Man
    258.) Kenneth Cole
    259.) Faconnable Homme
    260.) Roberto Cavalli Man
    261.) Comme des Garcon Zagaorsk
    262.) Bulgari BLV (mini bottle)
    263.) Pierre Cardin Bleu Marine
    264.) Amore Eterno
    265.) Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    266.) Kenneth Cole
    267.) Kenzo Air
    268.) Azzaro Chrome
    269.) Acqua di Gio
    270.) Jil Sander Feeling Man
    271.) Davidoff Cool Water
    272.) Calvin Klein Obssession
    273.) YSL M7
    274.) YSL M7
    275.) Tommy Hilfiger T
    276.) Perry Ellis America
    277.) Marc Jacobs
    278.) Acqua di Gio
    279.) Rochas Aquaman
    280.) Aramis Life
    281.) SL Dupont Signature
    282.) Malto Smalto
    283.) Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine Fraicheur
    284.) Paul Smith Extreme For Men
    285.) YSL M7
    286.) Nautica Competition
    287.) YSL M7
    288.) Dunhill
    289.) Burberry Weekend
    290.) Paul Sebastion Fine Cologne
    291.) Polo Blue
    292.) Mont Blanc Individual
    293.) Perry Ellis Portfolio Elite
    294.) Ferragamo Subtil
    295.) Ralph Lauren Romance
    296.) Lacoste (Red)
    297.) YSL M7
    298.) Divine L'Homme de Coeur
    299.) Donna Uomo
    300.) Casa de Perfumes Hugo in Motion (oil)
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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    sounds like an awesome idea to me! NO idea how much thats worth, but I'd bid for it

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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    [blue]A very good idea The Bark. Good for you.

    The man to ask about how you should proceed is no other than ebay employee, ebay Guru, and fellow Basenoter Uncle Griff. He wrote the official book on ebay. You might try sending him a PM and asking him for advice re: this matter.


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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    Sounds like a spectacular idea! And ebay seems like the place to do it.

    I was thinking however that you'd probably get more money in total if you split these into male, female, and unisex fragrances, or something like that. I know I for one would bid on the female ones and the unisex ones. I would be interested in trying some of the males, but would probably not bid on all 300 because, well, what would I do with 200 samples I'd never wear? I'd also feel kinda bad hogging them that way.

    Just a suggestion Either way, it's a wonderful thing you're doing!


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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    I agree with Silk & Steel...think you could potentially raise more money by splitting them up.

    A very commendable idea. I've seen thousands of listings in eBay to raise money for Hurrican Katrina disaster relief and this would be a good one (or two or three).

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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    I think it's a great idea, and considering how much sample packages gnerally sell for on Ebay (I've sold quite a few), I think this would easily sell. Giving the proceeds to the Red Cross will certainly help.

    b94new/ Deb is also auctioning fragrance on Ebay:

    Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    I sweetened up the deal a little bit. Anybody interested, please check out:

    The Bark Bites Back on film here -->
    Currently wearing: Journey Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    You're a great guy, Bark. An honour to be in this forum with you!

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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    Good Job! What a great way to help out the hurricane victims!
    Three sprays for you!
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    Default Re: 300 samples/proceeds to Red Cross, need feedba

    I'd split it up into groups of less than 50, by manufacturer maybe? That whole list of Bond No. 9 scents (is that the full collection?) would EASILY sell for $40 on ebay.

    the list of creeds could probably get $25 or 30.

    others, you could do various "designer" or various "niche" scents, 50 or so. those would probably get $20-25.

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    bravo bark !

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