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    Default What did you NOT buy today?

    Since we have a thread on what folks decided to buy - thought I'd start one for those of us who are attempting to restrain our purchases

    I've been filling my shopping cart with goodies at online sites - then "poof" deleting the whole thing and feeling very proud of me.

    Today I went to the mall to drop off some packages at the P.O. and low and behold some guy has opened a fragrance stand - stuffed with discontinued frags (kind of like the stock in the discount stores in NYC) but I will now pat myself on the back - I didn't buy anything. I looked. I asked for prices (he was way overpriced - wanted 92.00 for 3.4 oz bottle of Diorella) . I spent an hour looking. Walked away. :bounce:

    So today, at the mall - I didn't buy Femme, Diorella, Diorissimo, Dune, & Shalimar in the gold box.

    I did not purchase online - Tocadilly, Casmir by Chopard EdP or Beyond Paradise (they were in my shopping cart)
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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    Short answer: EVERYTHING.

    Ok...
    Paco Rabanne Black XS
    PDR Bois de Paradis
    Anné Pliska
    Profumum Thundra
    Fifi Chachnil
    Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique
    Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille

    Etc., etc.

    My impulsiveness is held in check by my indecision.
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    I managed not to buy Habanita parfum today. Considering the price it wasn't hard not to buy it, but I also turned down Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire, and Vetiver by Creed.

    It's harder to walk away in real life than it is to press the 'back' button online. When they are in front of you with all that gleaming glass winking at you, the smell of it still in your nostrils, it takes some discipline to say no.

    I was very glad afterwards that I held back. My credit card statement will look bad enough as it is.
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    Every day I resist running over to the mall after work before it closes.... to buy a $29 bottle of Sun, Moon, Stars. I don't even know what it smells like, but the descriptions sound lovely! For such a bargain price it's hard to resist just going for it and buying blind! I've been controlling myself so far by going STRAIGHT home.

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    Great thread .

    today I did not buy Villoresi's wild Lavender. That makes for two days in a row. Trouble is, there is always tomorrow.....
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    I didn't buy L'heure bleue! I had it in my shopping cart and removed it last minute! I've spent enough on fragrances this week as it is. Problem is - there are just SO many that I desperately want and it is just too easy to buy online! I'm going to have to resist the temptation for a while!

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    Great thread!!

    Well i am restraining myself from cheaply buying

    LV Piper Nigrum
    LV Uomo

    & also MPG Parfum D'habit

    I let go a bottle on ebay the other day but i am still dilly dallying on it.......but i won't


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    I have not yet bought Un Jardin sur de Nil (spelling?). I want it!!!!!

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    I did not buy the giganto bottle of Chanel Les Exclusifs Bois des Iles, even though I smelled Bois des Iles the other day and the earth shook, it was that great of a smell.

    But I did buy a decant!
    “Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.”--Dorothy Parker

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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    Guerlain With Love
    Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete
    Annick Goutal Mandragore
    Hove Rue Royale
    Samples from The Fragrance Shop

    But I think about this e-v-e-r-y day.


    Bad thread. Very bad thread.

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    Jil Sander No.4
    Anyone have a bottle they don't love??

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    Montale - Oriental Dream
    Guerlain -Vol de Nuit Evasion
    Montale - Blue Amber
    Hermes - Ambre Narguile
    Lutens - Cuir Mauresque
    Lutens - Chergui bell jar (when my bttl. runs out)
    Caron - Alpona

    I removed about 20 others from my full bttl. list, so these are the ones I really want. I've almost ordered them a few times but came to my senses at the last minute. I need to use up some of my other juice before I order more, although I did order bttls. of Kai oil and L'sTBL. Had to have them!
    The Kai edp spray didn't last on me, but loved the scent so much I got the much longer lasting oil!
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    Last night, in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn't sleep, I didn't buy Poussiere de Rose and Twill Rose by Rosine, nor did I buy Loukhoum by Keiko Mecheri. But I will someday buy the Loukhoum, for sure.
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    I did not by Candide Effluve by Guerlain, I need to pay for school books, and have money to live on. Actually the price of it would be one of my school semesters. Let's see Grad degree, or parfum; tough choice for me
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser ŕ sa source

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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    I spent at least an hour (but who's counting?) on Fishbone's decant site last night ... I made a list and made the calculator smoke then I crossed off several, but couldn't make any more cuts ... so I didn't buy anything ... yet anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I spent at least an hour (but who's counting?) on Fishbone's decant site last night ... I made a list and made the calculator smoke then I crossed off several, but couldn't make any more cuts ... so I didn't buy anything ... yet anyway.
    Sounds like my evening last night too, spent between Fishbone and Perfumed Court. Had a Word document with all my Fishbone stuff in it, then trashed the whole thing. ("OK, I think I can afford all this if I *don't* spring for spray vials...")
    ...and Scentiments and Perfume Bay. Just trying to get my wardrobe a good size, for all occasions, at a price I can afford. Eau de Cartier is nice for now, but I'd like something...more winter-friendly for work.

    So much to try, so little money/vacation.

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    I bought 2 bottles this month (bad me! but one was with birthday money so that dosn't count, right?). Anyway...I was going to get a little bottle of Chantilly just because I love it, and it is so cheap, but I didn't. I almost pulled into the drugstore just for it. Save.

    Somewhere in the drydown of my Mitsouko wearing today (darling M, I love you, and am sorry that I called out another's name, but I must confess...) I was reminded of Chanel #5 (was it the vertiver?). I love how it is deep and sophisticated but sparkley at the same time. I think it would really have made the rainy day a little brighter... looking at the day through the kelidoscope of aldyhides (OMG spelling, sorry). I haven't had a bottle for years...


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    Adorable thread!

    Tea for Two and Omnia Crystalline.

    I'll get you someday, my pretties!
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    I avoided a big Mitsouko hoarding spree today...but if I did not already have an spare it would have been impossible.

    I also walked out of a fragrance outlet empty handed!

    Yay! (So I deserve a heavily discounted bottle of Tocadilly, right?)

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    I didn't buy Habanita again this morning.

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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    I didn't buy 500ml's of CdG's Anbar. That's a lot of fragrance not to buy.
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    I almost bought Vol de Nuit..the edt I think.But luckily they didn't have any more left at perfumebay.Internet shopping is scray business! WAY too easy to spend money you don't have...
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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    Well, I still haven't bought Ambre Sultan. I know that I need it, but I don't lust for it. But that bit of restraint does not make up for my recent order with Lucyscent. Not at all.

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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    Catching myself opening this thread with the same interest as the one that we tell all what we DID buy.

    Keep them coming, please!

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    I almost bought MIMOSAIQUE by Parfums de Nicolai. I stopped myself: NO NO, you have done to many blind buys!!! But still want it

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    Talked myself out of a PdN frag today, too -- Maharadjah. I can't decide if I adore or am simply very fond of this odd lavender/Eastern spice mixture. (These days, I pretty much have to LOVE a frag to buy it.)

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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Guerlain With Love
    Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete
    Annick Goutal Mandragore
    Hove Rue Royale
    Samples from The Fragrance Shop

    But I think about this e-v-e-r-y day.


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    Every time I go into a perfumery store, I don´t buy a lot of fumes! But, of course, there are always some I don´t buy more planed than others.

    Today I didn´t bought:

    My SJP Lovely has turned bad, and has to be removed. I will not buy it again as long as I have Narsico Rodrigues for Her EdP. NRfH also have more body-products in the stores in Sweden, so I might stick to that one.

    Shalimar - my great perfume-love during winter 2006-2007... And the bottle fell into the floor in spring 2007, and was broken. I have not got it again, it is a little, little too sweet for me. I have the bodylotion and the deo, and it goes a far way if I must wear it! Didn´t buy it today, either...

    Fendi Palazzo - too sharp on my skin!

    Rochars Femme - not beautiful on my skin!

    Chrystal Noir - a really fun fume, I could own this one, but I don´t buy it today!

    Marc Jacobs Blush Intense - I like this one. Perhaps I will buy it in the future, but didn´t bought it today. Got a sample, so I can try it.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    I didn't buy a full bottle of Givenchy Pi, although I love wearing it. Working on the mini bottle and the other fragrance samples fellow bn'rs have sent me. Trying to hold out as long as I can
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    Default Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    Oh this is a brilliant thread! I so often ffeel guilty about buying perfume that this will help me feel good about NOT buying something on impulse.
    But today I did buy some stuff, so...

    Tomorrow I will be strong. I will resist the temptation to cruise ebay.
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

    I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729

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