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    Default How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    ...and how much is your current collection worth if you were to sell it all today?

    I have probably spent close to $3000 in my lifetime and could probably sell my current collection for roughly $1000.

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    If I'm not counting the fragrances (odd one or two every 3/4 months) that i've bought before February (When my fragrance 'journey' began) I've spent £180, on approximately £350 retail value stuff

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    Only GOD knows how much I've spent in my life time.....I can tell You that I've spent to much......That's for sure.
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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    I've been buying frags for a little less than a month, and I've got a collection of 9 bottles that I've spent...let's see...about $350 on. That's no good, that means I'm averaging $4200 a year on fragrances!

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    id be scared to know. its been thousands.
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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    A helluva lot! But hey, we all have our vices......

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    $25...

    ERg... snore... cough...

    Oh... I was dreaming...!
    add a couple more zeros!
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    I have spent about $4000. Shocking, indeed, since I usually don't buy a lot of luxury products. My clothes are normal. I wear Lee and Wrangler jeans. Polo shirts of Janzens, GQ, and Hazard. Shirts of GQ, and other middle-ranged brands, nothing expensive.
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    3. L'instant Extreme
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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    $300. That's barely anything compared to most people here. Even then, I think 9-10 bottles is way too much for me, especially if SA's at Sephora are giving me generous samples of fragrances I woulda worn 2-3 times anyway.

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    I don't wanna know.

    I do know i've spent too much, and that's without even paying full price for the very few niche frags i've had.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    I'd say easily between $5,000 and $10,000.
    (Isn't that twisted? My parents only paid $6,000 for their first house!)
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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    About $900. I haven't been that long in this world.
    Last edited by heythatslife; 2nd March 2008 at 05:34 AM.

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Just under $400 AUS. Quite a few that I own have been bought for me

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Within 20 years it must be around, a bit below 1500 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    I'd say easily between $5,000 and $10,000.
    (Isn't that twisted? My parents only paid $6,000 for their first house!)
    Ahh Despite my family being comfortable financially, my dad is extremly frugal, but, he has one vice too, watching cricket, he'll fly half way across the world (He is across the world, in Sydney!) just to watch India/England play.

    But, he moans when I think about spending £70 on a fragrance, and says 'other stuff is just as good' and then he gives me lectures about how his first car was only £150 (Which is a load of bollocks, according to my mom) and that I spend that much on jeans. Hypocrite

    But, hats off you to you, more than your parents first house I just beat first car!

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    Only about $400 or so. There are a lot of fragrances that I sample and think are nice but very few that I feel compelled to own. Sadly, I already own quite a few that I no longer (or never really did) love. I'd sell them, but I got them cheap enough that it's not worth it, and I like to keep them around for reference as I blend my own.
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    Let's see what the statistics says: I own 131 scents and I got about 15 as a present... It means that I spent about... 5.200 EUR/7.800 USD. Principally, I buy two scents monthly. I have to say that my salary is circa 500 EUR/760 USD (the average salary in my country is about 350 EUR/525 USD) and that shows how huge my "sacrifice" is... or how great my love toward scents is... or how idiotic I am...
    However, after all these years of the scent collection, I still believe that it is the most beautiful vice which someone could have.
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    You don't wanna know, in fact I don't wanna know. But 99.9% was spent in the last two years. Thanks basenotes, for making me poor and beatifully smelling
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    cosiderign the premiuym that one pays here in india ot buy perfumes..i'd day its close to $900...alos, im much newer in this..maybe 2 years now since it grew on me

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    too much... eep
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

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    I cant possibly imagine. Although a good deal of them came as freebies whilst working in the biz.
    Thousands, for sure!

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    In my lifetime? Jeez, a mere 3 - 4 hundred give or take

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    In my lifetime? Jeez, a mere 3 - 4 hundred give or take
    WHAAT? I've spent about that much in my first month! *cry*

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    Thousands, in most currencies. Billions, in Zimbabwe dollars. *blush*

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by renperd View Post
    Thousands, in most currencies. Billions, in Zimbabwe dollars. *blush*
    Zimbabwe's having their own little problems right now, don't feel bad. :P

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    I haven't spent so much as to make me feel guilty about enjoying my fragrances.

    So far, fragrances are a source of joy to me. Their cost is worth it. No regrets.

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    I've spent around $3,600 on my oud oils alone!
    I would probably have heart failure if i figured out what i've spent on my whole collection. I would rather not know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    I've spent around $3,600 on my oud oils alone!
    I would probably have heart failure if i figured out what i've spent on my whole collection. I would rather not know..
    310 Fragrances in drobe, average of $120 a fragrance 310*120 = 37 200

    Yes.

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    I don't know really, but I think most of my friends and family would say "too much" without hesitation

    I guesstimate that I've spent around $700, mostly during the last year.

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    rough estimate of money spent = $2,000 USD
    value of my collection if i was to sell = priceless

    now, money i am about to spent on my list of fragrance to get......
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    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    It's not worth thinking about, period...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    It's not worth thinking about, period...
    Unless I want to get more bummed out.
    I know I've maxed credit cards, screened phone calls and told creditors I was in a hospital in Bangkok with malaria-- and would they please call Mr Justiniani there directlly; or wait a few months untill he came home . . .

    *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Unless I want to get more bummed out.
    I know I've maxed credit cards, screened phone calls and told creditors I was in a hospital in Bangkok with malaria-- and would they please call Mr Justiniani there directlly; or wait a few months untill he came home . . .

    *sigh*

    Mario
    I will go to hell, no heaven, for sure. I've spoiled at least one man. He is a kind of artistic guy, tried to love the scents available on mass market shelves in my country, but failed. Then came I with L'Artisan, Villoresi, and most recently Serge Lutens.
    The other day he asked me not to mention or ask after his scents in his open blog, beacuse he's owing to some people reading it too

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    Most of mine were gifts. I'm lucky.

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    I spend more on decants than actual full bottles. I have a hard time finding scents that are full bottle worthy. I consistently spend $200-300 a month on decants and samples. You do the math. My calculator is in need of repair, and I have no intention on repairing it, if ya know what I mean.

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    Over my 20 years i have probably spent around £10 000.. My collection today is worth around £1200
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    I'd rather not think about it...

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    About $1800 USD and counting..


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    72 thousand Rupees java! That could buy you like a little house in a village in India!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    72 thousand Rupees java! That could buy you like a little house in a village in India!!!
    Yep.. and that's not counting the lesser cost purchases I made, like miniatures, deo's etc etc etc...


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    Probably around £100 in my lifetime, less than £10 since I joined BN, I've relied on testing in shops, samples (ordered or sent to me free) up to now. I dislike wasting money so I try to test as many scents of a particular genre before buying a scent.
    e.g. If I'm after an amber scent, Il spend time testing every amber scent that I can find and narrow it down to the best few then buy one of them.

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    Smile Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Satisfying the needs of the inner child; what cost is too much? Would you deny creativity and purpose? I live to serve.
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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Well I won't say what I average per month, but I buy something, at least every month on average. I've been doing this for about 3 years. So I'd say, it's substantial.

    (I like to think I'm worth it.)
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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    About $600 since Februaury... hey at least it's not heroin!

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    Smile Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Big punisher: I like your thinking. There are adcitions and their are adictions. I'll take fragrance any day.


    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    About $600 since Februaury... hey at least it's not heroin!

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    Not that much considering I spend hundreds a month on cigarettes (wish I could quit), weed, alcohol, and other non-essential vices.

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    Not as much as it looks (and smells) like I have.
    I have a small wardrobe that I am insanely satisfied with.

    out of all the bottles I've bought, and then sold, I've turned a slight profit (3%-30%) on all but 4, once ebay fees are accounted for. This has been over 60 bottles.

    I've been very cheap about ordering samples, and have been able to test nearly everything locally (Chicago doesn't have EVERYTHING-everything) And all my niche purchases have been patient at large discounts.

    Lemme total it up, including samples and atomizers..............
    Last edited by DULLAH; 4th July 2009 at 12:31 AM.

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    *finishes dinner, wipes mouth, finishes math*

    I didn't spend any of my own $$$ on cologne/EDT prior to basenotes, so my only expense has been in the last 2years.

    =$1716 USD (more than I thaught), including samples, backup bottles, and atomizers. Still thrifty as hell for all of it considering retail. Knowing authentic bottles and ebay-patience pays off, as do 15% and 20% off sales with free shipping.

    8.4oz Selection Verte + Green/silver creed atomizer
    8.4oz Erolfa + blue/gold creed atomizer
    2 - 4.0oz Millesime Imperial
    2 - 4.0oz Green Irish Tweed
    2 - 4.0oz Original Vetiver
    1 - 4.0oz Green Valley
    1 - 4.0oz Silver Mountain Water (tester)
    6.5oz Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte
    8.4oz Sisley Eau De Campagne
    2 - 3.3oz Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes
    2.5oz Guerlain Vetiver Sport
    4.2oz Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
    3.4oz Terre D'Hermes Ltd.
    3.0oz Maitre Santal Noble
    3.0oz Maitre Fraiche Badiane
    8.0oz Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce
    2 - 4.0oz Bowling Green
    2 - 3.4oz Baryshnikov Sport
    3.4oz Brut Actif Blue (actually quite good)
    4.2oz Polo Sport
    4.2oz Davidoff Cool Water


    samples - $140.00worth of dissapointing niche samples

    Polo Sport, Baryshnikov, Cool Water, Actif Blue, and Bowling Green are all remnant gifts too good to not keep, everything else was bought since I joined here for $1716, that includes shipping.

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    If I knew the actual amount I would probably drop dead of Heart Failure or a Stroke.
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    at least 2000-3000$, if not even more...

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    I estimate my collection as of today cost me just under US$2000.
    Last edited by GourmandHomme; 4th July 2009 at 08:39 AM.

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    Only about $120 for my broke college ass, thats because I make sure to sell anything I don't like anymore, and most of my sales are profit. Infact if all goes well in the next few days I should net $0 spent and end up with 4 frags lol.

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    A whole fulfilling, no-regrets-one-bit LOT And life goes fragrantly on!
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    A helluva lot! But hey, we all have our vices......
    some do drugs, some do whores, some do cigarettes...some do all three...and then again, some do frags!!!

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    Many thousands.

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    Don't make me go there... please... I beg of you... don't make me go there...

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    110$ .. what can I say? I'm new Although I'm VERY picky so I foresee that I will end up getting a lot of samples and hardly any full bottles.

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    I don't think there enough 0"s to add to the end of a number to count how much I spent in over 40 years!

    Honestly, I think it would have to be over $20,000.

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Why is your collection marked privateif you don't mind me asking? I'm sure that would be cool to see 20k worth of cologne.

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    Default Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    Why is your collection marked privateif you don't mind me asking? I'm sure that would be cool to see 20k worth of cologne.
    come on, your OS would crash

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