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    Default Your very first backup bottle ?

    I only recently purchased my very first backup bottle .
    Now !! only mention your very first .
    > not because your current bottle was about to run out or it was being or is discontinued
    but because you were moved so much by this frag .
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    YSL, Opium EDT (Well I already have the EDP so this was sort of a backup bottle).
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    Havana Reserva

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    Dior Homme Intense

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    As soon as I sprayed Tiffany for Men, I was hooked. That was my first back up purchase.
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    Pre-Basenotes: Giorgio for Men

    First backup after finding Basenotes: Green Irish Tweed
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    I've got two: L'Artisan Vetiver and vintage Givenchy Gentleman.

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    Question Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    I was going to answer based on the thread title until I read:
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    not because your current bottle was about to run out or it was being or is discontinued
    Now I'm puzzled. Does it count if I bought more of something I already own because it was temporarily available for an extraordinarily low price? Or do I have to have bought it for no good reason?
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    I only find it necessary to own backup bottles of discontinued fragrances.

    I have backups of:
    Abercrombie Woods, Monsieur Rochas, and Feuille Verte (and no I can/will not spare a drop! )

    I don't yet own Domenico Caraceni 1913 (I have one "lined up"), but as soon as I buy the other few fragrances I'm after, I'll surely pick up a backup bottle of that too. Geez, I hope they reissue this

    I had 2 backups of Diesel ++ (plus plus), and got into one and gave the other to my friend (who subsequently choked me out with it and sort of ruined it a bit). I might go for Montale Wood and Spice instead of this, but I'm not really in a hurry at the moment. Sorry, that got off track.

    OH and double sorry - I totally didn't read the instructions! OK - so my very first backup was Abercrombie Woods
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    I buy extras of Helmut Lang Cuiron (my first) and Helmut Lang EdC and EdP whenever I see them for a good price, precisely because they are discontinued and the prices are going up. Otherwise, the only backup I have of a non-discontinued, but limited edition, fragrance is Dior Homme Intense.

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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    I've got two: L'Artisan Vetiver and vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
    Yes, it's vintage GG for me, too. Back when it was my favorite, signature scent, my bottle ran out, and two people bought me replacements - my mom and my girlfriend. I refused to return either bottle.

    I don't have a true backup that I bought myself, but I may get Tom Ford Extreme again since it's a limited edition, or I may get the limited edition bottle of TdH just to own it.
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4 View Post
    I was going to answer based on the thread title until I read:

    Now I'm puzzled. Does it count if I bought more of something I already own because it was temporarily available for an extraordinarily low price? Or do I have to have bought it for no good reason?
    yes it counts
    Would you buy it for no good reason ? I wouldn't .
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    None for me yet! I'd rather throw something new in the mix than spend the money on something I already own. I'm always changing.
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    same as bbBD for me....

    Helmut Lang Cuiron was the first scent i ever backed up.....ended up ordering 7 backup bottles in 1 week....when beauty encounter started stocking them for $40 or whatever....bought a few more as i've found em.

    i dunno why people backup fragrances that are still in production....that just seems like a waste of resources IMO....unless you find em real cheap or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    yes it counts
    Would you buy it for no good reason ? I wouldn't .
    OK, then I think my first backup bottle was Opium P.H. (EdT). Later I also bought multiple bottles of the EdP for the same reason. I'm pretty sure everything else I've ever had a second bottle of was either discontinued or about to run out.

    For the record, "because you were moved so much" is not what I would call a good reason to buy more bottles of something I already have!

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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    d4 ... you are strange
    if " because you like the frag so much "... ain't the best or most common reason ,
    What is ?
    Please explain why you purchased your first Opium & then the 2nd one ?
    you didn't say .

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    Vintage Givenchy Gentleman was my first backup also, I see a pattern.

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    Rive Gauche.
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    I got three bottles of Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir because I knew I wouldn't have the chance to get it very often.

    I have several bottles of Gucci Envy because it's popular and the bottle looks neat.

    Burberry London because it's a real favorite of mine.

    I have two bottles of Diamonds for Men... no reason, well, I wanted some aftershave and it was cheaper to get a gift set and I already had a bottle so...

    I've gone through a bottle of Homme de Gres and have another waiting to be used.

    I like Cool Water but the Frozen variation I liked and I ended up getting two bottles via a trade.

    I guess those few count as "back ups" but the true backup is Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir.

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    I have never, ever backed a bottle. But, I may have to do this with Jicky.

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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    Opium EDP was the first. Lp9 Was second. There have been others over the years.
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    Arrow Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    d4 ... you are strange
    if " because you like the frag so much "... ain't the best or most common reason ,
    What is ?
    Please explain why you purchased your first Opium & then the 2nd one ?
    you didn't say .
    It is true I am strange, and to answer your question, besides a fragrance running out or being discontinued, the only other reason I can think of to buy multiple bottles is to take advantage of a limited opportunity to get them unusually cheap. This was the exact scenario I laid out in the first post above, remember? The one to which you replied yes it counts . And then
    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    i dunno why people backup fragrances that are still in production....that just seems like a waste of resources IMO....unless you find em real cheap or something.
    Right. Oh, does getting a gift of something you already have count? This has never happened to me, but I think I read a post about it happening to someone else.

    Edit: Never mind. By the way I think "strange" is the wrong way to put it; really I'm sort of an asshole.
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    Default Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    mine was Issey Miyake

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    same as bbBD for me....

    Helmut Lang Cuiron was the first scent i ever backed up.....ended up ordering 7 backup bottles in 1 week....when beauty encounter started stocking them for $40 or whatever....bought a few more as i've found em.

    i dunno why people backup fragrances that are still in production....that just seems like a waste of resources IMO....unless you find em real cheap or something.
    I agree, why would you need to backup bottles in production?
    My first was helmut lang edc.
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    Bois du Portugal. I had bought a 30% full bottle on ebay, and when the opportunity arose, I got a full one immediately. The second one was Dominguez Vetiver, becasue of the irresistably low price. I just got Royal English Leather, but my orifinal bottle has only about 15% left, so that doesn't really count. I usually don't conside backups, as I will probably never finish many bottles anyway.
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    My first and so far only backup bottle(s) is Nemo.
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    I could have bought 10 Creeds for what I'm waisting on backup bottles of By Man
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    Caron Pour Un Homme if I remember correctly.
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    Gucci Envy For Men --- Long's drugstore had several 50ml bottles for just over $20 each, so I bought three and put them in the refrigerator.


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