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    Default what do you guys do about vacations? holidays?

    i am kinda new on here. i have been lurking around here and there for about 6 months. i am sure there has probably been a topic about this but i have never seen it.

    what do you guys do if you are going on vacation for a week? make 10 decants of your favs? buy some samples?or risk taking like 5 bottles with ya......that could leak or get lost.

    I am planning a vacation soon and when i thought about what ones to take i went into a panic! I am not sure if the panic was too many to bring what to bring how much to bring, but the thought is kinda overwhelming!
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    It's not an issue for me because I don't mind being without fragrances for a stretch, but evidently it's a concern for some folks because I've seen at least one thread about taking fragrances on airplanes.
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    Default Re: what do you guys do about vacations? holidays?

    Decant a few small samples from your collection, or take some samples from your sample stash.

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    I don't have to worry about it. I can't afford to go away on vacation for a week. I'd decant a bit of my favorite into an atomizer and take it with me.
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    Well, I'm about to go on vacation for a couple of weeks. But I'm going to Paris, so I don't think it's going to be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROtto View Post
    Well, I'm about to go on vacation for a couple of weeks. But I'm going to Paris, so I don't think it's going to be a problem.
    Please look up Jean Kerleo while you're there and tell him Aromi needs a gallon and a half of Patou pour Homme for a party I got coming up.

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    I'm on a plane every week for work. I like to take two or three new decants with me and make the trips into something new. There's nothing better than being in a new city, hotel, etc., and trying out a new accord.
    I also pack a comfort thing, just in case I get stressed.
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    I go to The Perfumed Court and buy the little bullet-shaped 'purse atomizers' (5ml). Decant a few ml of a few different scents, label the atomizers, and I'm all set. No problem in luggage and the metal outer shell protects the glass.

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    Default Re: what do you guys do about vacations? holidays?

    I just put some munufactuers samples in my suitcase and go, simple as that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    Decant a few small samples from your collection, or take some samples from your sample stash.
    I do the same. Empty mint tins (like the ones for Altoids) are perfect for stashing them in your suitcase!

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    I take at least five bottles in my suitcase and then know that I will probably buy something at the airport. It's part of my routine.

    Mind you, now I'm single, and being self-employed I never think about going on holiday. I need a permanent girlfriend who likes a lot of sex and is into fragrances. Women tend to like going on holiday. But I digress...
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    Samples and minis. I never bring full, large bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
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    I need a permanent girlfriend who likes a lot of sex
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    Wait...what's that got to do with anything?!

    I had been wondering the same thing as the OP, actually, so I am glad to see this thread.

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    Vacations...Holidays...I usually take one bottle of something and a few decants with the express aim and purpose of hunting down some new juices.

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    they sell perfume in the airport???? i dont think americans can buy duty free can they? last time i was in canada the people i stayed with were like " you didnt buy smokes at the duty free" i had no idea about duty free stores....so on my way back to the US i tried to get like 10 cartons of smokes and booze. they told me i couldnt bring it into the US only into canada.

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    Samples, minis, mid sized decants or I'll take a smaller retail bottle packed carefully.

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    last time i went to vegas like 4 years ago before i was a cologne freak.....i think i was on my 3rd bottle of aqua di gio. and it leaked everywhere in my bag......i cant even consider going somewhere for a week with one smell.....my buddy had vera wang for men..it just came out...it was nice but didnt last long. i think i need to buy some 5ml spray bottles and a funnel.....you guys spray the bottles into the little decants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Wait...what's that got to do with anything?!

    I had been wondering the same thing as the OP, actually, so I am glad to see this thread.

    LOL! - I guess it has more to do with the fact that without a girlfriend I never think about going on holiday...
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Default Re: what do you guys do about vacations? holidays?

    Take some samples usually. Or decants/minis.

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    Decants. Lots of them. All labeled and ready to go. I take three, four, maybe ten... depending on my mood while packing.

    I am off to Hawaii next month for rest and relaxation. For fragrance, I am taking the following five:

    Beyond Paradise
    Comme Des Garcons Man 2
    Kouros Fraiche
    Oliban (Kieko Mecheri)
    Tam Dao

    Oh, and a jar of Noxema. I love me some Noxema dried down on sun and salt water drenched skin... mmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Decants. Lots of them. All labeled and ready to go. I take three, four, maybe ten... depending on my mood while packing.

    I am off to Hawaii next month for rest and relaxation. For fragrance, I am taking the following five:

    Beyond Paradise
    Comme Des Garcons Man 2
    Kouros Fraiche
    Oliban (Kieko Mecheri)
    Tam Dao

    Oh, and a jar of Noxema. I love me some Noxema dried down on sun and salt water drenched skin... mmmmm
    I want to go! Yes Noxema is awesome isn't it?

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    Default Re: what do you guys do about vacations? holidays?

    the 20ml travel spray that Montale send with your order come in handy. also spray samples of various others.

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    I never take frags with me when I go on vacation. But I always buy some new ones when I get there.

    noggs

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    decants, samples and buy new bottles where you are. I only bring a bottle if it´s small and not a hassle to lug around. On my way to China I had bought 3 FB in Paris
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    I agree with what's already been said - decants are a staple for me on vacation.

    One thing I do every time I travel: I try something brand new that I've never tried before (sample or bottle). That way, the trip is always tied by olfactory association to the scent.

    If I'm afraid of a bottle leak I put the bottle in a Ziploc bag.

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