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  • 50ml (smaller)

    54 57.45%
  • 100ml (bigger)

    40 42.55%
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    Default Bottle size - what's your preference?

    So let's say you're going to buy a frag, and there's a 50ml size and a 100ml size. As is typically par for the course, the 100ml comes at a 50% premium. (IE the 50ml costs 50 dollars, the 100ml costs 75) Which one do you spring for?

    Personally, I used to buy the bigger size, always. But now I'm starting to rethink my ways. After all, when am I actually going to go through ALL those bottles! If I wear my bottles on an equal rotation (5 sprays a day = roughly 125 wearings), it'll take me 17 years to see the bottom of the 50ml bottle. Double that for the 100ml! And, in 17 years, I'm sure my collection will be a lot bigger. So, now, I find myself springing to the smaller size more and more often. 50ml is basically a lifetime at this point!
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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    I keep 8 bottles or less, so I tend to go the bigger size.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Although it's nice to have larger sizes for trading the extra perfume or giving it away to friends, I'll generally always go for a smaller bottle if it's an option. I have enough fragrance to last everyone in my family three lifetimes and spending the extra (even at a discount) just doesn't make sense. I hate when a house only releases in large sizes, like the Chanel Exclusifs, though if/when I buy a jug of No.22 or Bois des Iles I fully intend to use at a body spray.

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    it depends
    If I REALLY like a frag ill go for the larger
    if its a very heavy or formal frag then 50ml might be better size
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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Honestly, 30 ml is the best for me
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    30-50ml here, whenever possible.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    100ml for my favorites, 50ml for the rest...

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    I ALWAYS go with the bigger bottle.

    The 50mls look kind of dinky in comparison.

    I don't like that GFT only comes in 50ml.

    The Serge Lutens bottles, on the other hand, I can understand. It's good that they're tall. But they're so strong, that seems like plenty.

    The bigger size is almost always a better deal too. When I buy a fragrance, I want the absolute rock bottom price per ml, AND I've convinced myself that I'm going to want that frag for a long time, so the larger quantity is not only justified, but a better deal as well.
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    100 mill, best value.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    100 mill, best value.
    not when you never finish it ;D
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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Since I started buying perfume about a year ago I have only finish one bottle and have 20 bottles now...so I really try to get 50ml unless it is something i really love
    Last edited by denec; 30th April 2009 at 04:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Almost always I tend to buy bigger bottles. The only exception is when I can spot a smaller bottle at roughly the same price per ml as in case with the bigger bottle.

    It does make more sense buying smaller 50ml bottles, particularly if you have an expansive wardrobe. However if you are going to bequeath your collection let the benefactor also enjoy the larger quantity in bigger bottles

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    I'm in agreement with the 30ml fans. I'll never use 100mls of anything.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    100ml for my favorites, 50ml for the rest...
    Same here!
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    I always go with the larger bottle, no exceptions

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    I like buying smaller (50 ml) bottles first. If I get through that, And I still really enjoy the scent, I might buy the bigger version next time.

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    I am 100% behind 100ml.

    Unless the frag that doesn't come in this size. 200ml may be a bit too much though. lol.

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    100 ml if it's something I already like and am wearing regularly. I wish more were available in mini sizes. Oh well.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    The bigger, the better.
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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    I voted 100ml because they're nearly always a better deal. That said, my ideal size bottle is 30ml - with free refills.

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    For the few favourites, I try to go 100ml for the off-chance that it gets reformulated down the road into something watery and terrible. For the rest, 50ml and preferably 30ml.

    Ideally after starting my collection I realize I should have just gone with 50ml everything. Holy crap I'll never use all this juice.

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    the 50ml. for me.. got a few 75.. and 60 aswell.. but like 100+ is a bit too much when I get more bottles.
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    Bigger than 100 ml would work fine for me!
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    I tend to buy 50mls because I have a large collection and they'll go off before I use them. I'll even buy 30mls or less because they'll still last me ages.
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    Same as most above - 100ml for real favourites and 50 ml for others. I think TDC / Malle and one or two others who do the 3 x 10 ml Travel Pack with a Bottle 'protector' are smart - great for short trips away.

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    I usually try to go for the smallest size available (and if a scent's only available in one size, that will have to do). There are only a couple I own where I didn't apply this line of thinking more for logical reasons (i.e. Vetiver Extraordinaire prices for 2006/7: 50ml - £70, 100ml - £100).
    Last edited by Trebor; 30th April 2009 at 11:52 AM.

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    75ml (2.5oz) is just right, though it isn't very common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    75ml (2.5oz) is just right, though it isn't very common.
    Agreed.

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    Default Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    75ml (2.5oz) is just right, though it isn't very common.
    Don't worry about 'not very common': what used to be 125 ml became 100 ml next, and we expect the 100 to fit into 75 ml bottles next. And the best of it all: prices will remain stable!
    Last edited by narcus; 30th April 2009 at 08:12 PM.
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    50 ml or smaller usually. I don't use any one of my scents too often.

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