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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    The day before Thanks giving I bought a 1.7 oz Unforgivable that was buy one get one half off. So I got both, and since I had a coupon the total came out to $24

    The day after Thanksgiving I go to Sears and see that an Unforgivable gift set with a 1.7 oz EDT, a 2.5 deodorant, and a 2.5 shower gel. It was on sale for $18.99 I remembered I had a Sears Gift card so Bought 8 gift sets for $60 after using the gift card.

    Do you think I made a good decision? I like the synthetic hybrid between Imperial and Wallstreet. They are my two favorite fragrances. Unless my nose is deceiving me, there also seems to be a hint of Cool Water. I don't know why but all of a sudden i am liking this fragrance I never thought I was even considering smelling again.

    So now I have 10 bottles of 1.7 oz Unforgivable. 8 gift sets, and two bottles by themselves. All for less than $100. And I like the hbrid of my two favorite fragrance, even if it is sub par. Its fun to wear when you don't want to use up any of your favorite expensive scents, and still be wearing a fragrance reminiscent of them. I think I made a good choice, But tell me my Basenotes friends, would you have made the same decision?
    The above bolded is where I laughed. It is so random and funny at the same time. Non-chalant..."Great deal so I picked up 1 or 8 of them.". I think overkill. I can see you walking around with the boxes stacked.
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    As on the other thread, I'm going to echo others' sentiments on this situation as well. While I agree, that a problem only truly becomes a problem when it begins interfering with your life or your finances, if you can afford these splurges then perhaps it doesn't become an immidiate issue. However, I feel that it has become quite clear with this thread and the other similar one, that you DO have a problem, that could perhaps be playing itself out in other ways in which you aren't sharing with us. Trust me, coming from someone with clinically diagnosed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I understand how difficultit can be when you have Compulsions, but you need to accept that you DO have them, and get them treated, and Maz, this IS a compulsion, it's simply not normal to need to purchase an obscene amount of something, that you clearly won't use or even particularly like, and then proceed to seek approval for said actions.

    Before you say that you really do enjoy and need them, pay attention to all of your posts (not just in this thread) regarding Unforgivable, and notice the gradual change in your opinion on it once you purchased this mass amount of bottles, its reflective of the natural need to rationalize the compulsion. My friend, trust me, you need to STOP, and just take a deep breath, and look at your wardrobe. Look at the multiple bottles, and ask yourself "Am I ever going to even touch 75% of these in my life. Am I going to gift them or sell them off?" If the answer is no to either of those, you need to seek some help.
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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    As on the other thread, I'm going to echo others' sentiments on this situation as well. While I agree, that a problem only truly becomes a problem when it begins interfering with your life or your finances, if you can afford these splurges then perhaps it doesn't become an immidiate issue. However, I feel that it has become quite clear with this thread and the other similar one, that you DO have a problem, that could perhaps be playing itself out in other ways in which you aren't sharing with us. Trust me, coming from someone with clinically diagnosed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I understand how difficult and can be when you have Compulsions, but you need to accept that you DO have them, and get them treated, and Maz, this IS a compulsion, it's simply not normal to need to purchase an obscene amount of something, that you clearly won't use or even particularly like, and then proceed to seek approval for said actions.

    Before you say that you really do enjoy and need them, pay attention to all of your posts (not just in this thread) regarding Unforgivable, and notice the gradual change in your opinion on it once you purchased this mass amount of bottles, its reflective of the natural need to rationalize the compulsion. My friend, trust me, you need to STOP, and just take a deep breath, and look at your wardrobe. Look at the multiple bottles, and ask yourself "Am I ever going to even touch 75% of these in my life. Am I going to gift them or sell them off?" If the answer is no to either of those, you need to seek some help.
    Excellent post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    And here I thought you're buying all those as X'mas gifts for your friends... On a more positive note, this would be a good time to literally soak yourself in a bathtub of Unforgivable...
    Exactly what I thought while I was reading the first post.
    "Cool guy, giving frags for Xmas"
    ...then found out you're gonna use them all yourself? Whoa
    ...just my two cents, if I had that many bottles of one scent it would spare me the hassle of thinking of something to give my Dad, the boss, my client-friends...Shopping buzz? Check,done and over with. Saved me a whole lot of time and effort to think of gifts too? Check, check and another check (okay...to whom should I give out these other bottles to...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    But tell me my Basenotes friends, would you have made the same decision?
    In short, no, I would not have made the same decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    In short, no, I would not have made the same decision.
    +1. Next . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    I have been using it almost everyday and enjoying the hell out of it. I have used the gift set as well. The smell of Imperial somehow always puts me in a good mood. This puts me in a good mood similar to wearing MI. So basically it uplifts me for a fraction of the price of Imperial.

    You know what might also put you in a good mood? Returning all those gift sets you compulsively bought and donate the money you get back to a nice charity for the holiday season.

    Just sayin'

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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    So now I have 10 bottles of 1.7 oz Unforgivable. 8 gift sets, and two bottles by themselves. All for less than $100.
    When calculating cost, you should consider the value of the gift card as cash.

    I calculate over $175 + tax.
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    How many of your frags have similar stockpiles to back them up?

    Some of you guys seem to have missed the post where he said he has twelve bottles of Millisime Imperial. He bought 10 bottles of a fragrance he doesn't seem to particularly like based on the fact that he doesn't want to waste his MI, which he has 12 bottles of.

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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Yes, you got a good deal. Now please consider immediately donating all those gift sets to a charity that gives out Christmas gifts People are very generous with giving toys for younger kids but these charities are usually in desperate need of gifts for the older teenagers.

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    Stuff you don't need at a price you can't refuse...

    Flip on Ebay or donate to charity, or sell for cheap to those on Basenotes starting out... It's not a huge amount of money and you got a lot, but yes, it does seem a little excessive
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    If I get a great deal on frags I enjoy, I will often buy a couple of back ups. As long as you have the room to store them! LOL. In any case, I think the crucial thing is to be fairly certain that you really do like the frag, and won't get bored by it. And in some cases, you can get lucky and it becomes discontinued, leaving you with several items to sell on ebay for a lot more than you bought them for. I don't see a huge downside here, unless you are buying several backups of expensive niche frags for a modest discount.
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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    How many of your frags have similar stockpiles to back them up?

    Some of you guys seem to have missed the post where he said he has twelve bottles of Millisime Imperial. He bought 10 bottles of a fragrance he doesn't seem to particularly like based on the fact that he doesn't want to waste his MI, which he has 12 bottles of.
    The only reason why we don't bring it up, I'm assuming for those of us that have been around a while, is because Maz has a history with MULTIPLE back up bottles of scents he enjoys. I think at one point he had close to 2 dozen MIs, so at this point it doesn't bare repeating.
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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    "Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?" Yes.

    "would you have made the same decision?" Absolutely not.

    But history shows this feedback clearly doesn't matter to you so what's the point of even bringing it up?

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    I agree with Maz about unforgivable being somewhere between Wall St. and MI, it's got good topnotes especially. The Multi-Platinum Version of Unforgivable is actually better than Wall Street imo (less blaring geraniol and givaudan orange), and closer to MI than Wall street is. I like the regular Unforgivable, but the Multi-Platinum version isn't just more concentrated, it's far better.
    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    You'll never use that in a lifetime. Sorry, I see this as a waste of money. You don't need 5 or 10+ bottles of everything you own
    Well, with a light citrus scent like Unforgivable, one can go thru alot fairly quickly, especially if you reapply throughout the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    especially not things that are still in production or easy to obtain.
    Well, that's true, unless it's a total bargain.
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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Some of you guys seem to have missed the post where he said he has twelve bottles of Millisime Imperial. He bought 10 bottles of a fragrance he doesn't seem to particularly like based on the fact that he doesn't want to waste his MI, which he has 12 bottles of.
    Yeah, that's....Wow. There aren't many options there.

    Option 1: This is a reasonable amount considering your usage. Which means you wear WAY too much fragrance and are choking us all to death.

    Option 2: You have serious hoarding issues. Sell some on ebay, give some as gifts, ease up. And...maybe get some help. There is something that seems a bit off about your tone, it's like you want someone to tell you it's OK, it's nothing to worry about...but methinks you doth protest too much.

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    ^To put all that in perspective I own both MI (12oz for under $240) and Multi-Platinum (7.5oz for under $65), and each time I wear MI, it's about 12-14 sprays, each time it's multi-platinum, it's about the same. I probably used 1oz of MI and .5oz of multi-platinum just this summer alone.

    It's not sables he's hoarding, although a dozen bottles of unforgivable and MI seems excessive even if he's as heavy handed as me.
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    Maz, you should contact A&E and see if they can get a camera crew out to you right away.

    Great show, but unlike sister show Intervention, it never seems to "take".

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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    I'd like a fragrance named Unforgiven. Eastwood-power, yeah! ;-)

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    That's... a lot. I have one backup bottle for A*Men Pure Malt because it will be discontinued and that's it. To be honest, I would never even buy ONE bottle of a fragrance I thought was "alright". There's a lot of frags that I think are alright, I only buy the ones that I thoroughly enjoy. I'd send them off for charity or as gifts for friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I agree with Maz about unforgivable being somewhere between Wall St. and MI, it's got good topnotes especially. The Multi-Platinum Version of Unforgivable is actually better than Wall Street imo (less blaring geraniol and givaudan orange), and closer to MI than Wall street is. I like the regular Unforgivable, but the Multi-Platinum version isn't just more concentrated, it's far better.
    Well, with a light citrus scent like Unforgivable, one can go thru alot fairly quickly, especially if you reapply throughout the day. .
    Reapply I do! Its fun to always enjoy the combination of my favorite fragrances at the same time. Which Unforgivable does for me. And I do enjoy smelling good

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    Has anyone tried the third flanker Unforgivable Night yet?

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    ^Or unforgivable Eau fraiche
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarino67 View Post
    Has anyone tried the third flanker Unforgivable Night yet?
    Yeah it's good. The top note however has a lot more citrus to it. It smells similar to Unforgivable, but with a nice twist.

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    Thanks. I'll check it out.

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    Unforgivable has a horrible shelf life, so I think you definitely made a mistake. Plus it lasts all of 2 hours, and thats with 10+ sprays, so I'm thinking I either got an old bottle or its just weak stuff.

    I would sell a few of them on Ebay or give half away as Christmas presents, no one needs that much of Unforgivable.
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    Eight bottles of Unforgivable should be good enough to not waste any of your twelve bottles of MI...
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Wow. That's really excessive.

    Just because you could, doesn't mean you should.
    Good deal aside, you've given in to your compulsion again BIG TIME, and that's worrying. I personally would not stock up on a single scent like that unless it was being discontinued.

    Ultimately you can do the heck what you want, but Im kinda glad you're not managing my finances.
    I have to agree. Not only was this compulsive but it was for a fragrance that I wouldn't take if it were free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    Unforgivable has a horrible shelf life, so I think you definitely made a mistake.
    +1

    Sell all but two of them asap.

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