Oh, someone lock this thread already. It's the monozygotic twin of this one.
Oh, someone lock this thread already. It's the monozygotic twin of this one.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
The repeated and similar nature of these threads almost makes me think it's some kind of twisted trolling.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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But if you still do not care for this post, just don't click on it. No one is forcing anyone of doing anything here.
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In all honesty I think you have a mental problem, you've must've spent at least a few thousand on things that will sit unused, money coulda gone toward something much more fulfilling. I don't want to get into the whole psychological aspect of some compulsive buyer/hoarder but you should realize this is not a good practice.
I think the first step to recovery (which you probably won't do, as "there's nothing to recover from"), is to get off of basenotes. But before you leave you should consider an epic For Sale thread with all your duplicates.
Trust me, it is a rather cathartic experience getting rid of excess material possessions. While my wardrobe is not 1/1Oth the size of yours, I recently sold about 6 bottles and feel much better now.
Feel free to make up excuses to justify your actions, but please consider my advice.
If it was your favorite fragrance of all time, I would understand... I wouldn't agree with it, but I'd understand. However, you bought 8 bottles of this just do you didn't have to drain your 12 bottles of MI. Don't you also have a boatload of Narciso Rodriguez for Men fragrances as well??
Don't you find this even the slightest bit excessive? If you wore MI everyday for the rest of your life, and gave up sleep, you still would have plenty left over when you die...
What is the point of a great deal if you will never use up what you buy? Would you go into a steakhouse and order 10 porterhouses because it's a good deal??
Just because you can buy something (or in your case ten somethings) at a great price, it doesn't mean you should...
I think you should just take the weekend off and drive to the nearest casino to kick back and play. Don't be afraid to bet big, blackjack is near even on house odds. And don't forget your credit cards!
And why is everyone passing such harsh judgement on me, I have been called a "hoarder" to a downright "mental."?
I don't think that's called for, especially since I asked a simple question about a particular fragrance, and whether I got a good deal. I consider all of you my friends, but you don't know the whole story of me and who I am. Don't pass such harsh criticism based off little tid bits of what you know of my life from what I post here.
Last edited by Maz24; 5th December 2009 at 03:53 AM.
Of course you are a hoarder. You have way too much perfume for anyone who isn't. Then again, it is very probable that every person who has responded has more perfume than they need. As near as I can tell, there is very little real difference between buying 200 bottles of the same fragrance and 200 different bottles, as much as people seem to want to believe otherwise. Either way, it is money spent on something you enjoy that isn't particularly useful.
It is for you to judge if it is worth it. If you have a lot of money, and your favorite way to spend it is decorating a wing of your mansion with 2654 bottles of Curve Chill, then that is your own business. However, if your purchases impact your life in a negative way, such as causing an argument between you and your wife, then you have a problem and you should stop buying so many fragrances. Unfortunately, from these threads it sounds like your purchasing habits are affecting your life negatively.
Do you have a problem? Probably. Do some of the people criticizing you have a very similar problem? Probably.
Why do you feel you need 8 bottles of Unforgivable & 12 Bottles of MI??
PS: Why do we need to know "the whole story of you" to know that owning vast quantities of the same fragrance (especially if it isn't discontinued) isn't normal?
Also, when you start threads like this one and the one with your wife, you open yourself up to be criticized.
I don't think anyone is here to make fun of you or put you down, but they are in fact showing concern over something that obviously is an issue with you... If you don't want to be "harshly judged" as you put it, you probably shouldn't start these kinds of threads...
Likey, but who knows?
Umm, if you cared to read big_scooter, he said he bought 10 bottles of the exact same common place scent that can be found in just about every drug store in America.
Given the amount of perfume that I have, I consider each bottle to be a tiny machine that will dispense a given scent, forever. Even if I'll never wear out those little machines, I think that it's better to have 200 different ones than 200 of the same one, just as I'd rather have 200 different DVDs than 200 of the same DVD. I'll never "use up" the perfume any more than I will the DVDs, but I'll get a lot more fun out of the variety.
That said, I agree that a person's collecting habits are, by default, none of my business. Anyone can collect anything they want - a person can fill their house with bottles of Tabasco sauce, for all I care. Hey, maybe the different varieties of Tabasco from different states and decades would be fascinating.
But if they ask my opinion, and especially if they have, in the past, let me know that their family has issues with the space devoted to Tabasco sauce, I'm likely to express that opinion. If a person doesn't want opinions, they probably shouldn't ask for them.
I do not object to people offering their opinions. I offered mine none too subtly, at that. He definitely asked for it. I suppose it just annoyed me to listen people who spend thousands of dollars on perfume calling someone who spends thousands on perfume differently insane.
On the topic of Tabasco sauce, I feel compelled to note that the chipotle version is superior to the original, and those who disagree are clearly insane
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Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
As to the question if it is a good deal, it is entirely dependent on the extent to which you use the bottles.
If it is two years or ten years from now and you come back and tell us you used the bottles and the experience was enjoyable, then who am I to say you did not get a good deal.
If after you use some of the bottles you are bored with the fragrance or they go bad, then to the extent that fragrance is unused or unusable, that much is a bad deal.
If I go to the grocery store and buy two 50 pound sacks of potatoes because they are so cheap and end up using 10 pounds of them and have to dispose of the rest, I did not use my money efficiently. That principle applies to anything consumable: cologne, food, shampoo, anything consumable.
I think most of us don't go through multiple bottles of the majority of fragrances we choose. The idea of going through more than three bottles of any fragrance is somewhat staggering to me. Possible of course, but a real challenge. And I think that is what affects a lot of the comments on this thread. People have a hard time believing it is going to all be used. If it is, there is no problem (from a "deal" perspective).
And in this post I am not even entering into the question of whether you are a hoarder or not; just the original question on a "good deal".
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