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    Oh, someone lock this thread already. It's the monozygotic twin of this one.
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    The repeated and similar nature of these threads almost makes me think it's some kind of twisted trolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veuve amiot View Post
    Oh, someone lock this thread already. It's the monozygotic twin of this one.
    Had to look up monozygotic. Yes. It is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouCanCallMeMo View Post
    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.
    ...
    Trust me I am not choking anyone. Unforgivable is a very light fragrance on me. I do reapply often, but it is not a fragrance that will over power the room, at least not on me. The good part is it lasts a really long time so you can still smell the base notes but they are faint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veuve amiot View Post
    Oh, someone lock this thread already. It's the monozygotic twin of this one.
    I was just asking if I made an Unforgivable mistake as a reference to the price and whether I should have used my two favorite fragrances (layered them) or just have gotten this for a fraction of what it would cost for 1 bottle of Imperial and 1 bottle of Wallstreet. I would not consider myself to be a hoarder. It's my hobby. You may think its destructive, but I have the means to get it, and since I have a new counter, I have room to put it on. It does look rather nice and tidy if I may say so myself.

    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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    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".
    My house is impeccably clean. That would not make a show, although maybe MTV Cribs (I wish)

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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.

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    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...

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    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??
    ..
    Just about all of those Narciso Rodriguez were gifts from my SA. Why would turn it down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    Just about all of those Narciso Rodriguez were gifts from my SA. Why would turn it down?
    Fine, but why do you need 8 bottles of Unforgivable & 12 bottles of MI if you're not going to finish them in two lifetimes??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Fine, but why do you need 8 bottles of Unforgivable & 12 bottles of MI if you're not going to finish them in two lifetimes??
    How would you know it would take me two lifetimes?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    ...especially since I asked a simple question about a particular fragrance, and whether I got a good deal....
    Well, you didn't ask if you got a good deal, you asked if people would make the same decision. That's a much larger question. If you just want to know if you got a good price, it's probably better to narrow the question to just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenFreak View Post
    Well, you didn't ask if you got a good deal, you asked if people would make the same decision. That's a much larger question. If you just want to know if you got a good price, it's probably better to narrow the question to just that.
    True I should have phrased it better. But I still don't feel that the way I phrased the question makes it cool for some people to pass such harsh judgments.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    How would you know it would take me two lifetimes?

    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.
    You keep ducking the question, so I'll ask one more time...

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    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.
    I disagree...

    To me, the people with 200 different bottles are collectors. That's no different than people who collect comic books or baseball cards or other sports memorabilia. The only difference is that in this case they can wear their collection...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    I disagree...

    To me, the people with 200 different bottles are collectors. That's no different than people who collect comic books or baseball cards or other sports memorabilia. The only difference is that in this case they can wear their collection...
    And someone with 200 bottles of the same scent isn't a collector? How about owning vintage, flanker, and limited editions of the same scent? How about owning 50 different fougeres with a couple notes different each? 200 aquatics? Where do you draw the line?

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    Likey, but who knows?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    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.
    Yep, i caught that. I think you might be missing the point of my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    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.
    If it's a question of using up the juice, I agree. But if it's one of utility, I disagree. As I see it, the difference is between having a lifetime's worth of each of 200 scents, or a lifetime's worth of one scent, for the same price.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    You keep ducking the question, so I'll ask one more time...

    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...
    Because I love Imperial and have seen Fragrancenet.com and scentiments.com my two reliable Creed sources out of Imperial before, and I like it, and I like Unforgivable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenFreak View Post
    If it's a question of using up the juice, I agree. But if it's one of utility, I disagree. As I see it, the difference is between having a lifetime's worth of each of 200 scents, or a lifetime's worth of one scent, for the same price.

    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.
    In a very basic sense, the utility of purchasing commodities is simply to make you happy. All I am saying is that a collection of different scents does not have more intrinsic value than a collection of the same scent; the value comes from perception. If he is happier with duplicates than a varied collection, then that is up to him. I don't really think we disagree overall here, I am just further explaining what I mean.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    I don't really think we disagree overall here, I am just further explaining what I mean.
    I agree that we don't too fundamentally disagree. Now, I'm a step into judgmental - I do think that 200 different fragrances are inherently, objectively better than 200 of exactly the same thing. But since I add the opinion that it's none of my business unless I'm asked, my having that opinion doesn't really matter much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    How would you know it would take me two lifetimes?

    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.
    Maz, I really don't think anyone here intended to be mean to you. It may come off as harsh, simply because we're not giving you the answer you wanted to hear, which is sort of odd, considering the answers you got on the previous thread. What you fail to account for is a "friend", if they're good, would tell you what you don't want to hear. You're absolutely right, I don't know your whole life story, though I do remember you telling us a little in the previous thread regarding your father. But, regardless of almost ANY backstory, the behaviour exhibited in both of these threads, are abnormal, for ANYONE. You've explained to us in the first thread, that your wife had a problem with your frag purchases (I don't know if she still does, but that's irrelevant), and you tried to attribute her frustrations to a lack of space to house all of the fragrances, when in actuality it was because she was worried about your compulsive spending. You're lucky that you can afford to purchase these fragrances and watches at the clip you do, could you imagine if you liked to purchase cars? Like I said in my previous post on this thread, I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and I suffer from it, it's no joke. Whether you want to continue to deny it or not, there is no backstory that could possible rationalize these compulsions. What you are witnessing is a compulsive action to alleviate what ever anxiety or obsession or whatever else it is that is plagueing you, perhaps you are missing something in your life, that you are making up for with the fragrances. Whatever it is, the reason behind it is not the issue, the issue is the spending, and you need to accept that this isn't "normal" and it is a problem. I promise you, that if you seek professional help, contrary to what you think now, you WILL be happier, and you will be able to cope with whatever demons you have, that we don't know about, in a more responsible, less reckless manner. Whatever path you choose, good luck.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    And someone with 200 bottles of the same scent isn't a collector?
    No

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    How about owning vintage, flanker, and limited editions of the same scent?
    Yes

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    How about owning 50 different fougeres with a couple notes different each?
    Yes


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    200 aquatics?
    Sure

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    Where do you draw the line?
    I think I've drawn it here


    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    If he is happier with duplicates than a varied collection, then that is up to him.
    If that were the case, then I would agree. In fact, I already stated that if these were the only two scents he liked, then I'd understand even if I didn't agree. However, it's not a case of duplicates vs varied. This is a case of duplicates AND varied. If the guy with 200 different fragrances runs out of Heritage, he isn't likely to go out and grab 12 bottles of the stuff. Unfortunately, that's not the case here...

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