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    Default Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    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?
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    well i just paid like 80 for a large bottle, so i think u got a great deal.. although personally i would have been happy with 1 small bottle at the price u got yours for..

    i already want to get rid of my bottle and get the multi-platinum instead
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    I dunno, mate. I remember another thread by your hand which centered on compulsive buying. I'd file this behaviour there.
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    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, especially not things that are still in production or easy to obtain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veuve amiot View Post
    I dunno, mate. I remember another thread by your hand which centered on compulsive buying. I'd file this behaviour there.
    That is true. But it only seems like I am compulsive with Colognes and Watches only.
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    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, especially not things that are still in production or easy to obtain.
    The price was oh so tempting.
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    Maybe you can turn it from compulsive buying to business by selling some of them and make some income.

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

    Weren't you the guy whose wife told him not to buy any more bottles of cologne? How is that going?

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

    I'd have bypassed the lot and just got another bottle of M I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    Maybe you can turn it from compulsive buying to business by selling some of them and make some income.
    Trust me I have been told by everyone (my wife) to do so. But I love my fragrances. Every fragrance has its own story to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    Weren't you the guy whose wife told him not to buy any more bottles of cologne? How is that going?
    It's going pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    I'd have bypassed the lot and just got another bottle of M I.
    I was thinking the same thing, I have about one dozen MI, maybe more, so I thought I would get something different, Unforgivable.
    Last edited by Maz24; 3rd December 2009 at 10:13 AM. Reason: Sorry I only own one dozen MI, not 2 dozen ( I wish!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    Trust me I have been told by everyone (my wife) to do so. But I love my fragrances. Every fragrance has its own story to me.
    Well, if it isn't creating any problems in your life, you can buy whatever you like. I will freely admit that it seems very strange to buy 10 bottles of a scent you consider sub par.


    Was it a good decision? Depends what your goals are. If you are selling them, you could turn a bit of profit. If you actually think you will wear all of them and you saved yourself money finding a good deal, great. If you are buying them to fill a closet, most people would probably not consider it a good decision.


    edit: oops, meant to quote the original post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    That is true. But it only seems like I am compulsive with Colognes and Watches only.
    I'm sure it's "limited" to fragrance & watches, but that's not the point, is it?

    The theme in the last thread was a thinly veiled attempt to have others justify your compulsive behaviour, and when commenters expressed their doubts, defending that behaviour. Seems the same is happening in this thread. Which -again- makes me wonder what the use of asking for advice is, other than justification of your actions.

    I mean, it's your money and you should do with it as you please, but I'm not going to pat you on the back for it.
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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    That's a lot of Unforgivable. I can see having one or two backups but 8 of them is a bit much especially since it's still in production and easily found. At least you got a great deal.

    While flipping through tv last night I came across Diddy pushing his wares on HSN and he sold a ton of it at $57 plus shipping so you didn't do so bad. He actually sold out of all of the Unforgivable in one segment and so much of the rest of his stuff that they cancelled the later show cause there was nothing to sell. Amazing. A caller asked what he was wearing at the moment and he said that puts on Unforgivable first and then "tops it off" with I am King. I don't know if he's telling the truth but he's so smooth that man didn't skip a beat.
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    Well you did get a great deal. And I can see the logic of having a bunch of bottles onhand for everyday, workhorse usage so that you don't have to use your high-end stuff as much. I'd say if you have the money to spare, then be happy with the deal you got and spray liberally

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    Well, do you really have a serious shortage of the premium stuff, so that you need to use sub-premium stuff in very, very large quantities? Is it extremely rare that you can afford a premium bottle?

    From the other posts in this thread, it sounds like the purchase of the premium stuff is not a rare occasion. So, no, I wouldn't have made this purchase. I'd recommend gifting, donating, or selling most of it away.

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    From one compulsive buyer to another: you've got a problem, bro'.
    You're buying it, not because you really really like the perfume or really need it (it's way too much to ever use) or for the explicit purpose of reselling it at a profit, but entirely for the short-lived kick of having made a great deal. Call it a variation of ebayitis. If it makes you feel better: your affliction IS necessary to keep consumer capitalism from collapsing.
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    Default Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    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, especially not things that are still in production or easy to obtain.
    Agree 100%.

    It's only a good deal if you use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djamison66 View Post
    Well you did get a great deal. And I can see the logic of having a bunch of bottles onhand for everyday, workhorse usage so that you don't have to use your high-end stuff as much. I'd say if you have the money to spare, then be happy with the deal you got and spray liberally
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    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.

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    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.

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    I can't stand Sean Jean/P Diddy. I wouldn't even buy one of those.

    But if you like it, that's cool. You wear what you like right? I probably would have only bought one bottle though, unless I either planned to sell the rest and make a profit or smell like Unforgivable for the rest of my life.
    Sales thread here

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'aventurier View Post
    I can't stand Sean Jean/P Diddy. I wouldn't even buy one of those.

    But if you like it, that's cool. You wear what you like right? I probably would have only bought one bottle though, unless I either planned to sell the rest and make a profit or smell like Unforgivable for the rest of my life.
    There are worse smells than Unforgivable to smell like for the rest of my life. But no, I won't smell like it all the time. Just during my down time.

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    Well, compulsive buying is only a problem if you don't have money left to save on the bank.
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    If I were you, I might have done the same thing, but then sold most of them. There are some scents that I'd like to have backups due to their good price, but always stop because the money can be spent on new scents, instead.

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

    How many bottles of Unforgivable have you emptied? Who knows? Maybe you will get through them.

    To me, Unforgivable was less interesting than MI, so it wasn't an option.
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    Yes, it is unforgivable! What were you thinking!
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    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...

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

    You made P. Diddy (or whatever he's called now) an even richer man.

    That's Unforgivable
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