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    Default Re: The Depressing Realisation That One Day a Favourite Will Disappear...

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I was thnking about this this morning.

    My beloved bottle of Helmut Lang EDC is not as full as it once was. I could never imagine a time when I didn't have it in my fragrance wardrobe, yet, as it's becoming increasingly difficult to source (and when I do, it's ridiculously expensive) I am facing the reality that one day I won't have any.

    And that sucks.

    What's other people's experience been like with favourite fragrances on the verge of extinction?
    I, and a few others, feel the same way about Lang's other masculine, Cuiron. I have 2 50ml bottles in storage and I have 1/3 50ml bottle that I've been using. Believe it or not, I bought both Cuiron & EdC here on basenotes for $50 total a few years ago. Sold off the EdC as I wasn't into it. But I know what you're going through.
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    Default Re: The Depressing Realisation That One Day a Favourite Will Disappear...

    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I could be wrong if I am put through this test in real life but at this point, I don't think their is any fragrance out there that I can bind to such an extent, that if it were to disappear, I'd mourn it.

    Yes there are heaps of fragrances that I love and would never want to be without but then you discover something new every other day that completely mesmerizes you.

    Besides I think you can buy almost every discontinued fragrance. Almost any.
    Of course you'd have to pay dearly for it but if there was one fragrance that truly embellished me, I'd pay for it.
    This is how I feel too.

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    I think I may be going against the tide here but, I have extreme scent-ADD. My love for a fragrance has never endured a complete FB (I'm yet to finish a single one, but I apply lightly), nor could I really envision my passion for a scent withstanding an entire FB and into a second. I guess I'm just weird like that. The passion for me lies in the hunt, and in trying new things. If the market suddenly dried up, and nothing new came out, THEN I'd mourn.
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    Default Re: The Depressing Realisation That One Day a Favourite Will Disappear...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I think I may be going against the tide here but, I have extreme scent-ADD. My love for a fragrance has never endured a complete FB (I'm yet to finish a single one, but I apply lightly), nor could I really envision my passion for a scent withstanding an entire FB and into a second. I guess I'm just weird like that. The passion for me lies in the hunt, and in trying new things. If the market suddenly dried up, and nothing new came out, THEN I'd mourn.
    Actually, ditto to that. If I ask myself "What would I do if Lutens' discontinued my favorite fragrance, Tubereuse Criminelle?"

    Eh, I'd probably pick up a bottle, then not think about it again, and look for new tuberose fragrances to be excited about.

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    I think the most annoying thing is that I'm passing up some fragrances I don't like now, but which I'm going to love after they've disappeared. It can only be a matter of time before I go through an Aquatic phase -but I'm sure they'll all be outlawed by then

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    If losing a favorite fragrance to discontinuation/reformulation alone is enough to cause a little depression, wait till you get a load of...LIFE!

    As for me, I'll just keep on sampling. A new love is just around the corner....

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    I have 9 bottles of Cuiron and 7 bottles of EDC. i should be fine for a while....bought em all cheap. New York City FTW!

    my advice, search in the physical stores you'd never expect....mall stands, shady little perfume stores, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iedei View Post
    ---mall stands, shady little perfume stores, etc...
    Yes you're right - I just found a sealed bottle in cellophane of By Man by D&G in a shady little perfume store, which I love. I already have one bottle which I rarely wear because I don't want to run out, so I'll be buying that as a back up.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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