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    Default Had fragrances stolen from me.

    One of the worst things happened to me last night. I had 3 friends over last night and i trusted them obviously in my house but when i went to grab my box of lemale the box was empty, i could not believe my eyes i thought i put it in another area and forgot to put it back in the box cause i keep my fragrances in the box always. I went to check other fragrances and my bottle of the dreamer was gone also! easily 2 of my favorite fragrances gone just like that.....do not have money to buy them again and they were all full....i am so upset and depressed over this.....has anyone ever had this happen.

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    Nice people, those you call "friends". *raises an eyebrow*
    So have you asked them about it?

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    They all denied it. I have cut ties with them though.

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    I shared a house several years ago with somebody from work, who ended up having their 12 year old move in. Fun times (it wasn't all that bad). But one day, I noticed something missing on my desk. It took me a while to figure it out, but it was Armani Black Code (when it first came out). I had a hunch, but wasn't sure... On one hand, I hated the fragrance when it was first released, but grew to like it, and upon finding it missing, all of a sudden wanted it. Strange. Anyway, about a year plus or so later, the housemate was moving and put the place up for sale. I came across his son's room that he had boxed up and cleaned, and there was my bottle, laying on a stack of boxes. Hmmm.... Interesting. Don't know what else I ever ended up having "borrowed", but suffice to say, if there was anything, I haven't missed it. I actually gave the kid a few bottles on the way out (I remember Pi being one).
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    Its a terrible feeling.

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    That's rubbish ... so sad for you.
    But hey, the thief had good taste!

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    You'll one day smell who did it.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockabilly View Post
    They all denied it. I have cut ties with them though.
    If you hadn't you could have tried catching them wearing Le Male or The Dreamer around you...
    Anyway, with 'friends' like these, who needs enemies, eh? But on a more positive notes, be glad you haven't bought more expensive colognes.
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 17th March 2010 at 06:37 PM.

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    Sorry about this Rockabilly. Terrible.

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    One of the worst feelings in the world is to experience theft by a supposed friend; it's a horrible betrayal. I have a relative (a young woman) who constantly had to hide her Alfred Sung Shii because one "friend" would always seek it out in the bathroom and spray away. Some friend, indeed.

    As I have faith in Divine payback, rest assured that someday they will get the punishment they deserve. What goes around, comes around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockabilly View Post
    One of the worst things happened to me last night. I had 3 friends over last night and i trusted them obviously in my house but when i went to grab my box of lemale the box was empty, i could not believe my eyes i thought i put it in another area and forgot to put it back in the box cause i keep my fragrances in the box always. I went to check other fragrances and my bottle of the dreamer was gone also! easily 2 of my favorite fragrances gone just like that.....do not have money to buy them again and they were all full....i am so upset and depressed over this.....has anyone ever had this happen.
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    If you can steal a botle of cologne from a friend, then you are capable of anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockabilly View Post
    i am so upset and depressed over this.....has anyone ever had this happen.
    Yeah, if you count the postal service...

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    Unlikely to happen to me, since most of my friends, male and female, openly declared that they despise my frags- or, who knows, maybe they only said this in order to have an alibi for future theft...
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    I am not sure which is more sad, losing "supposed" friends or losing those great fragrances! If they would do that to you then you are much better off without them anyway I say! Just be glad they won't be around to do something worse :S

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    Consider it a cheap lesson (relatively at least). Coming from someone who has been embezzled from by a family member, I can say I feel for you. You just can't trust humans and expect not to be disappointed. All you can do is guarantee that you will never be surprised again. Disappointed, yes, but never again surprised. Unfortunately, what goes around doesn't come around.
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    Ya don't know who to trust.
    Your worst enemy could be your best friend,
    And your best friend your worst enemy.

    Some will eat and drink with you,
    Then behind them su-su 'pon you.
    Only your friend know your secrets,
    So only he could reveal it.
    And who the cap fit, let them wear it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockabilly View Post
    They all denied it. I have cut ties with them though.
    You were smart to dump them.

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    Yea it was for the best, they all denied it so how can i trust one over the other it just wont work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Yeah, if you count the postal service...
    Heehee... I indirectly work for the USPS (making their training programs) and last year we did a whole course meant to promote the "ratting out" of those who steal mail, tamper with the mail, don't deliver the mail (one miscreant had a whole garage full of undelivered mail... HUGE no-no. The Postal Inspectors are trained just like police and come down like a ton of bricks on USPS employees or contractors who pilfer or otherwise misuse the mail.)

    Now I'm wondering where my little box with the MKK decant has got to... the vendor used a third party mailer, I suspect that it hasn't left the 3rd party place yet, or the MKK is sitting in a USPS hazmat station somewhere 'cause it leaked in the box. Heh.

    But, yeah, completely NOT friends who would steal and then deny (moral cowardice on top of dishonesty and complete lack of respect.)... aren't worth the fresh air (or now probably scented air, sigh.) they breathe, IMO.
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    Yeah, I went out with my wife one evening and her girlfriend, along with her boyfriend, babysat our son. Afterwards, I noticed at least 3 missing bottles of cologne (Romance Silver, Banana Republic Slate, and Boss in Motion). I didn't mind the Silver coming up AWOL, since I also own
    Purple Label. However, I was quite fond of my Slate and in Motion. Still don't know what happened to a bottle of Azzaro Visit that I used to own.

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    I hide all my fragrances in an out-of-sight shelf at the bottom of my cupboard... No chance of anyone stealing anything from that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    Heehee... I indirectly work for the USPS (making their training programs) and last year we did a whole course meant to promote the "ratting out" of those who steal mail, tamper with the mail, don't deliver the mail (one miscreant had a whole garage full of undelivered mail... HUGE no-no. The Postal Inspectors are trained just like police and come down like a ton of bricks on USPS employees or contractors who pilfer or otherwise misuse the mail.)

    Now I'm wondering where my little box with the MKK decant has got to... the vendor used a third party mailer, I suspect that it hasn't left the 3rd party place yet, or the MKK is sitting in a USPS hazmat station somewhere 'cause it leaked in the box. Heh.

    But, yeah, completely NOT friends who would steal and then deny (moral cowardice on top of dishonesty and complete lack of respect.)... aren't worth the fresh air (or now probably scented air, sigh.) they breathe, IMO.
    Sad but true. We depend of public servants and expect honesty. We find miscreants in all walks of life. The Italians have a word for it: larva humana--human worms!

    Human nature is what it is. I once ordered a media player and received an empty box. I think the return address tipped off parcel carriers that there were electronics inside. All I had was buble wrap and an invoice--the packing taped had been pried off and someone removed the contents without tearing the tape. It was heck getting a refund. Fortunately, the purchase was from Amazon Marketplace, and I received a refund eventually. Sad commentary on human nature, again.

    This concerns me, as we have to termite treat the house this year...and I fear for my scents...even wrapped in plastic bags.
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    This is one reason why I don't let friends into my room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    This concerns me, as we have to termite treat the house this year...and I fear for my scents...even wrapped in plastic bags.
    Can you remove them from the house, or put them perhaps in an insulated container (a big picnic cooler - or two - depending on how many you have)? I'd be concerned as well. Probably paranoia on my part as I'm fairly sure that the "carrier" petroleum base is what stinks with termite poison.
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    Perfect time to start your niche collection.

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    Can't you do anything at all? Tell someone, like the police (I know cologne isn't exactly a huge matter but theft is theft). After all, you do have the only suspects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    That's rubbish ... so sad for you.
    But hey, the thief had good taste!
    Well, I agree with half of that statement.
    However I'm glad you cut all ties with them. There's enough people to betray you, you don't need so called "friends." to stab you in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robpmgc View Post
    Consider it a cheap lesson (relatively at least). Coming from someone who has been embezzled from by a family member...
    Yes, at least it wasn't something even more expensive. And if it shocks/hurts when a friend is the cultprit, it's even more the case when it's family.

    Buy a decent lock for a wardrobe or cabinet to secure your valuables when friends come over. We keep one room locked and off-limits when company calls.

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    Watch The Count of Monte Cristo, and plan accordingly.

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