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    Default Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    Amouage, Clive Christian, Xerjoff, Tom Ford Private Blend, others.

    I'm not saying that they aren't worth the money, nor that I think they should sell it cheaper, because they target 'loaded' people, that's called marketing.

    But don't you hate it when you can't afford them ?
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    Dude, don't I know it! Vetiver Pour Elle, might be my holy grail, but at 225$ + shipping, I can't afford it!
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    Default Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    That's what decants are for! I vary what I wear enough that I don't really need to own a full bottle of anything. For the more expensive full bottles that I do own (mostly Bonds) I sell decants to help defray the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grm215 View Post
    That's what decants are for! I vary what I wear enough that I don't really need to own a full bottle of anything. For the more expensive full bottles that I do own (mostly Bonds) I sell decants to help defray the cost.
    I agree with grm. Decants are the best way to enjoy a non affordable fragrance. Specially because what may be your dream today can transform into a nightmare after some uses. I`ve already loved and being crazy for some fragrances (Rousse is one example) that today I don`t like. With a decant you have a better amount to give a better test and see if it is or not a a FBW.
    And you can always check for used bottles for a better price or auctions on ebay. I`ve bought on xmas my Jubilation XXV for half the price on ebay, for example.
    I don`t know the size of your collection, but if you start shopping a lot there`s a point that you have enough fragrances to save some money for a time and buy a bottle in the future. I don`t believe that there`s anything that you can afford, but somethings you have to make some sacrifices to have them.
    That`s why decants help you, since you can make a better analysis and see if it`s worth the sacrifice.
    What I really hate is when I have the money but I cannot find anyone that ships it to me for a affordable price. To me this is worse than not being able to afford buying something that you want.

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    Default Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    If you really love something then save up for it and treasure it , you'll enjoy it even more

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    Default Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    Not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    If you really love something then save up for it and treasure it , you'll enjoy it even more
    That's what I think. If you really love it, then you should have the whole bottle, not just a decant.

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    Now we're talking! In fact, I am so hooked on fragrances that I would consider spending the equivalent purchase price of two new mid-range cars just for my frag wardrobe.

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    Default Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    Waiting to be able to afford a bottle is one of those things that inspire one to keep on "climbing the ladder of life". That has been my experience. Time was when i would just have been able to drool at Clive Christian, Amouage, etc, frags. Now, its up to whether i like them or not. Fortunately fpr me, i didnt have the opportunity to come across them in shops all the time.

    I personally believe there are a lot of frags in any price brackets which can give real satisfaction. those currently beyond reach today will in future become those we have and yet dont wear often.
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    Default Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    If you really love something then save up for it and treasure it , you'll enjoy it even more
    yea or sell other things to get the money for it lol

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    Default Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    If I love it enough proportionally, I will buy it. If its worth it, it doesn't bother me at all.
    If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.

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