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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    tough question, if its at half price as i got Joop Thrill 33bucks for 50ml and 60 or even 66 for 100ml
    i got 50ml but if the price is really close i get extra juice and sell decants or simply swap for something different
    so simply i get a lot of decants for cheaper
    (exception: super strong scents Joop Homme, A*Men 30ml is plenty)
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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    My favorite range? 10-30ml

    With 40-50 fragrances on rotation, that easily works out to ~ 400 - 1500 ml. Not only is this enough to last me another 5-12+ years, I haven't stopped buying fragrances! Get some perspective my friends!

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    100ml good? Easy - Habit Rouge.

    Otherwise, I think it makes sense to buy smaller. I just bought eleven 2ml samples, and I reckon I could spend three months going through that. In that time, I'd definitely buy more samples, but it doesn't make sense to ultimately buy more than I'd ever use before it goes off (and it does all go off eventually, right?). In that time, I get to try out lots of different smells, and spend enough time with each to decide whether it's a further purchase or just a meh. All for the price of around a 100ml bottle.

    I am kind of surprised at the number of "blind-buy" posts on BN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceekay View Post
    I decided on 50ml or smaller, only a few bottles into my collection. I wish Profumum had smaller than 100ml bottles though - at their prices it's pretty painful, and I had a hard time choosing just one for now...
    For me it depends on several things: How much I'm sure I love it, whether it is on the chopping block or might soon be, how much difference the price between the sizes is, etc. I've never bought anything from Profumum because they only have 100 ml sizes at $240, although I would have probably paid half that price for a 50 ml of a couple of them. However, the way things seem to work, if they did come out with 50 ml bottles, they'd probably be $175.

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    Yep, I did consider there would be a price break on a larger size if they had a selection. At any rate, I found it a little easier to pull the trigger on a bottle once I'd sampled Olibanum a couple of times. The thing with the Profumums though is that a little goes a looong way, so I'm not sure I'll ever get through this one.

    I can probably justify everything if I get my wife hooked on my new hobby. She already approves of my purchases so far, so we're getting there, I think.

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    I prefer bigger bottles- if I know I am going to really use it all up .Otherwise, experience and spending too much .... has taught me -better get the smaller bottle in case you get fed up with the fragrance. Now if it were Mitsouko - I'll take a 250 ml bottle if there was one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    I prefer bigger bottles- if I know I am going to really use it all up .Otherwise, experience and spending too much .... has taught me -better get the smaller bottle in case you get fed up with the fragrance. Now if it were Mitsouko - I'll take a 250 ml bottle if there was one.
    Amen to that Mims! (if there was a 750 ml bottle of Mitsuoko I would take THAT!) My 200 ml Sycomore will likely become depleted in my lifetime and before I die, as an example of when bigger is better.)
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    I only buy 100ml. Rarely 75ml when it doesn't come in a 100ml.

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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    I don't want 100ml. 50ml is plenty.
    I agree with Supressor and StylinLA. I almost always by the smaller size.

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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    I've bought too many large bottles over the years and have now started buying the smaller sizes when available. I just don't use them up fast enough.

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    for how long, after you open it, you think a 100 ml perfume bottle keeps the real and initial smell of the fragrance, without getting weaker?

    thanks

  12. #42

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    So far, all my 100 ml buys were good value for money
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    I've started buying smaller sizes, or often decants even though they are much more $$ / mL. It's hard, but I know it saves me money in the end. For all the unfinished bottles I could have bought quite a bit more even at high per mL prices.

    If I use up a small bottle or even a 10-15 mL decant and I love and miss the scent I'm allowed to get a big one though. There's something satisfying about picking up a big heavy bottle and spraying it on. And it encourages me to use up what I have.

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    The only thing I could imagine owning 100ml of is my holy grail scent, Tubereuse Criminelle. Yet, as I've figured I go through about 10ml of it a year, that would last me a decade or more, depending on what else I discover.

    For the rest of the time, I'm with Diamondflame: 10ml to 30ml is my perfect bottle size. I really wish more fragrance companies would invest in making mini-sizes like this. It makes sense, especially in niche lines targeting the fragrance enthusiast audience, who are extremely unlikely to own just one bottle of something.

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    I really shy away from 50s and 100s if smaller sizes like 30s and 15s are available. One instance has been when I was in search of the 15ml for Le Labo Rose 31. Even though my friends were saying I would save much more money with a 100ml bottle, I insisted on a 15 because I knew I didn't like it THAT much. The discovery of decants and splits has been a life saver...

    ...except when it comes NR For Her - I have consumed about 400ml in both the EdP and EdT and estimate that even with regular use of my other perfumes (I have about 50 full bottles), I will still use up 100ml of each within 1.5 years, based on past experience. If they made 500ml bottles of NR For Her I would definitely prefer those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    For me the issue isn't about "so good" I'll buy the 100ml. With a large variety of scents, I'll rarely wear any of them very often, so i always go for the smallest I can get. I wish more frags came in 30ml.

    The 100ml is always cheaper per ml, but still, the outlay is higher and I know I'll have to look at the 100ml bottle with barely a dent in it.
    This I've a bunch of 100-120ml bottles but, anytime is available I go for 50ml.


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    This is actually an interesting thread, good idea.

    I think inherently, when people first get into fragrances, they aim on building a solid collection, looking up to the 'old hands' with large collections, wanting to be like them, sooner rather than later. So (i'm guessing), a lot started with 30 to 50ml bottles. Until they realized they had spent a fair amount on fragrances, and started to become more conservative, only purchasing large bottles of select fragrances.

    Logically,

    As alcohol oxidizes in relation to the surface area in contact with the air, relative to the amount of liquid, 100ml bottles technically are a better idea for storage of a fragrance. But if one wishes to learn or build up a scent memory of a particular fragrance, one could survive on 3ml or even just 15ml. Just keep it in a cool dark spot. If you wish to learn properly by wearing it, 30ml!
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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    I love minis and have tons of them. I buy a lot of mini collections, and if there is a line (like YSL, Chanel, Guerlain, EL, etc) where I know I will like many of them, I buy the mini set. These are almost always splash bottle though, unfortunately. I dislike samples and decants unless they come from the fragrance house themselves, because I like the original concept of the bottle.
    My favorite might be the travel sets...those fit my lifestyle the best.
    Having said that, if I am going to buy a FB, I usually will get the 100ml, unless the fragrance is harder to wear.

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    Splash bottles rock! You're not limited to having to spray it to smell it! They're more conducive for smelling strip use
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    I tend to look at the $/ml when deciding to buy a fragrance, so I probably have ended up with more than I'll ever need. But at least I can be generous with it.

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    Nice argument but here is a supposedly out of the box advise buy 100 ml bottles with a friend then split

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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    the bigger the better
    bigger bottles juice is cheaper by ml than smaller sized bottles.

    There is always a good moment to save money and a precious moment to split or share with goos friends!!

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    I buy the largest size available, usually 100ml. Its because I spray anywhere from 10 to 20 sprays. Also, I can easily share it with others. Plus , i only buy perfumes I LOVE.
    I wear perfume twice a day. Once before work and then in the evening when I socialize with friends or relax with family. Had my son not had infant asthma I would apply once more before bed. No I'll dab a sparsely on my wrists.
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    Generally I am better now at judging whether I will wear something a lot or a little and while the 100ml prices are more attractive on a $ per ml basis, I have made that mental leap to the fact that the saving in pure dollar terms on a 50ml or 30 ml vs the 100ml leaves real cash in play. No hard and fast rules . . .

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    I prefer 30ml now instead of 100ml like I used to

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    I will buy a mini if it is available, usually. Sample first, actually, and try to maintain variety with samples not full bottles. Fine with 30ml of most scents. But 100ml AND a backup of Jailia and yes I've used a whole bottle, and if there was a bigger bottle of the Reglisse Noire I'd definitely go for it. 100ml of Mure et Musc Extreme (pricing, it was 115 for 50, 155 for 100) and 75 of Datura Blanche (only size available). Those are the backbone of the collection I think, so no worries about 'too much'.

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    i prefer 100ml since its more bang for your buck BUT if i'm on a budget i'd go 50 ml (or 30ml)

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    I like the 30ml size, although it often represents poor value for money next to 50ml or 100ml. Most of my frags are 30ml, and I also have a few 5ml and 10mls. Many reasons for preferring the smaller sizes - they're easier to store, likely to be used up before I tire of the scent and make me feel better about amassing a reasonable collection.

    I'll buy bigger if it's a frag I love and it only comes in a larger size (Les Exclusifs - thank goodness they brought out the 75ml), it's about to be pulled from the shelves (Envy), or it's an ebay/online bargain (some vintage L'Air du Temps edt).

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    I really wish smaller sizes were more reasonably priced. I'm such a sucker for the old "well, it's only $20 more for twice the juice" marketing ploy.

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    Default Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tappio View Post
    I really wish smaller sizes were more reasonably priced. I'm such a sucker for the old "well, it's only $20 more for twice the juice" marketing ploy.
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