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    Default Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I'm getting ready to purchase a 3.4 ounce bottle of Chanel Allure Homme Sport because I love this cologne and it has all the notes that I've been hoping to find.

    I've always been a one cologne guy, but after finding basenotes I've decided that I would like to own and use more than one. THANKS A LOT!!! I want to do this not only for the collecting aspect, but also so I don't get board with what I'm using when I've still got half a bottle left. So after I purchase the Allure Sport I'm also planning to buy several other cheaper colognes to add the variety mentioned above.

    My question is: when you start collecting/puchasing numerous colognes, do you typically get a 3.4 ounce, 1.7 ounce, 1.0 ounce, .5 ounce, etc. bottle?

    Thanks for any and all input.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    1.7 or 1oz are good sizes, but we always are tempted to buy the bigger ones

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    1.7 or 1oz are good sizes, but we always are tempted to buy the bigger ones
    Yea, that's my thinking as well. The 3.4 ounce is typically the better deal as far as price per ounce, but if you have 4 or more colognes it looks like the 1.7oz or 1.0oz would last for quite a while.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I always go for the 3.4oz, just greedy I guess. ^^

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I started off buying 3.4 oz, but once I got more than 10 bottles I realized that I was gonna have a lifetime supply in no time, so I started picking up 1.7 oz bottles.

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    I have eight big bottles and two smaller ones. From now on I'd definitely prefer to buy the smaller ones because I get bored of most of them.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I used up my whole 1.7oz bottle of Allure Sport...so If I could go back in time I would've bought the 3.4oz. For me I will buy the large bottle of something if I know that I will wear it a lot...for example Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is $125 for the large. The 1.7oz is $90. If I were to buy the small 2 different times it would be $180! It's a $55 savings to buy the large in the long-run.

    I'll buy the small bottle if I know it's a fragrance I'll only wear once in a while or just something I want to add to my collection

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    I buy 3.4s and then if friends want decants of something they like etc I always feel I have surplus to share around

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Big Bottles. 3.4 oz, but if not available this size the nearest to this. I think only have a couple of 1 oz bottles.
    Cannot help picking up bigger bottle when purchase, but I would say that the most useful to collect is medium size, or nearest to 1.7 oz.

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    Always 100ml.
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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    100ml or greater is my standard rule.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Judging by your previous posts and how selective you are, I don't think you will be one amassing a collection of dozens of different fragrances. If I had to guess, you'll probably only have a few at a time, each one carefully researched and selected so for you I'd definitely recommend going the 3.4oz route at minimum just considering it's more cost effective and you'll probably go through a bottle faster than someone who has a much larger collection

    3.4oz is usually what I go for myself barring special circumstances (ie I see a fragrance I really like for cheap at a Ross/TJ Maxx/Marshalls type store and 1.7oz is the only size they have)

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    3.4 oz or over- out of mere practical reasons, considering the quantity and frequency of scents worn
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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Whatever seems to be available/a good deal. Depends if it is a blind buy or the purchase of a perfume I like/love also.

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    Im greedy so I'll always go for 100ml or larger!

    The only problem with anything over 100ml is not being allowed to bring them on planes.

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    5ml decants of those I am trying for the first time, or that I'm unsure about.

    10ml decants of those I want to have around for occasional wear.

    30ml or 50ml bottles of those I like, and wear more regularly

    100ml bottles of those that I love, and never want to be without.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    2ml for samples

    Full bottes in 30 ml, 50 ml and 100ml, according to my likes and wallet, and availability.
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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMA View Post
    Im greedy so I'll always go for 100ml or larger!

    The only problem with anything over 100ml is not being allowed to bring them on planes.
    Solution: take a zip-lock bag with 25+ atomizers in them. Works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney_Falco View Post
    Solution: take a zip-lock bag with 25+ atomizers in them. Works for me!
    Yes, that really is the best solution I think!

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Golfer View Post
    5ml decants of those I am trying for the first time, or that I'm unsure about.

    10ml decants of those I want to have around for occasional wear.

    30ml or 50ml bottles of those I like, and wear more regularly

    100ml bottles of those that I love, and never want to be without.
    This is the best way to think in terms of collection, use and cost purposes IMO.

    I'm soon to place an order for 40 x 5ml decants. Alongside the other decants, samples and full bottles I already have and those I'm still to buy, it should take me years to use them all up. Any that end up being used excessively, I'll look to buy a 50ml bottle of, but I honestly can't imagine having a 150+ collection full of 100ml bottles.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney_Falco View Post
    Judging by your previous posts and how selective you are, I don't think you will be one amassing a collection of dozens of different fragrances. If I had to guess, you'll probably only have a few at a time, each one carefully researched and selected
    True...so very true

    Right now I have: Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Acqua di Gio, Calvin Klein Crave, Paris Hilton for Men, Azzaro Chrome, and Rue21 Black. I do want to add a couple 'warmer' colognes to my collection...but yes, a couple dozen is probably out of the question. Although I also collect tennis racquets and currently have 121...sometimes when I start collecting items, it's tough to stop.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Anyone have a collection of 8oz bottles? I like how they look, but I suppose it would be a bit much if you have more than two scents that you alternate between.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    1.7 is my usual go to.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I have a slight OCD so I usually go for 3.4s. 1.7s is about right though.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    30 ml, 50 ml and 100ml, according to my likes and wallet, and availability.
    Same here


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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Generally 100ml (or 125ml, if that is available), though I will get smaller sizes if the cost per ml isn't drastically different. I like the larger size because if I eventually tire of it I can either gift it to someone (usually someone who doesn't have many fragrances and will consequently use it up quickly) or else try to sell it.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I prefer the 1.7oz unless it's something that I really like.

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Probably the only time I'll ever buy something bigger than 1.7 is if I can get a VERY steep discount on a larger bottle or if it only comes in a larger size.

    According to this post your an get about 300 sprays from a 1.7 oz bottle. If I use a fragrance more than that, I'm perfectly find buying another bottle.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/172...prays-are-in-a....

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    Default Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    Generally the smallest which is a 50 ml or 1.7 oz. Lately I have been buying traveler sizes (.5 oz-1.0 oz) when I can. It makes sense if I don't plan to wear often or require much juice. It also affords you the option of trying more frags that interest you. I am at that point where most designer frags do nothing for me so I have been revisiting some classics and trying upscale scents from perfume houses. Can't blind buy bottles of those or you would go broke quickly. So for me I am returing to sampling more than anything as I have a wardrobe of fragrances to wear. I don't consider myself a collector. Fragrance is to be worn not put on the shelf and looked at.

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    I buy the bigger bottle b/c it's usually $20 or $30 more but you get twice the cologne. I'll never use it all up, but hey, I can use it as expensive room freshener or send samples to friends. In fact, I bought the big bottle of D&G Pour Homme a few years ago and have hardly used it. It has since been reformulated so I have what could possibly be a lifetime supply of it now
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