Other factors --please specify
There are many factors to consider when you visite a store to buy new scents.
- Other factors
What is the most important factors you consider when you buy a fragrance ?
You can choose more than one choice.
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage Tribute Attar
------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
------ Amouage: Fate Man
-------- Amouage: Epic Man
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
-------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Dior: Leather Oud
------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé
Scent - do I like it? THE most important thing.
Uniqueness - how different from things I have? (Close OK if beloved.)
Price - above a certain amount...... no.
Packaging - yes, I care. Love artistic bottles.
For me the scent itself is paramount.
Other factors I strongly consider are longevity, sillage, and price.
Uniqueness, the packaging, the house, etc. are things I do consider, but in themselves won't convince me to buy or dissuade me from buying a fragrance.
Last edited by noggs; 26th November 2011 at 06:27 AM.
"Absence of ideology. Distrust of overelaborate, overexpensive, and arcane. Satisfaction in things in themselves."
Scent and silage. Must smell good to me and at the same time I must be able to actually smell it without needing to raise my arm to my nose or hope for a whiff when moving about.
Paramount importance - Scent.
Important - Longevity, Sillage.
Fairly important - Uniqueness, Price.
Unimportant - Packaging.
Repute, bottle design, price, longevity, quality, fragrance notes (not necessarily in this order)
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Do I love it - yes = buy!
Do I like it and think I will wear it a lot - yes = buy!
Scent, price, longevity & sillage.
Last edited by petruccijc; 26th November 2011 at 02:45 PM.
I don't mind using mainstream fragrances for various reasons: I don't like most of the ones available in the local market, besides the ones praised in BN are not to be found in Argentina, while others that are really inexpensive are ofte confused with really expensive ones
I personally dislike the idea of spending more than USD 100 in perfumes ("I like what you are wearing, is that X by Eau D'Italie? No, it is Stetson" / "I like that, is it GIT? No, it is Fulton's Blue, a clone of Cool Water costing 1/10 of it". This happened to me many many times, which is sound ground for considering some prices as absolutely unjustified).
I'd rather spend that same amount of money in good quality clothing, books or, added, in other things, like paintings, wristwatches, pieces of furniture and small decoration objects.
Where does it take me. That's important.
What story is it telling me?
How does it make me feel?
Does the price equate to the intent, the composition?
Last edited by mr. reasonable; 27th November 2011 at 02:11 AM.
-Do I really have any more money to blow? Honestly?
-Am I sober enough to be making a normally-impulsive purchase?
-Does the advertising resonate with my fantasy world? Do the models look like I pretend I do in my dreams?
-Will owning it make other people think I am rich? Knowledgeable? Refined?
-Does the bottle look classy?
-Can I coerce someone else with more disposable income into buying it for me first?
-Does it jibe with my overall ego? Or am I just playing into some fleeting persona?
I like what I like. I don't mind spending money if a fragrance resonates with me. The scent is foremost. The experience is what it is all about. Novelty, bottles, uniqueness, longevity and sillage are far behind how a fragrance makes me feel. If it fits, it fits.