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    Default What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Fragrances are my newest vice but on top of spending money on fragrances, I also spend a ton of money on supplements for bodybuilding, I play music (drums) and that's a neverending money pit, as well as my interest in photography sucks up a good chunk. What kind of hobbies do you guys have that may be costly other than fragrances???

    I've always said, "I'd rather have been born rich, rather than good looking."
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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    building PCs, guitar.

    Too many expensive hobbies. lol
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    Bodybuilding, bowling, etc

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Swiss watches among many others

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    Like what Hednic?

    I am just stepping into the world of RC Helicopters.
    A medium range one with every costs about $1,500. The issue is each medium crash costs about $150 lol.

    Others : watches , kayaking , photography (full frame DSLR).
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    having a girlfriend in Australia was a VERY expensive pass time lol.

    drifting which is a money pit as its never ending fixing / replacing parts & buying new tyres.

    Shooting (although thats not so bad really)

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    Nikon D7000
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    High-end Audio/Video primarily
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Nikon D7000
    Nice! Got the Nikon D90

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Photography & Shooting

    I went to shooting range every week when I was a secretary of a Governor. Now I am a Plan & Policy Analyst so I do not need to use gun that much, do I?
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
    ------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
    ------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
    ------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
    Currently wearing: Bayolea by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Unfortunately I have many. Photography, I DJ, I collect vinyl, sound and light gear, sunglasses, silver biker jewelry. And I just transitioned and made photography my career.

    and I have to force myself not to collect vinyl toys, i.e. Qee, Dunnys etc. And I would collect swiss watches if I could afford it. I only have two.
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    Swiss watches (also, not just by Swiss manufacturers, but also looking out for the hidden gems among non-Swiss brands), clothes, cosmetics (moving towards the high-end ranges and loving it), traditional shaving and grooming equipment, classical music albums, books, vintage wines&spirits, accessories (especially ties, scarves, bow-ties), and, in between a costly hobby and pricey, but well-spent functionality, also: hardware and software, gadgets, TV and hi-fi equipment, cellphones, but this time, not on the flashy, more on the practical and utilitarian side, befitting far more my work, than my leisure/spare time
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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Guitars
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Not into this hobby much anymore, and was more glorified by my childhood and the thoughts, but I was a numismatic. And yes, this was a very expensive hobby (just like this one )

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    I'm into photography. I also play/write/record my own music.





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    And I'm into cars.





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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Another guitarist.

    Been playing in bands for over 20 years, and I have way too much gear. Something like 14 guitars and 6 amps, shed loads of pedals and gear. I need to sell a load of stuff that I rarely use tbh.

    I have also weened myself off the audiophile trail; I have a seriously expensive system made up of Arcam and Quad separates and speakers, QED cabling, and some BOSE gear too.

    I then found myself sniffing round a Michel Gyro turntable and Cyrus separates. Time to stop !
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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    I collect racing die casts (F1, NASCAR, etc) as well as build model kits of classic cars, jets, and race cars.

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Nice, interesting thread!

    In addition to fragrances, my main (expensive) hobby is collecting/buying music. That's pretty expensive, but nowhere near as expensive as fragrances. Computers/gadgets also take up a big part of my time and money. Fortunately, most of my biggest interests are free!

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Photography. I have the Nikon D90 for two years now. Unfortunately, I still can't afford original Nikon glasses.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Wine, whiskies, DVDs, CDs, books, and high end audio. I also like to cook and have an overflowing amount of cookware and kitchen gadgets.

    Living in Saudi Arabia has greatly curtailed my buying of alcoholic beverages (probably why I got so much into fragrances when I moved here), but I still buy wines for the racks when I visit the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Photography. I have the Nikon D90 for two years now. Unfortunately, I still can't afford original Nikon glasses.
    I usually just use the kit 18-105 and I have a couple of vintage Mamiya primes that i bought from an old guy at work for $20. I had Nikon mount adapters made for them. 55mm f1.4 and 135mm f2.8.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post

    Living in Saudi Arabia has greatly curtailed my buying of alcoholic beverages (probably why I got so much into fragrances when I moved here), but I still buy wines for the racks when I visit the U.S.
    careful.....
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    careful.....
    Non Arabs are mostly exempt from Sharia law in Saudi Arabia as long as it's not in public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Non Arabs are mostly exempt from Sharia law in Saudi Arabia as long as it's not in public.
    Good to know in case I'm ever caught with a backpack full of heroin in Saudi Arabia.
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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Watches, I have a circle of friends who will not buy a $700 watche because it is like buying brut aftershave.

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    Golf... Hence the screen name.

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    Bodybuilding, hunting, fishing, and I use to keep snakes srs.

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    Whatsup, another D90 owner here . I also have for it a Nikon18-200mm, Sigma 10-20mm Wide and a Nikon 50mm 1.8
    I also collect guns,knives, pottery, action figures, books,sunglasses, wallets andwatches. oh yea and COLOGNE of course.

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I usually just use the kit 18-105 and I have a couple of vintage Mamiya primes that i bought from an old guy at work for $20. I had Nikon mount adapters made for them. 55mm f1.4 and 135mm f2.8.
    The kit lens is pretty good, but I only use the wide end shooting scenes. I have the Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, and the primes (Nikon 35 and 50mm 1.8). I think that's enough versatility because I mainly shoot indoor family events.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Watches, wine, cigars, serious eating-cooking-dining, surfing, sunglasses, tailored clothing, and most expensive of all: wife and kid.

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