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    Default What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    for me its gucci envy. I like the scent and its getting really rare now so when I had the chance to buy one from a small perfume shop, I bought it! Although, I wouldn't be able to finish my original gucci envy. My inner hoarder wanted me to buy it lol

    and to add to the question, do you still have that back up bottle, if not why?
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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    It was a bottle of vintage Dior Homme Intense as at the time their were rumours that it was going to be reformulated which it was.

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    Bulgari Black. The SA at Selfridges told me it was being discontinued.

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    Creed Green Valley. The reasons are that I love it, and it is now discontinued. I have about 150ml left of a 250ml flacon, plus 3x75ml bottles. That should be enough to see me out until the wooden overcoat beckons.
    Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    If some burglar broke into my house I have a secret stash of back-ups so even though I was robbed I would still smell just as good the following day. First one was LIDGE. If I find a great price on something and I really like it I would always buy a second. Second reason in reformulation and discontinuations.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Gengis Khan because I fell in love with it when I first got it.

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    Theorema, because it was already discontinued, and I knew it would become exceedingly scarce.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    Creed Green Valley. The reasons are that I love it, and it is now discontinued. I have about 150ml left of a 250ml flacon, plus 3x75ml bottles. That should be enough to see me out until the wooden overcoat beckons.
    Wow I'm impressed and I rate Green Valley higher than GIT. Really good underated fragrance!

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Dior Homme, at the time of the Great Reformulation Panic. I wear it from time to time. To me it's more of a formal scent.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    None, all the back up bottles I have are gifts with the exception of 50ml of current Or Black which I got it from the marketplace just because I'm almost out of the vintage...


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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    LIDGE. Just worried I wouldn't find another before price jump. I just panicked.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    iiirc i backed up a few at the same time, Versace black jeans, YSL rive gauche and boss bottled

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRainbow View Post
    for me its gucci envy. I like the scent and its getting really rare now so when I had the chance to buy one from a small perfume shop, I bought it! Although, I wouldn't be able to finish my original gucci envy. My inner hoarder wanted me to buy it lol

    and to add to the question, do you still have that back up bottle, if not why?
    Gucci Envy too. I adore it, simple as that. When I heard this scent is "bye bye", a friend from this site helped me about it.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Cartier Santos Sport...it was in high school and even then I realized that some things are too good to last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Gengis Khan because I fell in love with it when I first got it.
    Back to Black for me (same thing....fell in love with it when I first got it).

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    I buy backups if I see a really good deal I can't pass up.

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    Byredo Gypsy Water... I just love it.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    ysl m7
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Brut (more like gifted/re-gifted) That was the first the second one was Dior Homme (non Intense version) couldn't handle the pressure.

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    M7 ysl

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    YSL rive gauche and M7,,

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    BY man and only By man. I cant get enough of it. Something about it. My lady finds it strange when I wear other frags. I have enough for many lifetimes.

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Tom Ford Extreme - because I loved it and it was a limited edition. Got two backups, actually, but ended up gifting one of them.
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    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris....cause the prices on fragrancenet were a friggin steal lol (take that Neiman Marcus prices)

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    first was givenchy gentleman but the most i have backups of is Eau Sauvage...citrus scents are so tough to perfect and if anyone has smelled the current eau sauvage, they may see wisdom in me having over a liter of vintage eau sauvage...my future generations will also use it and mourn the past glory of perfumes just as we have started doing now

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Dior Homme Intense because it was the first fragrance to literally blow my mind. I received a small spray decant from a fellow frag head and instantly fell in love with it and ordered two 100ml bottles. I can't see how another fragrance could take Dior Homme Intense from my #1 spot!!

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    Domenico Caraceni 1913. The first one I purchased was the original Forester Milano version; unfortunately the second bottle was not.

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    Armani Code

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by colognejunkie2000 View Post
    Dior Homme Intense because it was the first fragrance to literally blow my mind. I received a small spray decant from a fellow frag head and instantly fell in love with it and ordered two 100ml bottles. I can't see how another fragrance could take Dior Homme Intense from my #1 spot!!
    try Cuiron and Derby, they may do the impossible

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    Default Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Dior Homme before reformulation. Gotten two bottles of that as backup to be exact
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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