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    I live in New Jersey. Google had my location set to Cologne, Germany (based on all of my searches).

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    Ugh that's better than mine. I get money every 2 weeks, and for a particular month I was only getting paid once for the month. I blew all of my money on the 3rd and lived on 50 cent packs of ramen for the rest of the month. But hey, at least fragrances love me back.

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    ....when there's an exact thread like this...

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    You check Basenotes before visiting any major city, to get a heads up on perfume shopping locations to Google map.
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    When you consider getting 15 Creed frags instead of buying a new Titleist Driver, 3&5 wood and a set of new forged irons
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    You've sold blood plasma for a decant of Tom Ford Private Blend and a backup bottle of Pure Malt.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Your wife says, "You spend more time looking at your fragrances than at me."

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    When you spend over a £150 on one bottle and think its normal.

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    When the UPS man thinks you've got a shopping disorder...........
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    When you are on first name terms with the Guerlain sales people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    When you spend over a £150 on one bottle and think its normal.

    That is soooooooo true
    Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; but the heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as a fragrant forest.

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    When you daren't tell anyone what you spent on the bottle and you know its not normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    When you daren't tell anyone what you spent on the bottle and you know its not normal.
    This is so true.


    When you have a collection that you can use for a lifetime, but you still buy more.


    Ps. I have got a SA literally scream to call me check out his goods since he noticed that I bought fragrance almost everytime I visite that mall.
    ***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

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    When the postman smiles knowingly and says 'this'll be perfume then'

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    When you spend $300 on a milliliter of oud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Peterson View Post
    When you spend $300 on a milliliter of oud.
    That seems a it high. A tola of this would cost $3,500.
    What oud is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Peterson View Post
    When you spend $300 on a milliliter of oud.
    That seems a bit high. A tola of this would cost $3,500.
    What oud is this?

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    You guys are obsessed! LOL.

    When you use the currency converter often cause you are buying stuff from abroad. lol.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    When your roommate asks if you subscribe to something that sends packages every week.

    When you scrounge around your stuff looking for things to sell to offset the next purchase you have planned.

    When you have a detailed spreadsheet with seasonal/yearly plans on which fragrances to purchase/buy.

    When you've spent more time watching fragrance reviews/impressions than any other media.

    When all of the above is true...

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    When you have convinced yourself perfume art work knows no price limits.

    When you weigh up all other discretionary spending as temporary and shortlived compared to how much a new fragrance purchase can give you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    you've sold blood plasma for a decant of tom ford private blend and a backup bottle of pure malt.
    rotflmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Did you really sell blood plasma?....cool

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    You are obsessed ... when you live in Florida, and during January/February it does get cool ... and it is necessary to heat the whole house with the from the ceiling heating system. And you know that the heating bill is twice that of the Summer air conditioning bill. And you live without heat, and sleep under a high pile of blankets, just to continue to buy your darling niche fragrances and follow the sample path !!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Your wife says, "You spend more time looking at your fragrances than at me."
    +1
    I don't have a wife (and never will :')) but, I constantly get "Nahh.. you care more about your perfumes"

    When you're loved ones are having a serious conversation with you and all you're thinking about is "So if I bought ***** last week, I have £100 to spend on ****** then pay day is Saturday so I can get..."

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    How about... as a reaction to your loved ones complaining about your obsession, you decide yes, you need a break from bottled frags and then find yourself buying incense sticks in a (very) wide variety from a wholesaler?

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    ...your boyfriend tells you were talking about a perfume heist in your sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryandtheboys View Post
    ...your boyfriend tells you were talking about a perfume heist in your sleep
    This made me laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    Did you really sell blood plasma?....cool
    Not blood plasma... but my tall and handsome college friend has been a sperm donor just for this lifestyle....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capridog View Post
    not blood plasma... But my tall and handsome college friend has been a sperm donor just for this lifestyle....lol.
    *lol*
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe C View Post
    When you are on first name terms with the Guerlain sales people.
    1+ and have her cell phone.

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    When you have Creed Botique on speed dial.

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    That's so funny!! I'm going to share this with a few friends who will get a kick out of it

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    I live in New Jersey. Google had my location set to Cologne, Germany (based on all of my searches).

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    When your husband (with whom you share an ebay account) threatens to change the password so you can't bid on any more perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenscent1 View Post
    When your husband (with whom you share an ebay account) threatens to change the password so you can't bid on any more perfume.
    LOL....I have to keep THOSE activities secret otherwise there would be talk of 'addiction'!

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    ...when I'm wiling to trade my iPad for a bottle of Creed Royal Oud. :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    When you spend over a £150 on one bottle and think its normal.
    I guess I'm not obsessed...

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    Today during attending a lecturing on History, I heard a word 'Tsar' and I almost say to the person next to me that it smells great, but I think it mean 'Tsar of Russia' not 'Tsar the perfume'
    ***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

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    Ya, true dat, I have two perfume shops as contacts on my cell phone, lol. And I think that's normal. lol.

    When Ebay's, Amazon's recommendations for you are all perfume listings.
    Last edited by kalli; 1st June 2012 at 06:11 PM.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenscent1 View Post
    When your husband (with whom you share an ebay account) threatens to change the password so you can't bid on any more perfume.
    Someone grassed me up !!!

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    You know your obsessed when every spare area in your office is covered with racks of test tubes, reagent bottles, and bottles of absolutes. The refrigerator emanates the most lovely aroma--I only wish I could bottle it.

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    When you wait impatiently for a bottle to arrive and when it finally does, you're already onto the next "must have" bottle.

    When you can't go to bed, wake up, do lauundry, sit and stare, or do anything in your day without wearing some sort of scent. (I can remember in the beginning of my obsession when I counseled myself to take breaks from applying perfume on some days... Those days are long gone!)

    When you dream about a perfume and can smell it in your dream!

    When you shower several times a day just to have a "fresh canvas" for application

    When you obsessively wonder what everyone around you is wearing...and ask them

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenscent1 View Post
    When your husband (with whom you share an ebay account) threatens to change the password so you can't bid on any more perfume.
    I wouldn't dare share an account. I have to hide the window in case the purchase history shows.... and that's from my kids......

    Who's obsessed?

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    Lol when you can automatically convert USD, GBP, Euro, currency to your local currency in your head because you NEEDED to on many occasions

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    Not blinking an eye at a two hour road trip to see what may or may not exist in Dallas... or a 6 hour trip to Houston KNOWING something.. something must be there worth buying...

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    When you don't give a damn about anything other than receiving that next frag in the mail.

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    ... you can smell each review but are affraid to talk about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    When you don't give a damn about anything other than receiving that next frag in the mail.
    sounds like me

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    When you buy an Extra fridge to put them all in, even though this is Alaska, and never gets hot.

    When your other half makes a special stand for you to display your samples all pretty

    When you haven't got enough in your Paypal account, but bid anyway, and JUSTIFY it!!

    When you add Amouge Homage (the big bottle) to your must have list.

    When you assign personalities and voices to each fragrance.

    I can think of more, but its feeling uncomfortable now

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    I know I'm obsessed when I make a significant contribution to The Nature Conservancy and agree to meet with them to see about sustainability of the Himalayan musk deer. I want to be able to use natural musk without contributing to the extinction of a species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scent-imental View Post
    When you buy an Extra fridge to put them all in, even though this is Alaska, and never gets hot.

    When your other half makes a special stand for you to display your samples all pretty

    When you haven't got enough in your Paypal account, but bid anyway, and JUSTIFY it!!

    When you add Amouge Homage (the big bottle) to your must have list.

    When you assign personalities and voices to each fragrance.

    I can think of more, but its feeling uncomfortable now
    WOW Alaska....lucky you!. Last time I was there, I was told not to use fragrance on the trails....so I reluctantly complied!. I've been thinking of getting a fridge...(here in Denmark it's not hot either).

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    when the last thing you think about before going to sleep is the next fragrance you plan on purchasing
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    I remembered an incident that fits right in with this thread.
    In 2004 i researched and discovered Flowerbelle Blanca to be a very popular fragrance, on some site or other. I bid and won, the only bottle on Ebay.
    In 2011, decided to try and find some more. Sadly, it was discontinued, but i found a vague link to three of their other frags. The only place i could find it was a German website. I do NOT speak German, but undaunted, and armed with trusty Google translate, and my copy/paste function, i spent several agonising and stressful hours, copying and pasting the order forms into the translate box. I ordered a bottle of each, one was Rouse, one was Leilac, i forget the other. I successfully managed to get the checkout complete, but was not asked for credit card details. the bloody thing was a whole lot of gibberish i tell you. So, panicked, the next day, i rang Germany on my cellphone, and speaking slowly, and enunciating each word very carefully, asked how to pay for my purchases. I then sent a international money order. I received a most beautiful package in the mail. That was a hair raising experience, but demonstrates how far i will go.

    - - - Updated - - -

    And here we go, Flowerbelle Korol a mere 19 euros, unbelievable they still have some. Looking at it now, i can't beleve i had the determination to plough through that. Especially after i gave them away months after.

    http://www.beautyforyou.de/german/index.html
    Last edited by Scent-imental; 9th October 2012 at 04:09 AM.

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    ...when you use your mobile at the store to look up notes or compare prices to eBay/Amazon before thinking about purchasing.

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    nice thread I laughed too much reading this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayven View Post
    ...when you use your mobile at the store to look up notes or compare prices to eBay/Amazon before thinking about purchasing.
    That's not obsessed; its just being informed .

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    Default Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    When your fragrance refrigerator is full and your food refrigerator is empty

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    It is 10:40 P.M., Saturday night, and I am ob BN. Sounds obsessive to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    It is 10:40 P.M., Saturday night, and I am ob BN. Sounds obsessive to me.

    yeah and checking out Item for Sale...

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    When you own a semi-professional photography and/or even film studio, almost exclusively in order to take pictures and/or short films for your "Post a picture of your scents"-thread, but also for blogs, your personal website and/or personal profile on socializing sites, for Youtube postings (not that I've done it so far, but hey, never say never).

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    You may have even me beat on this one. I do have a special refrigerator for scents filled with 400 or so vials of essential oils, absolutes, and aroma chemicals. In a corner of the room is a table filled with glass-stoppered bottles and test tubes. Small bottles of ambergris rest in the sun while musk grains (from a sustainable source) macerate in sandalwood oil. In my efforts to track down real Mysore sandalwood, I've hunted 5 different varieties, only one of which suits the bill. I've almost ruined myself over oud and have a dozen or so varieties (albeit in very small amounts). When I sit in Starbucks, I'm not only reading books about perfume but have smelling strips stuck between the pages and give those a sniff along with my cappuccino.

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