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    Default Re: Became a laughing stock

    lol my friends thought the same thing altho, they did respect my hobby.. but nowadays they envy my collection and ask if they can have a spray of cologne before we go out, tellem to grow the f up

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    Default Re: Became a laughing stock

    I would be a topic for a whole separate thread as to

    WHY more likely a man's large fragrance collection may be viewed as odd ...

    than a girl's.

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    You should never be ashamed of your collection. No matter how large, or small it is, you have collected these fragrances for your pleasure! This is your hobby, or love, or whatever we want to call it! I would never let anyone make me feel guilty, or embarrassed if they saw I enjoyed having my fragrances! Maybe they are just a wee bit jealous

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    Default Re: Became a laughing stock

    Wait till you show them your other collection...of human scalps!

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    Explain the hobby, compare it to some hobby they have, I don't see why fragrance collecting should be something you'd be ashamed about, people proudly showcase their mint condition action figures. If art can be pleasing to the eyes and worth collecting, so should scent be worthy of collecting for another sense.

    Aaaaaand, if no one still gets it, show them the "post a picture of your scents" thread and 25 bottles will no longer look like a lot.

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    Default Re: Became a laughing stock

    You read magazines whilst sitting on the toilet? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    lol..... Could have been a lot worse if they had looked beyond your fragrances and saw your playboy collection. I think you dodged a bullet.
    I definitely thought that's where the story was going!

    Like everyone has said, you're not hurting anyone. And if they complain about money...the old "What, do I owe you money?" has come in handy for me before with other things.

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    What if you had shown them the door ... because that "friend" opened the door to your closet and then got the rest of the people and they took out your bottles - and after all that, they make you feel embarrassed about a hobby you have.
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    Default Re: Became a laughing stock

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Laughed they did...
    Mocked they did...
    Teased they did...


    Begged for their lives they did.
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Wait till you show them your other collection...of human scalps!
    Some dark humor in here - I like it

    OP, nice first post from a new member. Welcome! I suspect this was all made up, but either way this thread was entertaining.

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    Show them what the bottle of Vintage Tabarome on eBay is bringing and maybe they won't laugh so hard.

    I don't think anyone needs to be embarrassed about collecting fragrances. I think people's perception of you and how you carry yourself is what is going to determine their reaction to your hobby. You need to feel secure in whatever you do and whatever you are. If you're not, people pick up on that.

    For instance, if Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man" collected fragrances, it would be considered cool and the ultimate in suave and sophistication. But if an everyday guy does it, it's somehow considered weird and a strange, effeminate, wasteful thing to do? Sadly, that's probably the typical reaction a lot of guys would get.

    I think I would have told them to get back to their Acqua di Gio world and get out of my closet.

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    An Indolic first post and peculiarly apt

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    OP, find one of your remaining friends and ask for a nice long hug. You'll feel much better and I'm sure you'll find a more positive perspective on this episode. Remember, you are what you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    You read magazines whilst sitting on the toilet? Lol.
    For many yanks, that is part of the American bathroom ritual experience. I kid you not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I have a bunch of excuses ready to go if this ever happens......
    Heperd, you have to tell me what they are, I'm really curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I have a bunch of excuses ready to go if this ever happens......
    Heperd, you have to tell me what they are, I'm really curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWJ View Post
    Heperd, you have to tell me what they are, I'm really curious
    All lies really- Bought them in a lot on ebay for $10. Im selling them, ive made "this much" ridiculous amount of money (actually true). Girlfriend bought all of them for me. Girlfriends bought all of them for me. Brag about how much booty ive gotten from them. Holding onto them for my cousin until he gets out of prison/back from Afghanistan.....

    I just made all of those up but ill probably use them
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurmoraes View Post
    If you were cultivating some kind of drugs at your closet that would be a reason for them to be ashamed. When I tell my friends I got 10+ fragrances bottles they usually think it's pretty cool, especially my female friends who usually get curious to know what are the fragrances I have and seems to really like my will to smell good.
    Hah! So true!

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    Maybe your collection will inspire other men to look past Brut or Old Spice. F--- them if they can't take a sniff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    All lies really- Bought them in a lot on ebay for $10. Im selling them, ive made "this much" ridiculous amount of money (actually true). Girlfriend bought all of them for me. Girlfriends bought all of them for me. Brag about how much booty ive gotten from them. Holding onto them for my cousin until he gets out of prison/back from Afghanistan.....

    I just made all of those up but ill probably use them
    LMAO! I'd say "Oops, someone has forgotten these stuff in here." or "My friend asked me to take care of them during his trip."

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    All lies really- Bought them in a lot on ebay for $10. Im selling them, ive made "this much" ridiculous amount of money (actually true). Girlfriend bought all of them for me. Girlfriends bought all of them for me. Brag about how much booty ive gotten from them. Holding onto them for my cousin until he gets out of prison/back from Afghanistan.....

    I just made all of those up but ill probably use them
    Hahaha, ok. I like the second excuse. I'm a frag hustler, you know how I roll baby.

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    My wife's friend told me her boyfriend wore Le Male and it was the sexist fragrance EVER. I then looked her dead in the eyes and explained to her that Le Male is marketed for gay guys and it's the scents of gay men and that she better find another boyfriend. The look on her face was priceless. I thinked she actually believed me and I never heard the story of why she dumped him, but she won't talk about it and I bet I know why. Since that time none of my wife's friends ever comment about my fragrance collection.
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    SmellingGoodATACost- Where did you go?? Hope we didn't scare you off...you are indeed ONE OF US,fragrant fold ....
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    Default Re: Became a laughing stock

    idk what to say, should not have hidden your collection

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    Time to get a new family and friends.

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    The OP dropped a pebble in the pond and walked away. But, the scenario - true or not - touches a nerve with many people, so it really took off.

    I worried a bit about this at first, but I've decided to be completely open about it. My wife tells people about it. If anyone asks I tell them how many bottles I have or show them my collection. It's quite a few more than my wardrobe shows due to having different vintages and concentrations of some.

    Most people think it's interesting, but not a big deal. Some may think me eccentric for it. So what? I guess I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    For many yanks, that is part of the American bathroom ritual experience. I kid you not.
    Possibly why they've invented the term restroom.

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    I enjoyed the little details of the story. Such as how you felt the need to tell us that you were taking a shit, reading a magazine and then flushed afterwards.

    It's these sorts of things that really make a wonderful tale.

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