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    Default Today I didn't buy - 2013

    So, there is a thread every month, enabling the idea to purchase and urging show off their new acquisitions. I know for myself I need to slow down, maybe this could be a good place to list our "almost purchased but chose wisely to let it pass" moments (no matter how great of a deal it was.)

    Maybe this can help out the idea that spacing out purchases can be a good thing.

    Today I almost bought:

    Vetiver Extraordinaire - Frederic Malle...on ebay
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    Default Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    Today I almost bought:

    - Pomegranate Noir --family members do not like the scent at all and I do not like it that much.

    - Tsar -- I really like it, but I have too many perfume already, I need to finished a couple of bottle before I buy more.

    - New Haarem -- it is too sweet for hot weather here.
    ***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

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    I love this idea !
    Well today I almost bought
    A la Nuit by Serge Lutens

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    Almost bought one of the UAE exclusive Guerlains. Just for the sake of owning it only.

    Haven't we all done that at some point.
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    great idea. i desperately try to fight off temptation on a daily basis. yesterday i almost (literally by 2sec) bought a 200ml chanel eau de cologne on ebay (great price!). i decided against it because, well, even though i know it smells fantastic and have used several samples i still think i have a great deal of colognes some which i use rarely some which i haven't even broke the seal (looking at you hermes eau d'orange verte concentree), it just did not warrant the purchase of yet another cologne, however extraordinary. i was so happy when the bidding was finished that i did not press the button.

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    I didn't buy a backup of Black Afgano from a BNer who listed it at a good price.

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    The other day I didn't buy Santal Majuscule.

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    Ahhh.....what a cathartic thread. An opportunity to make us all feel better to cite what we DIDN'T buy!

    For some reason, this made me think of the line in the movie "Semi-Tough" about 35 years ago with Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson. During a BS self-improvement training seminar, one lady uttered the infamous phrase to all the attendees...."I peed in my pants, and it felt good!" She then received a hearty round of applause from everyone in the room for this exclamation.

    Don't know why I thought of that.

    In any event, I didn't buy into a split of the now rare Creed Angelique Encens recently. And it felt good!

    Actually, it didn't. It felt bad. Now I won't smell as good as I otherwise would have, and having the money in my pocket doesn't relieve the misery.

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    Default Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    I almost pressed the enter tab on a bottle of Bois du Portugal, but swiftly came to my senses and closed the entire window. Close call.

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    Now I changed from buying full bottles to decants and that save a lot of money.

    I might buy the full bottle if I like that scent enough, but I found I have too many bottle already.
    ***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

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    Hello my name is ThatMakesScents and I am an ADDICT. I binge and purge promising to never do it again. At the moment I have enough bottles for 2 + years of heavy daily use. I need to use them all up or at least the majority of them before I decide which *one to re- purchase.

    I want to be a signature scent guy again

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    I lost it a little bit this month. I'm sorry, wallet.

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    yesterday I almost bid for a bottle of Louanges PG on Ebay - I managed to make sense of the fact I already have one and should perhaps wait til I've finished it!! Tho it took me all day and staying out - without my mobile - to resist! I have been going mad with perfume purchasing and although I can make it sound funny - those on this page know it can be a form of craziness.

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    Almost bought Bond's New York Oud the other day. Thankfully I passed on it, as I have way too many scents right now and want to get rid of several before even considering buying anything new. I haven't bought a bottle in over two months, and it feels great!

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    Default Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    today i almost bought a vintage l' heure bleue
    i must trust to find another occasion some day

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    Awesome, badly needed thread. I need discipline in the worst way. No close calls today, but I did take back a bottle to Marshall's. That felt good. My wife bought me a bottle at Sephora for my birthday next Thursday (don't know what).

    I need to really cut back in a serious fashion. Maybe try to lay off until Christmas. I need a goal to cut this habit back. I get way too much pleasure from retail therapy, I nickle and dime myself to death. I took an honest look at my collection and I discovered that I have not kept one single bottle that I have bought from Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshall's. That should tell me something. I buy probably three bottles per month from those places and end up selling/swapping them. I have to be losing money on these and it must be adding up.

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    I went to TJ Maxx, Macy's, Carson Pirie Scott, and I didn't buy anything. I was discouraged by a woman in black and wearing a big feather boa who was hanging around Lady Gaga's perfume.

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    Today I was trying to make a credit card just to buy perfume online, but I was realize that I have way too many perfume and I have not wear some of them frequently. The most important factor is I need to keep some money in my saving account --there is just around 1250 US Dallars left in my salary account.
    ***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

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    Today I almost bought a rosebud bottle of Mitsouko. I really shouldn't have went looking! Still fighting with myself over this one!!!!
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    Today's my Birthday, so I will get a bottle of something from my wife and sons tonight...I'm taking off tomorrow, I will have some extra cash, so I might buy something, but then again, I might not. It's nice to not really need anything. I'm really blessed.

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    Tuesday I did not buy:
    Caron Narcisse Noir Parfum
    Caron Nuit do Noel Parfum
    Fracas
    Ombre Rose Parfum

    I had minor surgery that day and was on lortab. I went online and almost just started ordering everything.

    I did order Versace Blond Parfum while "high".

    Yesterday I did not buy Boucheron (1 oz bottle at TJ's for $19.99). I carried it around for awhile but put it back.

    And I also did not buy Juicy Couture Juicy Couture. I live near the EA Warehouse outlet and they have the parfum for $50. Walk away just step away from the bottle.
    One man's trash is another man's treasure. Especially when it comes to perfumes ...

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    This week I didn't buy L'eau D'Issey Summer 2012. The original is still one of my favorites, even after all these years of sniffing, and my bottle is almost gone. I was sorely tempted to get that flanker but decided to wait until pay day, and by then it was sold out at fragrancenet. I'm glad it was gone, because I really didn't need it.

    And with my streak intact it is now about 3 months since my last fragrance purchase!

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    Today I almost bought Ouarzazate by CdG. It's such an amazing fragrance. I almost even convinced myself I "need" it.

    I'm glad I didn't buy it, as I own way too many bottles already and I'm trying to seriously, seriously cut down on the full bottle purchases.

    Baby steps...
    Sales thread here

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    In Costco today, they had lots of EDT's 1.7 oz bottles, at 49.99 dollars. So today I almost bought:

    Hypnotic Poison i have but a paltry few mls left in my bottle, and i need to replace it
    Fan Di Fendi been wanting it for a while
    Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy just because they were cheap.
    I wasn't familiar with any of the others enough to blind buy.

    I'm glad i didn't splurge now,

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    I crossed off a few from my want list after some reevaluation.

    Versace Pour Homme - I have enough sporty citrus scents, and this doesn't last, so forget it

    Some others as well, I guess they couldn't have been that important if I don't remember then.

    I have a few more to get, and I am going to back off almost completely from purchasing.
    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Edit: 2015... I've given up and given in
    Want to buy or swap: A*men Ultra Zest, Bentley Intense, Mont Blanc Legend Intense, Paco Rabanne Invictus,

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    today i almost bought bois d'orage
    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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    Default Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    Stopped myself from buying a backup bottle of Pure Malt and a vintage M7 from eBay.

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    I almost bought L'Occitane Eau des Baux but I really don't have the extra $$$ to splurge at the moment. Fragrances are consuming my mind!!
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Great work guys and gals! Way to resist temptation! I abstained this weekend as well. Felt good.

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    Default Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    bois d'orage once again was tempted only a matter of time till i crack
    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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