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    Default 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    I don't want to get into the exact fragrances. I just want to know what you guys/gals would rather have.

    I can get a bottle for $130 that imo is an 8/10

    OR

    I can get 3 bottles for about $95 and each of those bottles are about 6.75/10 each.


    Its hard because I really like all the cheaper fragrances BUT if I had to have one fragrance out of all, it would be the 8/10 fragrance.

    So which option should I go for?

    I feel like it is kind of like this.
    Would I rather have a Ferrari or a Ford F-150, a BMW M5, and a Corvette.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    My vote for the 3 cheaper ones. If the other one were a 10, I'd go for the it, but 8 vs 6.75 doesn't seem worth it.

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    Lifes too short for 8 or less out of 10 fragrances. Save your money and get your holy grail

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    How about you test drive the Ferrari, Ford and BMW then decide?

    Get samples. Cheap!

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    ...I really like all the cheaper fragrances BUT if I had to have one fragrance out of all, it would be the 8/10 fragrance.

    Sounds to me like you already know which option you prefer!

    I vote for getting the one you like best. Quality over quantity.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Yes. Quality over quantity. After you collect a few you'll thank yourself.

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    I wouldn't buy a frag that is under an 8, unless I picked it up super cheap. In other words, if it's less than an 8, in my way of rating frags, it's got a clear flaw. So why should I buy it, since I've got plenty to wear already that are 8 or better? Does it fill a niche in my rotation? That might be a reason to buy it but not for that kind of money. I've always found a much cheaper alternative for what I'm seeking.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    I used to think that purchasing several cheaper bottles was best. But then I noticed that I was not using much of the juice from those cheaper ones. I say buy one good quality fragrance that you will actually love and wear. It does make a big difference.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Get the 8 - that's the one you really want. Why get a gaggle of mediocre cheapos? You don't have a tiny wardrobe. If I were you I wouldn't add anything you don't really like at this point.
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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    The $130 that in your opinion is an 8/10

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    I always opt for quality over quantity. Well except for when I can have a quantity of quality.
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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    In my opinion, get the expensive one that you really like rather than the cheap ones you sort-of like.

    Me? I wouldn't have anything under a 7 or 8 (in my eyes) in my collection.

    Keep in mind cologne is a long term investment. If you have more than one or two colognes, chances are that this next one you buy could last you 3 or 4 years. An extra $40 over 4 years isn't a lot of money.

    Which would you rather have over the next 4 years?

    3 bottles that you don't really use very much or one bottle that you love so much you will enjoy using down to the very last drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    I used to think that purchasing several cheaper bottles was best. But then I noticed that I was not using much of the juice from those cheaper ones. I say buy one good quality fragrance that you will actually love and wear. It does make a big difference.
    Totally. I'd easily sell 2-5 of my average bottles for 1 amazing bottle.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Unless you're a collector of mediocre stuff, always go for quality. Buy more of frags you love, less of those you simply like. If you're curious about many scents, just spend the $130 on a boatload of samples.
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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    I'd chose quality over quantity every time.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Get the 8! I have got a couple of cheapies I bought blind and now I hardly use them. They get used for sleep or workout! 1 is being used as car spray. I should have saved that money and got me something great even if it was just a 30ml or 50ml.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    I'd get the 8/10 as well.

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    I have owned all of the fragrances I am looking to buy but no longer have any of them. They are all in my top 20 fragrances of all time so they are all quality.

    I am still looking for my holy grail. My holy grail would be a 10/10. 8/10 is probably the highest score I have given any fragrance I have smelled and tested. I guess my ratings are a little tougher than some.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    I go for quallity over quantity unless the quality ignores children being raped in showers. Considering your avatar that's not a problem for you so you should go for the go for the 8/10.

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    The real question is: How do you decide if something is FBW?

    6.75/10 is a purchase I'd regret, regardless of price. It's the sort of scent I'd like but wouldn't be excited to wear, which means I wouldn't wear it often enough to make it worth buying unless it was the only scent I owned. And, if it was the only scent I owned, I'd end up searching for something better, which means I'd end up eventually buying the 8/10 scent too. The 6.75/10 sent is a waste of money.

    In school, a grade under 75% is pretty poor. I don't know why it wouldn't be poor for a fragrance as well.

    For me:
    10/10 = BUY! "JACKPOT!"
    9/10 = Buy. "This is great!"
    8/10 = Maybe. "When would I REALLY want to wear this instead of something I already own?"
    7/10 or less = Pass. "Please brain, don't trick me into buying this."

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I go for quallity over quantity unless the quality ignores children being raped in showers. Considering your avatar that's not a problem for you so you should go for the go for the 8/10.
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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Of the two choices, I'd rather have the 8/10. However, for me $130 is a lot to spend for a fragrance that is "only" 8/10. It is very common that our love for a particular fragrance is at its highest when you first acquire it. There is a good chance that over time your 8/10 scent will become a 6/10 scent, and you'll end up selling it. Unless this scent is really versatile and will get a lot of use, I'd limit my purchases to 9's & 10's...

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Wait for a 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I go for quallity over quantity unless the quality ignores children being raped in showers. Considering your avatar that's not a problem for you so you should go for the go for the 8/10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I go for quallity over quantity unless the quality ignores children being raped in showers. Considering your avatar that's not a problem for you so you should go for the go for the 8/10.
    Let me guess. You had some bad experiences as a child??? The whole situation must have hit you close to home.

    Can you please stop trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Wait for a 9.
    Maybe I will have to do some more sampling because I have been searching for many many years for that 9 or 10 without success.

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    get the 8 sidenote ( WOULD IT BE REALLY WEIRD IF HE's ACTUALLY THE GUY IN THE PICTURE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpicyPepper View Post
    get the 8 sidenote ( WOULD IT BE REALLY WEIRD IF HE's ACTUALLY THE GUY IN THE PICTURE)
    Thank you for the compliment but Joseph Vincent Paterno (the guy in the picture) passed away in January of this year. To accomplish what this man has in his lifetime would be a million times beyond what I would dream about as being successful (regardless of the opinion of some people these days).

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    If you already own a few bottles that fit multiple occasions, then definitely go for the one quality frag.

    But if you are just getting started, I could see a reason to buy the 3 for variety.

    EDIT: I see that you already have quite a lot of frags in your wardrobe. Definitely go for the 8/10, then. I don't see any reason to accumulate a bunch of lesser frags if you already have that many.
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    Default Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    I go for quallity over quantity unless the quality ignores children being raped in showers. Considering your avatar that's not a problem for you so you should go for the go for the 8/10.
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