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    Default Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    I have a few stored/unopened bottles that I purchased just in case the unimaginable happened and they were discontinued

    So I am currently hoarding the following: These will not be touched for at least the next 12-18 months.

    Burberry London EDT x 100ml
    Fahrenheit EDT x 50ml
    Pure Havane EDT x 100ml
    2 x Pure Malt EDT x 100ml

    Anybody else got some 'Back up's tucked away?

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    Allure homme edition blanche 100 ml
    Gucci pour homme (2003) 2*100 ml
    NR for him 100 ml

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    8 bottles of Helmut Lang Cuiron
    3 bottles of Knize Ten
    3 bottles of Eau Sauvage Cuir Fraicheur

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezink View Post
    8 bottles of Helmut Lang Cuiron
    3 bottles of Knize Ten
    3 bottles of Eau Sauvage Cuir Fraicheur
    Haha you're loving the Helmut Lang Cuiron then

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    4x100ml EDT Spray Bottles of Gengis Khan

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    I have too many backups to count, but I am using one of my backups as a gift today for a friend.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    3xLe Male

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    4x100ml EDT Spray Bottles of Gengis Khan
    I remember reading some old threads where you mentioned not being able to get hold of this. I've never tried it myself.

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    50ml Dior Homme Intense
    50ml Fahrenheit
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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    Unopened backups:
    Helmut Lang Cuiron 50ml
    Vintage M7 50ml (to back up an open 50ml of vintage and a nearly full 100ml of the reformulation)
    Chanel Antaeus 100ml
    Gendarme V 2oz
    Gendarme 4oz
    Quorum 100ml
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere 100ml
    Oscar for Men 100ml (found it very cheap and doubled up)
    Sung Homme 100ml

    Just busted into my backup 100ml of YSL Kouros
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    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

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    Houbigant Ambergris - not counting
    Armani by Armani - two 100ml bottles, (using one)
    Sherrer by Jean Louis Sherrer
    Sherrer 2 by Jean Louis Sherrer
    Arpege Lanvin

    Ooodles more but these were specifically bought as back ups fairly recently.
    I often keep more than one if it is a different formulation or bottle style or box style or for no reason at all...lol
    Currently wearing: Montecristo by Masque

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    Norma Kamali Incense (sealed)
    Leonard Pour Homme (2)
    Shiseido Basala (2)
    Guerlain Vetiver Sport (2)
    Paloma Picasso Minotaure (2)
    Davidoff Zino
    Aramis 900 (vintage)

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    2x 3.4 oz By Man by D&G
    2x 1.7 oz By Man by D&G

    2x Pure Malt
    2x Pure Havanne
    2x Pure Leather
    2x L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

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    Don't have any backups yet, but if I were to stock up on something right now, I'd get a couple bottles of GPH2 before it gets too hard to find, and I'd like to get some backup of GIT and my Z01 batch of Aventus.

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    5 X 100ml L'Artisan Iris Pallida
    1 X 100ml Halston EDC
    1 X 50 ml Cuir by Lancome

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    2 x Pure Havane
    2 x Pure Malt
    2x Gucci Pour Homme II

    Going to be buying an extra bottle of Dior Homme Sport (2008), and Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche soon.

    And I think I am going to by a 250ml bottle of Creed Spice and Wood very soon... I hope... I just need to bring myself to pull the trigger -- not for a lack of love, but that pricetag... jeez.

    I have been trying to track down an unopened bottle of Creed Royal English Leather for a backup... but can't seem to find one just yet...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    I just visited the coveted back-ups yesterday and to my dismay... 4 had leaking issues. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    Three were from overseas and were tightly bubble wrapped. They were so nicely wrapped that I decided to leave 'em be when I received them a couple summers ago. WRONG. The problem was that the vendor had taken the nozzle off the stem and duct taped the stem opening. The vendor did not warn me they had done this. I really dont know why they did this, doesn't make any sense to me... no other vendors have ever done such a thing. Anyway, laying them on their sides evidently sealed their fates and I'd imagine slow leaking occurred. 2/3's of the juice evap'd!

    BIG LESSON(s) LEARNED: 1) Unwrap everything you get down to the bottle OR cellophane; 2) Do not lay a frag down on its side for storage; 3) No matter how strong you think the frag is, if you can smell it 'about', you better check throroughly for leaks.
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    Default Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
    I just visited the coveted back-ups yesterday and to my dismay... 4 had leaking issues. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    Three were from overseas and were tightly bubble wrapped. They were so nicely wrapped that I decided to leave 'em be when I received them a couple summers ago. WRONG. The problem was that the vendor had taken the nozzle off the stem and duct taped the stem opening. The vendor did not warn me they had done this. I really dont know why they did this, doesn't make any sense to me... no other vendors have ever done such a thing. Anyway, laying them on their sides evidently sealed their fates and I'd imagine slow leaking occurred. 2/3's of the juice evap'd!

    BIG LESSON(s) LEARNED: 1) Unwrap everything you get down to the bottle OR cellophane; 2) Do not lay a frag down on its side for storage; 3) No matter how strong you think the frag is, if you can smell it 'about', you better check throroughly for leaks.
    That is heartbreaking! Sorry to hear!
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    2 x 50ml/1.6oz Vintage M7 by YSL

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    Planning to get a back up of Spiritueuse Double Vanille and trying to look for a used vintage bottle I think having a back up is great if you 100% know that you are going to get another bottle once your done with it. Since the prices of fragrances usually goes up... for example Creeds Inflation sucks Zzzzz

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    No backups. I live on the edge, man!

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    x2 Pure Malt
    x2 Pure Havane
    x2 Dior Homme (x1 being vintage)
    x1 Pure Coffee
    x1 Coconut Lime Verbena
    x1 Michael Kors for Men
    x1 Dirty English
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    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Pure Malt
    Pure Coffee
    Pure Havane
    L'instant de guerlain Extreme

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    x1 Dior Homme Intense 100ml
    x1 Pure Malt
    x1 L'Instant Extreme

    Looking to buy a backup of Gucci Pour Homme II and Aventus
    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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    M7 vintage. And I have several bottles of Dior Homme, and its vintage variations, in my collection. So that's kind of a back-up strategy. Any time I buy a very large bottle I consider it a back-up strategy. Any Creed flacons, for example - so large, you're well backed-up, unless you frequently drench yourself in it.

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    Two back up bottles of Dior Homme Intense.

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    200ml Sycomore
    250ml Leather Oud
    Tea for two
    By Man & a few of the minis
    PDN New York
    2x Anteaus
    LIDGE
    MKK
    Habit Rouge Edt
    Habit Rouge Edp
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    and many more niches up for split...

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    I have a 100 mL bottle of vintage Fahrenheit and a 50 mL bottle of the current formulation.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Although I don't have a source, there was someone who said they spoke with a TM rep and they said PM will be staying, and PH will be discontinued (again?).

    Anyway, I'm too new to have any back up bottles of stuff.

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (125ml x 2)
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense (60ml x 2)
    Kouros Tattoo
    Kouros Cologne Sport
    Dior Homme Intense (original)
    Dior Homme (original)
    Givenchy Insense x 5 (2 x 100ml & 3 x 30ml)
    Essenza Di Zegna Intense

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