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    Default Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    I only have 29 fragrances (and counting) and I enjoy all of them and love a few, yet I alternate so much that I highly doubt that I will be able to ever finish these bottles off. All of my fragrances are at minimum 95% full, therefore I see no need for back-ups.

    I see some of you with 2,3 and 4 back up bottles of 3-4 different fragrances and some of you have massive collections.

    So I ask you guys, do you get these backups because you actually love and wear them a lot and you're scared they may be discontinued and you won't have any more, or are you just getting back ups for the sake of having backups???

  2. #32

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    No backups, but I should probably go and get those bottles of Gucci Pour Homme II at the local fragrance store before they disappear. It's a lovely scent and unlike most people, I get no longevity issues with it at all.

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    Default Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    **duplicate post**
    Last edited by kbe; 24th October 2012 at 03:20 AM.
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    Pure Malt
    30ml GIT

    Thinking about getting more Amber Absolute. However, I'm concerned it may not be perfect by the time I get to it. I still have about 60ml of AA already.

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    One or multiple backups of these and a few others, vintage = *

    Antidote
    Aramis
    B*Men
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Chanel pour Monsieur*
    Capucci pour Homme
    Dirty English
    Dunhill Edition
    Egoiste
    Geir
    Givenchy Gentleman*
    Havana*
    Havana Reserva
    Heritage
    Bombay Sapphire Infusion
    John Varvatos
    L'Anarchiste
    M7*
    M7 Fresh*
    Mackie for Men
    Mugler Cologne
    Parfum d'Homme*
    PDN New York
    Quorum
    R de Capucci
    Salvador Dali pour Homme
    Stardust for Men
    The Third Man
    Tuscany*
    Ungaro I
    Ungaro II
    Ungaro III
    Guerlain Vetiver 1961
    Witness
    Yatagan*
    Zino Davidoff*
    Last edited by kbe; 24th October 2012 at 01:19 PM.
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  6. #36

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    Meh, I started collecting backups before I realized that a) I'll die before I'll finish any of them, and b) there's always something different, whether it be new, old, or simply overlooked. The only thing I think I'll get a backup of is Ormonde Man, and that's only because they only come in 50ml bottles. Over this past weekend, I sold my service DHI, and two June 2010 (gasp!) bottles of DHI on ebay. My only regret is that I sold them so low. I am still getting messages with people offering around $200 a bottle.

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    Sometimes I think I might be obsessed, then I read threads like this and realize that I'm still reasonably sane.

  8. #38

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    Two bottles of Knize Ten.

  9. #39

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    Latest one is Habit Rouge EDP Vintage - there's not much left out there!

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    Creed Vetiver 1948 - (Lots)
    Creed Selection Verte (2)
    Creed Citrus Bigarrade (2)
    Creed Santal Imperial (1)
    Creed Cypres Musc (1)
    Creed Pure White Cologne (1 split)
    Creed Windsor (1 split)
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (1)
    Last edited by RedRaider430; 24th October 2012 at 05:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    Buttloads.

    One or more backups of:

    vintage M7
    vintage Dior Homme
    vintage Rive Gauche PHl
    vintage PdN New York
    vintage Egoiste
    vintage Chanel Pour Homme
    vintage Aramis
    Ambre Sultan
    vintage Jocky Club

    and stocks of vintage Guerlains

    1200 ml of vintage Habit Rouge EdC
    8 bottles vintage Habit Rouge EdT
    4 bottles vintage Habit Rouge EdP
    5 bottles vintage Shalimar PdT
    24 oz vintage Shalimar EdC
    3 bottles vintage Shalimar parfum
    a few Mitsoukos

    probably others I'm not thinking of,
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  12. #42

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    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    YSL Kouros ('vintage')
    Givenchy Gentleman ('vintage')
    Last edited by StewartGallacher; 13th March 2013 at 08:31 AM.

  13. #43

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    Mine are all open (I check authenticity as soon as I get them).
    YSL - L'Homme
    Boss Bottled

    I had 2 bottles of Dunhill Desire, but realized it wasn't as great as I thought. Ended up returning one.

  14. #44

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    My gift today was well received but now I have to buy another backup!
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Poison by Christian Dior

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    1 x 50 ml of M7 (vintage)
    1 x 50 ml of M7 Fresh (vintage)
    1 x 100 ml of Gucci pour Homme (2003)
    1 x 50 ml and 1 x 150 ml of Dior Homme (2005)
    1 x 100 ml Pure Shot
    1 x 100 ml Carbone de Balmain
    1 x 50 ml Tuscan Leather
    1 x 100 ml Terre d'Hermes EdT

  16. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    No backups. I live on the edge, man!
    Same!

  17. #47

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    So I ask you guys, do you get these backups because you actually love and wear them a lot and you're scared they may be discontinued and you won't have any more, or are you just getting back ups for the sake of having backups???
    Yes, yes (already are in some cases), yes and yes.
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    I don't keep many backups, but do have a few of Giorgio of Beverly Hills (vintage) and Terre d'Hermes. I wish I had those 8 Cuiron backups ezink has as those apart from smelling incredible are worth a small fortune... Alas I have just the one. :-(
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

  19. #49

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    Sous le Vent (Guerlain)
    Attrape Coeur (Guerlain)
    Philtre d'Amour (Guerlain)
    Vetiver Pour Elle (Guerlain)
    L'Heure Bleue (Guerlain)
    Apres l'Ondée (Guerlain)
    Shalimar (Guerlain)
    Derby (Guerlain)
    Habit Rouge (Guerlain)
    New York (Parfums de Nicolai)
    Tiffany for Men
    Maxims Pour Homme



    There are others but these are the main ones, especially Sous le Vent & Tiffany for Men. Some are already discontinued, most have already suffered at the hands of the EU/IFRA hatchet job so you're late to the party and if they haven't already they will soon because of their ingredients.

    If you know what you like and want to be able to wear it in the future then my recommendation would be to check on the potential for reformulation (there are plenty of threads about IFRA) and if it is at risk then consider backing up because (a) the version you buy in the future will be at best a pale imitation of what you now know and love, and at worst an insult to your intelligence and (b) it will also cost more (just to add insult to injury), because prices do not go down

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    1x Dior Homme Vintage (100ml)
    1x Pure Malt (100ml)

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    I went crazy with the backup thing for a while and, like others, realized that I had more than enough. Almost all of my backup materiel (spelling is correct) comes in the form of bath and body products, because that's mostly what I use and the b&b products tend to get discontinued before the edt does.

    Amouage Reflection Man
    Bulgari Blu
    Bulgari The Vert
    Bulgari The Blanc
    Bulgari Pour Homme
    Burberry Brit
    Cartier Must Pour Homme
    Cartier Santos (all of it vintage)
    Cartier Santos Eau de Sport
    Cerruti Si
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Ferragamo Tuscan Soul
    Gaultier 2
    Givenchy Pi
    Gucci Pour Homme (vintage)
    Gucci Pour Homme 2003
    Hermes Eau de Cologne (vintage)
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte
    Hermes Voyage
    Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Tom Ford for Men
    Currently wearing: Eau de Cologne by Chanel

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    Jazz vintage 2 3.4 fl oz bottles and 4 1.7 fl oz bottles
    Tuscany Uomo vintage 3 3.4 fl oz bottles
    Gianfranco Ferrè 3 3.4 fl bottles
    Equipage 1 big bottle
    Rocabar 1 big bottle
    Tsar 3 big bottles
    Quorum 3 big bottles
    Aventus 1 bottle
    lalique White 2 medium bottles
    Red by Giorgio beverly Hills
    Habit rouge ! big bottle
    Xerious Rouge vintage two biggies
    Versailles PH 2 biggies
    Halston 1 12 three very small bottles
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    Default Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Buttloads.

    One or more backups of:

    vintage M7
    vintage Dior Homme
    vintage Rive Gauche PHl
    vintage PdN New York
    vintage Egoiste
    vintage Chanel Pour Homme
    vintage Aramis
    Ambre Sultan
    vintage Jocky Club

    and stocks of vintage Guerlains

    1200 ml of vintage Habit Rouge EdC
    8 bottles vintage Habit Rouge EdT
    4 bottles vintage Habit Rouge EdP
    5 bottles vintage Shalimar PdT
    24 oz vintage Shalimar EdC
    3 bottles vintage Shalimar parfum
    a few Mitsoukos

    probably others I'm not thinking of,
    Thats not back ups, thats a "hoard" lol. One i would give my right arm for (and several other lesser needed organs) all those fabulous Guerlains. I am so jealous

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    5 x Apres L'Ondee
    2x Dior Homme Intense batch no 2Q01 (March 2012) 150 ml bottles
    1 x Dior Homme Intense from January 2011 100 ml bottle
    2 x L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea For Two
    1 x Pancaldi
    I wasn't going to reply on this thread, as i didn't think I had any, but writing it down makes it look hoarderish. I sell decants though, these won't last long

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    3 x 30ml, 3 x 60ml, 2 x 50ml vintage Giorgio for Men
    3x 30ml (including one original spray mechanism), 2 x 60ml and several minis Gucci Nobile
    2 x 60ml, 3 x 120ml plus many minis Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    1 x 100ml vintage Third Man
    1 x 30ml Creed MI
    1 x 30ml Creed Green Valley
    1 x 75ml Creed Baie de Genievre
    1 x 50ml vintage Xeryus
    1 x 100ml Dirty English
    1 x 50ml Azzaro PH
    3 x 15ml Polo Crest
    Last edited by Profumo Saggio; 24th October 2012 at 07:09 PM.
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  25. #55

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    Loving this thread - some amazing 'Back Up' collections here
    Last edited by Dailey; 7th January 2013 at 09:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    8 bottles of the lovely, long gone Indian Vetiver by Bath&Body Works.
    5 bottles of my dearest Nicole Farhi Homme.
    4 bottles of Kenzo's Air Intense.
    3 remaining big bottles of my beloved, now extinct Herbissimo Bambú (I bought like a dozen just before it vanished from the shelves).
    A couple of backups each for Davidoff's Good Life, Lacroix's Tumulte, Celine's Fever and Yves Rocher's Kiwi.
    Also, replacements for Matsushima's Very Male, Givenchy's Greenergy and Gucci's Rush.

    I think that's it.
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Homme by Prada

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    3 x 75ml of Creed Green Valley, purely because it has been discontinued and I love the stuff.

    Should be enough to last me until the old toes turn up.
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  28. #58

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    Just one: YSL Kouros in the 3.4 OZ bottle. It's actually not a back-up...I sold my main bottle, but I kept this one tucked away for sentimental reasons (my wife and kids bought it for me and it was my main scent when we were dating). Don't know if I'll ever open it.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

  29. #59

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    I've had to add Rive Gauche 125ml (Tin Can) and Gucci Pour Homme II to my 'Back Up' Collection, so now I have:

    Fahrenheit x 50ml
    Burberry London x 100ml
    Pure Havane x 100ml
    Pure Malt x 100ml
    Gucci Pour Homme II x 100ml
    Rive Gauche x 125ml

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    I have one backup bottle of Pure Havane, which I doubt I'll ever get into considering how many bottles I've acquired this year. Might give it to my brother.

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