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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I usually go for 50 mL because I plan to keep adding to my wardrobe and don't think I'll even use it all up

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I usually buy the 3.4oz. or 100ml size. My skin eats fragrances so I tend to use more than the average person, unless it's an EDP or a powerhouse frag.
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Always 3.4oz. The smallest i own is Serge Lutens Chergui, and thats only because i couldnt find a bigger one.

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll go with the 100ml sizes. Colognes last for years, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Usually 1 oz (30ml) if available. Otherwise 50ml. It's rare that I get to finish a bottle with so many fragrance on rotation. The cost per ml argument only applies if you finish a bottle. If you don't you'd have spent more on the same fragrance than someone who bought the smaller size. Food for thought, eh?
    A nice way around this is to use at least 2 perfumes n weekdays and 3 on weekends.
    One for work, then another perfume in the afternoon/evening after work.
    On weekends, one in the morning, then another in the afternoon and finally a third in the evening.
    Spray liberally too. It'll drown out the Tempeh (I love the smell of tempeh though).
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Almost always the 100ml if it's available. It just feels right.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    The smallest full size (not mini) bottle possible, generally, since I don't tend to go through perfumes very quickly. That being said, I seem to be positively racing through my 2.5 oz Sycomore, so that one might prove the exception.
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    The smallest available size, including minis. Even one ounce is too much; half an ounce is my ideal, 10ml will work, but I do prefer a manufacturer's bottle. The only exception so far is Osmanthe Yunnan, which is so light that I use three times as much as for anything else.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Usually 1 oz (30ml) if available. Otherwise 50ml. It's rare that I get to finish a bottle with so many fragrance on rotation. The cost per ml argument only applies if you finish a bottle. If you don't you'd have spent more on the same fragrance than someone who bought the smaller size. Food for thought, eh?
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I usually buy the 3.4oz. or 100ml size. My skin eats fragrances so I tend to use more than the average person, unless it's an EDP or a powerhouse frag.
    I hear you my friend. I just cannot be a 2-3 spray guy, 2-3 sprays are lost on me and not due anosmia ( if that's a word) or olfactory fatigue, I just seem to absorb the stuff.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    100 ml only or the largest size. Looks better when u have all the same size bottles in ur collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by totaldominasian View Post
    Thanks guys. I think I'll go with the 100ml sizes. Colognes last for years, correct?
    Correct . . . protect from heat and light.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    3.4 oz if the difference is $15 or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsucker View Post
    I don't wish to have bottles lying around for years and so I buy small sizes (30-50mls) whenever possible, unless there is risk it will be discontinued.

    A large volume is not good value unless you use it all.
    very good thought..i agree
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I generally go for 100ml bottles, largely because the cost per ml is a lot less than for smaller bottles. But even with my relatively small wardrobe and with my wife sharing some of them, I've probably got enough for around 10-15 years even if I don't buy any more, which in fact I will. (And some of my favourites are doubled up too - Jicky EdP, Rive Gauche, Eau Sauvage Parfum)

    A large volume is not good value unless you use it all
    Exactly.

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    I would buy everything in 30ml if they made it for everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    3.4 oz if the difference is $15 or less.
    This.....^^^^^^

    I only own 1; 1oz bottle, 6; 1.7 oz bottles and 2; 2.5 oz bottles.

    My 1.7 oz of Aventus will definitely be fbw, if and when I ever use up. I feel as though this will be a big hit in spring and summer for me.

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    Honestly? Whatever's cheap! (following successful sampling, only occasionally buying blind).

    I currently don't have a lot of funds available to indulge my hobby but I do like like to own a variety of scents in all shapes and sizes so I tend to shop for bargains.

    I have a few 100ml bottles that I picked up for very little, such as Aspen, Paul Smith Man, Colors Uomo and Oscar for Men (all under 19, some way under!). I also have 100ml of A*Men Taste of Fragrance which was a very happily received gift, but the vast majority of my purchases are eitrher samples, 30ml, 50ml and a couple of 75ml bottles as they tend to be a lot more affordable and, like many BNers, I don't expect to empty the bottles any time soon.

    The only downside as I see it, is that the bottles often look much more impresssive in 100ml size.
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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    1-2.5oz if I like, 3.4-4.2 if I love.

    Sometimes I've bought the 1.7, only to buy the 3.4 shortly after (which is terrible money wise).

    Sometimes I buy a size to keep like Brands in the same volume/bottle size, such as 3.4's for all my Versace's.
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    I go with the smaller sizes because I feel like once I use up a bottle I will want to try something new. The better price per oz doesn't appeal to me all that much and if I really do like a scent I can just buy another bottle.

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    Default Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    50-75ml are the sweet spot for me...but I do own some 200, 125, 100 and 30ml bottles also.

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