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    Default you girls were right

    When I first signed up for Basenotes and got into wearable fragrances, I was getting excited and trying all sorts of stuff. I was impatient and blind bought and bought things I ended up not loving.
    Soon enough I wanted to get my wife something nice to wear.

    I posted a thread asking if getting an ex's sig frag was okay, to which the response was a resounding "no." I hadn't dated that gf for long, I liked the frag a lot, and I went and bought it. I told my wife about how I discovered the frag and she was ok with it because it wasn't anyone serious and she then had a collection of 2.

    A few months later and 2 things happened.
    1. She has had the chance to refine her taste and now she primarily wears Hermes Toit or Mediterranee.
    2. I was wearing it myself one day since my wife stopped and it triggered an olfactive memory.

    When I got off work I took some pictures and posted the frag on Ebay. My wife saw me and asked why. I told her and she said ok, she didn't like it anymore anyway.

    So here I am posting a thread to admit I was wrong and that you, collectively as female basenoters, were right.

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    Default Re: you girls were right

    Just to clarify: are you saying that you were wrong to buy an ex's signature fragrance because it triggered an olfactive memory? Or, is it because both you and your wife eventually came to dislike it and it was a waste of $, juice?

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    Default Re: you girls were right

    Life is like that, we all (hopefully) learn from our mistakes. Good for you for putting the bottle up for sale.


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    Nosebud.....Haven't you learned by now? The girls are always right. At least that's what my wife says....

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    lol ahhh well, live and learn.

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    Default Re: you girls were right

    Quote Originally Posted by Curly11 View Post
    Just to clarify: are you saying that you were wrong to buy an ex's signature fragrance because it triggered an olfactive memory? Or, is it because both you and your wife eventually came to dislike it and it was a waste of $, juice?
    haha take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    haha take your pick.
    What took you so long to learn that? Women are always right!

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    Hee! Yeah, funny how smells really can throw you. I've spent too much time on these forums, and now even looking at the name of a fragrance can trigger a long dead memory.
    [I]"Embrace those things which give you pleasure, after all, there is so much mediocrity to endure elsewhere."[/I] -- [URL="http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?p=1496120#post1496120"]Inselaffe[/URL]

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    Hehe, i think twice now before wearing my favourites, i dont like to mess some nice scent with bad events, then it spoils it! And i cant wear it anymore! This happened with Carnal Flower:-) tester, so i have noooo wish at all to remember that day, nor the mood of that day,and i cant escape it!

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    The DH told me that he did not want me to wear Eternity because he had a girlfriend who used to wear it before we dated. It's good that I don't like Eternity that much anyway.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: you girls were right

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Nosebud.....Haven't you learned by now? The girls are always right. At least that's what my wife says....
    Oh, it's only about 88% of the time. Give yourself that 12% credit you're due.

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    LOL....Thanks dear!

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    That's all part of the fragrance journey, Nosebud.

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