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    Default Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    So, I was just thinking to myself the other day. When do you guys go out and buy back up bottles. When is a fragrance so special to you that you know you have to have another bottle as back up? This idea came to be as I was smelling my original formulation of Dior Homme Sport and how much I enjoy that scent. Even though its 90% full, I am wondering if I should try to find a back up bottle or just deplete that bottle and buy the reformulated version. The problem is I don't know when that would be. But anyways, enough about me, what are your experiences with back up bottles?

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    The only back up I ever purchased so far was Gucci Pour Homme II. Great scent, decent price.

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    The only back up bottles I own are 4 of the vintage 100ml Gengis Khan

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    Back up bottles of vintage M7. Never want to run out and the price just goes up as it becomes harder to find. No need or desire to have any other back up bottles.
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    I have 2 backups of original Dior Homme, and will likely grab a couple cans of Rive Gauche before they're gone. If you really like DHS you should act fast cuz it won't be around for much longer.
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    I've got 4 3.4 oz bottles of DHI reform, and 1 vintage left. It's too amazing to ever be without. Too hard to get a bottle of since its not available at most places. Plus if they ever discontinued it I would cry.

    I've got 3 big bottles of vintage D&G ph.

    3 back ups of Chergui.

    3 bottles of Aventus.

    3 Millesime Imperial

    2 LIDGE

    And 3 Versace Dreamers

    This is the stuff I wear always and I can't be without. Might as well stock up!

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    Default Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    Money permitting, I usually have a backup bottle of my favorite frags in my collection. It makes me feel better to know that I won't run out any time soon. I also tend to buy backup bottles the moment I hear that a fragrance that I own and like has been discontinued, or when a significant reformulation has occured (such as L'artisan Voleur de Roses as a recent example).

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    Default Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    I actually went through my collection the other day and made a list of stuff that I need to stock up on before it gets discontinued or reformulated (if it hasnt already been). I am still in the process of editing though.

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    I have a backup of:

    Creed Royal English Leather
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dior Homme Sport (2008)
    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    Dirty English
    Mugler Pure Malt
    Mugler Pure Havane
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven

    I will be picking up a backup of Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche soon. And probably several other this summer...

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    1 of Vintage Zino Davidoff.
    30ml Amber Absolute.
    Seeking a backup bottle if Carven Homme.

    Primarily because these are discontinued. Though I imagine it will take some time before I use up the primary bottles, I would hate to find that they are impossible to find or impossibly expensive once I do run out.
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    I wish I could get more good bottles of vintage D&G ph. Out of about 7 bottles I've purchased, only 3 actually were still nice and fresh.

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    Out of the regular market parfums (excluding mass marketed parfums) that get rated 10 on 10 (collectively on BN / other fragrance forums) - Knize 10, few Serge Lutens, vintage Guerlains, andy Tauer LDDM, Parfum d'Nicolai's NY EDT, MPDGantier's line, exclusive's from Chanel / Dior / Parfumerie Generale to name a few - who knows which among these will b'com the next Jean Patou PH - that's discontinued & not available online / stores? or sells at a ransom ???

    & parfum houses with 1 grt or unique hit (example IMO - Or Black from Pascal Morabito - many other such examples exist)

    & any renowned parfum house's extrait's that are typically ltd editions.

    & Thierry Mugler limited editions - (even if they aren't 10/10 for many, including myself, they sell for almost double their original cost within 6-8 months of their release)

    (as fyi, Serge Lutens cuir mauresque is apparently discontinued now, however readily available online)
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    I would like to have 1500ml back up of my three favorites. This should be a lifetimes supply.

    Building up that reserve takes time.

    Why do I want that much jucie? Because I want the original to last my life, and not reformulations that lack richness and depth.
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    Dior Homme Intense.
    This is the only back up I ever purchased. I found a very good offer for a 100ml sealed box from 2009.

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    I only get back-up bottles when they are going cheap to very cheap, which usually indicates they're on their way to discontinuation.

    Though the last back-ups I bought were as a result of a typing error, when I bought two 125mm bottles of Tabarome Millesime which were mysteriously going for $67 each on a web site, while all the other similar Creeds were $167.
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    I only get back-up bottles when they are going cheap to very cheap, which usually indicates they're on their way to discontinuation.

    Though the last back-ups I bought were as a result of a typing error, when I bought two 125mm bottles of Tabarome Millesime which were mysteriously going for $67 each on a web site, while all the other similar Creeds were $167.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    I'm looking to get back ups of vintage Eau d'Hermes and Helmut Lang EdC. If the version I'm loving isn't discontinued, I never buy back ups.

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    I have back up bottles, plenty of gucci envy, Pour homme one, edition blanche, dior homme... But I just realise i will never going to use them all, so I am selling most of them. I don't want to own more then 20 bottles (100ml)

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    I own a few backup bottles of A*Men: Taste of Fragrance and just bought 100ml of Gucci PH II. It is "me in the bottle" and all girlfriends were crazy about it so I can not be without it.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
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    I have 3 Backup bottles of DHI (Original) and 1 bottle of Versace Dreamer.

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    The only backup I have is Creed Vetiver 48. Ate the moment I have about 600 ml of this juice!! Simply my favourite Creed

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    None. As I don't have a signature scent, all of my bottles will last me a lifetime?

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    As many as possibly, but honestly speaking, reasonably functional and affordable considering my current fragrance habits, 3-4 full 100 ml+ bottles and only of the few my absolute favorites in my wardrobe would largely do.

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    Millesime Imperiale x 75ml
    Fahrenheit x 50ml
    Burberry London x 100ml
    Gucci Pour Homme II x 100ml
    Rive Gauche (Tin Can) x 125ml

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    One back up Bottle of Krizia Uomo
    One back up bottle of Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men.

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    I used to have bunches, but now I'm thinning my collection and only have one small backup of Dior Homme original, and one bottle of a nice smelling batch of Millesime Imperial. When they're gone, they're gone.

    Aiming to focus on no more than 20 bottles at a given time.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
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    A friend of mine has, and I could see with my eyes, 15 bottles of YSL M7.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    A friend of mine has, and I could see with my eyes, 15 bottles of YSL M7.....
    15 Bottles could last someone a few liftetimes. He must really love the scent. Currently I don't have any back ups, but if they were ever discontinue Chanel Allure EB or VIW, I'd have to pounce on some back up bottles for sure.

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    Two back-up bottles of vintage M7 by YSL, and a used back-up bottle of Envy for Men by Gucci.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    A friend of mine has, and I could see with my eyes, 15 bottles of YSL M7.....
    Good Lord...*choke*

    I have 2 bottles of Vintage M7. The rest I can live without.

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