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    Back up bottles might be used for brands that reformulate often, signature scents you don't want to lose, scents that are about to be discontinued or produced in few amounts, and of course classic/vintages with great value.
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    When: When you find it for a really good deal.
    Why: Because I can't justify any other reason to buy a backup.
    How many: 0-1

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    So far I only own a Egoiste Backup. But will definitely get more of the stuff I love as a backup.

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    I have quite a few back-up bottles, but I never buy more than one of any particular fragrance since my collection is so large. I buy them when I can get a great deal or when they are being discontinued. I don't back-up everything either, only my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    I have quite a few back-up bottles, but I never buy more than one of any particular fragrance since my collection is so large. I buy them when I can get a great deal or when they are being discontinued. I don't back-up everything either, only my favorites.
    I do a similar thing. If I get amazing deal, I buy something and store I away for another time. Bought MI last week on a great deal, it has gone into storage as I have enough open frags to last meat the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noseferatu View Post
    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.
    15 bottles is enough to last a decade, but a lifetime?

    The biggest reason to back up now is because we never know when there will be a reformulation.
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    Never. Life's way too short to obsess over such trivial matters.
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    only back up on my favs

    don't like reformulation or discontinued on the frags that i love

    back up bottles that i have are

    sycamore, leather oud, musc tonkin and pdn new york
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Never. Life's way too short to obsess over such trivial matters.

    You're totally right about that - but at times I've gotten caught up in the moment of saying "OH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH HAVE TO HAVE A BACK UP" without good logic behind it...then end up never using the first bottle I've gotten better at this.

    I did go for backup on vintage Dior Homme since it's discontinued... that on I don't regret.

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

    I'll consider getting a backup if my first one was a small (< 5 mL) or medium (7-8 mL) mini, or a decant of any size, because I know that they can evaporate over the years. I find it almost impossible to predict which decants will evaporate, even among those from the same source. Still, I'll just backup a decant with another decant if I can't find a bottle under 30 mL available, because even if I love the stuff I still don't want 50 mL.

    That being said, I have a few commercial 15 mL spray minis that I bought two of because I was convinced at the time that they'd be my all-time favorite and I was used to buying 30 mL bottles.

    I frankly have too long of a rotation lineup, so over the years, I've gotten less and less attached to some of my "favorite" scents. Even if everything I own FBs or decants of gets discontinued, I have enough interesting vials that are just begging for me to buy a FB of, that I'd replace FBs with those. Many are niche and (hopefully) less prone to reformulation or discontinuation.

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    I only have backups for three:

    Rive Gauche PH - 2 backups of the tin can because I love it, it's inexpensive and they are not making it anymore.
    Tuscany per uomo - 1 backup bottle of the original formula. Awesome stuff
    Fahrenheit - 1 backup just because I love it, and my wife got me a gift set for Christmas

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    Never. No point. None.
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    aramis bermuda tonic. minotaure. issey miyake and prada

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Never. No point. None.
    There is when you have MPG's distribution record - you might never see them again.. So backed up Santal Noble and Grain de Plaisir a few years ago.

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    I would love a backup of Gucci Envy so I feel like I could actually use it. That and more Tribute. That might be it.

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    Vintage bottles of:
    • Antaeus 1
    • Macassar (4 vintage, 1 reformulated)
    • Eau de Rochas ph 6
    • Envy for men 3
    • Ungaro III 1
    • DHI 2



    Kouros Fraicheur 2
    Boss Spirit 2
    Gucci Nobile 1

    Because i love their smell and my tastes are quite permanent. And i hate the idea that i'd run off something (not just fragrances.). In fact i get nearly physically sick just by thinking of such scenario.
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    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)

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    I get back-ups of stuff that I love and that it's not particularly easy to find.


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    Had a backup bottle of Il Profumo - Musc Bleu, unfortunately switched the opened bottle for Rancé - Josephine. That turned out to be a disapointment since the Rancé bottle had been stored without care and therefore had turned from green flowers to glue.

    When/if my interest in sampling fragrances fade or at least settles into normal proportions I will invest in backups of my most beloved fragrances. Or at least that is what I'd wish - I'll have to save some money to be able to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Never. No point. None.
    Let's say hypothertically speaking that Gucci Pour Homme were your favourite fragrance of all time and you knew it was soon to be discontinued and you could still get 100ml for circa £50.00, would the fact that your options now that it actually is discontinued are a.) Go without your favourite fragrance of all time or b.) have to pay > £100 for that same bottle, would you then see more point?

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    I have a 100ml backup of the reformulated Dior Homme Intense and a 50ml bottle of the vintage juice. 3 bottles total. I have backups because it is my #1 all time favorite scent and I will never be without it. If it ever reaches the verge of discontinuation, I will most definitely pick up another 2-3 bottles.

    1 100ml backup of Gucci Pour Homme II due to the recent rumors of it being discontinued and plus I love this one to death also.

    1 100ml backup of Pure Malt just due to the fact that you never know when it may become scarce again. It was a blind buy and I couldn't resist but to pick up 2 bottles while I had the chance.

    I have 2 100ml bottles of Gucci Envy, one I bought and the other was a gift. Either way, it is rare enough to warrant keeping both bottles.

    I plan on buying backups of LIDGE, Rive Gauche (tin can), Gucci Pour Homme I and M7 vintage if I can find them for under $100.
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    2 bottles of 100ml of Tea for Two for me and mom. She is so hooked on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    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!
    Those bottles of vintage D&G Pour Homme are the most important bottles in your list IMHO....

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    Jazz YSL vintage 2 big bottles and 2 small ones
    Tuscany per uomo vintage 5 big bottles
    Eau savage extreme 2 big bottles
    SL Borneo 2 x 50 ml bottles
    Gucci ph II 4 big bottles
    Davidoff silver shadow 4 50 ml bottles
    Costume National Scent intense 1 big bottle and a 50 ml one
    Gianfranco Ferrè uomo 3 big bottles
    jean Desprez Versailles 2 big bottles
    Red for men 2 big bottles
    Fendi Uomo 2 big bottles
    several others I can't remember!

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    well...2 big bottles of M7 vintage, 2 big bottles of GrigioPerla essence...
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    I have 3 back-up bottles of the 4 oz. Creed Aventus Z01 Batch. I paid $275 for each bottle.

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    I'd be broke if I had to have 'back up bottles' for everything. Ridiculous idea.

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    Got a couple, scents that I enjoy a lot but that have been discontinued or reformulated. Also tempted to pick something up if I see it for a really good price at times (mostly resisting the urge though).

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    Thinking about backups of GPH2, DHI, and LIDGE.
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    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Dior Homme (vintage)
    Pure Malt

    The Dior because I much prefer the original pre reformulation, Pure Malt because I bought into the hype on re-issue so bought two to avoid searching high and low for an over priced replacement in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    Let's say hypothertically speaking that Gucci Pour Homme were your favourite fragrance of all time and you knew it was soon to be discontinued and you could still get 100ml for circa £50.00, would the fact that your options now that it actually is discontinued are a.) Go without your favourite fragrance of all time or b.) have to pay > £100 for that same bottle, would you then see more point?
    No - i'd see it as an opportunity to find something else to love.
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    When you love a frag, that's it. Gucci Envy for men, I have two bottles, would buy one more and will buy if I bump into it somewhere.
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