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    Default This forum is making me spend money

    I currently have
    Aventus
    D&G The One
    D&G The One Sport
    Bleu De Chanel
    Le Male
    La Nuit
    Last night and today I ordered decants of Creed MI, Dior Homme Intense, Allure Homme Sport, Reflection Man and samples of Tobacco Vanille, Angel Men and L'eau D'Issey.
    Hopefully I will find a couple I like out of these.
    I also want a sample of SpiceBomb.

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    Yup. This forum can get expensive! Then again, I've saved a lot of money (sort of) by buying samples from The Perfumed Court, Luckyscent, Parfums Raffy, etc instead of buying bottles. I've been surprised by how many fragrances I desperately wanted to buy turned into scents I didn't need to own once I had a sample.

    Samples rock!
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Not an inexpensive hobby at all.

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    Preaching to the choir bro Nice list!

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    Default Re: This forum is making me spend money

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Yup. This forum can get expensive! Then again, I've saved a lot of money (sort of) by buying samples from The Perfumed Court, Luckyscent, Parfums Raffy, etc instead of buying bottles. I've been surprised by how many fragrances I desperately wanted to buy turned into scents I didn't need to own once I had a sample.

    Samples rock!
    I like bottles... and still in rehab
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    J'ai Fait un Reve by Majda Bekkali
    Rose d'Arabie by Armani
    Al Oudh by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Lillipur by Tiziana Terenzi
    Bois d'Iris by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Default Re: This forum is making me spend money

    No kidding. lol

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    Same I would rather own a bottle, cause if anything you can get cash back by selling decants.

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    I like to spend money on fragrances.

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    Than again, at least in my particular case and form my own limited experience (as I might have mentioned before on other threads), while still not cheap, this site has genuinely helped me save money, as opposed to having acted out/given in to/acted on/undergone etc. my fragrance hobby unsupervised and with no guidance, advice, information whatsoever.

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    If you hang around here long enough, you may have to forget buying that new car or boat in the near future.
    But when you do get it, you'll smell darn good driving or sailing around in it.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    Default Re: This forum is making me spend money

    One of the things I like about this hobby is that it can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want. Nobody every forced me to buy anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I like to spend money on fragrances.
    Same here.

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    I like the fact that I can find fragrances that I never would have known about if I didn't become a part of this forum.

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    I bought 130 bottles last year. So... yes, I am aware of the symptoms.

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    Every time I think I have found "the one", I smell another and wonder how I missed this one and so on.
    Last edited by buckjunkie; 28th March 2013 at 11:53 PM.

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    Sampling and decants are the way to go. When you have a good number of fragrances in your wardrobe, a nice 10-20 ml decant can last a loooooong time

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    Fragrance collecting is a hobby, the more the better , I also think fragrances are a great investment.

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    Hi,
    I registered myself in this forum in November 2012 and at that time I had about 10 fragrances.
    Yesterday I bought my fragrance number 350, so I start to get worried!
    I'd rather not think about the money I've ever spent.
    But at least this addiction is not harmful and gives me a great pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckjunkie View Post
    Every time I think I have found "the one", I smell another and wonder how I missed this one and so on.
    Every time I find *one* i seem to find another ten........but I enjoy them so very much.
    When we come to the other world and meet the millions of Jews who died in the camps and they ask *what have you done for us*.......I will say * I did not forget you*. Simon Wiesenthal

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    Someone pointed me to a decant shop. I just ordered 2 more samples!

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    The most money I have ever spent on has been on fragrances. This all started after joining basenotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckjunkie View Post
    every time i think i have found "the one", i smell another and wonder how i missed this one and so on.
    correctomundo!!!!
    My Starting Lineup: MI, Pure Malt, GIT, LIDGE, Clive Christian C, LaNuit, Royal Oud, Aventus, Gucci II, Tuscan Leather, Reflection Man, Midnight In Paris, Geir Ness, Pure Havane, DHI, Costume National 21, Bentley Intense, Bois du Portugal. Signature Scent: Verdon Eau de Toilett

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I like to spend money on fragrances.
    Me too. I just wish I had slightly more of it.

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    same here.... like this hobby, trying to be wise, no harm on my family budget. and yes!!! samples and decants and second hand bottles are great and can save you a lot.
    ďArenít you a little short for a stormtrooper?Ē

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    We all have this issue. I racked up 40+ niche and designer in a year

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    It is good to spend money on fragrances. It is good for the economy of the countries that produce the perfumes. It creates jobs. And it makes you a better person, because the charm of smelling good is undeniable.

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    I think it's safe to say it happens to all of us.

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    Welcome to the club.

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