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    Default Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    I must be losing my mind. The other day I dumped Lapidus Pour Homme because I wasn't impressed by it. i've been regretting it ever since.

    I've tried it several times but I didn't stick with it. Today I was missing it and ordered another bottle. It will probably sit unused in my closet but at least I have it if I ever want to try it again. Right ?

    I think the Montale thread about potency being lost convinced me to give LH another try. Also Amouage has been watering down their juice. Two of my fav juices no longer....yikes.

    I also ordered Bogart Pour Homme.

    I'd love to find a cheapie that works for me. It seems like many people are disappointed with several of their higher priced purchases.

    Have any of you ditched a fragrance then re purchased it and why ?

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    Has never happened to me.

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    Not me either - I'm far too stubborn

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    So far, didn't happen in my case. Usually, once I own or consider owning a fragrance, my opinion about it is pretty much consistent and unchanged, hardly ever changing once I like it.

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    Yes, my ex-girlfriend
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Not yet.

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Never.

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    Oh, I can't count how many times. I'm fickle when it comes to material things. It's just stuff. I just re-purchased Penhaligon's Sartorial today. I sell, swap, buy 'em again. The wheels go around and around.
    Currently wearing: Invictus by Paco Rabanne

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Oh, I can't count how many times. I'm fickle when it comes to material things. It's just stuff. I just re-purchased Penhaligon's Sartorial today. I sell, swap, buy 'em again. The wheels go around and around.
    Finally another SICKO like myself But WHY do you do it ?

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    No. When I dump a fragrance, I do it for a reason. And I remember that reason when I'm tempted to buy it again.

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Yes. I dumped reformulated Fahrenheit, only to pick up vintage Fahrenheit. Sometimes, it's worth picking up the vintage formulas.

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    That's so funny! The next two frags on my pickup list are Lapidus PH and Bogart PH! Macho powerhouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Yes, my ex-girlfriend
    LOL...

    I'll never dump the parfums I own, each one's bought after enough time spent on procuring samples & testing...
    Currently wearing: Ho Hang by Balenciaga

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    Yes, Yatagan and Le Troisieme Homme, at least. I never sold Habit Rouge but I had a decant from a generous friend that I had to live with (the frag, not the friend) for a year before I appreciated it. Now I love it and own a bottle. I often reject challenging things on first sniff or listen and then end up thinking about them until they settle in, at which point I like. Isn't this part of learning for other people, as well? Perfumes, including many really good perfumes, can be challenging, which seems like one of the hallmarks of much really good art and many worthwhile people.
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    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Its happened to me a few times. Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense and Ungaro II are 2 that come to mind. I'm also regretting having swapped Eau Noire away.
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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Never done it.

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    I swapped my bottle of Kenzo Pour Homme when I was barely beginning this fragrance game and now I wish I would have kept it. I plan on purchasing another bottle very soon.
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Not yet, but I'm waffling about re-buying Musc Ravageur after selling a bottle.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Yes, sort of. I bought test vials of Bond No. 9 Wall Street. Tried them out and ended up applying too much from the test vial. I hate it at first and it took me about half a year to revisit the fragrance. I ended up loving it, then buying a full bottle for only $100 on eBay. Not a bad deal for me.

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    I did it with burberry brit when I was 19. I tested it out two times and thought I smelled like an old man. Im turning 23 this year and will order another bottle just to see if my choice in cologne has changed. Although, the original burberry by burberry is my favorite calogne.

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Yes. Knize Ten. Because it was early on in my perfume habit and I didn't know my own taste well enough. But I kept a sample and realized that I thought it was actually pretty fabulous.

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Yes, dumped joop about a year ago but picked up another bottle this week.
    John aka Easykiller
    Currently wearing: Santal Blush by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    Yes. Knize Ten. Because it was early on in my perfume habit and I didn't know my own taste well enough. But I kept a sample and realized that I thought it was actually pretty fabulous.
    Me too. Oddly enough it has been one of the two that has survived the firing squad. The other is Dior's Leather Oud. Without these two I would be left out in the cold. I might branch out into TF Private line if I had to but I don't want to !

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    Yes.

    Roadster and Encre Noir.

    I also plan on repurchasing Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree and Givenchy Vetyver.

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    In the beginning, yes. Now I usually take more time to test fragrances. Visit, B*Men, Arpege pH, Dirty, Breath of God.

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    I dumped Original Vetiver and bought Mugler Cologne. Then I realised the subtle differences and that I wanted to own both, so I repurchased OV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    Finally another SICKO like myself But WHY do you do it ?
    Because we can, precious! (using my Gollum voice).
    Currently wearing: Invictus by Paco Rabanne

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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    Done it twice!
    1. Brand new bottle of Guerlain Vetiver, bought duty-free in Boston to be worn on a London vacation. I may have worn it two days, but I didn't "get" it. LEFT IT IN THE HOTEL ROOM.
    2. Original, first edition, exposed-penis-in-the-advertising M7. Bought it pretty much blind, wore it maybe on two or three occasions, then some craziness in me said "nope" and I THREW IT AWAY!!!!

    I've reacquired and now love both of these. I still kick myself over the M7.


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    Default Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    I didn't think I had done it, but I realized I have:

    Had Joop! Homme years ago, the first edition bottle with the logo and engraved sprayer. Binned it. Recently picked it up again.
    Had Swiss Army Classic years ago, also binned it. Saw it cheap so I bought it again.
    Had Desire Blue years ago, binned it. Want to pick it up for a nostalgic summer frag.

    Nothing too fancy but definitely fallen in love with Joop! Homme. Opening is screechy but the drydown is devine! I got rid of them in the first place as I was never a huge cologne guy and moved around a lot - they never made the packing list. Always kick myself for rash decisions.

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    well,

    I swapped my Fahrenheit because I wasn't in love with it and really wanted DHI at the time. The later on, I got a good deal on Fahrenheit so I bought it again

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