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    Default Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    I purchased one of the Groupon coupons that was recently offered (I believe that offer has since expired.) So now I have a $40 groupon and was wondering what the best way to spend it is.

    The reason I say 'best' is that there are always discounts for FragranceNet (20% or so), and you can't use both the groupon and discount. Some ways of using the groupon are better than others.

    For instance: say the groupon was used to buy GPH II. Result is a $65 product. Except with a 20% coupon - it's the same price. Kind of a waste.

    Encre Noire, on the other hand is $44. Using the coupon it's only $4, a much better deal than paying $35.

    Given all of this - what's say you on the "best" way to use it? I have to admit, Encre Noire for $4 + shipping is tempting... Jaipur is about the same (though it would be a blind buy)...

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    Default Re: Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    I'd just apply it to what you like the best or what you have been waiting to get for a while and add whatever you need to make the purchase if it's not enough to cover it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    I purchased one of the Groupon coupons that was recently offered (I believe that offer has since expired.) So now I have a $40 groupon and was wondering what the best way to spend it is.

    The reason I say 'best' is that there are always discounts for FragranceNet (20% or so), and you can't use both the groupon and discount. Some ways of using the groupon are better than others.

    For instance: say the groupon was used to buy GPH II. Result is a $65 product. Except with a 20% coupon - it's the same price. Kind of a waste.
    Wouldn't the GPH II be $45 dollars if you used the groupon (85-40)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Wouldn't the GPH II be $45 dollars if you used the groupon (85-40)?
    Well, I failed math class. Sigh.

    Still, saving 20% off something that costs $100 is more in dollars than something that costs $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    Well, I failed math class. Sigh.

    Still, saving 20% off something that costs $100 is more in dollars than something that costs $40.

    True dat.

    Personally, I'd use it on a blind buy. Something you've really wanted to get but don't want to drop the cash in case it doesn't work out.

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    Default Re: Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    Ysl

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    Default Re: Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    Ysl
    L'Homme? L'Homme Nuit? Kouros? Body Kouros? Kouros Sport? Kouros Sport Summer? Body Kouros Sport Summer L'Nuit?

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    YSL, La Nuit de L'Homme

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    Either one of these.
    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    YSL, La Nuit de L'Homme

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    Default Re: Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    YSL, La Nuit de L'Homme
    Reading reviews, it sounds like YSL is better for daytime/office and La Nuit is the more interesting scent better for winter/evenings?

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    Encre noire is not $4 because you bought the groupon right? And if I recall correctly, that's $20 dollars?

    if you use the groupon on a purchase, you are saving $20 flat rate.

    20% off anything over $100 original price is more than the $20 flat rate saving, thus you are more with the discount.
    Anything less than $100 original price, you are better off using the groupon.

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    Default Re: Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    La Nuit.

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    I ended up buying Gucci PH II.

    YSL PH sounds too lemony for me, and I'd never wear La Nuit; most of my frags are worn at the office, and I rarely go out on dates. I haven't even had a proper occasion to wear Noir de Noir yet.

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    Good call, I think you'll enjoy it. If you don't hold onto it, within a year it will probably be almost completely off the shelves. Then throw it up on eBay or on the boards here and make yourself a profit.

    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    I ended up buying Gucci PH II.

    YSL PH sounds too lemony for me, and I'd never wear La Nuit; most of my frags are worn at the office, and I rarely go out on dates. I haven't even had a proper occasion to wear Noir de Noir yet.

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    I haven't gotten into the "throw bottles on ebay to make a profit" yet, not sure I will. I certainly don't pay the price that people ask on ebay for (say) GPH, and don't see why people would when there's a lot of good stuff in production. Nothing I've tried (including Windsor or 4 Voleurs, both of which I love) is worth that much.

    IMHO of course, and I'd prefer not to turn this thread into a discussion about this. If you think it warrants discussion, start a new thread

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    Maybe L'homme? Or even Midnight in Paris edt.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Already have Midnight in Paris. It's OK, I don't see the hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    and I'd prefer not to turn this thread into a discussion about this. If you think it warrants discussion, start a new thread
    Real nice, the guy replies to your silly thread and this is how you treat him.

    Sheesh.

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    Default Re: Best way to spend $40 GC at FragranceNet?

    The OP chose to reject a separate discussion about profit, so you called his thread silly and chose to make a sarcastic comment. This is how you treat him? Sheesh. The OP made his purchase so the thread should be locked.

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