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    Default Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    Man, things have really gone too far- shopping too much! Been on a spree lately, but I must draw the line now. Enough is enough for now- should turn attention to enjoying the bottles that I have.

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    Yep, victim of the bug virus: that we fume heads have been unexpectedly stung and infected with..lol
    ..yeah take a break enjoy your collection....hopefully that will last ..till the bugs infection resurfaces .....Peace bro
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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    I thought I saw a 12 step program sorta thing thread somewhere but I now cannot find it. Hopefully someone might be able to direct you to that thread. I had no idea how many bottles I have until I have updated my wardrobe for the first time ever here on basenotes. Holy moly and it's still counting because I have not finished updating. And I thought I was a simple guy.

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    Well...

    What did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    I thought I saw a 12 step program sorta thing thread somewhere but I now cannot find it.

    I think you're referring to the forum "Ernie Gallo's Fragrance Abuse Clinic." It's been eliminated since the switch. I don't think it saw too much traffic.

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    No more FB'S til next year for me..
    My last purchase was Frank no.2- 15 ML

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    I've been better lately... But the entire nu_be line is really calling my name... Not sure if I will be strong enough

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    I am done for the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I've been better lately... But the entire nu_be line is really calling my name... Not sure if I will be strong enough
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    Right here with you, dougczar. It's the only thing I'm interested in at the moment (but I'm very interested in them) and it's going to take some fortitude to hold off until March


    March. Who am I kidding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    No more FB'S til next year for me..
    My last purchase was Frank no.2- 15 ML
    Tony, you won't last until the end of next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Well...

    What did you get?

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    I think you're referring to the forum "Ernie Gallo's Fragrance Abuse Clinic." It's been eliminated since the switch. I don't think it saw too much traffic.
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Azzaro Visit
    Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
    Tsar
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Chergui from Serge Lutens
    Pure Havane

    Just picked up Pure Havane from Nordstrom, and the guy gave me samples of Declaration, Bulgari Man, 1 Million, A Men and Pure Malt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Azzaro Visit
    Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
    Tsar
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Chergui from Serge Lutens
    Pure Havane

    Just picked up Pure Havane from Nordstrom, and the guy gave me samples of Declaration, Bulgari Man, 1 Million, A Men and Pure Malt!
    Very nice assortment you picked up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Very nice assortment you picked up!
    Thank you, hednic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Azzaro Visit
    Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
    Tsar
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Chergui from Serge Lutens
    Pure Havane

    Just picked up Pure Havane from Nordstrom, and the guy gave me samples of Declaration, Bulgari Man, 1 Million, A Men and Pure Malt!
    Good haul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
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    March. Who am I kidding?
    March? Good luck! I have no chance of holding out that long. Sadly, there are about 10 others on my "gotta have it" list too... This hobby is killing me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Good haul!

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    March? Good luck! I have no chance of holding out that long. Sadly, there are about 10 others on my "gotta have it" list too... This hobby is killing me !
    I can relate all too well.

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    Stop reading about it online.
    Otherwise you'll read about how good Amouage Fate is..... It's really good.
    Have you tried it?

    for swap/sale:





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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Stop reading about it online.
    Otherwise you'll read about how good Amouage Fate is..... It's really good.
    Have you tried it?
    No! Is itt?

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    I worked for Estee Lauder in the early 80s and stopped wearing fragrances all together back then..
    I had one 1-2oz bottle of Obsession for the last 25 years and most of it I never used..
    In the last few month I made up for not buying fragrances over the last 30 years, with much a passion..
    I too need to let my bank account cool down some hehehe
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Azzaro Visit
    Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
    Tsar
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Chergui from Serge Lutens
    Pure Havane

    Just picked up Pure Havane from Nordstrom, and the guy gave me samples of Declaration, Bulgari Man, 1 Million, A Men and Pure Malt!
    Nice group!

    I think you'll be picking up a bottle of Pure Malt pretty soon...

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    I've bought several lately, but I've sold a lot, too. I'm at about 26 full bottles, so that's maintaining pretty well for me. I've basically been selling off a bottle for every one or two I buy. It's kind of working for me. But there are several I just never get around to wearing. It just feels so good to buy a brand new bottle! Def retail therapy for me. Wish I could stop, but there are much worse, much more expensive habits. Mans gotta have a hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    It just feels so good to buy a brand new bottle! Mans gotta have a hobby.
    Absolutely. (264)
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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Well...

    What did you get?

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    I think you're referring to the forum "Ernie Gallo's Fragrance Abuse Clinic." It's been eliminated since the switch. I don't think it saw too much traffic.
    Yeah, that's it. Too bad's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Absolutely. (264)
    Hednic, what's that (264)?

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    That's what I said bottles ago.....lol

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    Hednic, what's that (264)?[/QUOTE]

    Rumor has it that he is counting his posts since the move back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Nice group!

    I think you'll be picking up a bottle of Pure Malt pretty soon...
    If I let the devil take control if myself, I think so too! :P

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    A very good haul.

    A man does have to have a Hobby and this isn't such a bad one is it?. I like your checks and balances approach Chuck.
    My face is red too. I picked up seven these past couple of weeks and time to take a breather is in order. Hopefully, this will give me pause to smell and reflect on my present inventory.

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    Default Re: Been on a shopping spree, have to stop myself..grrrr...

    I've found that if I keep my full bottle wardrobe at 30 and under, one or two are bound to surface as contenders to sell because they aren't getting worn. That provides funds to buy some more that are on my radar. Rotate them in and out that way. Sure I lose some money, but I cover some costs as well. When I get over 30 bottles, I start getting antsy anyway.

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