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    In the spirit of intellectual honesty, and having given a little thought to it, over time I have made some mistakes in buying certain fragrances and realized later I wish I'd spent the money on a different one.

    This usually happens when I'm in a buying mood "just because", or because I don't do enough homework to figure out what the best fragrance in my target category is, so I settle for what's in front of me at the time because it's "close enough". Most of the time, the better fragrance is even in the same general price range.

    How about I get this kick started by owning up to some purchases I wish I could take back and get a mulligan on? Here are my top few:

    What I bought: Le Labo Rose 31 & Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir
    What I should've bought instead: MFK Lumiere Noir pour Homme

    What I bought: Le Labo Poivre 23
    What I should've bought instead: Hermessence Poivre Samarcande

    What I bought: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal
    What I should've bought instead: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

    What I bought: YSL Rive Gauche Homme
    What I shoud've bought instead: HdP 1725 Casanova

    What I bought: Ted Lapidus pour Homme, Azzaro pour Homme
    What I should've bought instead: A larger bottle of VC&A pour Homme

    What I bought: Joop! pour Homme
    What I should've bought instead: A larger bottle of Montblanc Individuel

    What I bought: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    What I should've bought instead: EDP of the same...


    Anyone else have these kinds of epiphanies?

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    What I bought: Oud Ispahan 4.25oz.
    What I should've bought instead the 8.5oz. size of the same.
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    Only one thing comes immediately to mind...

    What I bought: Knize 10
    What I should've bought instead: Xerjoff Homme

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    CK Free Blue
    should have got VIW

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    What I bought: Artek Standard
    What I should've bought instead: French Lover

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    What I bought: Cool Water
    Should have bought: Chez Bond/GIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    What I bought: Artek Standard
    What I should've bought instead: French Lover
    Oh, good one. I've smelled Artek and it was interesting. Bought French Lover earlier this year though, and I'd say it's everything it's cracked up to be. Strong endorsement here, FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Oh, good one. I've smelled Artek and it was interesting. Bought French Lover earlier this year though, and I'd say it's everything it's cracked up to be. Strong endorsement here, FWIW.
    I like Artek, but the more I wore it the more one of the notes in the dry down began to bug me. I got put off by the price of French Lover, but better to buy one I like more and would wear more, even if it is pricier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    What I bought: Oud Ispahan 4.25oz.
    What I should've bought instead the 8.5oz. size of the same.
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    Same here! What was I thinking?

    What I bought: Tom Ford's Plum Japonais.
    What I should have bought: Le Labo Oud 27.

    (These two are nothing alike but PJ is redundant in my collection.)
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Bought Declaration d'un soir

    Should have spent the same money for a new release by the middle eastern Montale ( It was a green bottle and it smelled wonderful ! Forgot the name though )
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    What I bought: Versace man eau Fraiche, Terre d'Hermes pure Parfum, the dreamer, Michael jordan legend, jaguar original, azzaro visit.
    What I should have got: Antaeus, Tobacco vanille

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    Bought Bond No 9 ILNY FA

    Should have bought …. any suggestions?

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    Purchased L' Instant and should have purchased L' Instant Extreme (even though I own it now).

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    I have several bottles such as Heritage, Midnight in Paris, etc where I got the EdT becuase it was cheaper and sort of wish I'd got the edP's instead. I'm even starting to really look for pure parfums of any scent when buying.
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