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    Cool Dumpster scents

    One Million and Bang by Jacobs were thrown in a dumpster and your ones???
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    I've never thrown a frag in the garbage. I either swap, sell, or give them away.

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    What a waste. Why on earth didn't you sell them, or give them to someone who might appreciate them?

    One man's trash is another man's treasure, you know.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I've never thrown a frag in the garbage. I either swap, sell, or give them away.
    This of course! +1
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    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
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    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    What a waste. Why on earth didn't you sell them, or give them to someone who might appreciate them?

    One man's trash is another man's treasure, you know.
    the good ones are given away, but Bang is offensive, IMO.. and Million was nearly empty!
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    Samples binned - Pure Shot, Angel Cuir, Lacoste pour Homme, S. Oliver Original, Katy Perry Purr, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, Expectional... because you are, Valentino Valentina.

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    Guerlain Vetiver & English Leather I threw in the dumpster after trying very hard to like them to no avail.

    In my pre basenotes day's I dumped a bottle of Zino Davidoff down the toilet. Forgive me as at the time I knew no better.lol

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    I've given away Roadster Sport, Azzaro, Aramis Impeccable, Aramis 900, Herrera Sensual Vetiver and some Marks and Spencer rubbish. Still trying to offload Quorum.
    Last edited by Marais; 17th January 2014 at 11:57 AM. Reason: Wrong Aramis

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    I haven't, but I can certainly see where you're coming from. Some scents become so annoying you grow to hate them

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    If I can't shift them they become room sprays

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    I've put some in the charity (thrift) shop collection bag before now, mainly dodgy attars.

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    I don't dump them sir, I give them away to acquaintances that have no notion of true quality in perfume ....
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Also just give away what I don't want.

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    In my pre-BN days, I threw away a bottle of Drakkar Noir, and (now the hate will come) some Fahrenheit that came in a plastic three-pack container along with scented shampoo and body wash. This would have been an early 2000s formulation.

    Now I'd sell/trade/give it away, unless the price was so low and availability so high that it wasn't worth shipping (like Pinaud Clubman or something.)
    Last edited by insomniac; 17th January 2014 at 02:46 PM.

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    Just two - Creed MI and Interlude Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Also just give away what I don't want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Just two - Creed MI and Interlude Man
    Blimey!

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    Creed Original Vetiver...have tried to like this due to the positive reviews. Wore it four separate occasions. Made nauseous each time.
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    When I get down to the last few ml's or so I use em as room sprays

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    Try the "giveaway" or swap threads. One man's garbage is another's favourite.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
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    Why would you throw them out? There's a giveaway thread here on BN. Swap threads are great too.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    If I can't shift them they become room sprays
    +1. The bad but not horrible ones become restroom sprays. Then , as a form of punishment, he really bad are used as gym sneaker spray e.g Polo Explorer,
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    I've decided to send mine to the hazardous waste disposal. Even the expensive mistakes. (Vintage perfumes that are off) I can't in good conscience give them away or sell them as they will end up on the web where someone else will get cheated.


    (Unless someone wants a decidedly stinky bottle of Deneuve.)
    Last edited by kumquat; 17th January 2014 at 06:37 PM.
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    I've only thrown away the few bottles that I've finished. I have no reason to keep the empty bottles as I don't collect them, and I recycled them as well as they are glass. Hard to believe people just basically tossing out money...sell it, swap it, give it away...but throwing it in the garbage literally is just a complete was of money and resources and I'm not the hippie tree hugging type lol.
    Last edited by rynegne; 17th January 2014 at 06:34 PM.

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    I've got to like them just a bit to even use them as a bathroom fragrance, so for instance if I ever found myself to be in possession of a bottle of Californian Poppy or original Poison then not even wild horses could make me use it to perfume my home or car.

    The only proper treatment for either of those would be to be taken down the garden and ritually burned.

    With things that are a bit less offensive I either give them away, sell them or send them to a local charity which recycles evening wear, make up, perfume and shoes into good looking outfits for girls who don't have the chance of having dresses of their own.
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    A couple years ago I threw out ancient bottles of Drakkar, Polo Sport and Hugo.(and quite a few samples) Of course now that I joined Basenotes, I know better now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I've given away Roadster Sport, Azzaro, Aramis Impeccable, Aramis 900, Herrera Sensual Vetiver and some Marks and Spencer rubbish. Still trying to offload Quorum.
    i'm willing to take that offensive repulsive Quorum off you

    i'll give it a good home!

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    R by Revillon

    I didn't like it at all. It cost me $12 for a 6.8 oz. bottle.

    No one wanted it.

    It wasn't even worth the price of it to ship it to someone.

    It was a big bottle.

    I figured I'd be stuck with the stuff for the rest of my life. Best to downsize now.

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    That's how I feel about this blind buy.

    PS- it looks like a pacifier. What was I thinking?
    Last edited by kumquat; 17th January 2014 at 07:19 PM.
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    Never thrown them away....if anything, they become colognes for my truck

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