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    Default Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    ...I've just discovered that I did just this at the weekend!

    I had been searching for some time for a relatively hard to find bottle, that (or so I thought!) would complete a nice little mini-collection within my collection. I finally tracked it down at the weekend, but suddenly had that nagging thought 'are you sure you don't already have this...?!'. No, I thought, this is the one of the five scent mini-collection I don't have.

    So I was very pleased with my purchase. Until just now, when I came to unite it with the other four that I already owned, only to be stunned to find a twin bottle staring back at me! I already had it afterall. What a fool....!

    Anybody ever done similar?! (Please say yes! )

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Yes, yes and double yes. I just did it with a particular Coty Chypre specifically for the bottle...and I already had the full set. Duh!!!

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Just done it myself

    I already own Aventus and I have just bought Lomani Silver

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    It has happened to me having so many fragrances, so now I always check my database just to make sure I don't make that mistake anymore.
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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Wow, I can't imagine doing this. I can name every bottle in my collection from memory (several hundred bottles). Honestly, if a scent is unmemorable to the point where I couldn't recall having it ... then it doesn't really belong in my collection and I would swap/sell it.

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    yes

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Sadly, I have in fact done this especially with samples. Doh!

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    No, since I don't have thousands in my stock and have narrow them to my faves only.
    "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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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    Just done it myself

    I already own Aventus and I have just bought Lomani Silver
    Ha -- it will never be cloned !!!

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Almost happened to me, a frag was in the basket for amazingly good price, then something stopped me, went to see my collection and sure I it was there already.

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    Just done it myself

    I already own Aventus and I have just bought Lomani Silver
    I did it on purpose, but this is nice cologne to have if you want to smell unofficially Aventus

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    I've done it before with decants and samples - I have so many all over the place that I don't remember half of them and when something peaks my interest, I just order another decant or sample to try it. Later as I go through boxes or drawers, I discover some 10-20ml decant I've already had all along. Just yesterday I was researching some sandalwood fragrances and exchanging PMs with another BNer here, and thankfully that made me go through my samples - as I (re)discovered decent size decants of Le Labo Santal 33, Montale Dark Aoud, and a few others - which I was going to try next - and which now I know I already have in my arsenal. ;-)

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    I've done it with samples, but duplicated bottles were bought as a back up

    That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Thankfully only with samples so far, but given enough time...

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    I have at least a couple of hundred fragrances but can name all of them and know exactly what I have and how much. The day I cant keep track of it is the day it has become about acquiring out of habit and not carefully curating.

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Quote Originally Posted by naylor View Post
    Wow, I can't imagine doing this.
    Nor could I.......until I did it.

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Not so far, although there are a few intentional duplicates!

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    if u consider le male and amouage reflection then yah i did ) just joking, le male smelt synthetic to my nose.

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Yes, I was really stupid. The first time I bought Gres Cabotine blind, I took it home and found it smelled horrible on me and returned it the same day. . A year later, same store, I saw it again forgetting my first purchase, bought it, got it home and thought to myself, 'WTH, you bought this before!'
    Returned it again. Ah, such fond memories.
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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Not perfumes.

    Clothes.

    for swap/sale:





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    No, partly because my fragrance collection is not large enough to make this situation probable. However, if I ever did so, it wouldn't bother me much, since I almost desperately search for backups for about 70-80% of my fragrances anyway, especially if a discontinuation or reformulation is announced.

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    This has happened to me!

    I was looking for a bottle of Dior Homme "Cologne" edition which was a limited edition flanker of the original Dior Homme, it had a softer Iris note and a stronger citrus aspect. It was like a Dior Homme but more wearable (especially in summer).

    Unfortunately the person I was buying from listed "Dior Homme Cologne" in the same way that Americans say "cologne" to refer to any fragrance marketed to men! So he was essentially selling me the original Dior Homme (not a special version), and the problem is both bottles look almost identical to each other so it was very difficult to tell. But either way I don't mind now because Dior Homme has already been reformulated 2 or 3 times and now I have a back-up bottle of the original (2005) formula!

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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    No, I buy multiple bottles by design figuring that they will be discontinued at any moment.

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    Sometimes purposefully ,sometimes by accident - yes.
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    Default Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    No, I never made that mistake. I agonize over every purchase and don't own that much.

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