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    Hi guys do you keep your fragrance boxs? I have alot of fragrances I have kept every box they have came in is it worth keeping them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris aftershave View Post
    Hi guys do you keep your fragrance boxs?
    I personally don't.
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    [QUOTE=Chris aftershave;3988450] I have kept every box they have came in.... /QUOTE]

    Why?

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    I keep my fragrances in boxes, protects them from light. I'm not keeping boxes per se though. When I'm through with the fragrance it goes in the bin along with the box.

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    I've been keeping the boxes for 2 reasons. First if I ever want to sell a fragrance the "full presentation" is more appealing to buyers. And second if you ever need to store them the boxes keep them protected from light and most physical damage.
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    I store my fragrances in their boxes as an added layer of protection from evaporation and light. Also, if one decides to sell something, many buyers prefer boxed bottles.

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    Yes I do!
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    I keep in case I want to sell later. Some people like boxes, I guess.
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    I store mine in their boxes. I find it easier to store and find what I want.

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    Hi I'm thinking about keeping the boxs then it's quite a lot. I don't store mine fragrances in there boxs

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    I keep them in fragrance box boxes in my attic


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    I collapse them down along with the inserts and store them away in case I need to sell anything in the future.
    It seriously annoys me when frags are packaged in tins, non-collapsible plastic shells, or anything that doesn't stuff away neatly.
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    I have every fragrance I have bought still in their boxes

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    Sure.. I keep everything in it's original box. Always have done. All 200 odd fragrances in their original boxes. Every fragrance I own I still have the original box it arrived in.. the only exceptions are a handful of bottles I've received in "gift-sets".. You know, but I mainly use those for everyday use anyways opposed to collecting.

    Really.. where does one start? It adds an additional level of protection. It keeps them clean from dust, grime and scratches if applicable. If you topple one over well.. I fancy it's chances better in a nice cardboard box opposed to crashing down in a hail of broken glass.. Not to mention protection from sunlight if you haven't got them in an enclosed cabinet. I'm sure it also provides a small degree of protection against temperature changes also.

    They also fit/slot together nicely when in their boxes. You can line then up in your cabinets each house having its own section (as the box is normally the same).. For example, a line of Creed 120ml.. followed by a line of Creed 75ml.. Followed by a line of Tom Ford 100ml.. Opposed to a bunch of glass bottles clinking and clanging every time one touches another. God forbid the domino effect if you had alot of tall ones.

    Then of course, one of the biggest, if not the biggest factor..the resale value. The collectability aspect. Originality is everything. A couple of years down the line if you find out you now own some super rare, discontinued release, 99% full, worth a small fortune and you're feeling like selling it.. you'll find alot of collectors will always want the box.. If it doesn't have a corresponding batch number you're wasting your time. Like would you rather have a vintage Kouros from the mid 80s boxed with matching batch number or unboxed? It's a no brainer.. isn't it?

    I see it like.. you know when you watch television shows and collectable toys or medals/memorabilia (or basically any collectable item) come in their original boxes they're always much more valuable and sought after? It always seems to increase the interest and value by ALOT.

    Each to their own.. but I honestly can't bear to know the majority of people trash the boxes.. I would definitely take them off their hands.

    For me, the question isn't "Why?".. it's "Why not?".

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    Ok -here goes

    1. They are for me and my partner if she likes them -- they are not an investment that I maybe sell on in the future
    2. I've never dropped a bottle in my life or pushed a load over accidentally -- I'm not Mr Bean!
    3. They are kept in the dark - an extra layer of cardboard makes no difference to the juice
    4. Keeping them in boxes means more space required
    5. I want to go straight to the bottle -- not fanny about getting it out of the box first
    6. They all go in the recycling box --- I save more trees being hacked down

    But each to their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    I keep my fragrances in boxes, protects them from light. I'm not keeping boxes per se though. When I'm through with the fragrance it goes in the bin along with the box.
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    I didn't years ago. In the last 5 years or so, I have kept them in the boxes. Takes up more space, but it's worth it to keep the fragrances away from any light.
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    I keep mine in the closet protected from light. I don't keep the boxes. While I wouldn't say I've ever bought a fragrance based on the bottle, a beautiful bottle is more appealing to my eye.

    If I ever decided to sell a fragrance I'd just have to sell it without the box.

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    I keep my boxes in a cupboard and throw them away when the bottle is finished. I keep them whilst I still have the fragrance as it's easier to transport them to friends who want to borrow them or if I give a part used bottle away.


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    I currently keep them...

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    If possible/as much as possible, any fragrance personally owned is kept in its original box, but never keeping the box after the fragrance is empty

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    Okay, well.. here are my two cents:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    1. They are for me and my partner if she likes them -- they are not an investment that I maybe sell on in the future
    Me neither. I'm not an investor, I'm a fragrance user (some might say amateur collector).. But a few years ago I wouldn't have known that of thought I would be that.. I very rarely sell. Practically never. Maybe one in every fifty. But I think it's better to take that precaution anyways. Whos to say sometime I wont change my mind and take up a new hobby? Plus, the box means alot to me.. The idea of throwing away the box to me is like buying a suit and throwing away the jacket. I just don't see the logic in it. It's fine if others wish to do it but a fragrance without a box seems naked to me.

    I'd never have interest in or buy an unboxed vintage fragrance from eBay. Just for example, a week or so I saw a bottle of Guerlain Homme L'eau at a great price. But no bottle or lid. So I waled away immediately. If that person woul dhave kept the box and they lid they wouldn't have missed out on a sale. Something about a missing box and a lid said carelessness to me. If they treated the fragrance like that, who knows what else they done with it. Maybe it sat all Summer in their bedroom window.

    2. I've never dropped a bottle in my life or pushed a load over accidentally -- I'm not Mr Bean!
    Me neither. Never so much as toppled a fragrance bottle in my life. If anything, I'm extremely overprotective with items I'm passionate about. But, that said, accidents can happen. It's a bit like seat-belts in a car. people don't go out intending to have an accident, but they wear (or at least should wear) a seat-belt anyways. If nothing else it gives you a sense of safety and security.

    3. They are kept in the dark - an extra layer of cardboard makes no difference to the juice
    Very true. In that case.. just like you said, it makes no difference to the juice whatsoever IF you keep them properly stored like you do. Many people don't.

    4. Keeping them in boxes means more space required
    I'd be inclined to disagree to an extent with this one, actually. For a start, I find them much more easy arranged when in their boxes. If they were out of their boxes I'd want to keep them well apart.. for an extra level of safety. So in turn it would take up alot more space. Plus having them in the box means I can just stash them all in a larger storage box if, for example.. I'm moving.. or putting some away in storage for a while. Once you throw away the original box you automatically eliminate this great advantage and moving/storing them generally becomes a huge pain..

    Personally, I just couldn't be bothered with all the hassle or starting to wrap each individual bottle in bubble-wrap/paper, taping it to make sure it doesn't come free and damage others when all this could have been prevented by a simple box. When they're all in their original box you can just stack them in a cardboard box. I've done this many times. In fact, I'm currently doing it at the moment. Ones I'm clearing out for the charity store. I have a huge box full at the end of my bed that I'm adding a few to every day or two.

    5. I want to go straight to the bottle -- not fanny about getting it out of the box first
    Granted, now this is one advantage. Honestly, the only bonus I see from disposing of the original box. But it isn't without it's downsides (as outlined above). Anyways, for the two seconds it takes to lift the flap and take the bottle out of the original box, I think it's an extremely small price to pay. After all.. were not Mr. Bean!

    6. They all go in the recycling box --- I save more trees being hacked down.
    I care about the environment, but to be honest I'm not really the tree hugging type.. even so I'm sure I've contributed as much to worthy causes by donating my fragrances to charitable organisations as ten or twenty people have by recycling a handful of boxes to save maybe half a branch of a tree.. Don't they plant three for every one they cut down anyways? But more to the point! If we go to those extremes we better stop using toilet paper too.. back the the exchange and mart for you, Kaern. :

    But each to their own
    Indeed! I just wanted to give my perspective and maybe prevent others from throwing out their boxes.

    It makes me sad to know people throw out boxes. Ruining their collection IMHO.

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    Also , some of the boxes very nice looking . There are some very well designed , thought-out boxes :-)

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    FIrst, selling the used frags WITH the box and inserts is much easier than without.
    Second, Some of the boxes are works of art in themselves.
    Third, I've even sold the empty boxes to people who bought testers without boxes.
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    I keep them since I prefer to store them in their boxes when I'm not using them and it keeps the bottles free from dings and scratches. They take up a ton of space though.

    I also like to have the box in the event that I decide to sell something. The box makes it a little more attractive.

    One storage solution I know of, that works for most but not all boxes, is to fold them up and flatten them out. That way you have the box should you need it but it's not taking up the space.

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    Ok, well the real difference is I'm not a 'collector' at all -- I'm solely interested in the juice. I actually wouldn't mind having them in very basic bottles or even pipettes, never mind the boxes. I look after the juice, not the packaging. I must be a heathen! I can understand the fascination with the boxes though.

    I'm not a 'tree hugger' either - far from it - that was a bit 'tongue in cheek'. I just figure placing them for recycling rather than just throwing then in the dustbin is the least I can do.

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    ...I always keep the boxes (and the empty bottles)...I always keep in mind that some time there might be a moment that a part of my collection does not satisfy me anymore and in that case I will give some away and/or sell them...and they will sell easier when they are complete, so including the box...!

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    I shudder at the thought of someone throwing away an Amouage (and similar) box. Might as well throw away the caps too.
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    I keep all my boxes for resale purposes (I never used to before I properly got into fragrances).

    Also, they provide clues to formulations on them that bottles sometimes do not, and I have found myself re-visiting the boxes (they are kept separately to the bottles that are on display) to check information on them after seeing articles on the internet.

    A couple of examples:

    Neroli Portofino - the "reformulated" version has a far shorter ingredients list than the older version, and therefore I was able to ascertain my bottle was an older version

    YSL / Dior - they put a numerical code after the ingredients list which identifies the formulation - I have found this useful.

    I understand that not everyone is bothered about batches / reformulations but I am, so like doing a bit of investigation work on my boxes!

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    Oh, some of you box haters are no fun! I used to keep my frags in boxes. I thought along the same lines as some in this thread about light, storability, etc. The I got over 20 frags in my arsenal (some BN'ers just chuckle at this point), and pulling them out just to spritz myself got to be a drag. I save the boxes. In a box. A boxed collection of boxes. I don't know why, other than to say that someone who collects frags inevitably has a kink in their wiring: I'm a collector, what can I say. Some of the boxes are downright attractive, and compliment their cargo well. I even have my gift set boxes, still. I even save the cheap crappy boxes of l'Occitaine, for instance. BUT, since I bought my $100 wine fridge, I just store/display them there. FWIW: lately, embarrassed a tad, I have begun to wonder what my father-in-law must think every time he walks into my bathroom and sees a little fridge loaded with...bug juice???? But for me the benefits are numerous: There is a delicious little tinkling sound when the compressor starts up on the fridge (do not buy one of those thermo-electric fridges for your frags if you go this route...they work on ambient room temp, so they won't save you on hot days); I feel like a celebrity standing in front of my open, dedicated-to-fragrances fridge contemplating which bottle to grab; there's a nice tactile quality to the glass, the sight of the bottle, the caps; I have found a frag seems to smell crisper, more immediate a little chilled...when I apply it to my skin, I swear it take a smidge longer for the initial scent to work its magic, and I'm left a few minutes later with a full spectrum analysis of my frag choice. I am contemplating hiding my fridge in a custom cabinet in my bathroom: it's just getting to embarrassing to explain it all the time.




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