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    Angry Purchase mistakes you've made

    I don't mean buying a fragrance that you didn't end up liking, I mean purchasing the completely wrong fragrance.

    Two of mine:

    Bought Mercedes-Benz for Men thinking it was Mercedes-Benz Cologne.
    Bought Geoffrey Beene Eau de Grey Flannel thinking it was Grey Flannel.

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    Bought Amouage IX (on big sale) thinking it was the rose one.

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    No such thing in my fragrance world. (Bought a few vintage Shalimar parfum extrait duds. I learned my lesson well.)
    I like to keep my wardrobe small; this is one reason why. I only buy what I love. Nothing else will do. No regrets.

    Oh wait....I see. Nope. Never happened. I know what I smell.
    Each fragrance, one by one. When there’s a sales assistant that’s involved and overseeing every action, like there was at the Creed boutique today, there’s little to no room for error. (I didn’t randomly pick bottles. Each scent was picked out as I asked for it by name.) Plus I did my homework before going there. I like to be prepared beforehand.
    “You are the bait. The bait is you.” ~Trick or Treat (1986)
    “Have a good time, all the time. That is my philosophy.” ~This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    “Thrrrow yourselves into the river, dahlings!” ~Withnail and I (1987)

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    No regrets or mistakes here. I make sure i know what i get and i purchase it correctly
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    Fortunately never happened to me.

    Yet.

    There’s still time.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Thought I was buying Leau d'Issey Pour Homme Fraiche, but bought the original instead. The best mistake I made when it came to fragrances.
    Currently wearing: Viola by Fiele Fragrances

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    Hasn't happened to me yet thankfully.
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    Bought Creed Royal Oud, because I tried a sample before and I liked it...
    ... only to discover that was a sample of MFK Oud Satin Mood. But I made online purchase when I was abroad so I had no access to my samples.

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    Every time a buy new fragrance is a mistake for me. But only the first days. Then I love it

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    No regrets, but that's only because I sample myself up first.

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    Well not me exactly

    the SA wrapped up original Declaration instead of Essence

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    Not happened but almost happened - bought Parfum d'Homme Light instead of Parfum d'Homme.
    a bottle a day keeps the doc away

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    This sort of mixup I could see happening to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Well not me exactly

    the SA wrapped up original Declaration instead of Essence
    “You are the bait. The bait is you.” ~Trick or Treat (1986)
    “Have a good time, all the time. That is my philosophy.” ~This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    “Thrrrow yourselves into the river, dahlings!” ~Withnail and I (1987)

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    Purchasing fragrances that I like but never wear.
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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    Bond No.9 Hamptons > Cheap floral cleaner
    Bond No.9 I Love NY For All > Horrible gourmand
    Ferrari Essence Oud > Can't stand to smell like a shrine
    L'air Du Desert Marrocain > Purchased twice, and got rid of them, can't stand the incense
    Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir For Him > The musk!!!

    Was a mistake to buy them, but turned around and sold them without losing money, so no biggie!

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    Hasn't happened yet.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    I’ll do a ton of poking and prodding before I make a regrettable mistake!
    “You are the bait. The bait is you.” ~Trick or Treat (1986)
    “Have a good time, all the time. That is my philosophy.” ~This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    “Thrrrow yourselves into the river, dahlings!” ~Withnail and I (1987)

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    All my (frag related) mistakes are almost exclusively tied to a regrettable lack of patience and blind buys.
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    It probably happens more with gifts, like someone being bought Sauvage instead of Eau Sauvage.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    oops misread the op, no I have not, just regrettable choices no errors
    Currently wearing: Jardin d'Amalfi by Creed

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    Not yet, but only because I seldom buy anything except vintage fragrances and I research them thoroughly before committing. Modern or vintage, it can be very hard to differentiate between versions, concentrations and offshoots with nearly identical names.

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    All my (frag related) mistakes are almost exclusively tied to a regrettable lack of patience and blind buys.
    Agree!

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    I heard good things about a very cheap fragrance years ago on Fragrancenet called Samba Skin, so I decided to order it.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention and wound up ordering the one for women instead.
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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    I’m actually wearing my purchase mistake today! Sampled Chloe Eau de Parfum at Sephora, decided to buy it from eBay the next day. Accidentally bought L’Eau de Chloe, and when it arrived I discovered I loved it even more than the EDP! Also recently learned it’s been discontinued.

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    Either extreme cheapies at mass market rates (most of the "previously owned" BN wardrobe section) or blind buys without first asking for BN recommendation and/or advice (luckily, most of these were inexpensive supermarket brands, usually marketed by high turnover but not necessarily critical success houses like Coty).
    Or even possibly in both many if not nearly all personal blind buy cases.

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    Accidentally ordered a for her instead of the for him.
    Last edited by bklow; 26th April 2019 at 12:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    In my younger and earlier years. When your making minimum wage right out of school and save up to buy a perfume - I made a quick uneducated decision while walking though Macys.

    However I kick myself for not writing down nor remembering ones I did like.

    I also have to agree that not wearing purchases as often as I should is a mistake. Currently budgetary restraints mean I'm revisiting a number of them and rectifying this.
    Currently wearing: Rush by Gucci




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