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    Default Who has broken a bottle of cologne/perfume and what was it

    Was taking a bottle of cologne to the office to get ready for sale and shipping and it fell out of my hands and hit the garage floor. Even was in the box that it came with. Well, can't tell wife but she will smell it this evening when she gets home, as it scents up our enclosed garage,

    The cologne? A 200ml bottle of MFK Cologne Pour le Soir.
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    A bon-bon of Bond No. 9 Brooklyn... which was provided to me at no charge when the company still mailed them out.

    Zero financial loss.


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    Half bottle of Prada Amber pour Homme...smelled it for days afterward!

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    Default Re: Who has broken a bottle of cologne/perfume and what was it

    Bijan Men Splash. It broke at the neck the first time I tried to use it. I had an empty bottle that was the same size, 75 ml, so now I have Bijan for Men in a Chanel bottle.

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    90% full bottle of Jaipur EDT in my hotel room several years ago.

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    1 week after my wife and I moved into a new house...heard a crash in the bathroom. A trendy wall shelf proved to be improperly mounted.

    100 ml Lost cherry
    50 ml Tobacco Vanille

    As both were near full....This was an expensive one week room scenting.

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    Default Re: Who has broken a bottle of cologne/perfume and what was it

    Once or twice, but nothing that wasn't easily replaced soon after.
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    50% of a 4oz bottle of Aventus in my traveling bag.

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    Default Re: Who has broken a bottle of cologne/perfume and what was it

    Quote Originally Posted by Bis100 View Post
    1 week after my wife and I moved into a new house...heard a crash in the bathroom. A trendy wall shelf proved to be improperly mounted.

    100 ml Lost cherry
    50 ml Tobacco Vanille

    As both were near full....This was an expensive one week room scenting.
    Ouch

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    I once smashed 180ml/200ml of Le Male. In to a carpeted floor. As I was moving out.
    “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    50% of a 4oz bottle of Aventus in my traveling bag.
    This is why travel atomisers are a godsend.
    “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bis100 View Post
    1 week after my wife and I moved into a new house...heard a crash in the bathroom. A trendy wall shelf proved to be improperly mounted.

    100 ml Lost cherry
    50 ml Tobacco Vanille

    As both were near full....This was an expensive one week room scenting.
    Only one week?
    I always thought that would smell for months...

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    A few leaky Polo bottles depressing but easily replaceable I should have checked each one with every purchase hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    This is why travel atomisers are a godsend.
    Indeed!

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    Default Re: Who has broken a bottle of cologne/perfume and what was it

    Luckily I haven’t broken anything myself, but I did once receive a package from FragranceNet that included a Montale Black Aoud sample that had been crushed to bits. The entire hallway in front of the mailboxes smelled like Black Aoud for a few days, along with my apartment and trash can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Luckily I haven’t broken anything myself, but I did once receive a package from FragranceNet that included a Montale Black Aoud sample that had been crushed to bits. The entire hallway in front of the mailboxes smelled like Black Aoud for a few days, along with my apartment and trash can.
    Luckily it wasn't something like Secretions Magnifiques lol


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    Ouch - that MFK is a big loss! Fortunately, I haven't broken any bottles, but I have dropped and broken a couple of glass decants.

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    Aqua di Gio Profumo
    It slipped out of my hand on the day I bought the bottle, it had fallen and shattered to the floor.

    Calvin Klein Eternity
    I put it over my bag, in the locker, at the gym, in the top drawer, above my head. I forgot about it. After finishing the training I pulled the bag, at which point the bottle had fallen to the floor and broken to pieces.

    I didn't like it, but it was a sentimental gift. I was almost glad it broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    Only one week?
    I always thought that would smell for months...
    Tile floor. immediately mopped up.
    The lost cherry was potent for a week. Interestingly, the TV was overpowered and could barely be detected.

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    The only bottle I've broken was Escada Magnetism.

    This was early in the hobby for me, and it was something of a signature at the time. I dropped it on the bathroom floor. I never did replace it, and by the time thought about it, it had been discontinued and the scalping had begun. I bought a mini to sniff out of nostalgia, and that's fine.

    Another time, while moving, I was (stupidly) trying to move a tray with fragrances on it. My bottle of Creed Vetiver '48 fell off and landed on the wooden floor. I nearly had a heart attack. It's a favorite vetiver and was already a unicorn at that point. Luckily, there was just a chip on the thick glass around the bottom of the bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bis100 View Post
    Tile floor. immediately mopped up.
    The lost cherry was potent for a week. Interestingly, the TV was overpowered and could barely be detected.
    I can see that.
    Fortunately I haven't broken a bottle yet.

    Would be a nightmare for me as I also wash up my fragrances when I go to bed.
    If your whole home smells like perfume I wouldn't want to stay there.

    I even thought about how some guys like Carlos aka Brooklyn Fragrance Lover or Joy Amin can sleep next to hundreds of bottles without boxes, which will certainly leave a certain smell in the air (besides them spraying already lots of perfume there for their videos).
    I couldn't handle that, otherwise would probably get olfactory fatique very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    I even thought about how some guys like Carlos aka Brooklyn Fragrance Lover or Joy Amin can sleep next to hundreds of bottles without boxes, which will certainly leave a certain smell in the air (besides them spraying already lots of perfume there for their videos).
    I couldn't handle that, otherwise would probably get olfactory fatique very soon.
    I keep all my bottles in my home office (some on a bookshelf and some in a closet) and surprisingly, the room has only the faintest whiff of fragrance, even when I walk in after the door as been closed for hours/days. It's there, but nearly imperceptible. I don't like strong ambient smells either, and it's never bothered me or even been something I've thought about.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I keep all my bottles in my home office (some on a bookshelf and some in a closet) and surprisingly, the room has only the faintest whiff of fragrance, even when I walk in after the door as been closed for hours/days. It's there, but nearly imperceptible. I don't like strong ambient smells either, and it's never bothered me or even been something I've thought about.
    I have mine in a closet with glass doors.
    When I open it, I smell something and there aren't even 100 bottles in it.
    That's why I find it difficult to imagine that you can't smell that in the room when there are really hundreds of perfumes and 10 different ones are sprayed into the air every day.
    I also clearly smell when I enter a perfumery that there is such a mish-mash scent in the air.
    I just think that it will smell like that at home of some Youtube reviewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    I have mine in a closet with glass doors.
    When I open it, I smell something and there aren't even 100 bottles in it.
    That's why I find it difficult to imagine that you can't smell that in the room when there are really hundreds of perfumes and 10 different ones are sprayed into the air every day.
    I also clearly smell when I enter a perfumery that there is such a mish-mash scent in the air.
    I just think that it will smell like that at home of some Youtube reviewers.
    Yeah, I think consistently spraying a lot would definitely have a lasting effect. And, when I open the closet, I do get more of a scent in the confined space with no air movement, compared to the larger room with the rest of the bottles.
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    Once a bottle of CK Obsession for men.
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    Default Re: Who has broken a bottle of cologne/perfume and what was it

    Zino Davidoff way back... Damaged and leaking from the package onto the car seat. The cacophony that ensued, children screeching, women screaming, birds flopping, dogs howling, mules braying, priest praying. Oh man, love turned to hate and coincidentally haven't bought it since... Obviously. memories tend to be tall over time.
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    Never broke a bottle.

    Did receive a bottle of a SANTAL NOBLE once that was cracked in shipping. Really trashed.

    The retailer sent new bottle.
    Between Covid and retirement I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Burberry London

    Not a bad room scent btw

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    For sure.

    A bottle of Azzaro Pour Homme. In my high school hallway (it fell when I took it out of my locker). In the middle of the day. The entire wing smelled like cologne for weeks, thanks to me. I can't quite shake that olfactory association whenever I smell APH these days
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    Wife smelled the garage and asked if I broke a bottle. I came clean. She said it smelled better in the garage than on me




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