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post #12826 of 20473
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L'Inc and RedLantern, I was *this close* to purchasing a big-ass bottle of Odeur 71 this week but backed off because it is so much stuff that it's almost a waste. I also tried smelling the Odeur 53 but I am completely and totally anosmic to it - I smelled only the alcohol base and then nothing.

When you buy a bottle, do you do it with the expectation that you'll eventually finish it? Or do you just want to make sure it's always available if you happen to want to wear it? Or some other reason? I'm more like the second case. For example, I doubt I'll finish the bottle of Al Oudh I recently bought, but I like that I have enough that I don't need to worry about restocking it in the foreseeable future.

Ahhh, yes, that's a damn good question, my friend - my wife looked at all my stuff a couple of days ago and asked me if I thought I could exhaust all of my perfumes if I stopped buying and just wore the ones I have now. I don't think I could. So, in your question you are showing my inherent irrationality of my purchasing decision.
post #12827 of 20473
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

When you buy a bottle, do you do it with the expectation that you'll eventually finish it? Or do you just want to make sure it's always available if you happen to want to wear it? Or some other reason? I'm more like the second case. For example, I doubt I'll finish the bottle of Al Oudh I recently bought, but I like that I have enough that I don't need to worry about restocking it in the foreseeable future.

Oh dear heavens no. There's no way I could finish off the herd if I never bought another scent again.

But then again, the 80/20 principle comes into play (and yes it holds true in my own usage) so I am pretty sure to use up at least some of the scents I currently own. For instance, I was recently astonished to learn that I made a serious dent in my first bottle of Antaeus. I may have used as much as 30 ml or so out of the 100ml bottle. Since it's original formula and the current product kind of disappoints by comparison, I doubt I'll ever be able to find more once this is gone. Same with Pour Monsieur, except that I was offered some jumbo bottles and thought - when will I ever see those again? So I jumped and bought all I could. Also, the PM is old stock, and since oakmoss is now restricted, they're unlikely to be made that way again and certainly not at the price I paid.

But I think today I'm on board with single bottles being adequate.
post #12828 of 20473
60 F, mixed weather (overcast/sunny). So FM - Musc Ravageur it is. Really great juice. Still going strong (though obviously not much projection aymore) after 20 hours.
post #12829 of 20473

I bought some Terre d'Hermès today, and I am one very happy motherfucker.

post #12830 of 20473
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I bought some Terre d'Hermès today, and I am one very happy motherfucker.

Did you buy the edt or the parfum?
post #12831 of 20473

EDT. It smells nice.

You like it, or do you prefer the parfum?

post #12832 of 20473
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post

EDT. It smells nice.


You like it, or do you prefer the parfum?

I think both formulations are very good, though I probably have a slight preference for the parfum. I was just curious which one you got since you seemed so happy about your purchase.
post #12833 of 20473

That's fair enough -- I tried both at Barney's, and liked the EDT better on my skin after a couple of minutes. I don't know a whole lot, but I am, like you said, very happy with the purchase.

post #12834 of 20473
I puffy-heart Terre d'Hermes in the EdT version. To me, the parfum version doesn't have the sharpness that I enjoy in the EdT. On that note, when I went to Barneys this week I tried Eccentric Molecules 01 because I read that all it contained was Iso E Super, which Terre d'Hermes was claimed to contain over 50% of the aromatic ingredients. Well, the 01 certainly did have that peppery quality that is powerfully evident in Terre. Also, hands-down I get the most compliments when I wear Terre d'Hermes than any other scent.

Today: speak of the devil (JCE): Voyage d'Hermes Parfum. I brought Vetiver Tonka to work with me, just in case the Voyage disappears on me.
post #12835 of 20473
^^ That's very interesting, it's exactly that sharpness that I dislike somewhat in the edt. Sometimes I don't mind it, but other days it grates on me a bit.

Pre-shower: Encens et Bubblegum
SOTD: Noel au Balcon. This is probably my favorite ELDO, though others are very close.
post #12836 of 20473
For anyone who is curious, I found 4 of the perfumes I was looking for at Fragrancenet.com and they're running 20% off right now.
post #12837 of 20473

Guerlain - Vetiver

post #12838 of 20473
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For anyone who is curious, I found 4 of the perfumes I was looking for at Fragrancenet.com and they're running 20% off right now.

Thanks, Homie!

What did you get?
post #12839 of 20473
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I bought some Terre d'Hermès today, and I am one very happy motherfucker.

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

For anyone who is curious, I found 4 of the perfumes I was looking for at Fragrancenet.com and they're running 20% off right now.

Thanks man!
post #12840 of 20473
I'm wearing Bond No 9-Hampton.
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