I'm a collector, don't get me wrong. I love bottles and even boxes, but with lines like Ford, Le Labo, and Creed, when you can buy flacons and therefore splits are available, it's just too compelling a decision even for me. Le labo 50ml decant $85 versus $150 bottle, Ford 50ml decant $115 versus $200 bottle, Creed 50ml decant $75(?) versus about $160 for just a 30ml bottle.... Those are the only 3 lines where I just can't buy retail, or even an online discounter, it's just too much cheaper. I've got 100+ bottles, so the savings really add up. Plus the other big benefit is I can get say 10-30ml with decants instead of 50-100ml with bottles, and it's often more than enough.