Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

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stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Offering samples and bottles for free will be allowed here. Let's see if we can do this without asking for sample shipping costs. If someone offers samples and then later receives some, the costs should be a wash. Shipping samples in a small sandwich type baggie and then placing them in a bubble wrap envelope should cost no more than $2.00 U.S. Bottle shipping requests must be for typical shipping costs. Even though the bottles are free please pack them carefully! This should be a fun and conflict free experience. Please do not ask for more than one freebie per month. We do not want "freebie hogs" to ruin the experience for everyone else. Requests are not allowed here, as doing so would be outside the marketplace rules and allowing it would lead to requests from those who do not meet marketplace requirements. Please state to whom you have sent samples. Some reply by PM so no one knows who got them. We want to be able to see if anyone is "hogging" the sample giveaway. Regarding shipping out of one's country- Although some have no problem with this, it is certainly not an obligation. Some must wait on line at an actual post office to do so as opposed to being able to ship domestically from an annex. So let's not disparage those who state CONUS or EU ONLY, for example.

All responses to giveaways should be public so there is no question as to who was first. It may be wise to first post publicly and then follow with a PM with one's address.
 
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RedCat

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Oct 7, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Sounds like a great idea! I'll try to contribute after I get a small collection started.
 

kalli

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Aug 29, 2011
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Men only to participate on this thread I am going to guess?
 

Oscroft

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Jun 17, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Great idea, I'll be happy to offer samples from my small wardrobe for UK users - but before that I'll need to see what empty sample bottles I have so I can say what I can offer. Free postage is fine - it should only cost about 60p ($1) in the UK.

Is it OK to say something like "I can offer 10 assorted samples from my wardrobe - pick one you want and ask me"? or is that too close to the market place prohibition? (As an alternative, would it be better, say, to list something specific and say "I'm offering the following specific samples..."?)

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Men only to participate on this thread I am going to guess?

It shouldn't be men-only, IMO, it should just be "men's fragrances" only.
 

30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
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I would think anyone could participate.

Just as the thread on the female forum leans toward offering fragrances marketed to women (but men who wish to try them are welcome to accept the offers), I would think this thread will be geared toward masculines-- but if women wish to try them, why not?

I think most of us here on BN are not so very rigid about gender categorization of fragrances anyway.

For that matter, if I have leftover men's samples to offer (from my husband's stash), I'll offer them here instead of on the thread on the female forum.
 

martinijo

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Sep 20, 2011
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Is it OK to say something like "I can offer 10 assorted samples from my wardrobe - pick one you want and ask me"? or is that too close to the market place prohibition?


Erm, could somebody please point me towards the regulations re. market place prohibition?
 

30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Marketplace rules:
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229486-Site-rules-incl-marketplace-rules

My husband and I just had a good scrounge. In the interest of de-cluttering, we offer these used samples for free.
USA only.

Please choose either batch 1 or batch 2.
I'll look at your wardrobe "to test list", and if I own a perfume that you have on your wardrobe test list, I'll decant a bit to add to the package (as long as I have enough to share.)

Batch 1: CLAIMED by Octavarium/mailed 10/9
Penhaligon's Castile, carded vial sample, nearly full, 1.5 ml
Nordstrom decanted spray samples of Pure Malt, about 2 mls total
Nordstrom Declaration Cologne edt spray sample, about 1.5-2 mls

Batch 2: Claimed (Turtle Vetiver to morrison74, others to personageguy/mailed 10/9
CB I Hate Perfume Old Leather #276 water perfume, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml spray
Hermessence Paprika Brasil, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml remaining
Turtle Vetiver Front glass spray decant, estimate 1 ml remaining
 
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OctaVariuM

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Jul 28, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Marketplace rules:
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229486-Site-rules-incl-marketplace-rules

My husband and I just had a good scrounge. In the interest of de-cluttering, we offer these used samples for free.
USA only.

Please choose either batch 1 or batch 2.
I'll look at your wardrobe "to test list", and if I own a perfume that you have on your wardrobe test list, I'll decant a bit to add to the package (as long as I have enough to share.)

Batch 1:
Penhaligon's Castile, carded vial sample, nearly full, 1.5 ml
Nordstrom decanted spray samples of Pure Malt, about 2 mls total
Nordstrom Declaration Cologne edt spray sample, about 1.5-2 mls

Batch 2:
CB I Hate Perfume Old Leather #276 water perfume, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml spray
Hermessence Paprika Brasil, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml remaining
Turtle Vetiver Front glass spray decant, estimate 1 ml remaining

I'd love to try out Pure Malt. I'm really new to collecting, so I'd really appreciate being able to try something like that before buying it. My collection is something like six bottles now, three of which I rarely use.
 

30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
Re: Men's sample swap thread

OctaVariuM,

I can send you batch 1 with Pure Malt and the other samples; you don't have any fragrances listed in your wardrobe so there is no test list for me to look at....

Please PM me your name and address and I'll mail it tomorrow.


 
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Genie Jeanie

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Jun 16, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Marketplace rules:
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229486-Site-rules-incl-marketplace-rules

My husband and I just had a good scrounge. In the interest of de-cluttering, we offer these used samples for free.
USA only.

Please choose either batch 1 or batch 2.
I'll look at your wardrobe "to test list", and if I own a perfume that you have on your wardrobe test list, I'll decant a bit to add to the package (as long as I have enough to share.)

Batch 1: CLAIMED
Penhaligon's Castile, carded vial sample, nearly full, 1.5 ml
Nordstrom decanted spray samples of Pure Malt, about 2 mls total
Nordstrom Declaration Cologne edt spray sample, about 1.5-2 mls

Batch 2:
CB I Hate Perfume Old Leather #276 water perfume, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml spray
Hermessence Paprika Brasil, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml remaining
Turtle Vetiver Front glass spray decant, estimate 1 ml remaining

30 Roses, you never pass up the opportunity to share with others. One of the most generous people on BN!!
Very nice of you to kick things off for the guys!
 

southerngardens

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Aug 24, 2012
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I would think anyone could participate.

Just as the thread on the female forum leans toward offering fragrances marketed to women (but men who wish to try them are welcome to accept the offers), I would think this thread will be geared toward masculines-- but if women wish to try them, why not?

I think most of us here on BN are not so very rigid about gender categorization of fragrances anyway.

For that matter, if I have leftover men's samples to offer (from my husband's stash), I'll offer them here instead of on the thread on the female forum.

I think 30Roses makes a vailid point gentelemen. Some of the BN ladies might like to sample some more masculine scents or offer samples of their own and should be allowed to participate in our "Free To A Good Home" or whatever you want to call it. I have wanted to try some more femme frags and was welcomed in the ladies forum. Tit for Tat.

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Marketplace rules:
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229486-Site-rules-incl-marketplace-rules

My husband and I just had a good scrounge. In the interest of de-cluttering, we offer these used samples for free.
USA only.

Please choose either batch 1 or batch 2.
I'll look at your wardrobe "to test list", and if I own a perfume that you have on your wardrobe test list, I'll decant a bit to add to the package (as long as I have enough to share.)

Batch 1: CLAIMED
Penhaligon's Castile, carded vial sample, nearly full, 1.5 ml
Nordstrom decanted spray samples of Pure Malt, about 2 mls total
Nordstrom Declaration Cologne edt spray sample, about 1.5-2 mls

Batch 2:
CB I Hate Perfume Old Leather #276 water perfume, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml spray
Hermessence Paprika Brasil, decanted spray sample, about .7 ml remaining
Turtle Vetiver Front glass spray decant, estimate 1 ml remaining

Thanks for starting things rolling Roses! You are so kind!
 

Genie Jeanie

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Jun 16, 2012
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I have a small lot to pass along. USA only please!

Guerlain Coriolan (small decant)
Eau de Guerlain (small decant)
Portrait of a Lady (sample)

What a mix, huh?? Anyone who hasn't had a chance to try these yet? Found a home. :smiley:
 
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Possum-Pie

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Jun 10, 2012
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I have a ton of samples I don't want...as soon as I figure out all these rules and can/can't do things, I'll list them.
 

del

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Dec 23, 2011
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Just subscribing to the thread ....
 

30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Not so complicated, really...list it for free and you're good. On the ladies thread we give away bottles too.

As stuigi pointed out, sooner or later when you accept someone else's offer, the free shipping comes back to benefit you.
 
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stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Re: Men's sample swap thread

1. Ladies are of course welcome
2. NO bottles
3. NO requests as stated- that is reserved for the marketplace board with requirements
4. Offering 10 samples but allowing one per person is one's prerogative (obviously more shipping costs)
 

OctaVariuM

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Jul 28, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

1. Ladies are of course welcome
2. NO bottles
3. NO requests as stated- that is reserved for the marketplace board with requirements
4. Offering 10 samples but allowing one per person is one's prerogative (obviously more shipping costs)

Is there a reason why people can't offer bottles they no longer want? Would that just fall into the marketplace area? Cause, to be honest, the 500 posts thing is going to keep some people from being able to unload bottles via BN. As I've said before, it doesn't really apply to me, I'm just curious.
 

stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Enforcement of the marketplace rules and requirements has succeeded(with few exceptions as compared to the early years of Basenotes) in protecting members from losing large amounts of money in bottle sales or swaps.
 

OctaVariuM

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Jul 28, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Enforcement of the marketplace rules and requirements has succeeded(with few exceptions as compared to the early years of Basenotes) in protecting members from losing large amounts of money in bottle sales or swaps.

That makes sense, but if it's free, how could someone get screwed out of money? Sure, a bottle may cost an extra dollar to ship versus some samples, but I'm not seeing the overlap between preventing fraud in the marketplace and the lack of bottle gifting in this thread.
 

stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Free bottle offers here could easily turn into swap offers. It sets a precedent for doing so outside the marketplace swap board. This is the way the marketplace was set up and there is no reason to change it. PM me if you wish to discuss it further.
 

Possum-Pie

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Jun 10, 2012
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Free bottle offers here could easily turn into swap offers. It sets a precedent for doing so outside the marketplace swap board. This is the way the marketplace was set up and there is no reason to change it. PM me if you wish to discuss it further.

So there are two different rules. One for women and One for men?? They give away whole bottles.
 

stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Re: Men's sample swap thread

I will discuss this with the other mods. I have some serious concerns about this. Stay tuned.
 

mumsy

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Jan 31, 2010
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We girls never have a problem giving away. It's the requesting part that seems to be the turning point. Just offer and then a taker arrives happily. I think it must be if there is any possibility of someone getting unhappy over something wonderfully nice. Swaps are two way and giving is one way only.
 

30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
Re: Men's sample swap thread

Sorry, I just assumed about the bottles, since we ladies have done it on our thread for some time now without any problem.

But guys, the reason it has worked on the ladies' forum is precisely because it is a free gift with no strings attached, no expectation of compensation.

That sort of generosity is the engine that drives our thread; it creates good will and more generosity. Once you start expecting something in return, it's dead. Just saying!

Edit: mumsy and I think alike! :)
 

stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

ok- Please see the thread title name change and revised rules in the first post! We will allow free samples and bottles to be given away on the men's board on a trial basis. The thread will be carefully watched. Once again, no requests please.
 

Beranium Chotato

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Nov 13, 2011
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

How do I distinguish between a sample and a decant? Can I give away decants?

And what if I don't like the person who has requested my samples? Can I wait for someone else to come along?

Can I trade sex for samples?

Whenever generosity of time and fragrance are concerned, heavy regulation must be defined and enforced. Otherwise who knows what chaos will ensue? Next thing you know, I might even split more than one bottle at a time!
 

Beranium Chotato

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Nov 13, 2011
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Good grief, Brian! :lolk:

BTW your avatar is a scream!

Satire aside, I've been giving away samples to BN members by the truckload. Does that really need rules, too? Giving things away needs to have rules? I have to say it twice because it's hard to believe.
 

30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
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I think we all give away stuff behind the scenes, Brian. The other ladies and I do for sure and no doubt many of you men do as well.

I think what the mods are trying to avoid is a situation where a gesture intended to create community and goodwill becomes something else, something that makes people upset with each other.

If everyone minds their manners it can work.
 

stuigi

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Sep 3, 2004
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

Having observed the general interaction of Basenotes members for many years, it is quite obvious that the guys behavior leaves much to be desired as compared to the ladies, particularly where sales and swaps are concerned. As there are 5+ times as many male threads as there are from the ladies and 3-4 times as many male posts, the number of male caused marketplace type issues is far greater than those proportions. Maybe 100 to 1 or more. So yes, it will be watched and yes, decants may be given away.

PS- this is not an open forum for outing bad swappers or any other topic as several such posts were just deleted.
 
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hedonist222

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Sep 13, 2010
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That's great Stuigi. I'm glad Grant gave you the green light permission allowed you to do this. Good job. :D

To celebrate I'm going to share carded samples of :
Ambre Sultan
Sables
Myrrhe Ardente
Timbuktu
AlOudh


:D:D:D
 

FullCollapse

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Feb 5, 2012
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

Im trying to clear out some much needed space in my frag closet so Ill offer up these Blind Buys gone bad:

Bijan Pour Homme-Claimed
Tsar(ribbed bottle)-Claimed
Quorum-Claimed
I-12-Claimed
Curve Crush + aftershave & deodorantClaimed

Two bottle max per member please! Also note, I will be shipping the cheapest way possible, no priority mail or tracking info. Lets try to keep it in N. America, but if shipping is low enough I would consider locations beyond. Bottle will be safe and secure.
 
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Brenster

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Aug 8, 2010
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

Sweet! I would love to get in on it , thanks for setting this up Stuigi ...

I have two designer sample packs to give away.

1) Kenneth Cole Signature x2 , and Burberry Brit x2 GONE
2) Baldessarini Del Mar x2 , Nautica Aqua Rush x2 GONE

Lets keep it within the lower 48 please. thanks!
 
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hedonist222

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Sep 13, 2010
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

That's great Stuigi. I'm glad Grant gave you the green light permission allowed you to do this. Good job. :D

To celebrate I'm going to share carded samples of :
Ambre Sultan
Sables
Myrrhe Ardente
Timbuktu
AlOudh


:D:D:D

all gone

that was quick
 

mumsy

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Jan 31, 2010
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

How do I distinguish between a sample and a decant? Can I give away decants?

And what if I don't like the person who has requested my samples? Can I wait for someone else to come along?

Can I trade sex for samples?

Whenever generosity of time and fragrance are concerned, heavy regulation must be defined and enforced. Otherwise who knows what chaos will ensue? Next thing you know, I might even split more than one bottle at a time!

Yes

No

Yes :)tongue:)

Only regarding the above.
 

martinijo

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Sep 20, 2011
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

How do I distinguish between a sample and a decant? Can I give away decants?

And what if I don't like the person who has requested my samples? Can I wait for someone else to come along?

Can I trade sex for samples?

Whenever generosity of time and fragrance are concerned, heavy regulation must be defined and enforced. Otherwise who knows what chaos will ensue? Next thing you know, I might even split more than one bottle at a time!


Come on show a bit of initiative.
It should be quite clear that trading sex for samples is perfectly acceptable within the regulations of the thread. (As long as it is only man on man sex. If women want to jump on the bandwagon the thread will have to be moved from Male Fragrance Discussion and you can imagine how complicated that could get.
 

Possum-Pie

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Jun 10, 2012
Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

I am glad this finally got set up. I have asked several times for this, and it always got shot down. STUIGI- You did a great job of walking the tightrope and figuring this out...Thanks. Sometimes if I happen to see a frag. that I have, listed in someone's "to test" or "want" list in their wardrobe, I P.M. them and offer a free sample, so keep your lists up to date!!!
 
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