Today I didn't buy - 2013

starshipvelcro

Well-known member
Dec 31, 2011
So, there is a thread every month, enabling the idea to purchase and urging show off their new acquisitions. I know for myself I need to slow down, maybe this could be a good place to list our "almost purchased but chose wisely to let it pass" moments (no matter how great of a deal it was.)

Maybe this can help out the idea that spacing out purchases can be a good thing.

Today I almost bought:

Vetiver Extraordinaire - Frederic Malle...on ebay
 
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Wit_Siamese

Well-known member
Oct 4, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I almost bought:

- Pomegranate Noir --family members do not like the scent at all and I do not like it that much.

- Tsar -- I really like it, but I have too many perfume already, I need to finished a couple of bottle before I buy more.

- New Haarem -- it is too sweet for hot weather here.
 

hedonist222

Well-known member
Sep 13, 2010
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Almost bought one of the UAE exclusive Guerlains. Just for the sake of owning it only.

Haven't we all done that at some point.
 

danny1967

Well-known member
Sep 28, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

great idea. i desperately try to fight off temptation on a daily basis. yesterday i almost (literally by 2sec) bought a 200ml chanel eau de cologne on ebay (great price!). i decided against it because, well, even though i know it smells fantastic and have used several samples i still think i have a great deal of colognes some which i use rarely some which i haven't even broke the seal (looking at you hermes eau d'orange verte concentree), it just did not warrant the purchase of yet another cologne, however extraordinary. i was so happy when the bidding was finished that i did not press the button.
 

RedRaider430

You smell good! 😄
Basenotes Plus
Dec 18, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Ahhh.....what a cathartic thread. An opportunity to make us all feel better to cite what we DIDN'T buy!

For some reason, this made me think of the line in the movie "Semi-Tough" about 35 years ago with Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson. During a BS self-improvement training seminar, one lady uttered the infamous phrase to all the attendees...."I peed in my pants, and it felt good!" She then received a hearty round of applause from everyone in the room for this exclamation.

Don't know why I thought of that.

In any event, I didn't buy into a split of the now rare Creed Angelique Encens recently. And it felt good!

Actually, it didn't. It felt bad. Now I won't smell as good as I otherwise would have, and having the money in my pocket doesn't relieve the misery. :cry:
 

senore01

Well-known member
Apr 11, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I almost pressed the enter tab on a bottle of Bois du Portugal, but swiftly came to my senses and closed the entire window. Close call.
 

thatmakesscents

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Hello my name is ThatMakesScents and I am an ADDICT. I binge and purge promising to never do it again. At the moment I have enough bottles for 2 + years of heavy daily use. I need to use them all up or at least the majority of them before I decide which *one to re- purchase.

I want to be a signature scent guy again :)
 

scintilly

Member
Jul 31, 2008
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

yesterday I almost bid for a bottle of Louanges PG on Ebay - I managed to make sense of the fact I already have one and should perhaps wait til I've finished it!! Tho it took me all day and staying out - without my mobile - to resist! I have been going mad with perfume purchasing and although I can make it sound funny - those on this page know it can be a form of craziness.
 

Tappio

Well-known member
Jun 21, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Almost bought Bond's New York Oud the other day. Thankfully I passed on it, as I have way too many scents right now and want to get rid of several before even considering buying anything new. I haven't bought a bottle in over two months, and it feels great!
 

ChuckW

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Aug 21, 2001
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Awesome, badly needed thread. I need discipline in the worst way. No close calls today, but I did take back a bottle to Marshall's. That felt good. My wife bought me a bottle at Sephora for my birthday next Thursday (don't know what).

I need to really cut back in a serious fashion. Maybe try to lay off until Christmas. I need a goal to cut this habit back. I get way too much pleasure from retail therapy, I nickle and dime myself to death. I took an honest look at my collection and I discovered that I have not kept one single bottle that I have bought from Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshall's. That should tell me something. I buy probably three bottles per month from those places and end up selling/swapping them. I have to be losing money on these and it must be adding up.
 

Hayven

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I went to TJ Maxx, Macy's, Carson Pirie Scott, and I didn't buy anything. I was discouraged by a woman in black and wearing a big feather boa who was hanging around Lady Gaga's perfume.
 

Wit_Siamese

Well-known member
Oct 4, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I was trying to make a credit card just to buy perfume online, but I was realize that I have way too many perfume and I have not wear some of them frequently. The most important factor is I need to keep some money in my saving account --there is just around 1250 US Dallars left in my salary account.
 
Aug 16, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I almost bought a rosebud bottle of Mitsouko. I really shouldn't have went looking! Still fighting with myself over this one!!!!:undecided:
 
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ChuckW

Well-known member
Aug 21, 2001
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today's my Birthday, so I will get a bottle of something from my wife and sons tonight...I'm taking off tomorrow, I will have some extra cash, so I might buy something, but then again, I might not. It's nice to not really need anything. I'm really blessed.
 

vmarshmellow

Well-known member
Apr 19, 2010
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Tuesday I did not buy:
Caron Narcisse Noir Parfum
Caron Nuit do Noel Parfum
Fracas
Ombre Rose Parfum

I had minor surgery that day and was on lortab. I went online and almost just started ordering everything.

I did order Versace Blond Parfum while "high".

Yesterday I did not buy Boucheron (1 oz bottle at TJ's for $19.99). I carried it around for awhile but put it back.

And I also did not buy Juicy Couture Juicy Couture. I live near the EA Warehouse outlet and they have the parfum for $50. Walk away just step away from the bottle.
 

Tappio

Well-known member
Jun 21, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

This week I didn't buy L'eau D'Issey Summer 2012. The original is still one of my favorites, even after all these years of sniffing, and my bottle is almost gone. I was sorely tempted to get that flanker but decided to wait until pay day, and by then it was sold out at fragrancenet. I'm glad it was gone, because I really didn't need it.

And with my streak intact it is now about 3 months since my last fragrance purchase!
 

L'Aventurier

Well-known member
May 8, 2008
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I almost bought Ouarzazate by CdG. It's such an amazing fragrance. I almost even convinced myself I "need" it.

I'm glad I didn't buy it, as I own way too many bottles already and I'm trying to seriously, seriously cut down on the full bottle purchases.

Baby steps...
 

Scent-imental

Well-known member
Sep 18, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

In Costco today, they had lots of EDT's 1.7 oz bottles, at 49.99 dollars. So today I almost bought:

Hypnotic Poison i have but a paltry few mls left in my bottle, and i need to replace it
Fan Di Fendi been wanting it for a while
Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy just because they were cheap.
I wasn't familiar with any of the others enough to blind buy.

I'm glad i didn't splurge now,
 

Neil4Speed

Well-known member
Sep 14, 2006
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I crossed off a few from my want list after some reevaluation.

Versace Pour Homme - I have enough sporty citrus scents, and this doesn't last, so forget it

Some others as well, I guess they couldn't have been that important if I don't remember then.

I have a few more to get, and I am going to back off almost completely from purchasing.
 

colognejunkie2000

Well-known member
Oct 7, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I almost bought L'Occitane Eau des Baux but I really don't have the extra $$$ to splurge at the moment. Fragrances are consuming my mind!!
 

longstreth

Well-known member
Apr 6, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I didn't buy Midnight in Paris. It's a shame, really, because I know how much I'd love to wear it. But hopefully my savings account will thank me!

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Today I didn't buy Midnight in Paris. It's a shame, really, because I know how much I'd love to wear it. But hopefully my savings account will thank me!
 

mumsy

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Basenotes Plus
Jan 31, 2010
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I've banned myself temporarily until I sell some of my own, then I'm only going to allow myself to shop with that paypal balance made from existing frags. I won't feel guilty then.

I keep going on ebay and watching loads of really expensive ones, and then just ignore the end of the auctions or only look when they are done. I've not bought any of the vintage Joys or the really expensive Sikkim and Houbigants. It's making me feel good to not-buy. (because I haven't put any for sale yet).
 

sillage monster

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Oct 19, 2010
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I almost bought Dior Homme Intense today. So much hype for that one, but I already own and love the original Dior Homme and I have enough vanilla scents. Maybe I can just swap for it.
 

MikeJ

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I SWAPED my Dreamer. I still want new fragrances, but at least this way I only have to cover shipping price.
 

sillage monster

Well-known member
Oct 19, 2010
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Posting again so soon...

Today I didn't buy L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme. Thought about ordering it on ebay, was about to hit the order button, but got to my senses quit the window.

I don't need to own these extremely hyped EDPs (DHI and LIDGE). I already bought into the hype with Aventus and Pure Malt (still waiting on the latter to get here). I should take a break from buying for a while.
 

Hayven

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Today I did not buy Lolita Lempicka edt. It's on clearance on sephora.com for $23, 1.7 oz. I was about to checkout when I read the review that compared the fragrance to a clean baby diaper. Thank you, random reviewer, for saving me some money today.
 

Digindirt

Well-known member
Mar 11, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I have not bought Vivienne Westwood Boudoir. I did not go to the mall on Sunday to pick up my free sample of Vince Camuto from Nordstrom. I did not bid on anything online. I am having serious withdrawals.
 

forfreddie

Well-known member
Aug 10, 2011
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I have not bought Vivienne Westwood Boudoir.

Oh man I love Boudoir!!!
Today I did not buy Petroleum by Histoires De Parfums - I like it, but the drydown is a little dull... I also can't afford it, that's the main reason. Haven't bought a full bottle for over a month now :| Dying!
 

Ken_Russell

Well-known member
Jan 21, 2006
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

I've refrained from buying so far almost 80-90% percent of my fragrance wish list, but more specifically, today and the last couple of months I didn't buy several male Guerlains, simply because the local fragrance store at the mall doesn't retail them, this house being unfortunately under-represented, in favor of many more scents by Ck, Boss, D&G etc. (not that I would have anything against the latter fragrance houses, I would just love to see more or, as a matter of fact, any male Guerlains on sale).
 

IncenseCult9

Member
Dec 16, 2012
Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

Yatagan by Caron.
'Been reading and re-reading reviews about it for days, obsessively, but I already spent all my Christmas money. I did a search before I left work and headed straight for the nearest Wallgreen's like a somnambulist. Thank God they didn't actually have it (even though it's a 'cheapie'). I don't know what comes over me sometimes. The idea of blind buying such a bizarre, albeit classic, scent (by all accounts) was just too thrilling. If they'd had it, I'd be wearing it right now and I wouldn't care even if I thought it was awful. It would have been a triumph (of something?). I love blind buying for some reason.

Currently waiting impatiently for a pitifully small decant of Black Orchid (another supposedly outlandish scent I've never encountered). When I get it I'm determined to DROWN in it, even if I hate it. I clearly have very strange problems...
 

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