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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy79 View Post
    If you like the Guerlain you should try the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver both edt and edp
    Thank you Eddy. I shall give it a try.

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    Gentlemen:

    Are you aware of a Website called www.microperfumes.com ? They sell sample vials and travel spray sizes of high end colognes. So they are a fraction of the cost of a full size bottle, and you can decide if you like them before investing in a large size bottle.

    I just ordered a travel size of Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver rom them, travel spray size, for only $34. You can get a sample vial for $7.50. Just an FYI. May come in handy for you when you are contemplating a new fragrance. SEE HERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZipZop View Post
    They sell sample vials and travel spray sizes of high end colognes. So they are a fraction of the cost of a full size bottle, and you can decide if you like them before investing in a large size bottle.
    Yes, decants and smaller sample-sized vials are definitely the way to go, before/instead-of springing for a full bottle. I used to buy 10ml decants of fragrances, but that was still expensive -- after all, the companies are in it to make a profit, and the cost of vials and labor-intensive transfer of product, plus the cost of the fragrances, themselves, adds-up.

    My solution? Look-for and purchase multiple 1.5-2.0ml manufacturers' samples, then decant them into a larger vial/bottle. I've done this with about ten different fragrances, and I end-up saving money.

    1. Buying ten to twenty 1.5ml samples + a 20-30ml bottle is much less expensive than buying a full 100ml bottle (and the days of 30/50ml bottles seems to be over, except for ungodly-expensive niche fragrances).
    2. If I like the fragrance, I can always find more samples to replenish the decant bottle.
    3. With manufacturer's samples, there's no worry about "fake" fragrances.

    Here's a photo of mine, to give you a better idea (the middle bottle is 20ml, the rest are 30ml):

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    A box of eight 30ml bottles costs $19 from Amazon; a pack of funnels and pipettes is ~$10. DIY bottling is something to consider. I'll be glad to share what I've learned.
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    I did Vetiver Friday (just to be different) on the SOTD. At present, the only Vetiver cologne I have is the Cremo Vetiver and Smoked Bourbon Distiller's Blend. Very nice indeed, but not pure Vetiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBHoren View Post
    Yes, decants and smaller sample-sized vials are definitely the way to go, before/instead-of springing for a full bottle. I used to buy 10ml decants of fragrances, but that was still expensive -- after all, the companies are in it to make a profit, and the cost of vials and labor-intensive transfer of product, plus the cost of the fragrances, themselves, adds-up.

    My solution? Look-for and purchase multiple 1.5-2.0ml manufacturers' samples, then decant them into a larger vial/bottle. I've done this with about ten different fragrances, and I end-up saving money.

    1. Buying ten to twenty 1.5ml samples + a 20-30ml bottle is much less expensive than buying a full 100ml bottle (and the days of 30/50ml bottles seems to be over, except for ungodly-expensive niche fragrances).
    2. If I like the fragrance, I can always find more samples to replenish the decant bottle.
    3. With manufacturer's samples, there's no worry about "fake" fragrances.

    Here's a photo of mine, to give you a better idea (the middle bottle is 20ml, the rest are 30ml):

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    A box of eight 30ml bottles costs $19 from Amazon; a pack of funnels and pipettes is ~$10. DIY bottling is something to consider. I'll be glad to share what I've learned.
    It is good entrepreneurship that someone started a company like microperfumes.com to sell samples. 8 bucks a vial for a sample you can usually get for free is a good del for them. 35 bucks for a small travel sprayer that it looks like they make themselves is an even better deal.

    I orderd the travel size Tom Ford Grey Vetiver in the travel size at $35. Better than $150 for a full size bottle.
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    Dua Cumbria o clone of Parfums de Marly Carlisle. Another side by side with the OG on one arm
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    There are a lot of site that do decants and samples. I have used lucky scent and I think the perfumed court or parfums raffy which I believe are all in the US
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    My aunt gifted me my late uncle's shaving set. Brass handled brush and razor, blades by Schick, and quite a bit of Old Spice with shaving mug. Two bottles of Old Spice Cologne. One dab on, one spray. Guessing these are from the 80s. The fragrance of the cologne and aftershave smell fine to me. The bottles were sealed and full when I got them. I think my uncle went electric toward the end of his life, and these just sat in the medicine cabinet.

    So today, Old Spice;

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