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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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