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  • Analyst 3+ in CorpStrat
Aug 8, 2021 - 4:21pm

A good mattress. You don't need to swing for a $5k tempurpedic with a fancy remote that controls the bed, but definitely worth an extra $1000 or so to avoid a cheap spring mattress. Also, I got a higher-end gaming chair (~$500) for work and it erased most of my back pain within a week.

Aug 8, 2021 - 5:49pm
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I bought a suit in Hugo boss suit in 2016 thats still going strong. wore it to probably 30 interviews. was over $1k anyway.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 10:59am
loveandwar, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you love your suit, that's great and maybe I shouldn't comment... buuuuuuttttttt Hugo Boss typically are expensive fused suits, so I would look at other brands.  Suitsupply are good values for their price (half-canvased at $500; full-canvased at $1000).  Then starting at $1500 there is a whole slew of amazing fully-canvased suits (which is really where you want to be). For $1000 you should either be able to get a very nice half-canvased suit or a pretty nice fully-canvased suit.

EDIT: why am I getting MS for this? Just look up reviews for HB suits. You are paying for the brand name, not the quality of the suit. If you like yours and think it's great, ignore me, but what I said above isn't just my opinion.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 4:06pm
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

thanks. I have lots of +$1k suits. i'm just saying that one has lasted a while.

Aug 9, 2021 - 7:11am
neink, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You couldn't settle for a college graduated, pink haired, allosexual genderfluid demiromantic open relationship? 

edit: like this thing

Dream catch really.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 9:47am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's surprising how often you'll find that liberals despise their own kind when it comes to dating/relationships. I say this from anecdotal experience as an openly conservative male. Not only do these chics gloss over politics but you get the idea (and they've secretly admitted it) that they are attracted to someone who has those values.

Even on this site CRE mentioned how the woman he married comes from a conservative background.


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  • VP in IB-M&A
Aug 9, 2021 - 12:44pm

No conservative male wants a bible-thumping qanon anti vaxxer either. It's as though the only way you know how to prove a point is by resorting to extremes like an unimaginative five year old. 

Aug 9, 2021 - 4:25pm
American_Psycho11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Which ones did you get? I'm a sucker for good loafers, price be damned. Looking at getting some JM Weston ones soon

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Aug 10, 2021 - 11:51am

Carmina is top notch. I also like Paul Evans. G&G isn't worth the money IMO.

Aug 11, 2021 - 6:31am
ctrlaltelite, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Crockett & Jones are my personal favorite. Bit steep on the price but their classics will last for years

Aug 14, 2021 - 5:49pm
Lvl99Bankstanding, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Santoni loafers are my go to. I spent $600 which I believe is steep but is affordable compared to competitors. I love them. They are so comfortable and such good quality yet their perfectly elegant and not flashy at all like Gucci or Fermaggio. Plus their slightly wider so the fit is better for me.

Aug 9, 2021 - 7:10am
neink, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A coat that everyone compliments me when seeing it. 

For everyone asking, it's from Hugo Boss. I don't think it's anything ''special'' (other than the price, it wasn't cheap) it just fits really well with my body structure. I just recommend not to buy something straight away but try different shops.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Aug 9, 2021 - 10:42am

I bought a high end gaming pc right before the pandemic and I obviously got a ton of use out of it.

A PC isn't for everyone, but go all out for whatever your hobby is.

Generic answer: if you know you're going to be in the same city for a while, get a nice couch. 

Aug 14, 2021 - 4:18pm
Balance.of.Payments, what's your opinion? Comment below:

4.5 years ago I went all out on PC parts, got the best of everything that was on the mass market. Still has that "new PC" feeling even now, never struggled to run anything at max settings. 

Unfortunately I don't game much these days and I've moved cities twice since then (once internationally). I got so attached to the thing I couldn't bear to just sell it off, so I had it shipped. 

Still don't regret. 

Aug 9, 2021 - 11:13am
Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Recently new hockey gear - and I don't regret a penny of it. Custom skates are absolutely the best decision I've made in a while. Helped to ease some ankle/knee/hip issues I was having, dramatically improved how much power I get when I push and overall just feel amazing. Same with pads that I bought... it doesn't seem like much, but cutting the weight of my gear in almost half along with all the new stress relieving strapping systems they have... I wish I'd done it sooner. 

Aug 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
whitecollarandsuspenders, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I didn't get the custom ones but I just got the top of the line Vapors that were $1k or whatnot. Been slow to break in skating once or twice a week especially considering my Vapor 20s circa-2008 were like goddamn slippers. But yeah definitely worth it although was a tough sell to the wifey lol.

"Some things are believed because they are demonstrably true. But many other things are believed simply because they have been asserted repeatedly—and repetition has been accepted as a substitute for evidence." - Thomas Sowell
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Aug 9, 2021 - 5:25pm
Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I went with True one piece - through a local purehockey. Admittedly, first couple times out hated them - couldn't get the steel sharp enough, hurt my feet, etc. after about a dozen wears, a second baking and tweaking the sharpening to like 3/4 from 1 inch - absolutely love them.

Aug 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah I train in the Nike Zoom Fly 3s, but also have a couple of pairs of racing shoes like the Vaporfly Next% and the AlphaFly Next%.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 9, 2021 - 11:20am
Kung, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Longines Hydroconquest that I bought during my Master's that I def couldn't afford at the time. Bought it straight from Longines so paid about $2k (kinda low end luxury I know but I was 22 and still in school). I love the watch and usually get compliments on it when I'm out and about.

Aug 9, 2021 - 6:44pm
SafariJoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

GoldMen's Sacks

Girlfriend. Expensive but worth it.

Do tell.

SafariJoe, wins again!
  • Intern in IB - Cov
Aug 10, 2021 - 3:40pm

Fuck lol I had clothes tailored right before the pandemic and now gained too much weight. 

Aug 9, 2021 - 8:32pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I might get this, I tried them in Japan a while ago and I can say with complete certainty that it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 1:01pm
BobTheBaker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My house.


Aug 9, 2021 - 6:45pm
SafariJoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:


My house.

Same here, plus all the other additions that I have added and plan to add.

SafariJoe, wins again!
Aug 9, 2021 - 1:20pm
NB574, what's your opinion? Comment below:

-College textbooks

-High-quality musical instruments/equipment 

-Herman Miller 

-High-quality leather shoes/boots  

All of these should last 10-15+ years if you take care of them. 

Aug 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Garmin Fenix 5x watch - I've had it for 3 years. Highly durable - still works great. I'd recommend the Fenix 6 if you're in the market now. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 9, 2021 - 1:57pm
Dominic Toretto, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm the male equivalent of a basic bitch but FWIW mine are:

  • Rolex sub (most expensive thing I own but I don't regret it at all)
  • 75 inch TV
  • gaming PC I built along with phat ultrawide monitor
  • a volcano back when I smoked a lot

I generally like spending on shit to make my home life more comfortable. In my case this means large screens and comfortable furniture

Aug 9, 2021 - 2:42pm
Nightman Cometh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Kind of an old one, and a series of purchases, and not by me, but when I was little my dad invested a lot in building out of basement gym at home. We had a freeweight bench press, set bench press, multi-exercise machine with lat exercises/sitting press/leg lift, rows etc, leg press, squat rack, deady trap bar, curl machine, bunch of dumbbells and ez-bars, treadmill (shitty one unfortunately), stairmaster, and seated bike. We have an unfinished basement so he gave the gym area a nice paint job, installed a TV (wanted an upgrade from the radio lol), and put a fridge down there. 

He didn't buy much of this stuff new, and had a few of the smaller things from when he was younger, so we got to pump with OG York dumbbells (actual collectors item now--the vintage pair of 50s he has could probably fetch $250+ alone). It was great having this in the house, especially when I hit middle school and started playing football. Plus I always have a place to work out when I'm back home. And in his case, he is in his 60s but in unbelievably good shape--guy is jacked and in better shape than most guys 20+ years younger than him. All in, it probably cost $5k+ for everything in there but was a fantastic investment.

Our gym is his pride and joy and whenever we have guests over for the first time, they have to take the obligatory gym tour and see the sharpied PRs of past days written on the wall. I fucking love my dad haha, dude is a character. When I was home last month, I was watchin TV at like midnight and he came down and was like "wanna move some iron" and we just lifted till like 2am together and talked baseball/football. Some things never change. As worth it for the memories as it was for the fitness.

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Aug 10, 2021 - 10:55am

This is my dream. Right now I only have a bar, squat rack, and some bumper plates, but I've had so many great workouts alone late at night in the basement just pounding away. Not to mention when the homies come over to lift and we can slam weights/play loud music/do whatever and not have to worry 

Aug 11, 2021 - 10:36pm
Nightman Cometh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dude honestly thats a great start to the gym--those are definitely core items. I'd recommend getting two sets of dumbbells next--one at a weight you can comfortably do, and one at a higher more challenging weight. Like maybe 30s and 50s or something like that. Super versatile addition to the gym and on craigslist you can get them cheaper than retail. Also a good standalone adjustable back bench is a great thing to have. Seriously one of the best investments you can make and these things will stay with you for life.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 10, 2021 - 1:12am

After you buy pussies for a while, you might get this feeling that free pussies are the best. There's something off with bought pussies. 

Speaking from experience, and I'm only 26. You can say that my dating life is kinda fucked up for the last 2 years. 

Aug 9, 2021 - 6:47pm
SafariJoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:


I'm curious to hear about expensive purchases you guys have made that have been worth the price tag?

I try most of the time to procure things that appreciate.

SafariJoe, wins again!
  • Analyst 2 in AM - Equities
Aug 9, 2021 - 7:14pm

Cartier watch.

Aug 11, 2021 - 4:38am
AlwaysChasingTail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

my guns 

I would hope so, 2nd year RE analyst 

I'm from Europe 

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  • VP in IB-M&A
Aug 10, 2021 - 7:38am

Not a Glock hater at all (own a Gen 4 19), but they are pretty much mid-tier handguns. Super reliable and near-gold standard for striker-fired polymer compacts and subcompacts, but not sure I'd classify them as "expensive". Even in the middle of the pandemic rush you could still snag most newer Gen models for <$700.

EDIT: Just realized you are an intern. Yeah, a $650 handgun is a pretty expensive purchase for a college student.

Aug 10, 2021 - 9:14am
Angus Macgyver, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If comparing all of the usual 9mm suspects in the same bucket (G19, P320, VP9, PPQ, P10C, M&P9... miss anything?) and firing them stock but broken in, I would personally consider the PPQ as the "gold standard". Glocks are Toyotas/Hondas. They're everywhere and they're fine. But just like with cars, the Germans make the better baseline stuff.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 10, 2021 - 12:22am

- Nice German chef knives 

- Tumi leather backpack

- Oliver Peoples sunglasses

Never regretted any of these.  Opposite really - happy I spent the money

For what it's worth too the reason I picked the backpack and sunglasses specifically is because you can't tell what brand they are unless you really know what you're looking at.  The tumi logo is dark and you can't see it and you'd never know the glasses were OP.  Stylish but not in your face

  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Aug 10, 2021 - 10:40am

Just picked up a Wusthof 6" and I concur. Hand feel and control is so nice. Looking to build out my kitchen set over the next couple of years but I'm very happy with my first purchase

Aug 10, 2021 - 5:38pm
waccamole88, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Great thing about the knives (just bought a couple) is that they'll last 20-30 years and still be in great shape (if you sharpen regularly)

Aug 11, 2021 - 8:35am
monty09, what's your opinion? Comment below:

- Nice German chef knives 

- Tumi leather backpack

- Oliver Peoples sunglasses

Never regretted any of these.  Opposite really - happy I spent the money

For what it's worth too the reason I picked the backpack and sunglasses specifically is because you can't tell what brand they are unless you really know what you're looking at.  The tumi logo is dark and you can't see it and you'd never know the glasses were OP.  Stylish but not in your face

good call on the knifes.... 

Aug 10, 2021 - 3:38am
pr4mence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

RM Williams boots. They are expensive ($400-$500ish depending on the version) but are so comfortable, form to your feet, can be dressed up. I honestly would wear them every season except middle of summer. You get so much ROI for them, and they can be resoled and last a lifetime.

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Aug 10, 2021 - 10:50am
  • Wusthof chef's knives - durable, great feel, and can take well to honing/sharpening
  • Sony X4 headphones - noise cancellation is great, plus they sound awesome 
  • Nice ski boots with custom beds - makes skiing 100x more enjoyable coming from boots that don't actually fit 
  • Rogue bumper plates - have some rogues and some chinese plates I ordered off alibaba and the rogues blow them away. Already seeing the laminate coming apart in the chinese plates after a few months
  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Aug 10, 2021 - 2:22pm

It's actually crazy. I went from wearing used boots that were 2 sizes too big and would slide around on my feet, to new Nordica Dobermann Pro 130s with custom foot beds. The amount of power and edge feel I gained was night and day, not to mention the comfort is great 

Aug 10, 2021 - 11:29am
korrathespy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Got a couple:

  1. Truck - Toyota Tacoma $29k. This thing is an absolute tank, made my lifestyle much more stress free than when I had a sports car. The maintenance of it + the desire to use the full potential of it was a major constraint. If you keep reading, you'll see why I needed one. Also, I can help my buddies move out now.
  2. High end mountain bike $5k. I dirt bike and do track days at race tracks, this allowed me to get out of after work in a natural environment and me to get loose for these other sports I enjoy. This is one of the best purchases I have made IMO.
  3. Logitech G Pro - if you game, buy this mouse. If you don't, buy this or the MX Master. The feedback is superb and the wireless compatibility helps having a clean desk.
  4. For anyone that motorcycles, pay the money and get a full set of leathers OR a leather suit. - $1200
    1. I've seen so many with irreparable damage to their body because they never approached with the correct gear. Leathers are great because of how they allow you to move around the bike, durability, and cosmetic value. I love the experience of having quality leather and conditioning it after a couple weeks of consistent usage. Sometimes you feel like a badass in full leathers as well. Biggest takeaway: do this for the safety reasons. PM me if you need help picking out a good set.
  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Aug 10, 2021 - 11:42am

I ride mx and am looking to get into street riding. Thinking maybe a supermoto - what are your thoughts on a beginner bike for the street? Plan on just putting around town.

Also, definitely agree with you on gear. It can be a life saver

Aug 10, 2021 - 12:07pm
korrathespy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I personally love the supermotos and the great thing about them is they are a great choice between street and track. I've seen supermoto guys absolutely tear up the track, harder than guys on super sports. You can also put a rack on them and just put around your area, it could be a grocery getter.

I am a fan of the KTM SMC 690 and also have a natural affinity with cafe racers & nakeds. However, If you do want a great heritage bike.. look at beginner stuff like the Harley Sportser. Personal favorites of mine are generational Triumphs like the Street Twin, anything with a Thruxton or Bonneville base is a good choice IMO. Also, the BMW 310 GS is a great pick and I'm always thinking of picking one up. Since you're into MX, I would also recommend the CRF250L because it is an absolute tank. People cross country ride on that thing and they can carry everything needed with boxes + bags. 

Aug 11, 2021 - 9:18am
speedycorndog, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Look into a Suzuki DRZ 400SM. It's a little heavy and sluggish compared to mx bikes, but it's one of the most reliable bikes out there. If you want something a bit quicker and don't mind spending some extra money, look into a Husqvarna 701. I was really close to getting one last year, but I ended up getting a Yamaha FZ07 (which I'd also recommend).

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:08pm
loveandwar, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For mice - G Pro is great. I have the G Pro X Wireless plus the lightspeed mousepad that enables the mouse to charge while it's on the mousepad (the mousepad is plugged in). Strongly recommend that combo because of how convenient it is.

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:44pm
korrathespy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I had no idea that they had a mousepad for that, definitely going to check it out. I usually buy NovelKeys pads and swap them out when I throw one in the wash

Aug 10, 2021 - 11:59am
IPAs and IPOs, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bought a Jeep Wrangler during the pandemic and has been the best purchase to date. Drove out to the beach pretty much every weekend in the summer, up to the mountains all winter (west coast based).

Great chef's knives, some Japanese knives some German knives, as well as high end cookware (All-clad, Le Creuset)

Aug 10, 2021 - 12:32pm
HuskySized, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Comp: $170k

Rent + Food + Heat: $500

Pocket Pussy: $164k. 

Help guys im in alot of debt, someone who is good at accounting help me figure this out

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:53pm
Thomas Pynchon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I actually do not like heeled shoes for lifting and try to encourage most people to lift in flats unless 1. they are training specifically for Oly, and/or 2. they have SIGNIFICANT and UNCORRECTABLE ankle mobility restrictions or have previously injured their Achilles tendon. If you can get into depth (or very close to it) with a bodyweight squat with no shoes on you should be squatting in flats. Most ankle dorsiflexion issues are correctible nearly immediately with banded joint mobilization drills.

The best shoe I've ever lifted in bar none (and I've used basically every lifting shoe imaginable, heeled and flat) is by Bearfoot Athletics - very worth checking out and spending the $100 or so if you have it and training is a high enough priority for you. 

  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Aug 10, 2021 - 9:07pm

Dude I see you post about lifting all the time, so maybe you'll know. I've been bodybuilding/powerlifting the past 8 or so years and yesterday I found out John Meadows passed away. I was so sad when I heard about this - the man was so informative and genuine. A true mentor and icon of the industry. Its been a sad week. 

Sorry to hijack your post here, but literally no one else I know cares about this and I don't have any other social media so I figured I'd share here. 

Aug 11, 2021 - 12:03am
Thomas Pynchon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah - extremely sad news. I was heartbroken when I found out. John has been an idol of mine for nearly a decade. I very actively kept up with his YouTube channel and it seemed like he was doing well after his heart attack last May. He was speaking just last week of getting both electro and echo cardiograms in the near future, so it's really sad this happened when it did. I can't think of anyone else in the entire fitness industry who was so universally loved and who nobody would ever say a single negative word about. I've learned so much from John (and will continue to) over the past years and I'm extremely grateful for all of the incredible info he's put out. He will truly be missed by many. 

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:11pm
loveandwar, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am shocked that few people have said "my {insert expensive car}".  I guess many of us live in Manhattan which makes owning a car is kind of silly, but given the incomes, I'd expect some people to own nice cars just for fun.

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:42pm
Bankerconsu, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not exactly manhattan but I live in basically heart of SF and I paid 20 over sticker for a g63 earlier in the year. Although I like to think these things hold their value more than other vehicles.....

So far, windows only been broken into once. fml sf

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:17pm
Sio, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's not exactly "expensive expensive", but niche perfumery. Got into perfumery half a year ago and spent just under $3,000 on building a high-quality line-up of fragrances for winter, summer, and all-season. You can get a niche house perfume for anything from 150$ to 3000$, but they will always help you stand out far more than the obvious scents like Dior Sauvage. After getting into niche I completely swore off designer perfumery, but private lines / private blends of designer perfumes that have prices on-par with niche perfumes realistically aren't bad, the issues is that they will still tend to be a bit more popular than niche, thereby reducing the chances of you wearing something unique.

Before anyone asks for advice, the most popular niche perfumes that people find enjoyable and you might like include Parfums de Marly 'Layton' (all-season, this is also my signature scent) and Creed 'Aventus' (all-season). For more specific wishes depending on the season I'd say either Nishane 'Ani' (mainly winter) or Roja Parfums 'Elysium' (mainly summer). If you want a more gourmand-leaning fragrance (fancy way of saying that your fragrance smells edible) for the winter then I'd look towards Parfums de Marly 'Herod', By Kilian 'Black Phantom', and Xerjoff 'Naxos'. Note: The reason why you would want a gourmand fragrance for the winter is to smell "warm and inviting", it can basically do the seduction on your behalf. To close: If you don't want to break the bank look at niche houses like Mancera and Montale.

Aug 12, 2021 - 11:53am
Sio, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Most worn in the last 3 months:

1. Obviously Parfums de Marly 'Layton' since it is my signature scent and my constant go-to, I fully adore it. 'Layton' is the optimal amount of warm that is tolerable in a moderate summer heat. A lot of the perfumes from Marly have this "cinnamon apple" type DNA and 'Layton' does the best job at putting it out there while not being too much. You can also find the DNA in 'Herod', in 'Oajan', a little also in 'Habdan', but unlike 'Layton' these 3 fragrances put it out there in a way where it is too heavy for the summer. Regardless I'd say these 3 are great winter fragrances.

2. Recently I have also given a lot of wear to Nishane 'Hacivat' as a summer fragrance because I believe Aventus is slowly teetering off the edge for niche (even if Creed is a niche house, Aventus as a fragrance is not that unpopular anymore) and I have put Aventus towards the back because of this. You will not find a niche fragrance as out there as Aventus, so the slight adjustments of 'Hacivat' (mainly grapefruit) add some uniqueness if it's the scent profile you wish to wear (and I definitely do).

3. My summer evening fragrance has recently been Amouage's 'Material'. I would say it is a unique & improved version of MFK's (Maison Francis Kurkdjian) 'Grand Soir', but on my skin 'Grand Soir' effectively fades out in a matter of minutes (as do almost all MFK perfumes). Amber-vanilla is a very easy scent profile to pull off in the evenings that most people enjoy (unlike Mancera 'Red Tobacco' or Parfums de Marly 'Carlisle') and it is also somewhat moderate, it doesn't scream for attention.

Favorite scents:

1. True favorite scent: To me the number one has to be Xerjoff's 'Alexandria II'. It is an elite fragrance, but you sure do pay a lot for that eliteness (500$ for 100ml). I don't actually own a 50ml or a 100ml of this, it's the best scent I've smelled though.

2. Memoric favorite scent: Quite often you will hear people talk about favorite fragrances from a memories perspective, e.g. wearing something on your honeymoon or your marriage or on a first date. Initio's 'Oud for Greatness' is my equivalent of that, unmatched emotional highs from the winter season. It brought attention to me in social circles in a way that felt foreign to me, almost like a human magnet.

3. Intimate favorite scent: I have a hard time making the case that a non-Kilian fragrance has led to the best types of female attention, but the scent that I enjoy the most from Kilian is most likely 'Intoxicated'. I'd also highlight 'Angels Share' and 'Gold Knight', but to me there are no notes of 'Intoxicated' that add anything unpleasant and it is also very easy to like.

For people less into scents that might be reading this reply, tastes in scents vary and the way they radiate off your skin does too. MFK perfumes last ~0 on my skin, but on my clothes they'd be there for half-a-week at least. Find a scent profile you enjoy and order testers - do not blind buy.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Aug 11, 2021 - 9:01pm

Pretty much into the same hobby and probably got into because my dad had a nice collection of bottles when I was young. I have a sizable niche sample collection of Xerjoff, Roja, Ensar Oud, Amouage, and vintage stuff I've heard about from places like Guerlain (Djedi, Shalimar) & Balmain (Vent Vert) though my sample-bottle ratio is probably ~170:3. I like to dawdle over the scents and tend to use samples quite niggardly, letting them sit for a while and revisiting them at different times. I'm currently smelling brands with interesting bottles - Mendittorosa, House of Oud (has a gourmand that smells buttery & exactly like popcorn), Parfums MDCI. Niche brand recs I'd make for anyone reading and willing to explore are: Diptyque, Profumum Roma, Serge Lutens, Amouage, Frederic Malle, & Santa Maria Novella 

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Aug 12, 2021 - 12:08pm
Sio, what's your opinion? Comment below:

170:3 is pretty impressive to be honest - I'd conclude that you know very well which scent profiles you most like and which ones work for you. If I was to guess my ratio I would guess that it is around 240:16.

I'll literally spend money on scents that I don't even wear now just to grow a collection. It's a bit similar to the way that sneakerheads collect Air Jordans, but unlike Jordans I'm not looking to retain their resale value and don't consider the scents as investments. I think I'll cap the collection at around 30-35, once I have a strong enough foothold in the brands I like with the scents I like. I'd never force myself into buying scents I don't like, e.g. wouldn't buy Percival or Carlisle from Parfums de Marly, but at the same time I can easily find 3-4 scents that I enjoy from Marly (I actually own 3 already - Layton, Herod, and Kalan; and plan on adding Oajan soon). 

Niche recommendations from me:

Low budget (approx. 150-180$ area for 100ml): Mancera, Montale, and BDK Parfums

Medium budget (approx. 200-250$ area for 100ml): Parfums de Marly, and Initio Parfums Prives

Higher budget (anything from 300$ to 600$ for 100ml): Amouage, By Kilian, and the top lines from Xerjoff (500-600$ for 100ml ones)

  • Analyst 2 in ER
Aug 10, 2021 - 4:36pm

Completely agree. I see lots of people with super nice barrel/stock/trigger configurations but then have the equivalent of a beer bottle on top. I'll spend most of my budget on good sights over and over again 

Aug 11, 2021 - 4:14pm
Trainer, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Similar boat. I splurged last year on sending my Remington 700 off to a smith to have it worked on. Had a custom stock fitted and built for it, action bedded, fluted barrel, cerakote and new glass. Someday I'll have a full custom 6.5 PRC build

Glad I'm in company with other shooters on the forum. What model razor are you running? Razor HD?

Aug 10, 2021 - 2:49pm
dd987, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My first Porsche. Bought it brand new. Still running strong 62k miles later. No surprise issues. Handles great. Pleasure to commute in everyday

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 10, 2021 - 4:59pm

What year and model? What was your role when you bought it?

Aug 10, 2021 - 9:47pm
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Aug 10, 2021 - 4:53pm
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Aug 10, 2021 - 4:53pm
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Aug 10, 2021 - 5:06pm
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Aug 14, 2021 - 11:24pm
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  • Intern in S&T - Comm
Aug 10, 2021 - 5:23pm

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