Anyone else a perfectionist?

    Anyone else a perfectionist?

    post #1 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    Me, I only add original bottles to my collection (and preferably not decant bottles). Sure, if someone gave me a 100 ml decant of Aventus, I won't turn it down. But almost always, I'd rather have the original bottle.

    Also, I only keep bottles that I absolutely love. I either decide whether it's worth being in my collection or if it isn't.

    General criteria: I must love how it smells - not just like it. It must be wearable and versatile; something I could wear often and not just once every few months.

    And on that basis, I either buy a full bottle - or I don't have any of it at all. This simply makes it easier for me since there are hundreds of fragrances out there, and there are plenty of borderline cases which are immediately resolved.

    post #2 of 14
    Original new bottles for me also.
    post #3 of 14
    Same criteria for me, only decant or rather a big sample I owned was norma kamali and that was abt 10ml, grt parfum, but I didn't like the decant idea 1 bit, so once was enuf, now it's only new bottles, irrespective of current or vintage or whenever.... I can't imagine owning abt 100+ decants, will be such a pia to maintain and wear with regularity, I am sure many BN do this, but it's FB's for me...
    post #4 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    yeah, i know a lot of people who have 100 decants.

    for me, i wouldn't. it's too complex, takes up a lot of space, is confusing, and is not economical (if you compare it to having a smaller collection, but it is more wise than to have 500 bottles you will never use). also, i don't want my bedroom to smell like 1000 different fragrances. i don't want my collection to emit any fragrance into the room unless i say so.

    post #5 of 14

    I also like to have real bottle. I'm not so good at editing, though, so my collection is already above 100 bottles.

    If I want to have some perfumes just as a reference, sample vials are more than enough, there's no reason for a decant.

    cacio

    post #6 of 14
    Other than a few impulse buys early on and one recently (damn hyped Opus IV!!), my wardrobe is perfumes I'll rate as low as C+ all the way up to A+.

    I may not wear the C pluses too often but like to have them around.
    post #7 of 14

    I've figured out how many bottles I want which is 20 to 30. I don't think I'll ever be able to say that I'm completely satisfied with my collection, but there's nothing that I own in a bottle that I don't wear. I own quite a few samples and small decants which come in handy for reference. My problem is what I love for 2 or 3 months I'll get sick of and replace it with something I kind of like.

    post #8 of 14

    over 300 original + decants+ samples. most decants and samples are niche. most fb's are designer

    post #9 of 14

    I don't have any large decants, but I do think that it would annoy me. I am bothered by the fact that not all of my bottles have lids and on rare occasions am bothered by not having the original box. I guess the exception would be if I were to come across a lovely perfume in a hideous bottle, then I might actually prefer the decant bottle, though that has yet to happen.

    I have many sample size decants though, which works well for me. It helps me to decide if I want a full bottle and it is nice to have some as a reference, even if I don't like them well enough to buy a full bottle.

    noir drakkar is right about the mingling. My husband has complained about the scent amalgamating from my decant box and has actually asked me to find a new home for it. :)

    post #10 of 14

    Mostly original bottles. Have a few decants and samples as well.

    post #11 of 14

    I don't understand this thread, who buys un-original fragrances? Do you mean counterfeit? Who buys that?

    post #12 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by blohanView Post

    I don't understand this thread, who buys un-original fragrances? Do you mean counterfeit? Who buys that?

    I think the question posed ere is whether one sticks to mostly bottles vs. decants.
    post #13 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post


    I think the question posed ere is whether one sticks to mostly bottles vs. decants.


    I'm kinda new, so I don't know, but what perfumes are sold in decants?

    post #14 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by blohanView Post


    I'm kinda new, so I don't know, but what perfumes are sold in decants?

    Any perfume can be sold in decants.

    I have bought decants of so many perfumes.

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    5/31/13 at 5:56am

    noirdrakkar said:



    Me, I only add original bottles to my collection (and preferably not decant bottles). Sure, if someone gave me a 100 ml decant of Aventus, I won't turn it down. But almost always, I'd rather have the original bottle.

    Also, I only keep bottles that I absolutely love. I either decide whether it's worth being in my collection or if it isn't.

    General criteria: I must love how it smells - not just like it. It must be wearable and versatile; something I could wear often and not just once every few months.

    And on that basis, I either buy a full bottle - or I don't have any of it at all. This simply makes it easier for me since there are hundreds of fragrances out there, and there are plenty of borderline cases which are immediately resolved.

    5/31/13 at 6:20am

    hednic said:



    Original new bottles for me also.

    5/31/13 at 6:31am

    badarun said:



    Same criteria for me, only decant or rather a big sample I owned was norma kamali and that was abt 10ml, grt parfum, but I didn't like the decant idea 1 bit, so once was enuf, now it's only new bottles, irrespective of current or vintage or whenever.... I can't imagine owning abt 100+ decants, will be such a pia to maintain and wear with regularity, I am sure many BN do this, but it's FB's for me...

    5/31/13 at 6:51am

    noirdrakkar said:



    yeah, i know a lot of people who have 100 decants.

    for me, i wouldn't. it's too complex, takes up a lot of space, is confusing, and is not economical (if you compare it to having a smaller collection, but it is more wise than to have 500 bottles you will never use). also, i don't want my bedroom to smell like 1000 different fragrances. i don't want my collection to emit any fragrance into the room unless i say so.

    5/31/13 at 8:21am

    cacio said:



    I also like to have real bottle. I'm not so good at editing, though, so my collection is already above 100 bottles.

    If I want to have some perfumes just as a reference, sample vials are more than enough, there's no reason for a decant.

    cacio

    5/31/13 at 12:38pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Other than a few impulse buys early on and one recently (damn hyped Opus IV!!), my wardrobe is perfumes I'll rate as low as C+ all the way up to A+.

    I may not wear the C pluses too often but like to have them around.

    6/9/13 at 9:03pm

    silentrich said:



    I've figured out how many bottles I want which is 20 to 30. I don't think I'll ever be able to say that I'm completely satisfied with my collection, but there's nothing that I own in a bottle that I don't wear. I own quite a few samples and small decants which come in handy for reference. My problem is what I love for 2 or 3 months I'll get sick of and replace it with something I kind of like.

    6/10/13 at 6:05am

    Tony T said:



    over 300 original + decants+ samples. most decants and samples are niche. most fb's are designer

    6/10/13 at 9:24am

    Lycaste said:



    I don't have any large decants, but I do think that it would annoy me. I am bothered by the fact that not all of my bottles have lids and on rare occasions am bothered by not having the original box. I guess the exception would be if I were to come across a lovely perfume in a hideous bottle, then I might actually prefer the decant bottle, though that has yet to happen.

    I have many sample size decants though, which works well for me. It helps me to decide if I want a full bottle and it is nice to have some as a reference, even if I don't like them well enough to buy a full bottle.

    noir drakkar is right about the mingling. My husband has complained about the scent amalgamating from my decant box and has actually asked me to find a new home for it. :)

    6/10/13 at 1:47pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Mostly original bottles. Have a few decants and samples as well.

    6/22/13 at 8:37pm

    blohan said:



    I don't understand this thread, who buys un-original fragrances? Do you mean counterfeit? Who buys that?

    6/23/13 at 9:52am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by blohanView Post

    I don't understand this thread, who buys un-original fragrances? Do you mean counterfeit? Who buys that?

    I think the question posed ere is whether one sticks to mostly bottles vs. decants.

    6/23/13 at 11:13am

    blohan said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post


    I think the question posed ere is whether one sticks to mostly bottles vs. decants.


    I'm kinda new, so I don't know, but what perfumes are sold in decants?

    6/23/13 at 11:59am

    Wit_Siamese said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by blohanView Post


    I'm kinda new, so I don't know, but what perfumes are sold in decants?

    Any perfume can be sold in decants.

    I have bought decants of so many perfumes.





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