To everyone who posted:
Thank you so much for posting feedback, I loved reading all of it. As for the atomizers, as Scentronic said, they are at Nordstroms and I will get more next paycheck.
I know the lights look a bit unconventional in the way that tape is holding them, but that is temporary and a stronger adhesive is under it in case the tape comes loose. Also, the lights do not produce any direct heat (in fact, you can touch them and not get burned). These lights are available at Ikea.
These samples you see are ones I consider the Holy Grail after eliminating 250 samples that were collecting dust. When these samples are all gone, I may not put samples in there anymore. We shall see.
The top shelf are reserved for the ones most heavily used during the Fall/Winters. I do have 2 other winter scents, but I do not wear those as often as the ones displayed. I know that light is the enemy of fragrances, but I do not have a box for any of them except the Gucci; plus how can they just a sit in box when they are so beautifully constructed.
Also, last night, one of my samples for Tom Ford is done so I had to discard it; good thing I have extra.
Originally Posted by DeeOlive
I must say that I have been fascinated by all of the pictures in the threads of your scent collections. This is my first time getting a glimpse of how men keep, store and display scents in their homes. Most are so very different than the way women of my age group and acquaintance deal with perfumes (I can’t speak for the younger generation). I suppose because I grew up with a mother and grandmother who had dressing tables laden with a lovely clutter of bottles and powders, never in boxes and never put away, that I assumed that was/is the norm. As a child I would stand, watching in awe as they sat and applied make-up and then choose which scent to spray or dab on that day. That was my enculturation into the magical world of perfume. And so, I do the same. The first piece of nice furniture I bought when I left home 40 some years ago was an art deco vanity.
Some of your collections are so very military in precision, catalogued and lined up for inspection. It made me wonder if men sit down to apply scent or do you stand and spray? (grin). I understand the logic of storing scents in fridges and boxes, to preserve them, but will forsake logic for the pleasures of seeing gleaming bottles in disarray, competing for me to choose one or the other to spray, and for the sheer visual pleasure of their reflections in the mirrored surfaces that surround them. This is not a criticism – just an observation of difference.
It has also been a pleasure to learn that men are no longer restricted to having to appreciate wonderful perfumes second hand – on the skins of women of their acquaintance. I smiled when I saw familiar bottles of L’Heure Bleu and Mitsouko amongst some collections and I am pleased that men’s liberation seems to have take place in your generation; how wonderful that you are no longer shackled to Old Spice and other after-shaves.
I am enjoying reading your forum. It has been quite an education and an anthropological experience. I look forward to seeing more pictures.
I enjoyed reading your perspective and will post more pictures if I get the chance. Also, I will spray standing or sitting.
Here are new pictures of empty bottles I have kept and displayed in the office. My home was under renovationa and I decided to keep a piece of granite that was given as a sample. I also have two other granite pieces left over from the renovation. I use to collect rocks so I have a affinity for stone.
I wanted theme to be texture. The texture of Versace and Sauvage are similar while the curves of Kenza and Gucci are smooth.http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...icture2384.jpghttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...icture2383.jpghttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...icture2382.jpghttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56...icture2392.jpg
My apologies for bumping this thread, I added new pics.