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    Default Minumum # of Fragrance

    Okay those of us here at the Abuse Clinic, what do you think is the absolute minimum # of fragrances that can cover your fragrance occassions?

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    I think at a good ten well chosen scents is reasonable really.

    That's my opinion.

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    Fifty. Unless your name is Col of course.


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    I have 70-80 bottles, and if I had to, I might be able to settle on 30. It's really tough. They get to be like your beloved children. ;D

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    LoL like children eh? So we're hearing numbers like 10-20-30. I'm pretty new here so I haven't reached that kind of zen yet . I was thinking under 10, with a warm weather and a cold weather set of casual/office/romance each, with maybe a sport one for after workouts.

    But I was wondering, if you would like to keep 20-30, what are some of the unique reasons/occassions for which you wish to have them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecheshirecat
    But I was wondering, if you would like to keep 20-30, what are some of the unique reasons/occassions for which you wish to have them for?
    Oh! For all manner of reasons, from scenting clothes in dryers (just learnt that one) to air freshening a room or car, to bugspray and getting rid of raccoons from your loft, as antiseptic and mosquito repellent even! Oh yes, occasionally, we spray them on ourselves to smell good, but that's only occasionally! ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fool
    Fifty. Unless your name is Col of course.
    I did a body count over the weekend and hit 46 so I still have four to go. Then I'll have to get rid of something.

    :P

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    Sooner or later I'll eliminate those 2 and 3 star fragrances, or even 4 stars that I just don't wear. I even have some 5 star ones which I don't wear that I'm considering getting rid of. The problem is that it is just a pain in the ass to ship them out, but it is so so easy to buy them. :-X

    I'd say 15 would be a good minimum. 7 for fall/winter, 7 for spring/summer, and one more. Enough to keep you non-bored.
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    Definitely agree on that "hard to ship out - easy to buy" point there!

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    For me it is 100. It would take 100 of my fragrances to cover the bases. I'm at 150-175,I do not want to reach that 200 number. I think that 200 would have to be the place where I stopped. If I reach 200, I will have to make some type of agreement with myself to purchase only after a bottle has been used.
    100 is my number.
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    I agree with Francois, I need the whole palette covered! I need a scent to fit every mood! lol I think I'm very close to being there. There are a handful of things I could get rid of without regret, but I could probably find something to fill the gaps that they leave much better.

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    Well I need massive amounts of fragrances as I tire quickly of one thing no mattter how good it is...

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    I have around a hundred or so. If I wanted to, I could narrow it down to fifty. I probably have 200 samples, which is the way to go at this point. I mean really, when you have enough samples to last you 10 years... ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark
    I have around a hundred or so. If I wanted to, I could narrow it down to fifty. I probably have 200 samples, which is the way to go at this point. I mean really, when you have enough samples to last you 10 years... ;D
    My problem with the samples is most of them I don't want on my skin anywhere. I'm up to almost as many samples as fragrances. And the good ones, those I want to wear, I need a whole vial to get off on it. Good thing it's fragrance then.

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    Well I think we are all aware of my OCD buying!

    Yes, its at about 310 now. Ooops!

    I wouldn't give em up for anything! (Well just the ones on my swap list!)

    Thing is, I had a scary thought. If there were to be a fire (GOD FORBID!) I would blow the roof of my tenemant building! AND I live on the ground floor (of 4!)

    Lovely fragrant fire mind you :

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    Haha! Do you think the smoke rising from your building would smell good?

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    There's a collector who posts at POL, he lost about 3,000 bottles in a fire. How much could that have hurt? It'd be devastating. Maybe you should buy fireproof cabinets! ;D

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    I think 50 bottles of fragrance is the minimum. I am comfortable now with 50, but will probably calm down at around 100.

    With 50 fragrances I have one for every occasion, but with 100, I would have much more variety.

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    For me it might be approximately 100, not quite there yet, but heading there slowly but surely...
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darber muss man schreiben."

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    I'm slowly exceeding 70 now, and by the end of the year I will have my 100.

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    I think 50 really wonderful, great scents that you just adore and can't do without is a nice number to target for! Of course currently, i exceed that number but the fun of this hobby is trading some out and bringing others in of better quality/value... kinda like NFL? ;D

    PS. I cannot redeem the pride of my collection whilst Purple Label still resides in it!!! Somebody take it off my hands?? :-/

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    i must suck. i have four, GIT and MI, and then Piper and Yerbamate. I give my samples away or trade if i dont like them.

    sam

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    How about one for every day of the year.

    Or better yet, try 890. ;D

    Two for each work day in a given year (office for work and another one when you get home from work). If you work 235 days a year, you need 470 (2 x 235) for the year.

    For the 140 other days in the year, figure on 3 per day (casual, daytime, evening, romantic, etc.) so that makes 420 (3 x 140) for the year.

    Really guys the Maximum number you need is 20. Figure on five occasions (Casual, Office, Daytime, Evening, Romantic/Special) for each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). And if you want something for the next year, get rid of your old stock and keep it to 20.

    Right now I got only 5 period.
    Boucheron (parfum)
    Boucheron Jaipur (parfum)
    Burberry Touch
    Lacoste
    Zirh

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    dont u guys think that some will go bad? how long have u had some of them?

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    I'm still wearing Ralph Lauren's 'Monogram' from my original - a bottle that has to be from the early 80's.
    Ditti some 'Perry Ellis' (I'd keep this one for the great bottle alone). They still smell wonderful to me, although I think perhaps they are a tad bit stonger, although it's really hard to say, all the 'biggies' back then were pretty powerful back then.


    My sob story is that when I moved a number of years back, I threw a full bottle of Monogram out, along with a number of other classics, figuring I'd never need those second bottles. I had become a chef, and stopped wearing scent for 10 years. Then I had an unexpected career change, started wearing again, and a few years back found basenotes and fell into the pit!


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    one: Silver Mountain Water ;D

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    For my dearly beloveds, I could narrow it down to (possibly) 40-45. I've stockpiled many of the vintages since their scent is truest to my nose and I don't like many of the tweaks that have corrupted them. I have around 70 frags, though, and am still going strong :
    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." -- Mae West

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    Go twenty to thirty for lots of variety.
    Four or five should be OK if you need a change once in a while.

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    Four or five? Auch, that would hurt too much. I'd say 40 as a base, but again I am a girl who keeps different fragrances for every sort of exercising not to mention work, different kinds of evening stuff (just ten fragrances for different types of concerts, then another ten for the theatre). And then there are my everchanging moods, comfort perfumes, lounging-at-home ones. Impossible...
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    You people are are mad!!

    Part of the fun is that you find a small number of fragrances with which others identify and associate you with. That's the game. If you've got 100 you're wasting your time and money. Sure try out 100 but settle and stick with a MAXIMUM of 4. Every now and again you'll find one that is better than your 4th favourite, buy a bottle and ditch the old one. Four fragrances can cover all occasions without losing identity.

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