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  1. #31

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    Haha super old thread.

    My target is pretty small too, oh bumper of this thread.

    Spring/summer: Allure Sport, Erolfa, and possibly Platinum Egoiste or Tann Rokka
    Fall/Winter: Gucci PH, Envy, and possibly Fougere Bengale or Daim Blond

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    Moltening is a very Rich man...i can tell you that rompip.
    Nah! Didn't mean to sound like a snob, but if I'm going to spend the rest of my life (or at least a very very long time with a dozen frags) -- they better be good!

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    Whilst I couldn't agree with docluv45 more, i'm still trying to get it down to 5 for my minimalist wardrobe. Purely because otherwise I end up overthinking things.

    Warm weather:
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver

    Cool weather:
    Old Spice
    Currently to be decided

    Formal:
    Dunhill 1934

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    Another go. Designer choices:

    Summer: Rochas Man, Gucci PH II (John Varvatos Vintage is also a decent underrated choice)
    Winter: Dior Homme, Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, Cuiron/Knize Ten
    Casual/sporty: Chanel Allure Homme Sport

  5. #35

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    It's a really great idea that I'd like to implement as well. Is my wardrobe can cover different situations? Anything missing? Note that I live in a tropical country with hot and humid weather. Also, I have Paco XS PH on the way.
    Last edited by zliang; 18th May 2009 at 08:55 AM.

  6. #36

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    OK, guys, let`s be more of Basenoters than consumers
    I`d suggest to divide any wardrobe by means of families, like
    1 Chypre
    1 Citrus cologne
    1 Woody
    1 Oriental
    1 Fougere
    etc.
    And everyone could easily choose from those families the best likables. Someone would like to choose oriental cologne, oriental woody, oriental fougere, oriental chypre etc... Other will prefer green chypre, green cologne, green fougere, etc. Or you could stick with some note (like vetiver) and find yourself with Vetiver Oriental (SL), Vetiver (Guerlain), Route du Vetiver (MPG), Vetiver (Goutal), etc.
    You better know yourself and your tastes.

    And so it`s possible to shorten any wardrobe down to 6-8 scents.
    I just refuse to do the cutting down as I cannot read the one and only favourite book for my whole life!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  7. #37

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    12 is perfectly fine. I've topped out at 18 (roughly 9 spring/summer, 9 fall/winter) and I'm satisfied. If anything, I'm looking to refine/reduce my collection further.

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    Default Re: Perfect Minimalist Wardrobe

    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi View Post
    A true frag minimalist would survive nicely on just Havana.

    Amen brother!
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  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    OK, guys, let`s be more of Basenoters than consumers
    I`d suggest to divide any wardrobe by means of families, like
    1 Chypre
    1 Citrus cologne
    1 Woody
    1 Oriental
    1 Fougere
    etc.
    the most minimalistic wardrobe:
    1. Chanel pour monsieur (chypre - citrus)
    2. Chanel Antaeus (woody - fougere)
    3. Chanel Egoiste (oriental)
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    Real beauty: 1) Frederic Malle 1-20 2) Chanel Egoiste 3) YSL Opium pour Homme edp 4) Guerlain Habit Rouge 5) TF Noir de Noir \\ Noses: 1) Jacques Cavallier 2) Maurice Roucel

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamerII View Post
    the most minimalistic wardrobe:
    1. Chanel pour monsieur (chypre - citrus)
    2. Chanel Antaeus (woody - fougere)
    3. Chanel Egoiste (oriental)
    Where I live, the cost of each Chanel scent can get me 3-5 of many other designer scents.

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    Summer days: Cartier Declaration Essence
    Summer nights: Terre d´Hermes
    Winter days: YSL Rive Gauche
    Winter nights: Rochas Lui & l´instant Guerlain
    2 classics: Antaeus & Eau d´Hermes

    Formal: Look above

    Something girls like: Look above
    Last edited by sanatik; 18th May 2009 at 03:48 PM.
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  12. #42

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    I haven't seen any women answer, but I'm answering anyway. (Many of them are unisex. Does that help?)

    Right his minute, I'd choose the following. The interesting part is that I don't own so much as a decant of some of these. My purchasing priorities are clearly flawed.

    *Summer Days:
    Jo Maline White Jasmine & Mint
    Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Rare Matale

    *Summer Nights:
    CB I Hate Perfume Tea/Rose absolute
    Chanel No. 19 Parfum

    *Winter Days:
    Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale
    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem

    *Winter Nights:
    Serge Lutens Daim Blond
    Serge Lutens Serge Noire

    * Supposed to be classics, really free choice:
    CB I Hate Perfume Black Tea Accord
    Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate

    But if I did it again in a month, I bet I'd have a very different list.

    I could also happily wear any of these at pretty much any time. White Jasmine & Mint is a little daytime and sporty, and Serge Noire is a little dark and wintery, but I think I could wear even these in the "opposite" situation.

    Crayfish

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    im starting to get into the minimalist thing myself...i think if i had just the following out of my drobe id be cool:

    MKK by lutens
    Musk by LV
    Sandalwood by Trumper
    Bulgari PH

    I have so many more, but these are the ones I always reach for, so....I have a similar issue to one of you above that when something new comes out, i tend to make impulse buys...i have really reined that in lately and trying to appreciate the bottles i own, no matter how long it takes...ive taken to buying smaller samples if i have a need.
    Current Top 5:

    Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron

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    Narrowing my wardrobe to 12 for the conditions and occasions you mention would be easy for me, but I don't see the reason.

    I don't see fragrance as a utilitarian accessory to my grooming or fashion. It is a creative art.

    What if someone created a "Perfect Minimalist Menu" for the right size for a good, easily controllable diet?

    *Summer breakfast: Fresh fruit and yogurt or Mushroom and cheese omelet

    *Summer lunch:Turkey and avocado sandwich or Seafood crepes

    *Summer dinner: Chicken picata or Paella

    Limiting my meal choices makes no more sense to me than limiting my fragrance choices.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    my minimalist wardrobe:

    Summer days....Rive Gauche PH , Bvlgari Aqva,Vetiver Guerlain
    Summer nights...Rive Gauche PH or Platinum Egoiste
    Winter Days....Rive Gauche PH or Bvlgari Black
    Winter Nights...Rive Gauche PH or Burberry London
    Formal......maybe Drakkar Noir
    Classic.....Azzaro PH

    nah....however....the more versatile...IMHO is Rive Gauche PH...i could live with this edt only

  16. #46

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    I think it's kinda funny that since this thread is so old (3 years!), the OP's thoughts of how 12 is more than enough no longer agrees with his 90+ bottle wardrobe. rompip, I bet you didn't expect to see this pop up again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    I think it's kinda funny that since this thread is so old (3 years!), the OP's thoughts of how 12 is more than enough no longer agrees with his 90+ bottle wardrobe. rompip, I bet you didn't expect to see this pop up again!
    hahahahah.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zliang View Post
    Where I live, the cost of each Chanel scent can get me 3-5 of many other designer scents.
    which would justify 3 being perfect for you :P

    likewise im naive to niche. I would love to trim mine down. Its not easy when on BN coz of new discoveries and rediscoveries. Like Zliang, i dont have the blessings of seasonal weather, so sometimes i end up buying for the sake of expansion - which has proven a silly thing to have done these past year and a half. id classify mine into

    casual day - LDIssey Bvlgari Extreme, Bvlgari aqua, Eau Sauvage

    work day - Cool water, Guerlain Vetiver, Fahrenheit

    social night - Hermes Hiris, Gucci Envy,,Loewe Solo, NR for him

    formal night - Bvlgari black, m7, Kouros

    I think its really hard to default and categorize, esp when a gem or 2 of new scents are released , its really hard to hold back and stick to plan
    Last edited by MFJ; 19th May 2009 at 08:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    OK, guys, let`s be more of Basenoters than consumers
    I`d suggest to divide any wardrobe by means of families, like
    1 Chypre
    1 Citrus cologne
    1 Woody
    1 Oriental
    1 Fougere
    While that's a good way to collect and learn about the different families - when it comes to actually wearing the scents, I'd say go only for the families you like and have 1 from each.

    Aromatic fougeres/Woods/Dry Woods/Leather/and oakmossy-classical-Chypres do not appeal. My wardrobe is basically from the 6 families opposite those that I quoted I didn't like, and I have 1 or 2 from each of the 6 family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamerII View Post
    the most minimalistic wardrobe:
    1. Chanel pour monsieur (chypre - citrus)
    2. Chanel Antaeus (woody - fougere)
    3. Chanel Egoiste (oriental)
    seems to me that Antaeus has more accented features of chypre cuir (labdanum, leather, cedre) than fougere.
    Otherwise the wardrobe is great!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  21. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by GourmandHomme View Post
    While that's a good way to collect and learn about the different families - when it comes to actually wearing the scents, I'd say go only for the families you like and have 1 from each.

    Aromatic fougeres/Woods/Dry Woods/Leather/and oakmossy-classical-Chypres do not appeal. My wardrobe is basically from the 6 families opposite those that I quoted I didn't like, and I have 1 or 2 from each of the 6 family.
    Yes, that`s a great way to reduce the wardrobe!
    To try all the families and take only those that appeal - and maybe not only one from the family.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    I could (and do) live with:

    Casual Day Yatagan

    Work Day Blenheim Bouquet / English Fern / Trumpers Spanish Leather

    Social Night Kouros / Aramis 900

    Formal Night Knize Ten / C&S #88 / Floris #89

  23. #53

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    I tried this exercise and couldn't do it.

    It was impossible. And indeed disturbing. There would be so many in my 'drobe that I would miss that I couldn't do it...

    So I'm sticking to around a 100 and won't be shifted - and that's after deciding to downsize already.

    Damn, I've just realised I still have a shopping list of quite a few which I still want... oh, God, I'm a hopeless case...
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    It's all getting a bit complicated with the categories above so I'll keep it simple I could live with GIT and AdP Colonia for the rest of my life - worked for me for the last 10+ years just fine. Having said that, add . . .

    Bergamote (TDC)
    Osmanthus (TDC) - perhaps a little odd in present company, but wouldn't want to be without it.
    Fou d'Absinthe
    Noir Epices
    Coromandel
    Vetiver Tonka
    Tabarome Millesime
    Daim Blond
    Musc Ravageur
    . . . and my yet to be found perfect Sandalwood.

    But then there's L'Air & Dzongkha? Difficult.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 19th May 2009 at 09:13 AM.

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    I have found this quite an interesting exercise. The only problem is that my choices would change daily.

    Summer Days
    Armani ~ Eau Pour Homme/Miller Harris ~ Noix de Tubereuse
    Summer Nights
    Czech & Speake ~ Cuba/Penhaligon's ~ Elixir
    Winter days
    Floris ~ No.89/Cartier ~ Pasha
    Winter Nights
    Lalique ~ Encre Noir/Dunhill ~ Edition
    2 Classics
    Christian Dior ~ Eau Sauvage/Acqua di Parma ~ Colonia

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    12 is fine for me but add zilion of samples which will guarantee more rotation and a "day off" from your collection
    docluv45 you came up with comparition scents to tshirts I add one from opposite view:
    people own 1 or 2 cars max for years so the question is: is driving the same car every morning boring you?
    maybe better rent one for day or two and than another one?
    you may narrow to 12 scents (30ml) and it will end so rapidly that wont even start boring you, maybe 100ml might

    Summer: L'air, No.88, L'Instant, L'Eau D'Issey
    Winter..: Pi, Blv Black, Terre, M7
    Formal..: AdP Colonia, Polo Modern Reserve
    Comfy..: Tea for Two, Paul Smith Story
    Last edited by yrk; 19th May 2009 at 10:34 AM.
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