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    Hi All,

    I was wondering what sort of conclusions you could make from people's Wardrobes (apart from thier overspending habits!) like what notes they're into and likes/dislikes etc. A keen eye could probably tell the dominant notes and the notes that are missing from a Wardrobe.

    To take it further, I wonder if you could guesstimate a person's age, personality, socioeconomic statius, (gender would likely be an easy one - but our profiles give that away), or other personal traits of members - or would it a wardrobe be too random to come to such conclusions? What does your wardrobe say about you?

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    Welcome Smelly! I've had those thoughts too - sort of like standing next to someone on the checkout line at the supermarket and trying to parse their lives from what's spread out on the counter!!

    One's 'drobe is usually a fluid thing (no pun intended) reflecting what's going on in one's current life, don't you think? We add and subtract - experiment and pass along. Mine is just like Gemini me - all over the place. :bounce:

    And I wouldn't even try to speculate on those members with hundreds of frags - they are the serious ones who are truly committed. (Again, no pun intended!)
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    Another Gemini here - chaotic wardrobe, everything possible. Hard to identify a person but Gemini could be identified I think.

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    A third gemini here, and my wardrobe is also very hard to qualify, although I'd have to say that there is little at what you might call the centre, or conventionally "perfumey". I don't seek out fragrances because they're unusual, but do tend to gravitate to them.

    The actual size of my wardrobe indicates the fact that I travel a lot and live on student loans

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    Let's see, I have 18 bottles, and I never want to have more than 20. That says I'm practical, becuase I rotate them and use them all. Most of them have an earth element (wood) and that meshes with the fact that I am a Capricorn. And they are either chypre, Oriental, or rich floral. That says I like strong fragrances, which is because light perfumes vanish on me. How's that? Oh yeah, personality-wise, I tend to be intellectual, artistic, and friendly.

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one checking out other people's purchases at the supermarket. I always wonder if a guy is single when I see him buying organic food and nice soap - probably not single.

    Anyway. Aquarian here. I know Aquarians are supposed to be a little... odd... but I think my choice of scent is quite conventional. I've been a No. 5 devotee for years. I am trying to find a 2nd scent to go with it so I can rotate. I like layering No. 5 with rose and wood oils.

    Any other Aquarians here or am I alone?
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    We've a number of Geminis here, but then we Gems are supposed to like communicating, so no wonder we're posting .

    I think you might be able to tell how hard one is to please by how they score scents. I'm a tough grader and don't give many stars to many frags. Then there are those who love virtually everything they smell, and their wardrobes contain more stars than the Milky Way. My husband says I'm a "tough nut," being very particular about what pleases me, and my wardrobe does reveal that.
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    My sun sign is Aries but I am not that fiery like many Arians do. I enjoy trying out new scents and not afraid to wear something obscure, perhaps I just enjoy the challenges of those hard to tame ones. *heh*

    I don't own many leather scents until I have joined this forum. I guess I am still learning about myself and try to use the scents to match my moods.

    Ayala has made a series of scents for each zodiac, I took a look at the ingredients she used for Aries. I like the blood orange, cloves and musk... I wonder what this smells like!
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    I'm a really big geek... so...

    About two years ago, I started heavily collecting, branching out from my 3 bottle collection to a much more diverse 12 bottle collection. This incidentally coincided with my stint of working as a Marshall Field's cosmetic SA. (Small wonder.)

    Anyway, I checked into what I was appreciating, and what revolted me, by making a list of notes in my fragrances, and counting how many times they reappeared. I highly recommend the process-- It has enlightened me to what elements I am allergic to, what elements I enjoy, and what elements have to be in a fragrance before I will purchase it. It's also helped me to avoid some unfortunate purchases which otherwise may have seemed like a good idea at the time, if you know what I mean!

    BTW, I am a Scorpio, and my favorite notes include Bergamot, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Black Currant, Bulgarian Rose, Peony, Amber, and Oppoponax.
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    I'm a Taurus and I'm a perfume bulimic...I binge buy and binge sell My wardrobe runs from sweet & ultra-girlie to raunchy, bitchy leather. Taurus people are supposed to be practical & methodical, & I guess I am in other areas of my life.... just not when it comes to sniffies.

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    I really don't know what can be said about me through my wardrobe other than saying that i'm not as much of a 'white floral' person that I could be...it's all over the place! Everything from cheapie stuff to premium stuff, and chypres to fruity florals. I guess the only thing it could say is I try to be an 'equal opportunity' sniffer.

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    i'm an aries, but i don't think that has anything to do with my wardrobe!

    my wardrobe reflects, i think, that i want to try as many things as possible, from many different houses, to learn as much as i can and to train my nose.
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    I['m a Leo but not very fiery, either. However. I love many, many florals (sun, sun), orientals and chypres. Those water scents do nothing for me, and neither do gourmands. My Gemini daughter likes fruities and ambers; that is, if you can find them in the mess of her living quarters.
    I love to check out people's stuff at the supermarket, too! A silly, but minor, vice.

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    Schizo Gemini here too. (Having said that, I am a fairly late Gemini and have Cancer rising, if you're into that stuff - I tend to think it's mostly rubbish).

    Despite being an air sign I like earthy smells - lots of patchouli and spicy woods. I loathe aquatics with a vengeance. There are also certain musks I cannot abide.

    I like yummy scents - fruity perfumes like Poison and Belles de Ricci or gourmands like Angel and Hypnotic Posion - but also warm spicy woody and amber scents. I've just invested in Ambre Sultan, which I adore, and I can see myself becoming a bit Lutens fan. I have already promised myself I can have another if I lose 5lbs...

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    I'm also Capricorn....earth sign.Lately I've been drawn towrads more woody and earthy scents and less of the sweeter stuff I used to love.However I still enjoy vanillas and musks.I guess you could say I'm a little shy since I prefer fragrances that aren't overly loud or ultra sweet or "ultra" anything really.Enjoy the in betweens a lot, but have started to enjoy more unusual scents lately.So a little confusing,I suppose.I see I also tend to go for florientals or spicy flowers rather than pure floral scents.Or..what would you guys say?I also have a passion for somwhow a little romantic scents(a hopeless romatic:P)

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    I'm and aqrs with a rising, moon and venus in cap.

    My favs would be
    Lipstick Rose
    By D & B
    Fracas
    Stella
    Euphoria
    Fantasy on cold days
    Dior Addict
    & Poison

    I have know idea what that says, but there they are. lol
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    Virgo here....I too check out what other people are buying at the supermarket line! I've loved perfume all my life but have only gotten 'serious' about them recently. I'm not quite sure how to categorize myself, as I like so many different types of scents....and still evolving. However, I find myself drawn to florals most times. Perhaps one of the more experienced Basenoters can "Analyse" my wardrobe!! That would be fun. BTW, how can you look at other member's wardrobes without linking?


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    I'm Cancer with Aquarius rising and if you really knew me, you'd see me as an Aquarian. The only thing I got out of the Cancer was the sensitivity. I am not into family, am a thrower awayer, and am not very scentamental. And most of all I am what most might consider weird. If I was younger, I'd have purple hair. If you looked in my grocery cart right now, you'd see doggie stuff, canned meat and lots of low carb drinks, I am on a diet. My favorites are Orientals, then Gourmands, some musks and chypres. I love to smell florals on others, but have worn them so much, I got tired of them on me. Plus I grow a lot of flowers. I can tell a lot by someone's wardrobe, tons of info there, maybe that's why I don't show mine, I feel a little naked.

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    Aries with Virgo rising (I find I'm slightly embarrassed that I *know* that) - that said, I am half-Chinese and find Chinese astrology seems to describe me and my tastes rather better. I'm a Dragon, born in a Fire Dragon year, and Aries is a fire sign...and my wardrobe is full of resinous woods, incense notes and rather *loud* fragrances.

    I'm just looking at my wardrobe, though, and I'm not really able to come to any conclusions about myself other than that I spend way too much money on perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeezeweasel
    Aries with Virgo rising (I find I'm slightly embarrassed that I *know* that) - that said, I am half-Chinese and find Chinese astrology seems to describe me and my tastes rather better. I'm a Dragon, born in a Fire Dragon year, and Aries is a fire sign...and my wardrobe is full of resinous woods, incense notes and rather *loud* fragrances.

    I'm just looking at my wardrobe, though, and I'm not really able to come to any conclusions about myself other than that I spend way too much money on perfume.

    Perhaps you're my alter ego!! I'm a Virgo with Aries rising! and I'm "full" Chinese. I've had a few loud fragrances in the past Paloma Picasso, Coco....I plan to add some woody, incense based fragrances -like OJ's Orris Noir

    I guess, I'm a little bit of everything-erratic, and unpredictable, so unlike a Virgo

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    Love this thread - amazing amount of those scintillating, verbose Geminis here. It seems to hold true for their fragrance styles too!

    Pisces here, which is a tough gig fragrance-wise, because I find watery/oceanic/marine fragrances an enormously appealing concept, but my hopes are dashed more often than not by that dread note ozone. Pisces likes the fluidity, not gaseous qualities, of oceanics. Ozone is all about GAS - yuk.
    I want a fragrance that flows, dances, titillates, delights.

    So, why am I so drawn to chypre? Is that the Aries moon, or Libra rising? I think it's my big old Neptune in the twelth house that resonates like crazy with those deep fragrances.

    My Libra rising loves roses and harmonious fragrances. I would be more of a floral lover if they didn't mostly turn into the department store notes on me. There's something about contemporary synthetic florals that often turn hellish on me, and my wardrobe reflects that. Many of my favorite chypres have rose in them, so that combines two loves.

    My wardrobe says I'm impulsive, but not overly, as a lot of my collection is decants, which shows a certain amount of prudence. But that also says I'm eclectic. It says I'm sensual, older (I can wear a lot of those fragrances that are called Old Lady Scents), romantic, outdoorsy. It shows I'm not big on kitchen notes - I like to keep mine in the bedroom, living room, outdoors... any place but the kitchen.
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    Diplomaitic and urbane
    Romantic and charming
    Easygoing and sociable
    Idealistic and peaceable


    On the dark side....

    Indecisive and changeable
    Gullible and easily infuenced
    Flirtatious and self-indulgent


    This descripter came from a google search for Libra, and it fits me pretty well except the sociable part, and I'm not gullible--I'm easily infulenced with my eyes wide open!

    My wardrobe of well over a 100 bottles will cofirm self-indulgance. My basket of samples, and blind buy lemming decants confirm the rest of the dark side.


    I've mostly fresh and florals scents, romantic and unoffensive, heavy on the rose and gardenia. I do try to avoid conflict overmuch, but when compromise and diplomacy fails I'm twice as angry since I hate to fight in the first place. A partner once compared me to the little bunny in The Holy Grail. Those are days for Fumerie Turque.
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    Another Taurus supermarket spy here . And the one thing that someone can gather from my 'drobe is that I'm not a very girly girl at all!
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    I'm a Capricorn born in the Chinese year of the Wood Dragon. I don't think you can tell very much from looking at my wardrobe. I go for an individual fragrance now rather than particular scent 'families' if you get what I mean. One thing about Capricorns that is true for me is the notion that they start off in youth with very 'old' heads and gradually get younger in their attitudes as they get older. This bears out in the way my fragrance tastes have changed over the years because I used to like quite strong 'in control' frags, Montana Parfum De Peau was one of the first, but now I'm loving soft musks, vanilla, even some fruity scents. Choosing a perfume twenty years ago was quite a deliberate, serious business for me, now it's a whole load of fun.

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    I'm a Gemini with Sagittarius rising, born in a Water Dog year. I know all of these things because I am sort of a dork.

    What does my wardrobe say about me? I think it shows that I'm impulsive, unpredictable, multifaceted, and really, really fond of sweets.


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    Aquarius here, and everything I've ever read about Aquarius is me to a T. (What does "to a T" mean, anyways?)

    How do I find out the "moon" and all that. Astrology fascinates me.

    My wardrobe says I'm a quirky collector who suffers with BPD and likes hot weather...? :bounce:

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    To me my wardrobe says I like sweet, spicey, and woody fragrances. I am a Virgo and I tend to be fairly practical and I tend to overedit everything in my life. I think my wardrobe reflects that because I rarely ever buy a fragrance I don't really love.

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    My sun sign is Leo, but my Moon is Cancer, so, apart from loving daring and strong perfumes (Coco, Opium) I often buy perfumes impulsivly, without much thinking.

    From times to times I crave citrusy, dynamic and fresh smells, but I also love feminine, low-key fragrances which are more in tune with my Cancerian sensitivity.

    Anyway, since I love to make statements and I hate being ignored, I'm a true Leo at heart and I truly and mostly enjoy perfumes that never pass unnoticed.
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”-Anais Nin

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdi
    To me my wardrobe says I like sweet, spicey, and woody fragrances. I am a Virgo and I tend to be fairly practical and I tend to overedit everything in my life. I think my wardrobe reflects that because I rarely ever buy a fragrance I don't really love.
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    Virgo here with fat Sagittarian ascendant. Now go and check my wardrobe
    I would love to know if it is the Virgo or the Sagittarian part that is responsible for that!

    But like a true earthsign I indeed love spices, wood, incense, heady flowers and I run from every aquatic scent.

    And so very unlike modest Virgo: my most loved scents have a tendency of being bold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Maybe they swapped me at hospital?
    But... wouldn't you have been swapped for another virgo?

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