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  • up to 12

    20 15.50%
  • 12 - 20

    21 16.28%
  • 20 - 30

    21 16.28%
  • 30 - 40

    14 10.85%
  • 40 - 50

    6 4.65%
  • 50 - 75

    11 8.53%
  • 75 - 100

    13 10.08%
  • 100 - 150

    11 8.53%
  • 150 - 200

    5 3.88%
  • over 200

    3 2.33%
  • over 300

    0 0%
  • over 400

    4 3.10%
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  1. #1
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    Default How Many Bottles In Your Collection ?

    Hi Guys ,,
    Im going away till next week so i thought a little poll would be nice until I return hear goes .

    Ok , By collection I mean
    • Bottles 30ml & over not decants
    • Don't include ones that you have stockpiles of specifically for selling/trading
    • Multiple bottles of your holy grails are fine & to be included in total
    I have almost 45 and I realize I will probable never get to finish them all anytime soon !
    but my interest , thanks to all you here that participate , has since quadrupled so I thank you all .
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    I have around 30 and I am not satisfied yet. My hunger for fragrances knows no bounds.

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    I had somewhere around 510 the last time I added one to the wardrobe. After the wardrobe was disabled, I continued to get some; now I have acquired about 24 more. I know this is preposterous, but it is (sadly or otherwise) true.
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    510 fragrances in a collection, that's scary!

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    I have 3 but am looking to expand greatly.
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    Default Re: How Many Bottles In Your Collection ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    510 fragrances in a collection, that's scary!

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    Hey c'mon now Lucius .. its not scary its variety !
    Appreciate your honesty Jaime .
    I would be happy with 50 grails & 450 spritzers !

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    At or very near 150...:;gasp::
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    Started off at the beginning of this year, and told myself never to have more than 10 at the same time.

    I have 11 now.
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    I'm nearing JaimeB's level with around 400 bottles.

    I can't tell the precise number until the wardrobe comes back up or I take the time to go through all my bottles and make another list. But based on the number I think was listed in my BN wardrobe and the number of bottles acquired since the wardrobe was taken offline, I think it's approximately 400, and growing!

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    I try very hard to not buy a bottle until I have tested a fragrance multiple times with sample vials and/or decants, I have already given away at least 15 bottles to members of my family, and yet I still have more than 50 bottles. Very soon, I think I might start selling some of my bottles in the Basenotes Marketplace and get my wardrobe down to about 20 - 30 bottles. I have never wanted a wardrobe with a large quantity of bottles. Instead, my goal is to have a collection of truly outstanding and exceptional fragrances (not necessarily expensive) that work well with my body chemistry, and I have always assumed such a collection would be rather modest in size.
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    39 and countin'... I'm just at the niche threshold, and I'm startin' to REALLY investigate the decant option.
    I look at what I've got already, and I'm commin' to the realisation that I'm never goin' to finish the bottles that I have now-EVER!
    However, havin' said this- I'll probably keep on with it 'till the money runs out, or I loose my sense of smell (insert blood curdling scream here).
    Anyways, I figure the kids can e-Bay 'em all when I'm gone- who knows, maybe this hobby/obsession of mine'll turn a profit yet!
    -Wm.

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    70, with one blessed event on the way. I will be the proud owner of a bottle of Le Roy Soleil by April 7, 2008.

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    I'm trying not to exceed 5-6. Very odd considering I visit this forum a lot and post here and there. I just have fun acquiring random samples of scents I'm interested in and/or acquiring minis of scents that I do like rather than committing to too many 30+ml bottles at once.

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    I have more than I thought - 33. Haven't taken inventory in a long time. Just put a sales thread up earlier today to try to thin out my stash. Including backups would almost double my count and I have enough on the way to triple it.

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    I now have about 160-170, and yes, growing like everyone here.
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    I don't see a certain Mike from the USA recently here. At a time he had 804 scents, and he sent me a complete list of them, so I'm sure it was really true.

    I don't want to have more than 10-12 at a given time. Samples of course galore, but financing a family and a big wardrobe - well, don't go together for me. And, honestly, I don't want to get to the abuse clinic, or to leave this forum desperately -as many others did so- due to the unbearably much time/money/attention I would spend to this nice hobby.

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    anywhere from 75-80,.....havent given it a count.
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    7 in mine.
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    I have 131 scents in my collection. I expect two more scents (Burberry London and Tom Ford for Men) to arrive on Monday.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    I had somewhere around 510 the last time I added one to the wardrobe. After the wardrobe was disabled, I continued to get some; now I have acquired about 24 more. I know this is preposterous, but it is (sadly or otherwise) true.
    Quote Originally Posted by noggs
    I'm nearing JaimeB's level with around 400 bottles.
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    I have more than 30 although I havent counted the exact number of bottles.


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    I'm not far from 150 now. I'm much better about "sampling before buying" now than I was in my early days of collecting. You live and learn. I intend to weed out some but there will surely be more in the pipeline. I'm rather content these days with my decants - rather than having to own a whole bottle.

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    15 currently, with three to four joining this month, and i've only been interested since the end of January.

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    It's in the 20-30 range for me. But then it looks like me and my wife are splitting up, so without her frowning about purchases, I can see that going up rapidly.

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    More than I need!
    And I am not proud of it.
    It's all just because I find buying so much easier than selling.
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    I know I have more than 20 that are above 1 oz and that includes 2 decants. Sorry, I do not see why I shouldn't include decants. I use them, I like them, they are more than 30 ml and cost more than most of my +50 ml bottles.
    Last edited by irish; 5th April 2008 at 10:37 AM.

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    I have about 15, but the collection is expanding of course. I don't see any reason to stop now since I get so much joy out of it. In addition, hearing from friends and coworkers that "you always smell so good" is great

    I aim for a wardrobe of about 40 scents, but who knows if it'll stop there. I'll just take it slow, try things first, buy them later and see where I end up. It's not like I'm in a hurry.

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    I want more than 400 scents, does that make me odd :P? Everyones talking about stopping at 40 or so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I want more than 400 scents, does that make me odd :P? Everyones talking about stopping at 40 or so!
    Yeah, I'm trying to stop before 40
    I have 30 essentials (20 niche, 10 designer), and I've gotten rid of most of the non-essentials. The only houses I have multiple bottles of are Creed (6), Montale (4), and Bond No.9 (2)
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    Does anyone know how much one generally applies during one day? (I know it's individual, but in general.) If it's 1 ml then I have enough for the next 20 years. Then I'm 57... If it's ˝ ml then I'm 77... Actually since new year I've more or less stopped buying, am quite satisfied with that...

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    I fall in the 20 - 30 category. I have become more careful about what I add to my collection. I intend to pare my collection by giving away to relatives those fragrances whose paths have diverged from mine.

    Off Topic: JaimeB, do you have a separate room for your fragrances? You have quite a collectiion. You can wear a separate fragrance for each day of the year.

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