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    Molten Gin

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    Talking *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    THE SCENARIO: Your entire fragrance wardrobe has been stolen by a g-string clad lunatic who drove into your living room in her pink Corvette. After taking all of your beloved fragrances, she drives away in a frenzy while screaming "MEIN! MEIN! IT'S ALL MEIN!" Luckily, your insurance company has offered to repair your torn-down wall AND also gave you $1500 to buy full bottles of cologne, and only full bottles..... You think to yourself "Hell, maybe my collection wouldn't even get that much if I post them on the Items for Sale board" Well, lucky you then! Keep in mind that your insurance company is monitoring your purchases Big Brother style -- so you can't use that money to buy anything else!


    So, if you had $1500 to build your entire wardrobe again from scratch... What frags would be in it? Just estimate the price you can get 'em for, doesn't have to be necessarily $1500, but don't go too far there. Believe me, this is a healthy exercise. Something similar may have been done before, but hey, no g-string clad lunatic in pink Corvettes! ... And there's nothing wrong if you choose to buy Comme des Garcon's entire line too.

    Okay.. go!
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    CdG Lily - $70
    CdG Tea - $70
    Dior Cologne Portofino - $113
    Dior Cologne Blanche - $120
    Escentric Molecules Escentric 02 - $140
    By Kilian Straight to Heaven - $225
    Asprey Purple Water - $40
    Rose 31 - $200
    Tom Ford Extreme - $150
    Tom Ford Moss Breeches - $200
    Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai Khan - $150 (I live in the UK, so :P)

    After all that shopping, the $22, i'd use to buy two random miniatures or a bottle from the bargain bin

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Tom Ford Moss Breches
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    CDG Sequoia
    CDG Kyoto
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    L'artisan Voleur De Roses
    Montale Black Aoud
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    SL Chergui
    Caron Tabac Blond Parfum Extrait

    I didn't bother with prices, because it depends on what size, where you buy, you might get some in bottle splits and taxes, etc...

    This is what I'd buy. I think the Tabac Blond Extrait in the largest bottle from the urn collection, (possibly vintage since they may have reformulated it) is close to 1/3 of my budget. I'd most likely adjust things to fit the $1500 limit.
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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    I've always wanted a bespoke fragrance. So, I'd use $1,100 to have Mandy Aftel design one for me. Then:

    Agrumi di Sicilia - $89
    Cologne Nature - $60
    Brezza di Mare - $89
    Cologne Sologne - $60
    AdP Colonia - $68

    The remaining $34 would be spent on whatever piqued my curiosity at TJMaxx.
    Brent

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Montale Roses Musk. 150
    Montale Roses Petals. 150
    Erolfa. 100
    400
    Gyvenchy Blue Label. 30
    CdG Soda 70
    500
    Bois Blond. 130
    Rive Gauche. 30
    M7 Fresh.40
    700
    Bulgary Black 25
    signoricci 45
    happy 30
    800
    yang 25
    Jovan White musk 15
    Grey Flannel 20
    Gucci PH 40.
    900
    YSL Lhomme 35
    Concerto Fragonard 35
    Mugler Cologne 30
    1000
    Guerlain VEtiver and L'Instant 75
    Bulgary Aqua 25
    1100
    Avignon 75
    C&S 88 125
    1300
    Aqua di parma 70
    Egoiste 40
    Dior Homme 40
    CK Be 20
    VArvatos. 30.

    DAMNT IT! I forgot to add S&H...

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    L'Artisan - Tea for Two $135
    L'Artisan - Jour de Fete $135
    L'Artisan - Safran Troublant $135
    L'Artisan - Dzing! $135
    Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur $150
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Santle Noble $110
    Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido - Fumerie Turque $165
    Gucci pour Homme $50
    Geir Ness - Geir $70
    Aqua di Parma - Colonia Assoulta $70
    Czech & Speake - Frankincense and Myrrh $100
    Davidoff - Cool Water $40

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    I think I'll swap my 88 for a bottle of havana



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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Chanel No. 5 parfum
    Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum
    Jean Patou Caline edt - eau de Caline
    Jean Patou JOY parfum
    Caron Narcisse Noir edt parfum vintage
    Guerlain Mitsouko ALL CONCENTRATIONS OLD AND NEW !!
    Guerlain L 'Heure Bleue parfum
    Guerlain Chamade edt vintage
    Guerlain Apres l 'Ondee edt
    Serge Lutens Sarrasins
    Serge Lutens Fleurs d 'Oranger
    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
    YSL Rive Gauche edt pre-2003
    Givenchy III edt old and new
    Balmain Ivoire edt
    Shiseido Feminite du Bois

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    I 'm afraid my selection exceeds the $1,500 budget!
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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Maitre Santal Noble $145
    Maitre Route de Vetiver $145
    Maitre Secret Melange $145
    Creed Acier Aluminum $110
    Creed Bois du Portugal $115
    Shiseido Basala $60
    Aramis JHL $90
    Montale Red Oud $210
    Caron L'Anarchiste $45
    Caron Parfum Sacre $60
    Givenchy Gentleman $45
    Monsieur Balmain $30
    Bogart Pour Homme $30
    Caron Yatagan $40
    D'Orsay Chevalier $90
    L'Artisan Timbuktu $145

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain L'Instant Extreme
    Trumper's Eucris
    Trumper's Spanish Leather
    YSL M7
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Bulgari Black
    Saint Charles Shave's Bay Rum with a Twist

    3 fresh scents, 2 vanilla scents, and 3 wierd ones. I have no need or desire for more than this.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Very cruel exercise...I would LOVE 1500 dollars to spend on fragrances, but since I very rarely finish bottles, I would get large decants of many good quality niche fragrances instead of, say, a dozen bottles.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    I would buy every Creed in my signature all over again.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    The problem with this exercise is that I now see how much I've spent or the value of my collection..

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    If I could start all over again, my wardrobe would look like this:

    Gendarme
    Chrome
    CSP Musc Alize
    L'eau d'Issey
    Geir
    MPG Santal Noble
    SL Douce Amere
    A*men
    Knize Ten
    Havana
    DK Fuel

    I would try to keep it as small as possible.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    One huge bottle of Homme de Gres.

    Like, as tall as I am.

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    Full bottles of the maximum size of everything in my top 6 in my signature!

    (and believe me, the Labo big bottles are expensive!! )
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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Quote Originally Posted by leor_77 View Post
    Very cruel exercise...I would LOVE 1500 dollars to spend on fragrances, but since I very rarely finish bottles, I would get large decants of many good quality niche fragrances instead of, say, a dozen bottles.
    Ditto that... $1500 will fetch a HUGE large decant collection.


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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    So you know about my ex-girlfriend?

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    YATAGAN - 40
    PURO LINO - 115
    BLACK AOUD - 150
    BLACK TOURMALINE - 125
    FOUGERE BENGALE - 135
    #88 - 115
    NEW HAARLEM - 125
    EAU NOIRE - 125
    BEYOND PARADISE MEN - 40
    ACQUA VIVA - 240
    L'EAU NEUVE - 95
    VIRGILIO - 70
    AOUD FLOWERS - 150

    I guess I'll have to empty the water bottle for $25 bucks more.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    wow....this is cool.

    How about these:

    Vanille 44 by Le Labo
    Rose 31

    New Haarlem by Bond No.9

    Reflections by Amouage
    Dia
    Cirrus
    Silver

    Iris by Odori
    Cuoio
    Tabacco

    Millisime Imperial by Creed
    Bois du Portugal

    L'eau D' Issey Summer 2008 by Issey Miyake

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    I'd get one of those huge Guerlain bee bottles filled with - here's the tough part because it's so hard to choose from all of the great scents - maybe Eau de Coq? - I believe the one litre is $1200. Then I'd get a bottle of Philtre d' Amour. With tax, that's probably just over $1500.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Miller Harris, Cuir d Orangers
    Montale, Black Aoud
    Serge, Lutens Chergui
    Le Labo, Patchouli 24
    Editions Parfum Frederic Malle, Musc Ravaguer
    Serge, Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Knize, Knize Ten
    Nasomatto, Duro
    Serge Lutens, Musc Kubali Khan
    CdG, Avignon
    Many of these would be bought on eBay and from fellow Basenoters, thus saving on retail.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Assuming reasonably large bottles of most...

    Amouage Silver
    Carthusia Uomo
    CDG 2Man
    CDG Avignon
    CDG Kyoto
    Creed MI
    Creed VIW
    Cumming
    Gucci Envy
    Idole de Lubin
    Duro (Nasomatto)
    L'Edition Imperiale (Courvoisier)
    Soleil de Capri (Montale)
    Polo Blue
    Acqua di Gio

    and still have some money left over...

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Well for $1500 Australian, there's a few ways of spending it...

    A. Blow it all on Patou pour Homme - at the prices these are going at, I could probably nab a couple of these.

    B. At The Perfumed Court's average price of say $5 for a 1ml sample, that'd be 300 sample vials!

    C. Curate a new collection at these approx. Australian prices....
    Amouage Dia pour Homme $250
    Amouage Jubilation XXV $250
    Chanel Bois des Iles Parfum $200
    Caron Yatagan $30 (what a bargain!)
    Guerlain Habit Rouge $60 (ditto)
    Guerlain Vetiver $55
    Ormonde Jayne Man $150
    Patricia de Nicolai New York $125
    Annick Goutal Hadrien Absolu $180
    L'Artisan Vanilia $100
    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses $100
    L'Artisan Dzing! $100
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert $100

    Which would leave me $200 out of pocket and having to to scrounge around for the money to pay for a bottle of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ....

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    MPG:
    Parfum d'Habit
    Eau des Iles
    (I would also blind buy Route du Vetiver, Bahiana and Santal Noble)

    Annick Goutal:
    Sables

    Hermes:
    Terre d'Hermes
    Elixir des Merveilles
    Un Jardin sur le Nil
    (if there's any money left, which I doubt with all those MPG's, I'd also get Kelly Caleche)

    Creed:
    Green Irish Tweed

    YSL:
    M7
    Body Kouros

    Dior:
    Dior Homme

    Guerlain:
    Habit Rouge EdT
    L'instant EdP

    Cartier:
    Declaration

    Diptyque:
    L'Ombre dans L'Eau

    Caron:
    Pour Un Homme de Caron

    Bvlgari:
    Black
    Aqva

    Issey Miyake:
    L'eau D'issey

    Daidoff:
    Adventure

    That's a little over $1,500. I'd leave out the last 2-3 houses if money was short.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    LV spezie
    LV incensi
    CdG Avignon
    CdG Carnation
    CdG Palisander
    CdG sequoia
    CdG Tar
    CdG Soda
    Erolfa
    Bois d'encens
    Amouage silver cologne
    Amouage gold
    lutens gris clair
    musc ravageur
    dior bois d'argent
    cumming

    at ebay/bn prices could probably just about manage all these

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    Unhappy Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    hahahaha !!!!! Only $1500 ?????

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    It's been five months... but anyway, my turn:

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Parfumerie Generale Harmatan Noir
    Parfumerie Generale Private Collection: Cuir d'Iris
    Parfumerie Generale Private Collection: Un Crime Exotique
    Parfumerie Generale Private Collection: L'Ombre Fauve
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Chanel Coromandel
    L'artisan Tea for Two
    Idole de Lubin
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Hermessence Amber Narguile (15ml travel set)
    Hermessence Poivre Samarcande
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Hermessence Rose Ikebana
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Annick Goutal Eau du Fier
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    Montale Roses Musk. 150
    Montale Roses Petals. 150
    Erolfa. 100
    400
    Gyvenchy Blue Label. 30
    CdG Soda 70
    500
    Bois Blond. 130
    Rive Gauche. 30
    M7 Fresh.40
    700
    Bulgary Black 25
    signoricci 45
    happy 30
    800
    yang 25
    Jovan White musk 15
    Grey Flannel 20
    Gucci PH 40.
    900
    YSL Lhomme 35
    Concerto Fragonard 35
    Mugler Cologne 30
    1000
    Guerlain VEtiver and L'Instant 75
    Bulgary Aqua 25
    1100
    Avignon 75
    C&S 88 125
    1300
    Aqua di parma 70
    Egoiste 40
    Dior Homme 40
    CK Be 20
    VArvatos. 30.

    DAMNT IT! I forgot to add S&H...
    Whoa dude! you really need to learn something! Stay on the boards and hopefully your taste will get better.

    Mine.
    Eau de New York 100
    Montale Roses Petals. $100
    Acier Aluminum. $100
    Devine Bergamote $100
    400

    Leau Par Kenzo. 30
    CdG Soda 30 (this is cheaper dude)
    Kouros 40
    500

    Bois Blond. 130
    Rive Gauche. 30
    M7 Fresh.40
    700

    Habit Rouge 30
    signoricci 40
    Narciso Rodriguez 55
    CdG 2 Man55
    Grey Flannel 20
    900

    YSL Lhomme 30
    Varvatos Vintage 35
    Mugler Cologne 30
    1000

    Kouros Summer, Un jardin sur le Nil and Heritage $100

    1100
    Perfect veil 45
    Cuba 110
    Tumulte 45
    1300

    Egoiste 40
    Kenzo Power 40
    CK Be 20
    Varvatos. 20.
    Domenico Caraceni 80?
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