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    Default A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    I know this has been done before, but humor me, let's do it again.

    Your SO has informed you that she/he is no longer going to tolerate two entire drawers of your dresser filled with frags. You can keep only 5 bottles from you current Basenotes wardrobe; which do you keep.

    Here are mine:

    1. Guerlain Vetiver
    2. Terre d'Hermes
    3. Kyoto (CdG)
    4. Yatagan
    5. Cuba (Czech&Speake)

    No cheating; only frags from you current BN wardrobe.

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    I'd tell her to give away most of her shoes and then I'd get rid of my fragrances too. I know she won't let go of a single pair of her shoes and so I get to keep my frags too

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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Homme
    Encre Noire
    Rive Gauche Intense
    Dior Homme Sport
    Choose to believe, choose joy.
    Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I'd tell her to give away most of her shoes and then I'd get rid of my fragrances too. I know she won't let go of a single pair of her shoes and so I get to keep my frags too
    Ah, you made me giggle with this one.

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    I'd tell her to sod off. Give someone an inch and they'll take a mile...

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    She'd have to pay me to get rid of them.
    Last edited by SirSlarty; 19th November 2008 at 02:59 PM.

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    From my cold, dead hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I'd tell her to give away most of her shoes and then I'd get rid of my fragrances too. I know she won't let go of a single pair of her shoes and so I get to keep my frags too
    Let's not forget the handbags, the one million so-called 'friends' she has on Facebook, the myriad of fashion accessories she owns exclusively for each colour of the rainbow and the clothes she never wears but feels the need to keep them in her wardrobe (some even with their price tags still attached)...
    Last edited by Trebor; 19th November 2008 at 03:32 PM.

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    It is much easier to find new spouse/girlfriend than to rebuild the collection anew; and I am a huge partisan of easier solutions in life.
    However, I understand that your question was strictly hypothetical, so my answer would be: Eau d’Hermès, Obsession for Men, Zino Davidoff, Bel Ami and Narciso Rodriguez for Him.
    “As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke

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    Agree with most of the above, but for the game:

    1. Mitsouko EDP
    2. Iris Silver Mist
    3. DK Gold
    4. Knize Ten
    5. Bvlgari Black

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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    Havana Reserva
    Domenico Caraceni
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Kenzo Power
    Burberry London

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    You can keep only 5 bottles from you current Basenotes wardrobe; which do you keep.
    I'll play.

    Balenciaga pH
    Opium pH (YSL)
    Vetiver (Guerlain)
    Yatagan (Caron)
    Terre d'Hermes

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    Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
    Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain
    Shalimar by Guerlain
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 19th November 2008 at 10:08 PM.

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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    It's not his money I'm spending but my own so he can sod off :P Also..you never own too many bottles, it's just that your cupboard is too small.

    Regardless

    Fracas
    A La Nuit
    Datura Noir
    Tea for Two
    Voleurs de Roses
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Just ask for people's top 5
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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I'd tell her to give away most of her shoes and then I'd get rid of my fragrances too. I know she won't let go of a single pair of her shoes and so I get to keep my frags too
    What he said. Of course I had to really play out this scenario when I evacuated and had to pick the few bottles that would travel with me.

    But for the point of the game (as of today):

    Dior Homme Intense (gourmand)
    Chanel Coromandel (patchouli)
    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris (leather)
    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir (citrus)
    Guerlain Derby (chypre/masculine)

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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    First of all, I'd be convinced that he didn't really love me, but I'll play along for the sake of the thread. At the moment, I'd say I'd have to keep:

    LV Piper Nigrum
    LV Vetiver
    Parfum d'Empire Eau de Gloire
    L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
    MPG Eau de Iles

    Doing this made me realize how impossible it would be for me, in reality, to get down to just five. How could I ever chuck Domenico Caraceni or my Fou d'Absinthe and Dzing! There's no way I could just throw out my Yatagan and Kouros. Now that I think about it, I think if my SO suggested this, he'd have to hit the road.

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    I'll play too (I shudder at the thought of having to reduce my collection... it would never happen)

    Musc Ravageur
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    COMME des GARCONS 2 Man
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka

    P.S - I'd hide Prada Infusion d'Homme somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianroy View Post
    Just ask for people's top 5
    For some this could be subtly different from the top 5. Suppose I madly love a certain style and my favorite 5 fragrances smell very similar, but if forced to keep just 5 fragrances I might want some diversity. (Maybe none of my top 5 are quite suitable for hot days, for example.)

    Being something of an abstract thinker and a slow decision maker I'll punt on answering the O.P.'s question.

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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    If it came to it, probably

    Obsession for Men
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Polo Green
    Rapport
    Jules

    But I'd hate to be without Cerutti 1881 or FCUK 3 for sentimental reasons.

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    NO!!! I wont play! He can go clean out the @$!king garage! He can be replaced! It's my dresser anyway!

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    Default Re: A challenge for you all: Wardrobe reduction

    Eau D'Hadrien
    Ormond Jayne Woman
    Black Aoud
    Azuree
    Sous les Vent

    But I'm really gonna miss #19, Miss Dior, Mitsouko......

    I'm the one with all the shoes and too many clothes. He's got too many books and magazines.
    Here's what I hate: recycling!!! Another word for : Living with garbage

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