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    Default Are your scents varied or similar?

    I've just today noticed that 70% of my scents have some variant of citrus in them (Varvatos Artisan, Jo Malone Lime/Basil/Mandarin, Polo Purple Label, Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer, and others) whereas 20% are some clean/aquatic (Bvlgari Aqva, Green Irish Tweed, Bvlgari PH Extreme, Prada Infusion d'Homme, etc.) with 10% being sorta my "odd' scents with gourmands mixed in.

    But I'm drawn to citrus scents... they work well on my skin. Am I wrong to have such a skew in my collection? Am I the only one? Just wondering...
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    If your happy doing what you've been doing - then just continue. I like a huge variety so I can pick the SOTD to match one of my many moods of the day.

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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    I'm drawn to citrus scents... they work well on my skin. Am I wrong to have such a skew in my collection? Am I the only one? Just wondering...
    I too am drawn to citrus as I find them to be really pleasant to the nose and hard not to like. So you are DEFINITELY not the only one

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    When i started off my plan was to build a wardrobe with a variety of frags from different categories. Almost 7 months later i just buy whatever i like. Although i try to get frags that smell too similar. Strangely i still can't shake off my love for fresh, citrus and aquatic frags.

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    I try to have a good range different scents....but seem to have alot of Vetyver scents!

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    Mine unfortunately are a lot alike. As with everything else I'm quite picky so my summer frags usually consist of a lot of greens and spices and whatnot. Then for fall and winter a lot of deep, rich amber and woody notes with some spice. I'm trying to broaden my horizons so maybe in the future I'll find more types that I like

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    I went thru and cross referenced with the Michael Edwards categories and found I have a LOT of Woody Orientals . . . probably a hangover from the 70s when Patchouli and Sandalwood Oils filled the air in NZ. The last few years, and paricularly since arriving here, I have been exploring other styles - most recently floral, particularly rose, which until recently I would not have even looked at (being a guy 'n all). No. 88, Black Aoud and more recently Hommage, AdP Profumo and Lyric Woman have all opened my mind - the journey continues.
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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Variety is the spice of life, as they say. Therefore my life is very spicy.

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    About half of them quite similar, but with a few bits and pieces standing out.

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    The majority of mine seem to be deep & dark so I guess I'm becoming a one trick pony.
    It's kinda pizzin me off.

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    My wardrobe is highly varied and eclectic, and I like to have at least one good representative of each of the major fragrance types on hand. That said, I do keep a lot of leathers and very few aquatics.

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    Quite varied - all over the map.
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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Ha, "eclectic" - a perfect description for my wardrobe (thanks to Vibert - now I know "eclectic" exists in English, too).

    All the scents have one thing in common, though: They're too expensive. :-)

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    My scents are all varied

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    I have a large variety.

    Life's too short to have too many similar fragrances. Citrus, woody, orientals, vetiver, gourmands...I want a variety of them all! My moods change, the weather changes, occasions are different. Why shouldn't my fragrances?
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    Wow... some rather cool answers. Just wish that I could say that all varieties were applicable to what I liked on me though. However, I have a lot to learn. A ton to experience.
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    Varied as can be! Hopefully it will continue to do so!

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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Varied.

    Although I think I lean toward citrus scents as well.

    I don't think it is wrong to have a bias toward a certain style of scent.

    I would just say keep an open mind and try things outside what you feel "safe" with. One might find some fragrances work for you which would otherwise be ignored.
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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Varied representation of many types to match season / occasion.

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    I have tried, and enjoy a variety of fragrances, but most of my wardrobe leans toward barbershop-type scents such as Rive Gauche. Those are the ones I enjoy most.

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    According to a friend they all smell weird or like smoke.

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    Not too much variety here. A lot of my scents have the Incense/Amber/Woods/Musk theme going.

    Oh, and spices, too. I adore Lorenzo Villoresi's style quite a bit.
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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    some of the scents I have either rosewood or carnation since I am drawn to colognewith these notes.

    but most is varied for sure

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    Eclectic...and also all over the place.
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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Originally was gonna buy like one from each category... a few months later about 90% are sweet orientals.

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    I had a better balance in the past where as now I'm mostly buying colognes, citrus chypres, or aromatic fougeres. Haven't bought an oriental or a gourmand for months.

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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    I started off buying what I liked, and found myself with a cupboard full of fougeres. So I deliberately set out to test and buy scents from Grant's Fragrance Selector - even if they weren't what I'd immediately go for.
    Later on I came across the men's H&R Chart, and would check any scent against it before purchasing, making sure the scents were scattered across the columns.

    As a result, I don't wear fougeres all that often nowadays.

    Here's the chart if you haven't seen it.
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    Default Re: Are your scents varied or similar?

    Mine is quite varied. I try to find the best representation of each family.

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    I just keep things that smell good to me and when they don't anymore; I sell them.

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    I actually try to have a varied collection of around 30 scents.

    If I sense that I have accumulated too many aquatic/fresh scents, I sell a few, or they just gather dust.

    I never have many orientals; not my favorite scent family.

    Gourmands are my least favorite...I just sold Rochas Man...again. Sweet scents don't belong in my 'drobe, other than John Varvatos and Dior Homme, which are slightly sweet.

    My current dispersion:

    Fresh/Aquatic Scents: 50% (Creed SMW & GIT, GIO)

    Chypre/Woody/Green Types: 35% (TF Italian Cypress, TDH, Paco Rabanne, Bond Central Park)

    Oriental Scents: 15% (Code, Attitude, Varvatos, Dior Homme)

    There ya go!
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