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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bossa Nova View Post
    Currently:

    Le No. 3/Caron
    Yatagan/Caron
    Pour Un Homme de Caron
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Lalique pour Homme (the one with the Lion)
    (I can even get it down to ONE if I had to: Le No. 3/Caron.)
    Le No 3/Caron,its really that good huh????

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    No. I can't even limit it to 30.
    Currently wearing: Lavande 44 by Rania J

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    I have a very small collection, so this is probably not as hard for me.

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Encre Noire
    La Nuit De L'Homme
    Terre D'Hermes
    Pure Malt

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Could I? Absolutely. It's a matter of priorities.

    Before I give you my list, I'm going to tell you a story. Seven years ago, I lived with a cat. I'd say that I had a cat, but as any cat owner can explain, one does not "own" a cat. At best, you form a partnership. And this particular cat was a best friend for me. Sadly, my cat had a very sudden medical emergency. I took him to the vet within three hours of the first sign that something wasn't right, but by then it was already too late. Cats are such proud creatures. They don't let you know when they're not well until they absolutely have to. Long story short, he made it through surgery, but he passed away a few days later. It was tragic in every way, and it instantly wiped out my savings. Thousands, gone. But we'd been together for over a decade. I remember the moment the vet came to speak to me after the initial examination. He knew the outlook wasn't good, and he asked me what I wanted to do. WHAT?! My best friend was in pain. Do anything that might make it better. Do whatever it takes.

    Even though, in the end, he didn't survive, I'd do it again without hesitation. I suspect that anyone who has ever truly loved a pet understands.

    A significant amount of the expense ended up on credit cards, and I need not explain how awful that is. Interest piles up fast, so... I wanted to pay it off as quickly as possible.

    I cut back my spending in a drastic way. I got rid of cable. I got rid of my cell phone. I quit going out to eat all the time. I made serious cutbacks, and I put every penny into paying off the debt. And the debt was paid off, which is why I'm back to a zero-balance on my credit cards.

    I love fragrances, but I'm wise enough to understand that they're a luxury. If tragedy struck and I had to not only stop spending, but also sell off my collection, only keeping five (as is the original question for this thread), these would be my five:

    - Interlude Man
    - Royal Oud
    - Millesime Imperial
    - Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    - Donna Karan, Fuel

    That being said, the above list isn't fair, because I kept mostly the expensive stuff. If I had to get rid of everything and keep only cheapies but goodies, I could be quite happy with):

    - Hanae Mori HM EdT
    - Al Rehab, Silver
    - Al Rehab, Choco Musk
    - Curve
    - Bvlgari Black

    ...and those five can be bought for less than $75 total.
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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    My collection isn't that big currently, around 25. A few years back it was over 50 and then I sold off a lot of bottles (mostly blind buys gone wrong!)

    I would say I could be pretty happy with these five:

    Aventus
    Acqua Di Gio Essenza
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Tom Ford Extreme

    I mean if someone who wasn't a fragrance fanatic just had GIT and Aventus (or two different fragrances that are versatile) they would be pretty well set IMO.

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    Yeah. I could live with just Gucci PH II, LIDGE and Encre Noire for rest of my days.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Dior Homme
    3. Eau Des Baux
    Currently wearing: Encre Noire by Lalique

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    I agree that it would be difficult, especially since my favorites change periodically. At the moment, if probably stick with:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Opus VI
    Memoir Man
    Invasion Barbare
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Currently wearing: Vintage by John Varvatos

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    guerlain vetiver
    kenzo pour homme
    cdg man2
    ysl rive gauche
    tom ford for men

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    As I only have 18 bottles as of now, its easier for me. As of Today it would be like this:

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Allure Homme Sport
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Dior Homme Sport (2008)
    5. Millesime Imperial

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    * Aventus
    * Chergui
    * New Haarlem
    * Norne
    * Noir de Noir

    EASY.

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Five a week maybe….

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    I could but it would be different if I answered in a weeks time, which would be different to the answer I would give in a months time however, in the interest of having a go, today my five would be

    Chergui
    Encre Noire
    Dirty English
    Eau des Baux
    And one from Interlude/Memoir Man
    Currently wearing: Furyo by Jacques Bogart

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    VPH
    Fierce
    BdC
    La Nuit
    DHI
    *play intense, somehow

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    I wouldn't do it unless I was forced to - whether it's financial constraints, lifestyle changes, or being robbed at gunpoint.

    But if I were narrowing it down, here's my five:
    • Straight to Heaven
    • L'Humaniste
    • M7 (vintage or new - doesn't matter)
    • Terre d'Hermes (parfum)
    • MI
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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    this is a very different question than "what are your top 5 colognes".

    if someone came in my house and said "you have to live with just 5 of your fragrances for the rest of your life", i'd save:

    1 - CREED Windsor
    2 - MFK Oud
    3 - Tom Ford Oud Wood
    4 - AdP Colonia
    5 - MDCI Invasion Barbare

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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Pour Monsieur
    Fahrenheit
    Kouros
    MI
    Would be different tomorrow though ;-)


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    Default Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Could I? Absolutely. It's a matter of priorities.
    .... I'd do it again without hesitation. I suspect that anyone who has ever truly loved a pet understands.
    Me too. I would absolutely do it again. You're a great man.

    So yes, if I had to, I will go down to 5 or 3 or whatever.

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