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  • 3 like the OP has right now is doable

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  1. #31

    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    As many as he wants surely is the right answer ....

  2. #32

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    I think the idea itself of a "collection" implies lack of limitation, because the goal here is not "not to get sick" of them, but the pleasure of searching and discovering new fragrances and notes, and of course the joy of wearing the scents that most please us.
    Think in terms of stamp collection: ask a stamp collector how many is too much stamps, and what's the obvious answer? The point here is that no one wears stamps...

  3. #33

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    im gonna go pick up another bottle today.

    I think the reason i get sick of them so fast is cause i wear the same thing everyday for the most part. I shouldnt be getting sick of cologne 2-3months after buying it!

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Where is the 100 to 200 choice? LOL.
    +2!
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    As many as you need to reach the point where you forget which ones you have.

    That way when you go over your collection you are surprised to find you owned x and then you wear it again for some time
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: Chypré Fruité by Montale

  6. #36

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    I was happy with three for years. Three gives you some variety and you can cover most situations with three totally different fragrances each that you really like. But years later . . . now I have over a hundred but this is totally unnecessary and is definitely a collection bordering on OCD. But for starting out . . . three should do it. If you are already so far into the monster and are pondering fragrances on this website, you are probably lost to the God of Scent by now - so forget about it.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    I now have upwards of 100 fragrances and I do not plan to limit my fragrance accesory experience. Fragrance is a reasonalbly affordable fashion obsession in which you can have the best and still remain solvent.
    Last edited by N_Tesla; 7th April 2010 at 06:11 PM.

  8. #38

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    im gonna go buy 2 more at lunch today

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    im gonna go buy 2 more at lunch today
    LOL!!! case closed!!!!

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodISmellGood View Post
    LOL!!! case closed!!!!
    well im retiring my D&G light blue so i need something to replace it.

    Right now im using Versace blue jeans (sick of and only got it in Dec 09 and will be uising very occasionally)
    Rochas Man - got it 2 days ago, love it but the downdry and longevity sucks on my skin!!!

    I was hoping rochas man would be my new scent but considering it lasts 2hrs on my skin i dont see it happening which is a shame.

    So ill pick up a couple more scents and perhaps combo the rochas man with it.

    I know one of the bottles im going to get is ADG - its been on my mind for the past month haha. wearing it alone is a no no cause its too common but i figure if you combo it with something else then you can at least disguise it.
    Last edited by ADGfan; 7th April 2010 at 07:14 PM.

  11. #41

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    And how large is your wardrobe right now???
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  12. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodISmellGood View Post
    And how large is your wardrobe right now???
    I used to have so many clothes that I would only wear a pair or pants or shirt once every 6 months but i trimmed it down big time in the past couple years. Now I do everything on rotation, I wear the same shirt every 2 weeks if not bit longer.

  13. #43

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    What about 15 +, but if i had to do over i would keep it around 30.

  14. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    I used to have so many clothes that I would only wear a pair or pants or shirt once every 6 months but i trimmed it down big time in the past couple years. Now I do everything on rotation, I wear the same shirt every 2 weeks if not bit longer.
    LMAO! He meant your fragrance wardrobe!

  15. #45

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    Oh!!! Haha my bad. Well right now I have 4 colognes. I picked up 100ml of Aqua Di Gio after work today and just got Rochas Man on Monday.

    So right now my wardobe is

    Rochas Man
    Aqua Di Gio
    Versace blue jeans
    D&G light blue (but I'm so sick of this stuff and no longer like it, I'm gonna retire it).

    For the next while ill probably go back and fourth between ADG and Rochas.

  16. #46

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    I don't think that there is amagic number. If you want to keep the number of bottles under control, start sampling. Yes, it can also be expensive but if you procure samples and/or decants intelligently you can build up a nice library of fragrances that give you enough variety so that it takes longer to get sick of the limited number of bottles you own.
    Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    547
    Actually, my calculations show it's 549.
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  18. #48

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    42, obviously.

  19. #49

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    I used to have so many clothes that I would only wear a pair or pants or shirt once every 6 months but i trimmed it down big time in the past couple years. Now I do everything on rotation, I wear the same shirt every 2 weeks if not bit longer.
    I'm sorry, but that was hilarious!!! That's an instant Basenotes classic!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    Oh!!! Haha my bad. Well right now I have 4 colognes. I picked up 100ml of Aqua Di Gio after work today and just got Rochas Man on Monday.

    So right now my wardobe is

    Rochas Man
    Aqua Di Gio
    Versace blue jeans
    D&G light blue (but I'm so sick of this stuff and no longer like it, I'm gonna retire it).

    For the next while ill probably go back and fourth between ADG and Rochas.
    I myself had only a couple of frags before discovering the easiness of online blind buying and joining Basenotes. But once you get the scent fever, it can easily get out of control. Right now my wardrobe (I can't help it! ) has 53 fragrances, and is still growing. I want some more! But why fight against it if it gives us such pleasure?

  20. #50

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    11-15 seems to be a good range for me. I can do 10 but would rather nudge it up a bit just to cover all occasions. However, when I have over 15 bottles, I feel restless. I prefer minimal amounts of "stuff" and find myself itching to unload a few when the total gets over that number.

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    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
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  21. #51

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    i regret buying Rochas man, i wish i could refund it.

  22. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    i regret buying Rochas man, i wish i could refund it.
    Resell it on eBay. I do it all the time. Its a good way to get rid of a fragrance that doesn't suit you and get money for a replacement.
    Sell/Trade-- Issey Miyake(Summer '09)~Calvin Klein(One Summer '07 & '09)~Eau De Grey Flannel

    Buy/Swap-- http://www.basenotes.net/threads/250...e-Want-Edition.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    It doesn't matter how many you have, you will find that you sometimes get tired of some, and others that appeal more over time.

  24. #54

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    o___O
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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    If I could do it all over again, I would limit my wardrobe to 10 or less. I did a lot of impulse buying when I first started out only to realize that I could live with having only the ones I truly love.

  26. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Well it's tough question. Everyone's tolerance for boredom is different. Everyone's idea of how many different scents is enough is very different. If you're looking to be cautious with purchases, maybe 5 or so is all you need.
    /Agree. I used to wear the same one every day before Basenotes. Now I've added two more and might even make it to 5.

  27. #57

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    It's like asking how many songs you need to listen to.
    Last edited by sean-dt; 21st April 2010 at 01:29 AM.

  28. #58

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    Get a few more bottles for different occasions. Blue Jeans and DG Light Blue are pretty similar so you're only left with the one Rochas. I've never sampled Rochas but from reading the description it looks like a decent break from the light citrus scents. Try a bottle of something formal and spicy. Maybe another bottle of an oriental. At least 8 bottles of different styles. That way you're always able to rotate. And heck, don't even wear any sometimes.

    Putting on my psychiatrist hat it just sounds like you haven't found your scent yet. Like a nice leather jacket. Something that always looks good, works great for any occasion, and is distinctly yours. Off to get samples...

  29. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    547
    Quote Originally Posted by veuve amiot View Post
    Actually, my calculations show it's 549.
    Agreed.

    Any thing over that is excessive.

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    .. as much as one pleases.. 0.5 - 4673 will be fine
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