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

    Ive always had a personal rule that I only buy 1 bottle at a time - for couple reasons, but the big one is to keep the costs down, it can get quite expensive as we all know. And because I get sick of them over time, I buy the smallest bottles for the most part UNLESS I get a smoking deal where the larger one is $15 or less more.

    I have a tendency to get sick of my scents when im about 2/3 done the bottle. Right now I have 3 in my collection (D&G Light blue, versace blue jeans, Rochas Man). Ive always only had about 3 in my collection and used them in rotation for the most part. Sometimes ill do one for a week if im really in the mood for it, then so on. For instance the D&G ive had for over a year now and am SOOO SICK OF IT!!! I no longer like it, i hate it now, i find it irritating and almost wanna throw it out. And trust me, theres no worse feeling than wearing a cologne that youre so sick of because you get no enjoyment out of it. If anything you just feel like youre doing it just for the sake of using it up and moving on with it.

    What do I need to do to not get sick of my fragrances before finishing them? I find im just wasting money cause 90% of the time my bottles (once they hit 1/3 left), they just sit there for months and months collecting dust or I give them to friends just cause i desperately just wanna get rid of it. Generally speaking how many fragrances should a man have in his collection to not get sick of them?

    I want to expand my collection but I dont want to get out of hand (as it does get expensive).
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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 could easily do with about 5 bottles, as long as I have one for each major type of occasion. I think it's only normal to get sick of your favorites over time. It's also good to have a non-perfumey pallet cleanser, like Angeliques sous la pluie.

    Of course, the more the merrier, to a certain extent. I think more than 15 is a little overboard in terms of practicality. Under 15, you can rotate quite a bit and still get to know and appreciate your fragrances. Not to say I wouldn't love a collection of 100+. I'm truly envious of some of the wardrobes on here.
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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 don't know the answer to this question, but I currently have 18 scents and could easily sell 6-8 because I've gotten bored with them...

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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 have too many in my collection to ever get tired of any of them, even if I lived five long lifetimes!

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

    Ok thanks for the feedback mate. I have a fairly large wardrobe and thinking maybe a mans cologne collection should be just as big or at least close. Just like clothes, if we wear the same clothes everyday or every second or third day we would get sick of them awfully fast right? Do you see cologne having any resemblance?

    Cause even though I have 3 it generally doesn't take long to get sick of one because you smell it every 2nd day.

    I might go pick up a couple more bottles tommorow if its going to prevent me from getting sick of my newest gem - Rochas for man.

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

    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.

    With a large collection, I do always go for the smallest bottle i can get. I won't go through anything fast enough to merit the "savings per ml" I get buying the bigger bottle.

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    Where is the 100 to 200 choice? LOL.

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

    The more the marrier!
    I have 60+, and I'm not
    sick of one single one!

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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 have over 20 and i am doing ok lol

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

    Over 9000!!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Toad View Post
    Over 9000!!!
    be careful the hoarders show might be on to you lol

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

    im trying to sell some of my fragrances..
    i'll only keep my "5 star" fragrances.. and i dont want more than 10 in my collection..
    btw.. im talking about bottles..
    samples? OVER 1,000,000 lol
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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Including decants, I'd happily own a hundred. I thrive on diversity in my collection, and generally go towards buying bottles of the cheap stuff and decants of the more expensive, depending on the degree of love and how often I think I'll wear 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 usually only get bigger size bottles because you get more mL per dollar. but I do have a few smaller sized ones. I have over 20 right now, but I am always trying to get rid of some to get others. This is mainly because I do LOTS of blind buys. I just have to sell them on eBay, and get ones I like more. I eventually will have a perfect collection that I can rotate out.

    I think 10 REALLY good fragrances is probably the best. At least 2 perfect fragrances per season, IMO.
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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's more a question of finding what you ultimately like. It really took me years to find what I like, have it in my collection and use it regularly. (except Dirty English)
    Last edited by The_Cologneist; 7th April 2010 at 01:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    It's more a question of finding what you ultimately like. It really took me years to find what I like, have it in my collection and use it regularly. (except Dirty English)
    Exactly. I would prefer less scents that I really love and make some of them my signatures (for work, evening, winter) rather than huge diversity. Its nice to have many options but IMO fragrance is part of "personality" and people will remember and associate you better when you use just few. But its hard to find holy grail

    And back to original question. More than being bored with my fragrances I am annoyed with some notes in them or just find out that they doesnt fit me and my lifestyle well.

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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've narrowed down to all the scents I'd like to own above others to about 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Where is the 100 to 200 choice? LOL.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    "A lot" is my option. No more precise than that. When any of my friends asks "just how many different fragrances do you have?" I reply "A lot" and I don't get more precise than that no matter how many follow up questions they ask. The truth is they'll drop their jaws if I say 20, if I say 45, if I say 60, so it doesn't matter. I end with "what I'd like is that when you tell further friends that I've got a lot of fragrances, tell them that you asked just how many, but that I would reply with nothing but 'a lot.'" That way they never stop being mystified at the number.

    So I say to readers here, I have a lot.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Why the limited choices? It seems the answer has been determined ahead of the poll, with little leeway for variance.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Why the limited choices? It seems the answer has been determined ahead of the poll, with little leeway for variance.
    Agreed. Since many of the posters on this forum are fragrance aficionados, many of us are likely to have large collections, which would suggest its own answer. I don't get tired of any of my current collection - simply because I have sufficient to choose from to match whatever mood or clothing or time of day or season on a given day.
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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 was happy with just one for years. Then I added another, but not because I was sick with the first. Now I have many more, and I like them all. If I disposed of some, it was not because I was getting tired of wearing them, but because my long time exposure to beautiful perfumes has changed my standards.
    Last edited by narcus; 7th April 2010 at 07:40 AM.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Single digit numbers all registered the same on my first glance.

    an option for 15-25 and 25 or more would be more typical for the board to skirt boredom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Single digit numbers all registered the same on my first glance.

    an option for 15-25 and 25 or more would be more typical for the board to skirt boredom.
    Very true.

    Funnily enough, my girlfriend, who has been going out with me for a year and a half, announced at the weekend that when she moves house, she wants to have a cupboard just for fragrances.

    This is the same woman who told me at Christmas that "she has enough perfume". Hmm, seems that view has changed and she's come over from the dark side and now enjoys having a wide choice of fragrances.

    Oh God... what have I started, lol...
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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 have over 45. I gifted some already to my co-workers and family. You just can't keep track of them.
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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's nice having a lot, but I think it'd be better to get a smaller amount of a quality selection. This exhaustive search is hard, but I think it will pay off in the end.
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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 he wants, as long as he does not get bored...
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 7th April 2010 at 08:47 AM.

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

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

    No limitations whatsoever.
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