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View Poll Results: How many fragrances do you want and for what use?

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  • No fragrance (what am I doing here?)

    0 0%
  • One signature fragrance (the quintessential "me")

    1 0.92%
  • 2-3 fragrances (for day/night/business/club)

    8 7.34%
  • 4-15 fragrances (for each season and mood!)

    27 24.77%
  • More than 10 (no inhibitations - fill the fridge!)

    73 66.97%
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  1. #1
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    Default Fragrance philosophy POLL

    By "philosophy" I mean what kind of collection you are striving for, disregarding what your collection might presently look like.

    *Correction - Last option should be "More than 15" obviously. It doesnt seem possible to edit the poll.
    Last edited by Point Blank; 23rd May 2010 at 04:32 PM.

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    I have voted for the "10 plus" option, simply because I cannot picture myself owning few fragrances, though I crave for that one and only signature scent
    Currently wearing: Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

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    This is a dangerous hobby... once you start to appreciate unique and interesting fragrances, you just can't stop collecting them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I have voted for the "10 plus" option, simply because I cannot picture myself owning few fragrances, though I crave for that one and only signature scent
    same. I think right now royal english leather is my closest to a signature scent but there are many others i like too.

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    Mine should read:

    "More than 15--what am I doing here?"
    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    I don't want to place artificial limits on how many different fragrances I can wear. A number is just a number. However, there is a natural limitation based on space and $$.

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    More than 10. No limits.
    Maybe there should be a "more than 100" option !.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 23rd May 2010 at 05:53 PM.
    Currently wearing: KL Homme by Lagerfeld

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    If you look at my wardrobe, you'll easily see my option was "more than 10 [15]." I can't limit my choices. Yes, I'm being forced to financially, but I don't want to create more limits for myself.
    The other option, 4-15 "for every season and mood" is funny to me. How can 15 choices cover every mood...LOL...
    Currently wearing: Zen for Men by Shiseido

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    I try not to impose limits on many things in my life and Fragrance is definitely a place where I don't have to.
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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    I just threw the poll together without too much analysis. In retrospect, maybe the options could have differed somewhat. However, I do think 15 choices cover all seasons and most basic moods...

    My own philosophy obviously differ from most basenoters as I would have picked option 3 although I can imagine up to 6-7 fragrances (as stated above, I didnt spend an awful lot of time analyzing the poll options). But in essence, I am looking for few enough scents to make them personal (signature philosophy) but still covering practical need for basic variety (formal, casual, nightclub etc).

    On the other hand, as someone said, I can understand that the interest can become addictive. However, I am actively selling off my least liked, although great, scents as I buy better ones...

    Interesting to hear your views!
    Last edited by Point Blank; 23rd May 2010 at 06:23 PM.

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    Point Blank, of course I made the comment about the moods in gest. Although it may be true for perfumistas...
    And yes, many people go with the "signature scent" philosophy. But I think if you start becoming interested in STUDYING fragrances, notes, etc., then that may change. I know that's how it was for me. The collection usually becomes larger as you delve deeper into the hobby (as I suspect is true with any other hobby).
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    I'm always searching, and am open minded to experience new fragrances.
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    I can see that happening. I have just recently become more interested in fragrances, ordering samples of niche stuff I never heard of before... I guess time will tell if can stick to my philosophy

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    I tend not to go for a signature scent, rather I like to have multiple fragrances for any given occasion. So categories like spring, summer, fall, winter, evening wear, night out, formal occasion, etc.

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    The alluring aspect of fragrance is the unending diversity of choices to be enjoyed. Unlimited in choice I will be.

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    As a collector of scent, I place no limits on what I own. Just as any collector (wines, automobiles, art objects...), I collect and get rid of some; others I cherish.

    I don't believe I have a signature scent, as this is like wearing the same dark suit everyday.

    Ennui is to be avoided at all costs!
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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    As a collector of scent, I place no limits on what I own. Just as any collector (wines, automobiles, art objects...), I collect and get rid of some; others I cherish.

    I don't believe I have a signature scent, as this is like wearing the same dark suit everyday.

    Ennui is to be avoided at all costs!
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    Vive La Différence!
    Last edited by kbe; 24th May 2010 at 02:01 AM.
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    I voted for 2-3.... I've found 2 out of the 3 that I would need to pull this thing off. The last one of the 3 has to be decided on VS it's competition of about 15 other frags on my sample list.
    Sales thread here

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    my top is 15 fragrances (bottles) but always im buying new samples.. i like rotation, cant imagine a wardrobe with over 50+ fragrances..
    "Nothing breaks up a team faster than.. Herpes"


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    (3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
    (5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
    (7) Amouage Reflection Man

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    I voted 2-3, but it may take buying 100 before I figure out which ones. True story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensual View Post
    I voted 2-3, but it may take buying 100 before I figure out which ones. True story.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    ive settled on 4 main fragrances: A*Men, Le Male, Givenchy Pi, and Ice*Men. Varvatos classic is my classy/tuxedo fragrance, ive got numerous fresh/light/aquatic/whimpy fragrances from before i really got into this stuff/found those 4. once i use up all those (if i use up all those lol) im sticking with those core 4 and Varvatos...Ice*Men isnt made anymore though so theres a good chance ill eventually end up replacing it with Mugler cologne or something else lighter...i honestly hate light fragrances though so who knows, maybe ill just get a summer le male version instead

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    I used to think sky's the limit, but I've finally settled on 3 scents. GIT for casual use, Body Kouros for clubs/formal, and an undecided scent for sporty occasions.

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    I love collecting fragrances and have somewhere in the region of 170 plus countless samples of others.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    Since there are now over 1160 fragrances in my collection I felt obligated to vote for the 10+ option.

    Perhaps there should be another category for people like me: All-out gonzo lunatics who want to collect as many as possible!

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    I took the liberty of visiting your wardrobe, noggs. You have 1,163 fragrances? You have 1,163 fragrances. 1,163...

    *thud*
    I am operating within established parameters. How are you?

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    Since there are now over 1160 fragrances in my collection...
    I worry about accumulating that much in the search for the holy grail.

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    Default Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Since there are now over 1160 fragrances in my collection I felt obligated to vote for the 10+ option.

    Perhaps there should be another category for people like me: All-out gonzo lunatics who want to collect as many as possible!
    ill ask what everyone else is wondering....

    WHERE DO YOU STORE ALL THOSE?!

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