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    Default Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Normal -- for example my husband -- that would be zero.

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    The average wardrobe in the case of women would be four to five in First World Countries. I have no information in the case of men, but I'd say three as per friends of mine with incomes relative to countries mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    I like it. "Hell" is what is normal! So heaven is...
    "Heaven... Heaven is a place... A place where nothing... Nothing ever happens."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    "Heaven... Heaven is a place... A place where nothing... Nothing ever happens."
    Sounds really quite dull doesnt it , you'd think they would have thought up something a bit jazzier than that wouldnt you

    As for a normal person , aint no such thing ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik View Post
    Around 5 till 10 !
    I did make a mistake.

    It should be above "from 1 to 10 and 3-5 frags for a suitable wardrobe".
    Last edited by sanatik; 26th May 2010 at 05:39 PM.
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    Between 0-1

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    100 for a Normal Basenoter
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    Default Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    The average person, I would say about 5-7 bottles total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I'd say that about six frags should give a well rounded and versatile wardrobe. A conservative frag for work, a more sensual frag for dates and nights out, and a fun frag for casual weekends. Multiply by 2 for warm weather and for cool weather.
    I second this motion.

    I have 7, which I consider to be pushing it, but acceptable:

    • Chanel Allure Homme - mostly for work/school in winter
    • Pour un Homme de Caron - for late winter & most of spring, and worn anywhere at anytime
    • Creed Original Vetiver - for late spring/summer, also worn anywhere at anytime
    • Yatagan - strictly for autumn, between the end of September to early December
    • Kouros - an autumn alternative, although wearable in late spring/summer
    • Grey Flannel - good year round, anywhere
    • Coco by Chanel - winter alternative to Allure Homme, better for evenings

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    Default Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    As many as a person wants

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    3.14159265 If you like vanilla-caramel orientals from Givenchy.

    However if you favor Czech, Speake, and odd roses the No. would be 88.

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    I've no idea what would be the number of wristwatches a normal man would have, but do NOT post this question at a forum for watch collectors.
    The answer might make you feel decidedly abbey-normal.

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    Default Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    "Heaven... Heaven is a place... A place where nothing... Nothing ever happens."
    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Sounds really quite dull doesnt it , you'd think they would have thought up something a bit jazzier than that wouldnt you

    As for a normal person , aint no such thing ......
    It's a song lyric... I guess you had to be there... Talking Heads "Heaven" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zNdMc6wGtU

    Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
    The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven.
    The band in Heaven plays my favorite song.
    They play it once again, they play it all night long.


    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.


    There is a party, everyone is there.
    Everyone will leave at exactly the same time.
    Its hard to imagine that nothing at all
    could be so exciting, and so much fun.


    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.


    When this kiss is over it will start again.
    It will not be any different, it will be exactly
    the same.
    It's hard to imagine that nothing at all
    could be so exciting, could be so much fun.

    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
    Last edited by JaimeB; 26th May 2010 at 11:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    If I told you how many I have, you'd take me to a madhouse. I'm so abnormal.
    As Primrose suggested, try us.

    (taps feet in anticipation...)
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    If by normal you mean statistically average, I actually have no idea.

    The only advice I'd ever give anyone who asked me how many would be... how ever many you like, want, and can afford. Whether that is 0 or 10 bazillion would be entirely up to the person.
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    200?

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    ((LOLS jrd4t))
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    Default Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    for the "average guy", i would 2-3 should suffice.
    one all around scent, one for "special occasions", and one winter or summer specific cologne.

    but for anyone like us here at basenotes, 20-30+
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    I know that most of us either collect or accumulate frags, but I was wondering what advice you would give a non-basenoter who asked you how many fragrances he should have in his wardrobe.
    FAR fewer than I do . . . . unless, of course, he doesn't mind be ABnormal.

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    1-5

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    in one time we should buy 300 fragrances. and begin to use one by one, number decreases gradually.
    Last edited by DeepSilence; 27th May 2010 at 04:43 PM.

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    I can say that *most* women that are casual scent users have five scents or less, and those are of the department store (or Victoria's Secret/Bath & Body Works) ilk, including the matching body lotion.

    I would think most men (not all, again) would be the same: bottles of Fierce, Acqua di Gio, Armani Code, Givenchy Play...

    Quote Originally Posted by Torx View Post
    for the "average guy", i would 2-3 should suffice.
    one all around scent, one for "special occasions", and one winter or summer specific cologne.

    But for anyone like us here at Basenotes, 20-30+
    Only 20-30? Oh, I see the "+" there, LOL!
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    it really depends on you.
    Im 20 and i have 34 different ones.
    Check out stores such as Marshall and TjMaxx. they make it much easier on the pocket when it comes to collecting fragrances.

    I personally get bored with things very fast, so if i had only 8 scents i would hate them all very fast.
    The more fragrances you have, the more unique each one becomes. (you wear each one less)

    At the end it really depends on your personality and financial statues.
    If you are one of those people who go to the same restaurant all the time and order the same dish, then 4-6 would do.
    If you like to experiment with new things, then there is no limit besides the money.

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    I'll echo hednic and say
    only as many or as few as a person feels he needs.

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    19.

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    In my opinion one or two.
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    As someone mentioned, there are no rules. But in my mind:

    0-5 = general population/casual scent users
    5-15 = fragrance enthusiast
    15-50 = hobbyist/collector
    >50 = fragrance connoisseur ("normal" Basenoter)

    For the record I think I now have about 48 unique fragrances in my wardrobe (mostly decants). I consider myself a hobbyist now. And that is just since joining BN. Pre-Basenotes I think I generally had 1-5 different frags at any given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbar View Post
    it really depends on you.
    Im 20 and i have 34 different ones.
    Check out stores such as Marshall and TjMaxx. they make it much easier on the pocket when it comes to collecting fragrances.

    I personally get bored with things very fast, so if i had only 8 scents i would hate them all very fast.
    The more fragrances you have, the more unique each one becomes. (you wear each one less)

    At the end it really depends on your personality and financial statues.
    If you are one of those people who go to the same restaurant all the time and order the same dish, then 4-6 would do.
    If you like to experiment with new things, then there is no limit besides the money.
    Such wisdom, and such pragmatism, from such youth! (seriously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Golfer View Post
    As someone mentioned, there are no rules. But in my mind:

    0-5 = general population/casual scent users
    5-15 = fragrance enthusiast
    15-50 = hobbyist/collector
    >50 = fragrance connoisseur ("normal" Basenoter)

    For the record I think I now have about 48 unique fragrances in my wardrobe (mostly decants). I consider myself a hobbyist now. And that is just since joining BN. Pre-Basenotes I think I generally had 1-5 different frags at any given time.
    Nice scale system there.

    I'm a fair-to-middling Frag connoisseur on this scale with 60 give or take plus samples...

    *and frankly pre Basenotes I had (have) a predilection to essential oils and naturals, and must have about 40 left in that cache!
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlovonamesti View Post
    I second this motion.

    I have 7, which I consider to be pushing it, but acceptable:

    • Chanel Allure Homme - mostly for work/school in winter
    • Pour un Homme de Caron - for late winter & most of spring, and worn anywhere at anytime
    • Creed Original Vetiver - for late spring/summer, also worn anywhere at anytime
    • Yatagan - strictly for autumn, between the end of September to early December
    • Kouros - an autumn alternative, although wearable in late spring/summer
    • Grey Flannel - good year round, anywhere
    • Coco by Chanel - winter alternative to Allure Homme, better for evenings
    ...but a "normal" would not go into it with that much consideration.

    Having said that, neither do I - I mostly wear what I want when and wherever I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grifter View Post
    I think the average/normal person would need no more than 4 or 5. The reason being, I get sick of people wearing the same thing day in day out and some kind of rotation is needed................. not just for the person wearing but for the people around him in every day life.
    I agree.


    I also say that we are a sick bunch...

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