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  1. #91

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

    Lots of samples to know the world around us. And I'm happy with my about 12 bottles. Especially that I have my signature among them.

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    we are not normals , we´re BNs
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

  3. #93

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    Before I joined BN in January, I was "normal" in regards to frags. I had 2 or 3... Since joining BN, after being turned on by some Creed Original Vetiver I still feel very new to it all, but definitely no longer "normal" - I have 13 (unlucky for some!) which I can see rising more in the coming weeks / months as I keep reading reviews and the forums about so many wonderful smells out there...

    THANK YOU ALL BASENOTERS FOR MAKING ME ABNORMAL!!! hahah!!
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  4. #94

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    I was told that a rotation of 7 was minimum when I was growing up. Mainly because diversity is the spice of life. Furthermore, depending on where you live, and the seasonal extremes you're subject to, you may need different scents for different times of the year.
    My Top Fragrances:
    Hermes: Terre d"Hermes
    Dior: Homme
    Yves Saint Laurent: La Nuit de L'homme
    Burberry: London
    Gucci: Pour Homme
    Rochas: Man
    Azzaro: Pour Homme

    Wanted:
    L'Artisan: Fou d'Absinthe; Cristiano Fissore: Cashmere for Men; Parfums d'Nicolai: New York; Divine: L'homme Sage; Montale: Black Aoud; Tauer: L'air du desert Marocain.

  5. #95

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    at a certain point you have to ask yourself if you'll empty all your bottles before you dead
    Last edited by Stew; 15th September 2011 at 07:53 AM.

  6. #96

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    Upwards of 100. That way he won't get bored.
    “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
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  7. #97

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3]Confucius said, "The first order of business is the rectification of names." Or, to put it another way, the definition of terms. So what exactly do you mean by "normal"? I would prefer not to use dictionary definitions in favor of a more Socratic discussion.

    Here's my idea of "normal": A normal person is one who goes about his life taking thought for his actions and therefore proceeding along a path which does not often lead him to contemplate what may seem normal to others. The pursuit of the good and the beautiful justifies itself without need of explanation. How do you understand καλὸς κἀγαθός? Handsome and brave, resolute and upstanding, or if you must be literal, beautiful and good. Whatever flows from this ideal is good and appropriate, measured and laudable.
    Arbitrary private definitions of words has nothing to do with "socratic discussion" - it just hinders discussions.

  8. #98

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    1 or none

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    4

    Any more than that, and you're suspect!

  10. #100

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    Nothing about me or my life has ever been considered 'normal'... so why should I start now?
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    Default Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madame du Barry View Post
    The Answer is.....

    42!

    Quote Originally Posted by somejoe13f View Post
    LOL Jackie Robinson (42), Im around the Michael Jordan range (23)
    Actually, 42 is the answer to the ultimate question.

    That's right, a fragrance junky AND a nerd. Combine that with my love of death metal, foul stand-up, and Kevin Smith movies, and I become female repellent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsta View Post
    Nothing about me or my life has ever been considered 'normal'... so why should I start now?
    Good point. I'm a damned weirdo in everything I do. I guess I should just learn to accept it.

    But, to answer the original queston, the answer is probably 2 with a mini gift set and an axe (lynx) or 2.
    Last edited by Sunsetspawn; 12th March 2011 at 01:11 AM.

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    No clue...all I know is that I want more than I have now...not sure if that's normal...

  13. #103

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    "Normal"- I love that word. Trying to define it is like trying to explain the concept of "infinity" to a 5 year old. I tried today and failed.

  14. #104

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    As many as a normal man would have.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

  15. #105

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    1, at the most 3

  16. #106

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    One.

  17. #107

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    Hi Vulcan,

    That's a good question. I'm sure you could find an old gentleman's guide to grooming that would state something like "One for every occasion" or four- one for every season.

    I believe it's how many you want. I like to collect and I like to think I can have something for almost any occasion- weddings, special occasions, movies, quiet Sunday afternoons, rainy days- you get the picture. Find what's good for you my friend- and ENJOY!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsetspawn View Post
    That's right, a fragrance junky AND a nerd. Combine that with my love of death metal, foul stand-up, and Kevin Smith movies, and I become female repellent.
    I hate it when the truth hits me right in the face. No death metal for me, but I do love Led Zeppelin. I even do open mic standup - you'd think it would help with the ladies...nope.

    Oh, as far as a normal (aka average) guy's frag - just 1. Shoes - 2.
    Last edited by adonis; 12th March 2011 at 06:11 AM.

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    I agree that hoping to be "normal" is like striving for mediocrity. why bother?

    my favorite response, though, is our basenoter who wants to know how many bottles an extraordinary man should own!

  20. #110

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    "One fragrance for every pair of shoes." Bravo.

  21. #111

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    Twice as many as he has owl's heads mounted on his walls.

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    +"Do you spray below the waist?"
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    you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
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  23. #113

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    385. No more. No less.

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    I think an appreciation for fragrance grows with time. My mother, from whom I inherited my nose (aside: my father has very poor taste in fragrance and is best described as a snobby scent bigot who claims many things are like bug spray), has easily 80+ fragrances of an eclectic taste. There are things I didn't like ten years ago that I now love, likewise, there are scents that have lost their luster to me, but I still appreciate the craft that went into them.

    So when you ask what a normal man would need, I wonder at which age? Normal is only appropriate in context of age, society, etc. It's a horrible word, and best left to statisticians!

    In my opinion, I would recommend a safe but respectable fragrance for work (i.e. something appropriate for the job you do and your co-workers), a fragrance for the evening, and a fragrance for special occasions that is by its very nature, a special fragrance.

    When I wake up and consider what fragrance I will wear for the day, the first thing I consider is what I plan to do that day and who I plan to meet. I truly believe that one should tailor what they wear for what they plan on doing.

    Many people here do that without thinking: "The weather is warm and humid, I can't wear this one because it'll be too cloying" or "it's flu season and John at the office is sick, maybe I should wear something close to the skin and mild".

    Fragrance is situational and quite dependent on the circumstance. I don't really believe 100% in the concept of a normal life, let alone a fragrance that is good for every occasion.

    Fragrance is another arrow in the quiver of a well-equipped gentleman and is the icing on the cake for breaking this detestable thing called normalcy.


    I wouldn't say that any fragrance enthusiast is 'sick' at all; rather, I'd say they get 'it'. Smelling good (and bad) things is one of the pleasures of life. Our discourse here on the subtleties and varieties of scent is, in my honest opinion, a noble pursuit. It's very much a study in personality.

  25. #115

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    i'm surprised many of you absolutely love that many to own full bottles of them.
    “A beautiful perfume is the one which gives us a shock: a sensory one followed by a psychological one."

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  26. #116

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    Was I normal a year ago when I had none? And abnormal now that I have 32?

    Maybe....


    I think 7 could cover most bases and keep a guy smelling new and different without throwing him into the 'obsessive' category with the rest of us. 7 well planned out frags.

  27. #117

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    I think that normal people usually have their signatures and dont need more than 5.

    1 daily hot weather
    1 daily cold weather
    1 dates/evening hot weather
    1 dates/evening cold weather
    1 formal
    TOP 3 hot weather:

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


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

  28. #118

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosehavn View Post
    LMAO. Yes, this is everything what NORMAL MAN needs in wardrobe.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

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


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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

    "Normal" guys around here don't even wear fragrances.

    They smell of aftershave after shaving and put deodorant under their armpits. Wearing a fragrance is a conscious choice and a fashion statement, unlike putting on shoes and a pair of pants, which is something you must have to avoid getting hurt/arrested.

    If they ever receive an Eau de Toilette, it's a gift from their GF who thinks "It'll smell nice on you." That's why Xmas time is so full of gift boxes with edt, aftershave, and shower gel. Once the bottle is empty, you wait until the next holiday season.

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    Answer: However many that man desires.

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