we are not normals , we´re BNs
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.
we are not normals , we´re BNs
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
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!!
LOST! in scent and music
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.
Current Spring/Summer Rotation:
Bleu de Chanel
Guerlain Homme Intense
Boucheron Pour Homme
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.
Any more than that, and you're suspect!
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.
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.
No clue...all I know is that I want more than I have now...not sure if that's normal...
"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.
As many as a normal man would have.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
1, at the most 3
My Current Fab Four Fragrances:
1) La Nuit De L'homme
2) Valentino Uomo Intense
3) Pure Malt
4) Le Male
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!!!!
La vita è breve, la morte vien.
Wanted!!! Rectoverso Tea Tobacco by Ulric de Varens. PM Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by adonis; 12th March 2011 at 06:11 AM.
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!
"One fragrance for every pair of shoes." Bravo.
Twice as many as he has owl's heads mounted on his walls.
+"Do you spray below the waist?"
+"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
+"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you." - Dr. W. Dyer
385. No more. No less.
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.
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."
Edmond Roudnitska (1905—1996)
Was I normal a year ago when I had none? And abnormal now that I have 32?
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.
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
"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.
Answer: However many that man desires.