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    I haven't bought anything today but I didn't really share anything the other day when I bought Amber Ceruleen. (LOVE) Anyway, I decided to rearrange the bath and put all the perfume in the medicine cupboard instead of facial products in order to protect from light.

    You can see the samples are in the middle in the MAC xmas tins and there is a couple bottles of foundation in there too. (Nowhere else to put it...) Now I'm going to have a problem when I get my order of Burberry Brit and as the collection grows. Where will I put more bottles? Hehe, terrible problem.

    Here's the fragrance pr0n!


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    Great! I love seeing pics of people's collections. Yours looks so tidy and attractive. Mine is such in such disarray - in the bathroom linen closet - I'd be embarrassed to show anybody. Perhaps we should do "come as you are" pics. Am I the only disorganized person? :O Anyway, I love your MAC tins!

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    HAHA! Well you should see the disarray in the rest of my house! It's much easier to organize a small cupboard than the whole place. Plus having dogs and musicians coming and going in my house constantly makes it hard to keep up. Always seems I'm picking up scraps of dog toys and empty beer bottles.

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    Aww...well, at least there is one place you can go now where beauty and order prevail. I've been wanting a pefume cabinet. I've been fantasizing about getting a piece from a thrift shop to paint and refurbish into a perfume cabinet. Maybe...

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    Lilybelle,
    The thrift store cabinet idea sounds good to me. Maybe I'll join you. Right now all my bottles, still in boxes, are in my closet away from the light, but they really deserve their own place.

    Katk,
    Love the photo. Thanks for sharing. They all look so beautiful in their own spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Aww...well, at least there is one place you can go now where beauty and order prevail. I've been wanting a pefume cabinet. I've been fantasizing about getting a piece from a thrift shop to paint and refurbish into a perfume cabinet. Maybe...
    I've been trying to find a space in my room for a makeup vanity for a while. My makeup collection is HUGE compared to the perfume. Perfume is more of a subset of the makeup collection that is now taking off on its own journey. But I really want a place to sit and have girl time, not have to stand.

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    Perfume? Organizing? [Jumps up in the air like a dog who wants to go for a ride in the car.]
    I swear, on my deathbed, I'll be reorganizing my own breathing tubes and catheters. Anyhoo ...

    Love the p0rn, katk. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the musicians and canine imagery, too.
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    Here ya go...here's what I posted in the male fragrance discussion forum last weekend.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    I swear, on my deathbed, I'll be reorganizing my own breathing tubes and catheters. Anyhoo ..
    LOL

    volley2 - your collection is soooooooooo pretty!

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    Thank you sweetie! Actually in the past few days, I have sold some bottles. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Here ya go...here's what I posted in the male fragrance discussion forum last weekend.




    Now that's what l call perfume porn!! Beautiful collection, volley, & beautifully presented! Me want a nice cabinet now...
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
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    And what lovely photography, Volley2! I love seeing all the bottles against a glass and white background. Just like in a gallery.

    Lol at Quarry organizing her death bed! I liked the beer bottle/canine imagery, too - especially the shredded bits of dog toys. I can relate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Here ya go...here's what I posted in the male fragrance discussion forum last weekend.





    Gorgeous - gives me the same buzz as when I see rows of perfume bottles in a good store !
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    Quote Originally Posted by katk925 View Post
    I haven't bought anything today but I didn't really share anything the other day when I bought Amber Ceruleen. (LOVE) Anyway, I decided to rearrange the bath and put all the perfume in the medicine cupboard instead of facial products in order to protect from light.

    You can see the samples are in the middle in the MAC xmas tins and there is a couple bottles of foundation in there too. (Nowhere else to put it...) Now I'm going to have a problem when I get my order of Burberry Brit and as the collection grows. Where will I put more bottles? Hehe, terrible problem.

    Here's the fragrance pr0n!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely collection ! I love your 'perfume nook' - lovely !
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    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Volley, how beautiful. If it's not too much to ask, I'd love to see how it fits in with the rest of the room.

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    Thankk you ladies. Actually this is not a shelf or cabinet. I took this photo in my living room. I put the perfumes on top and at the edge of a white table set by set. These are 4 different/separate files/photos. I have all my perfumes in a wine cooler in my bedroom. So it took me a while to take them all out and arrange them and put them back again in the cooler. ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Thankk you ladies. Actually this is not a shelf or cabinet. I took this photo in my living room. I put the perfumes on top and at the edge of a white table set by set. These are 4 different/separate files/photos. I have all my perfumes in a wine cooler in my bedroom. So it took me a while to take them all out and arrange them and put them back again in the cooler. ha!
    Very clever volley, it was impossible to tell from the pic!

    l think it's about time we had a "post a pic of your collection" thread on the female forum, how about it ladies? l would love to see more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l think it's about time we had a "post a pic of your collection" thread on the female forum, how about it ladies? l would love to see more!
    Yes do it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina girl View Post
    Lilybelle,
    The thrift store cabinet idea sounds good to me. Maybe I'll join you. Right now all my bottles, still in boxes, are in my closet away from the light, but they really deserve their own place.
    Yes, one of those old beatup pieces that we can paint over in a shiny laquer - teal, or chrome yellow, or parrot green - something like that. And line it with mirrors and fabric. I may get carried away and turn mine into a shrine.

    Clever Volley2!

    I will show mine when I've at least cleaned out the linen closet a little. :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Great! I love seeing pics of people's collections. Yours looks so tidy and attractive. Mine is such in such disarray - in the bathroom linen closet - I'd be embarrassed to show anybody. Perhaps we should do "come as you are" pics. Am I the only disorganized person? :O Anyway, I love your MAC tins!
    Mine are all in boxes or tins on the floor of one of my closets. lol That's about as organized as I get. I pulled them out to take pics of them once, but am in need of a new one to include a few additions. Let's see if this works

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    Ah...lovely!

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    Jacona, oh, baby. What more can one say?
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    Oh Lord. Ok, here are mine. Maybe one of these days I’ll get things in better shape. This will be cathartic.

    Two shelves of bathroom linen closet…


    Floor (there is an accordion file on the extreme left, out of the frame, that has samples/decants alphabetically arranged, but they are old ones. The more recent ones get stashed in containers on the shelves or in a plastic bag on the shelf, as the containers are now full)…


    One shelf (with unused nail polish in front…need to jettison those)…


    Close up of shelf…




    [removed pic of hubby. ]

    I would really love to see some more pics from people. If I can post these you don’t have to be embarrassed at all, lol!
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    Jacona- a beautiful picture ! Thanks for sharing - it must have taken a while to put all the bottles out and arrange them. Mine are in boxes which are in boxes- not a pretty sight for sure..........

    Lilybelle- how long has your DH been part of your perfume collection ??! *LOL* All joking aside... what a wonderful stash you have ,sweets .All those bottles !!!!!
    Your DH is a handsome fellow !
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    Handsome hubby, lilybelle! Since you've been brave enough to show your collection "warts & all", here is mine, just as it is...

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    Most of my samples are in wooden cigar boxes on a nearby shelf, but that's not nearly as interesting.
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    Teardrop -I would refer to your collection as "Boxes of Pleasure" - beautiful . Thanks for sharing. Mine are not quite as pretty ...........
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    Yay, Teardrop! Thank you for posting yours. Cigar boxes are a great idea. I've seen people's pics of their sample storage solutions here. Some people use styrofoam to make the sample vials stick up. Cutting some to fit inside cigar boxes would be a good way to keep them upright. I might look into that...someday. Along with the thrift shop cabinet refurbishment project.

    And thank you for the compliments to my husband -- yes, he's part of the collection, lol! That pic was on the camera when I took these. Looks like he was using his tee shirt as a napkin! He might not like that I posted that one, hee!

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    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...collection.jpg

    My little beginners collection including discontinued back-ups:
    Gloria, Loulou Blue, Organza Indecence, Feminitie du bois, un bois vanille, bois d'armanie, Coco, tuscan cypess, hypnotic poison and hypnotic poison elixir, Fuel for Life unlimited, Capri Island, my growing pile of perfumed court samples and the oldies - Exclamation (memory scent secondary school!), L'eau D'issey (Wedding day).

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    Nice, galwaygirl001! Good for you, acquiring backups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Nice, galwaygirl001! Good for you, acquiring backups!
    Thanks lilybelle! Got a good deal on my loulou blue & gloria backup bottles from a small perfume shop in canada I found online -when I called them up all the way from Ireland they thought I was pretty crazy - but they seem to be selling online now! Love basenotes & my new hobby - heading to Italy in july and plan to check out lots of niche perfumes I can't get to sample in Ireland! DH has already moaned: "Am I gonna be standing outside loads of perfume shops?"

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