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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 !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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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 !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    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!
    "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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    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...

    Memory stick 2 453.jpgMemory stick 2 455.jpgMemory stick 2 454.jpg

    Most of my samples are in wooden cigar boxes on a nearby shelf, but that's not nearly as interesting.
    "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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    Teardrop -I would refer to your collection as "Boxes of Pleasure" - beautiful . Thanks for sharing. Mine are not quite as pretty ...........
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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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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    "Am I gonna be standing outside loads of perfume shops?"
    Lol! Get him used to it now...you won't be sorry later.

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    I hope this works. It's my first encounter with a photo hosting site.


    http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/...allcabinet.jpg
    http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/...umecabinet.jpg
    http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/...cabinetold.jpg

    My husband is a whiz at solving storage problems. Whenever I have a storage problem, he just makes me something to suit. Perfumes are easy, compared to storing some of my artists materials.

    Our bedroom is small, so we've gone to wall cabinets, to save space.

    The first picture is the two cabinets closed showing their position on the wall.

    The second shows my current set up. Note the clever solution to keeping samples upright. Just some blocks of wood drilled to an appropriate depth and size to hold the vials.

    The third shows the crowded situation with trying to keep perfumes and makeup together.

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    Oh I love those cabinets LiliB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by galwaygirl001 View Post
    DH has already moaned: "Am I gonna be standing outside loads of perfume shops?"
    Proper response for you to give him "Are you Crazy? You expect me to leave you outside !I'll need you inside with me for your opinion,skin for extra testing ,and wallet."

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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!
    I already want to take another pic adding the stuff I got the other day at Ross and Marshalls. (Will talk about these on another thread, probably the one about L de Lolita.) But I have no idea where to put this stuff or if I might return a few things!

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    Such fun to see all the collections here! Thanks for sharing everyone, & do keep 'em coming. More, more!

    Mimi l would so love to see yours, hope you can find the time to set up a few piccies for us!

    LilliB l adore those cabinets, how lucky you are to have such an understanding & creative hubby!
    "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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    LiliB, what nice cabinets! I like the idea of wall mounted storage, and the wood drilled with holes as sample holders sounds great. Nice that your husband is handy and willing to makes those things for you.

    Yes, more!

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    I failed to type what I was thinking earlier about Volley's photo, which was something akin to: Aaaaaaaahhhh, oooooohhhhhh. Words often fail when the visual cortex gets over-stimulated. Suffering the same vocabulary shortage with LiliB's open-door photo. It's just so darned satisfying, I can't express it.

    What I see in Lilybelle's closet is a pure love of fragrance. It's all about the nose experience. There's no ulterior collector's obsession, nor ego-infested need to show off. This attitude is fascinating and attractive to me because "casual" is so difficult for me.

    Took down Mr. L'belle's pic? No matter. I've got it memorized: smirky smile; dark gray t-shirt; two big watermelon drips on the right side of the belly; light-colored, smooth-profile cabinetry; microwave over black stove; small-tile backsplash. The mister's more charming and vigorous looking than he appeared in that shot from the Christmas party at L's mom's house.

    Galwaygirl, you have a terrific combination for someone claiming "beginner" status. I envy the journey you are on.

    Yes, pity our poor husbands. We are unreasonable.

    Most have seen my obsessive-compulsive stashes, but I'll provide these updates which reflect a paring down of bottles and ever-tightening regimentation of samples and decants.

    The desk drawer:

    (Containers are glass floral frog, plastic ammunition holders, and ribbon-laced tray.)

    The shrine:


    Bottle worthies:


    L'Artisan tokens behind pull-knobs and souvenir bracelet:


    The back-up stash:
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    Oooooohhh....aaaaahhhh....Quarry! Your shrine. Just gorgeous! ♥ ♥ ♥ That is what I aspire to. Thank you for your kind interpretation of my messiness. Yes, hubby is happier in his own home than in my mom's. You are extremely observant! What a great visual memory you have!

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    Thanks for sharing. Great collections and stylish presentations.

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    Quarry, Your aesthetic is stunning. And your ribbon-laced tray is inspired, not to mention gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwyrmsmith View Post
    Proper response for you to give him "Are you Crazy? You expect me to leave you outside !I'll need you inside with me for your opinion,skin for extra testing ,and wallet."
    lol bookwyrmsmith, "skin for extra testing" - himself is not impressed with that suggestion!
    volley2 - love your collection - I'm only on basenotes a short while, but I recognise most of the bottles now! You must be the best smelling person in shanghai!
    Quarry - thank you! Your bathroom is beautiful - so elegant!

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