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    Default Collection so far... When and Where?

    I'm 25, I am not a working professional, just out of college. Just started wearing colognes regularly. I have been a little obsessed since starting. I have a small collection thus far, and a majority of them are samples less than an oz, just to see how they go.

    What I have so far

    Chanel Allure Sport
    Versace Dreamer
    Versace Pour Homme
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    YSL La Nuit
    YSL L'homme
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Kenneth Cole Black
    Kenneth Cole Connected Reaction
    Curve
    Curve Soul
    212 Men
    Terre D'Hermes
    Bvlgari Soir
    Acqua Di Gio
    Burberry London
    Burberry Brit

    So when and where should I wear these fragrances? If you happen to say "never", just give a replacement.

    Am I missing anything? I am not fan of the the old powerhouse colognes. Prefer them modern, and unique.

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    See my signature.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Acqua di Gio, Curve and Curve Soul....NEVER! There should be a 10 year minimum ban on these jus!!!

    My technique for purchase is to select a house and pick one of their offerings. Then read reviews about it on BN then decide yea or nay on a purchase. Since you are buying small samples, I would go to town and buy as much as I can afford, and many times over.

    As for wearing...some will say this frag for that occasion. Not me. Not anymore. I wear what I like when I like...based on how I feel that morning. 10 years in and I wake up, remember a certain scent and reach for the bottle. If its warms my soul, I wear it that day. I do wear about 3 different frags daily during different times. I also wear to bed as a dream maker or aroma therapy to sleep.

    Enjoy.

    BTW: take a little Dreamer and a little Terre D'Hermes for a delightful, modern jus. TdH warms up Dreamer nicely while Dreamer cuts TdH.

    Some of my faves: Lancome Hypnose, Lalique Encre Noir, YSL Kouros, Banana Republic Modern
    Keep Smelling Good
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    I have acqua di gio and curve because it was one of my first colognes, and females still like it a lot. Its more for them than for me.

    Kouros if i remember correctly smelled god awful in the store. I could smell it for approximately 10 minutes after they took the smelling strip away, and it was bad

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    I have acqua di gio and curve because it was one of my first colognes, and females still like it a lot. Its more for them than for me.

    Kouros if i remember correctly smelled god awful in the store. I could smell it for approximately 10 minutes after they took the smelling strip away, and it was bad. I really like la nuit and l'homme, but not sure how i feel about rive gauche yet.

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    Perfume wearing is not restricted like clothing. You may not wear sandals to a wedding, it's not practical to wear a tuxedo to the cinema etc etc.
    No such restrictions exist with perfumes.

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    Default Re: Collection so far... When and Where?

    Keepers:

    1.Acqua Di Gio
    2. London
    3. Rive Gauche
    4. Acqua Di Gio
    5. Curve
    6. La Nuit De L'Homme
    7. The Dreamer
    8. Acqua Di Gio

    To narrow it down out of those, I'd say 1, 4, and 8
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    You really like your AdG don't ya? haha

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    Versace Eau fraiche for summer and everyday wearing.
    Burberry Brit: dates, intimate occasions.
    Terre d'hermes is also a great choice. The price is a bit higher than the rest though

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    Default Re: Collection so far... When and Where?

    Quote Originally Posted by goody2141 View Post
    So when and where should I wear these fragrances? If you happen to say "never", just give a replacement.
    Whenever and wherever you feel inclined. No specific time or place IMO.

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    Out of your list, I like Acqua Di Gio and Versace Pour Homme in warmer weather. For colder temperatures, I'd choose Brit from that list.

    You have quite a few fresh/summer type scents. I'd sample a few more winter/evening fragrances. Have you tried things like 1 Million, Black XS, Le Male, A*Men, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    You really like your AdG don't ya? haha
    It used to be my signature scent before I started really collecting. It gets bashed a lot but it's really a great scent. I recommend it all the time.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Default Re: Collection so far... When and Where?

    Most are anytime, but some can be use for special times/moments

    Chanel Allure Sport-anytime
    Versace Dreamer-anytime, dates
    Versace Pour Homme-anytime
    Versace Eau Fraiche-anytime best in summer
    YSL La Nuit-date
    YSL L'homme-anytime, date
    YSL Rive Gauche-When you want to smell like an classy old timer
    Kenneth Cole Black-anytime, work
    Kenneth Cole Connected Reaction-anytime work
    Curve- to sleep
    Curve Soul-spray it in your car
    212 Men-anytime, work, date, really anytime
    Terre D'Hermes-meeting, get together with friends
    Bvlgari Soir-date
    Acqua Di Gio--anytime
    Burberry London-holidays thanksgiving/christmas/not new years though
    Burberry Brit-date

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    Default Re: Collection so far... When and Where?

    What have you been doing until now? Did something happen that made you think you have been doing it wrong?

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    Default Re: Collection so far... When and Where?

    Chanel Allure Sport - all seasons
    Versace Dreamer - fall, winter, & spring
    Versace Eau Fraiche - spring & summer
    YSL Rive Gauche - all seasons
    Terre D'Hermes - all seasons
    Bvlgari Soir - all seasons
    Acqua Di Gio - spring & summer
    Burberry London - winter
    Burberry Brit - all-season (but careful in the summertime, could be cloying)

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