Over 2 years easy. Too many fragrances to go through.
Thread: How long does your bottle last?
I've never in my life used up a whole bottle of a fragrance. I see people say how some frags are so expensive but in terms of cost per wear (3 spray average) I think they're one of the cheapest things I own.
How long does it take you to use up a fragrance bottle? Have you actually ever used one up?
Over 2 years easy. Too many fragrances to go through.
havent even gone thru a 50ml bottle yet, much less a 100ml
used to take me about 1 year. now it would take about 35 years.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
2 years plus with ease.....way too many bottles.....If I only had one bottle a 3.4 would last around 6 months!!!
I have never finished a bottle, not even a mini, and some go back more than 20 years. So I try to buy the smallest sizes available.
Wow...Never?? Man, I recently finished a 50ml that was given to me as a gift just over 4yrs ago. Now, it wasn't something I wore as a daily fragrance much but I did wear it out at night quite a bit one summer. I'm talking about Bvlgari PH Soir, one of the smoothest scents I've ever owned.
Versace Pour Homme
Kenzo Pour Homme (vintage)
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vintage)
D& G Masculine
Christian Dior Dune
Guerlain Homme (EDT)
Bond No9 Riverside Drive
If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....
- OE (olfactoryexperience)
With all the expense I'm glad at least my fragrances have lasted years and with a lot of them for many more too come.
Never finished one bottle. One of the very first bottles I bought when I started this hobby was a 100ml Body Kouros and that is still 85% full. In the past 2 years I don't even notice the juice level in bottles depreciating.
the last 2 decades I only owned 3-4 bottles of juice per season, 3-4 100 ml EDT for winter and 3-4 100 ml EDDT for summer, and I used these up regularly, then bought new stuff.
Didn't have a collection per se - only 3-4 bottles at a time.
So I would say for the average EDT user, it will take 5-6 months with 3-4 bottles in his collection.
For the average base noter, I think a 100 ml bottle of EDT juice will last in the region of 5-10 years depending of size of collection and how much the user use that particular juice.
I personally probably will go through a 100 ml EDT every 8-10 year, and my collection is growing with 15-20 bottles a month at the moment......
Claus The Danish Viking
I have a really small collection of 30 fragrancea and I have not used up to 50% of any bottle so it may last at least 2 years easily.
I bought a bottle of perfume as birthday give to one of my superviser every year --two years ago we worked together as secretaries to the director of our devision. It took him around 6 - 8 months to finish a bottle.
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage Tribute Attar
------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
------ Amouage: Fate Man
-------- Amouage: Epic Man
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
-------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Dior: Leather Oud
------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé
I used to have over 100 full bottles as I'd only buy 3.4 oz's. At that rate it'd probably take me 12 years to go through a bottle. I have 15 fragrances now and by the looks of my collection will take about 2.5 to 3.5 years to go through a 3.4 oz bottle. Anything over 20 full bottles is going to be 10 ml decants. I love fragrances, but I'd much rather own a brand new Porsche, used Ferrari, or Lamborghini instead of thousands of bottles of something perishable.
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Used to be around 6 months but now I'm not sure how long it will take. I'm starting to wonder if I'll even get through a 100ml bottle again.
I said 1-2 years. I have a bottle of Habit Rouge EdT that I've used about 1/2 of in 6 months. That will be gone by the end of the year. I also have a 500ml bottle of vintage EdC that I'm using at an even faster rate - maybe 100ml in 9-12 months. I often layer them. I use the EdP and extrait too, but in lower volumes.
My others will last for ages - most get worn about once or twice a month, with a few getting several wears a month. Ones that I will probably drain within 5 years are Egoiste, New York, Ambre Sultan, Mitsouko, and Jicky.
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If it is my signature scent 1 1/2 months tops. If I am on vacation 1 month.
I could never be a fan of niche. Can you imagine ? I'd be the best smelling homeless person at the shelter.
When I wasn't a frag junkie, I only had 4.2 ounce of CK Obsession and that lasted me 4 years. Only after that ran out, I got into fragrances.
Thank God that ran out.
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Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
@ all above: and yet they keep buying more and more! haha!
With all the frags I have, still havent used a whole bottle, but I'm gettin' there. Not a 100 ml bottle, though.
I've yet to finish a bottle. But I have been using fragrances for somewhat less than two years.
I probably won't buy any more FB's because I have about a dozen or so that is taking me a long time to finish. However, is it a lot more expensive per ounce to buy decants compared to just owning a bottle? I know you have to compare prices with different sellers, but has anyone looked in it much? I'd rather have four 1-ounces of different juice than just a 3.4 FB of something since there are so many great scents out there these days.
2+ years. Only one that I used full was 50ml of Bulgari Aqua.
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
I've been deep in the fragrance game for about four years and have yet to use up a 100ml bottle. Knowing this, it's easier for me to purchase expensive bottles as I know they're an investment I may have for a decade or so...
It mainly depends on how big your collection is and how often you use your fragrance.
If you have a collection of less than 5 or 10 colognes, you can expect to use most of them up in a few years.
If it is one of your favorites, it could be used up in a year or two.
If its your only cologne and you wear it regularly, probably about a year.
If you are a serious collector and have 50 to 100+ fragrances, most of them will probably never be used up entirely. Half of them will probably never even be used 20%, in your life time.
If I only use one bottle (100ml) it would last 3 months.
We want a niche forum.
I have actually emptied six or seven 100ml fragrances, but back then I had 3-4 fragrances and now I have 20. So I don't see myself using a whole bottle of certain fragrance (Creed in my case) in next 2 yrs.
Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.
about a year, I keep a small rotation. If I didn't the wife would kill me lol
To me, a 1-2 years minimum, since I alternate scents very often
I've only finished 3 bottles of cologne . Chrome, Acqua Di Gio and Unforgivable ... This was before I had any other bottles and each of these were my everyday scent
Completely agree on this!
When one uses a normal rotation with, let's say, 50 bottles, it will take years and years.
When owning only two bottles, only some months.
I use for two full wearings (day/evening) like 1.5/2 ml a day average in total, so let's say finishing seven 100ml (3.4 Oz) bottles a year, but you can better say 700ml divided over some different juices.
My Top '10' : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Pal Zileri: Cuoio
- Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
- Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
- Revillon R
- MPG: Santal Noble
- Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
- Knize Ten
- Annick Goutal: Ambre Fetiche
- YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)
If it was my only one that I use...that would take like 3 month
but haven,t finished any bottle since i started collecting many perfumes
Top 10 :
1-Strictly Private Baldessarini
3-Midnight in Paris
4-Amber Sultan -- Chergui
5-Dunhill Desire -- Aigner Black
6-Seduction in Black -- La nuit de L'homme
7-Angel Schlesser oriental edition II -- J.del Puzo Arabian Nights
8-Versace PH -- Versace The Dreamer
9-Mont Blanc Individuele -- Mont Blanc Legend
10-Dirty English -- CK Shock -- CH men
Could be 3 months or never.
I own a lot of bottles and they usually last at least a couple of years, but I've used up several 100ml (or thereabouts) bottles in 3-6 months. That was especially true when I used to wear more Creeds, most of which have the bone structure of a sea cucumber, and I sprayed them a lot in an attempt to get some satisfaction out of them.
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In 10,000 years, when aliens are excavating the ruined relics of human civilization, I'm sure they will find all of my bottles still unfinished. I simply cannot imagine ever finishing an entire 100 ml bottle again.
It depends on how you think of it. I would say one every 3-4 months. I have been into this about 3 years and have only "emptied" one bottle, but I have used about 800-900 ml of juice in those three years, thats 300ml a year, so 100ml every 4 months or so...
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
Before basenotes I only had 3 fragrances. It would take me about a year or more to go through a 3.4 oz bottle. Now that I have a collection that's growing including samples, splits/decants I barely go through any of them.
I have way too many fragrances
Way to long, a better question would be how long does it take for you to use up a 15ml decant?
hmm i've never gone through an entire bottle until i got my burberrys (london & brit)
they were both gifts to me of a higher end fragrance so i love them very much W______W
they are not 100ml bottles but both bottles combined lasted me a few months over a year
edit: i just looked and they are 50 ml bottles ^^
i do have a 100ml bottle of chanel 19 which ive been wearing quite frequently since last december
i havent even dented it, which is great because i love the airs of the fragrance lol
A month!! how?
i would say 2-3 years for me
I haven't ever used up a bottle. Some of my older frags (some cheap frags I got as a present) I didn't like any more before using them up. I've almost used up a 30 ml of Bulgari Thé vert extreme, which I still love. Now I don't use it that often any more because I have that many frags.
Whenever I even see a significant decrease in the level of a frag I panick and think of stocking up (fear of reformulation etc. etc.). One of the bottle I see that might be used up relatively quickly is Chanel's Egoiste- I bought it used (only 25 ml) and find it very addictive
I've used up over 50 bottles, back in the days when I wasn't collecting and I also used to give away to friends many quarter full bottles after buying new scents but now, as I started to collect again, and especially to stock up on my favorite fragrances (those ones in my wardrobe are only the 100% full bottles, with back ups, most of them sealed in their boxes and untouched) I guess that 100 ML of juice should last about 1 - 2 years.
4 months for finish a 3.4oz bottle if I wear the same fragrance everyday.
Like d4N13L above, I enjoy wearing one fragrance for a few months, so I could through a bottle between 4-6 months.
I only started last summer and still have my bottles. I still have about 70% in the lowest bottle.
Just finished off a 90mL bottle of Spicebomb and it came out just over a month ago. What can I say: I like it. :-)