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    Default If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    and used all of the fragrances you currently have in your collection at the normal rate you would apply daily, how long would it take for you to run out (approximation)?

    I'm still getting my feet wet in the fragrance world so I was also hoping people could make an estimate for me as well. I own:

    2, 2.5 oz (75 ml) with <5%
    1, 3.4 oz (100 ml) with 97%
    1, 3.4 oz (100 ml) with 100%
    and a sample at .06 oz

    I use about 4-5 sprays in the morning and 3-4 after work. I'm just curious to see how loaded down this community is on their scents.
    Currently wearing: Silver Cologne by Amouage

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I think I have fragrances to wear every day for the next 9 years.
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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I would be dead first...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    You are gonna give us all a headache doing the math on this one so I will just say many many years.

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Many long lifetimes

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I could probably wear perfume every day until I die, even if I live to be 90, without buying another bottle.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I would estimate I've got enough for 3 generations or Fragrancemen

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    and used all of the fragrances you currently have in your collection at the normal rate you would apply daily, how long would it take for you to run out (approximation)?

    I'm still getting my feet wet in the fragrance world so I was also hoping people could make an estimate for me as well. I own:

    2, 2.5 oz (75 ml) with <5%
    1, 3.4 oz (100 ml) with 97%
    1, 3.4 oz (100 ml) with 100%
    and a sample at .06 oz

    I use about 4-5 sprays in the morning and 3-4 after work. I'm just curious to see how loaded down this community is on their scents.
    You have 100 + 97 + 2*75*0.05 (let's take 5ml) +.06*29.5735=207.3 ml of juice. You use 4.5 + 3.5=8 sprays a day. Let us assume you use x ml of juice per spray. Then per day you use 8x ml of juice, so your current stock would last you 207.3/8x=25.913x days.
    Last edited by freewheelingvagabond; 21st September 2012 at 02:29 PM. Reason: forgot to include sample in calculation

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Until roughly 2187.

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I have approx. 9,880 ml of fragrance. That would probably last me quite a while.
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    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I saw a chart once that said for the "average" spritzer on a bottle it would take about 500 days to use a 100ml bottle up if you sprayed 3 pumps/application. (300 Days to use up a 100ml bottle if you spritzed 5 pumps/application). For me that is about 8 1/2 years.
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    until....

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    You have 100 + 97 + 2*75*0.05 (let's take 5ml) +.06*29.5735=207.3 ml of juice. You use 4.5 + 3.5=8 sprays a day. Let us assume you use x ml of juice per spray. Then per day you use 8x ml of juice, so your current stock would last you 207.3/8x=25.913x days.
    Thanks for the equation! I've heard around 7-8 sprays equals a ml so I could just use 8 and make it simple. That would give me exactly 207.3 days. (207.3/8(.125))
    Currently wearing: Silver Cologne by Amouage

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    Many long lifetimes
    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    I could probably wear perfume every day until I die, even if I live to be 90, without buying another bottle.
    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    I would estimate I've got enough for 3 generations or Fragrancemen
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    Until roughly 2187.
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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Too much for me to calculate ...

    I agree with the above calculations. I'd say though 10 sprays per ml is more normal. So yes, between 200 and 300 days. However, you are probably the only person around here who currently owns only 2 bottles. Something tells me this will change soon for you.

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    I think I'll have for the next 20 years if I apply VERY liberally...!

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Roughly enough to last until I'm 75.



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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I'm a member of this club, too!
    Same here.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    8-10 years, not sure
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I started spraying more liberally once I thought about it. Probably will still last a lifetime.

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    I have enough to last me another 40 years.

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    If I count every bottle I own, I have enough to last several decades. But if I'm only counting the 20 or so bottles I genuinely love and intend to use up, I could finish those in ten years or so.

    Many of the items in my collection only get worn a few times a year, and I don't like them enough to make them core members of my rotation, and as such will never finish them.

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    I'm probably good for life too. I'm still stocking up on good vintage shit on the assumption that life extension technology will be the internet of the next 50 years.
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    I've always favored a sea burial (on my premises that is) and no plans to kick the bucket too soon...

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    Only 12 years if i spray 30 sprays a day. That's from 140 full bottles.


    If i spray 5 sprays a day, that's 77 years.

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    Only 12 years if i spray 30 sprays a day. That's from 140 full bottles.


    If i spray 5 sprays a day, that's 77 years.
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    I'm 20...no way I'll outlive 35 (almost 36) 95+% bottles.

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Perhaps, 11 years.

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    Many, many lifetimes.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Default Re: If you completely stopped buying fragrances...

    That would never fucking happen.

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    78 bottles and about 60 samples...I'll be dead before its all gone.
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    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
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