1. Dior Homme Original
2. Musc Ravaguer
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. Noir de Noir
5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
6. New Haarlem
7. Pure Coffee
8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
9. Rose 31
10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
I keep mine in a drawer in my closet, the bottles still in their boxes (or in dark bags, if bought vintage without a box). Refrigeration is of course ideal, but a room that remains cool will do as well. In any case, light is the enemy number one. Of course this is for very long term conservation. It is not needed if you plan to consume the frag within a few years. However, no matter what the horizon, keep away from direct sunlight, which can damage a frag in a matter of weeks.
For current rotation: 1920s-30s antique nightstands or telephone tables often have small square compartments and dark shelving underneath that is still easy to get at/open for display. I use a dark wood 1920s bedside table to arrange my absolute constant loves. Kept out of light and heat but still right at hand for frequent use. I've also pushed all books to one side of a huge room divider type shelving unit intended for storing record albums and one whole side is now vintage fragrances. The book hoarding sort of hides the perfume accumulation from visitors. For full bottles that are not in current rotation: in their boxes in the deep drawers of a wood filing desk: top drawer for favorites and on down to those just for reference in the bottom drawers.
For samples and decants: I keep current-use and soon-to-use ones in those metal or silver lipstick holder displays intended for vintage vanities. Ones I've tried or dislike go in large clear plastic filing folders (ideally alpha-sorted, but I'm not that organized). Decants are usually transferred to vintage purse spray atomizers and stored on the vanity. For minis and extrait: little square shelves or curio cabinets from antique shops show off their aesthetic interest.
Last edited by anomie et ivoire; 11th October 2012 at 02:17 AM.
I only have a small collection (relative to BN standards) of about 20 frags & some are smaller decants, so I don't need a ton of room. I just keep them all in one drawer, out of the light, in my bedroom. My house is always around 68-70 degrees F & with my collection I'll likely use what I have much sooner than they'll spoil without refrigeration.
In various regular cabinets in my room, no refrigeration, yet cool, dry and aired, as well as sheltered from sunlight.
Aside from that, no coding/organizing/archiving whatsoever, according to colors, designers, wearing time of the day, wearing season, notes, chronology etc.
Last edited by Ken_Russell; 11th October 2012 at 04:40 PM.
I keep my fragrances on a wooden shelves rack, in a small cooled store room, away from light. I want to enjoy also visually my collection so I keep them out of their boxes (but still keeping them aside).
Also, I group them on the shelves according to season/category, because it's easier that way for me to make a decision on what to wear that day/occasion...anyway, this isn't working all the time
"I love fragrances because they provide a sheer endless variety: there is a scent for every occasion, mood or feeling. Standing before my collection in the morning matching a perfume to my needs is one of the most enjoyable things in my day"...I don't want to miss that...
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