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    Default You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...you can't identify a scent on a sweater you haven't sent to the dry cleaners.

    I was freezing cold in class today (it's about 50 degrees inside my school and in the 80s outside), so I ran out to my car, hoping there would be something left over from winter that I could throw on. I found a cashmere sweater in my backseat and when I did a sniff check on it (I had no idea how long it had been back there), I smelled the most wonderful scent and I haven't been able to stop sniffing my sweater since I put it on. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the fragrance is. I have no idea if it is maybe a combination of scents (from wearing the sweater mulitiple times without sending it to the dry cleaners), a scent I own but don't wear very much, or if I happened to be testing something the last time I wore it. Most of my scents I can very easily recognize, so this is driving me crazy! It's been months since I last wore the sweater, so who knows?? I guess it is just meant to be a mystery. :

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...you have a harder time deciding what to wear in the morning than deciding what to have for breakfast...

    PS ~ I have the same problem so I only wear the sweater or dress shirt with that cologne. I make sure I smell it before I would wear it to see if it is the same scent as my current. If it isn't then I don't wear it...

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    When there are not enough days in a year to wear at least once every perfume in your collection.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    it takes more then 2 mins to list the names of all your fragrances to your friends....

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...


    When you have so many that you are not able to choose one for the day, so you have to go buy yet another...
    Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by musse
    When you have so many that you are not able to choose one for the day, so you have to go buy yet another...
    LOL ;D ;D Good excuse musse!
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... UPS delivers your fragrance orders by the palette load.

    ... you convert the living room into a climate-controlled fragrance vault.

    ... you replace your vehicle's cupholders with flacon cradles.

    ... you have to register your home with the state regulatory agency for high-capacity flammable fuel storage.

    ... the neighbors downwind of your house petition for a cologne curfew of 9:00 p.m.

    ... your own dog can't recognize you because your scent changes every day.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...you know more French from perfumes than class in HS...

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...when you must eat breakfast in the living room because the tables are...full.

    ...when a friend asks your favorite perfume and you burst into hysterical laughter.

    ...when you realize the most valuable thing a thief could take from your home is a certain combination of four bottles--and it really worries you.

    Please, spritz responsibly.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quarry, EnvYuS and Shycat!!!

    Your posts made me laugh so much I spilled my tea all over myself (thank God it was not a perfume..).
    I must book-mark this...*laughing hysterically*


    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... You deter friends & family from visiting overnight because you don't want to 'disturb' your fragrance collection which has taken over the spare bedroom...

    ...You reply to a thread asking for fragrance suggestions with a minimum of six niche & or designer perfumes. All of which you own... and can then throw in three extra suggestions that are not directly related to the original request because 'well, thought you may just like these '... You own these ones as well!!...

    ...You have 100+ perfumes 'just' for spring & summer.... and this is not your entire collection!!...

    ... A perfume is described and you already have at least 3 similar alternatives in your collection...

    ...You are seriously considering buying a new flat / house so that your perfumes (NOT your kids) can have a room for themselves....

    ... You have so many perfumes to choose from, it takes you until 6pm to choose your perfume for the day...
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Moondeeva... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

    When you unconsciously introduce yourself as "Vivianne Westwood" at a dinner party.

    When the police makes a razzia at your house, after getting tips from the local post office about delivering huge amounts of strange packages.

    When you get mental problems from realizing that you will never live long enough to wear all your frags.

    When you have more scents at home than cents at your bank account.








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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by musse
    When you have more scents at home than cents at your bank account.
    There´s one I fulfill at the moment.
    Hopefully just temporarily

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by musse
    When you have more scents at home than cents at your bank account.
    I feel a new bumper sticker coming on.
    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    ...you know more French from perfumes than class in HS...
    ... you know more about weights and measures (ounces and drams), more about chemical composition (synthesized scents), more about nose-to-brain biology (aka smelling), more about history and marketing and ... e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g because each additional bottle in your collection teaches you something about the world.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...someone asks for a recommendation and your brain gets overwhelmed with all the info you have about frags , and can't even open your mouth.
    ...or someone asks for a recommendation and you give them 1654 other choices and then they are left even more desperate than before!.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva
    ... You deter friends & family from visiting overnight because you don't want to 'disturb' your fragrance collection which has taken over the spare bedroom...

    Oh yes! ;D ;D ;D
    Please, spritz responsibly.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... move into a new house and the first thing you do with the closet is establish a shelf or two for your bottles...

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...


    ... and the damn shelf breaks.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...and the weight breaks the selves under it when it contiues to fall...

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    . . . . . when you read a post about a perfume, then think to yourself, "Do I have that one?" or you know you have it somewhere, but can't find it *

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...your postman refers to you as the "box-a-day girl"

    ...you moved into your apartment several months ago (September!), and the only boxes that have been COMPLETELY unpacked are the ones that contained your fragrances. Other boxes, like those containing dishes, don't matter. (yes, I know it's March! and thank heaven for paper plates!)

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    All true, too! ;D ;D ;D


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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    When you can relate to all of the symptoms above but still manage a "revolving door" policy for your perfume wishlist.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayala
    When you can relate to all of the symptoms above but still manage a "revolving door" policy for your perfume wishlist.
    BINGO! ;D ;D ;D
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by musse
    When you have so many that you are not able to choose one for the day, so you have to go buy yet another...
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    When you stop seeing someone because they don't like perfume. (What's wrong with him?)

    When perfumes figure prominently in your dreams &/or nightmares.

    When the SA's from several high end department stores ask you for the latest frag news.
    "Mom….now the kitten smells like Chamade!"

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... you pass fragrances around the table (at what was supposed to be your 20th annual winetasting) because wine has become boring to you in comparison.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...When someone on basenotes tells you that you have too many

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrliberfarb
    ...When someone on basenotes tells you that you have too many


    *Bwaaahahahaha* ROFLMAO!!

    ;D ;D ;D
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... You make a trip to your local Sephora (Barney's, Filenes, Saks, Nordstrom, etc) and realize you have a better and more diversified selection of fragrances than they do. :
    Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Visitors to your home ask, "What are your hours and where's the check-out?"
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...people close to you who don't understand your obsession sniff you and ask, "Is that a new perfume?!" and their tone is more accusatory/disbelieving than friendly/complimentary.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... choosing a shade of paint at the home-improvement store for your next painting project, you are torn between that pretty salmon like the box of 1881 or like the box of Dune.


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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...when people combine every single french, spanish, latin, japanese and english words to have ever existed in all their possible forms, yet they can't guess the name of what you are wearing.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... when you can't stop calling out Serge Luten's name in your dreams
    ... when your fiance asks in the morning, so honey who is Serge Lutens? You've been calling out his name all night long... :-X LOL

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...when you have bottles covered in dust.

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goddess Dreams
    ... when you can't stop calling out Serge Luten's name in your dreams *
    ... when your fiance asks in the morning, so honey who is Serge Lutens? You've been calling out his name all night long... *:-X LOL
    ;D ;D ;D ROFLMAO!!! ;D ;D ;D


    Quote Originally Posted by Pigeon Murderer
    ...when you have bottles covered in dust.

    So sad... and yet so true! *nodding* :'(
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ... when reorganising finding bottles of old and new lemmings that you don't remember buying! "When did that get in here...?"

    ...you decide to do a mini sampling session from your collection - and run out of skin area to try the samples on...

    ...when you own enough to be able to have an example of a house or a perfume name from A to Z, and back again!...

    :
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    ...when you own ALL the fragrances that ALL of your friends do.....

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva View Post
    ... You deter friends & family from visiting overnight because you don't want to 'disturb' your fragrance collection which has taken over the spare bedroom...
    That was me 3 years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by tiff View Post
    ...you moved into your apartment several months ago (September!), and the only boxes that have been COMPLETELY unpacked are the ones that contained your fragrances. Other boxes, like those containing dishes, don't matter. (yes, I know it's March! and thank heaven for paper plates!)
    This is me 12 months from now.
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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Dusting just your perfume collection would take longer than dusting the entire house and vaccuming and mopping and.....
    Fragrance Omnivore

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    Default Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    When you can name 20 perfume blogs...and you belong to them all...and you visit each one at least once a day.

    When the moving guy, upon opening your perfume cabinet double doors, swoons. It happened!!!

    When you have as many perfume books as you do....books.

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