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  1. #31
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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    thankfully the one thing that's stopping me from buying dozens of fragrances is the fact that i don't make a lot of money and i know my limit.

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    My fragrance wardrobe is a hydra. It used to have 9 heads until I tried to lop off a few...
    Currently wearing: Cuoio by Odori

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    Yes, you're good...for now...

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    It's best to make your own rules based on what your purpose for buying/using frags is. If you're looking to be a collector, you're going to always collect more (or at least go through repeated phases) and prune your collection.

    If you're just looking to get a line-up of frags you like and want to use regularly, then cycle out the ones you just end up never using. (That said, don't be stingy; use your favorites or the ones you'd say you save for special occasions. Being alive is a special occasion; don't short yourself by not experiencing exactly what you want during any given moment of it; don't save for tomorrow what you can enjoy today.)

    My guess is you're at the latter, and have plenty of time to become the former .

  5. #35

    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    When I had 7 - I now have one for each day of the week.
    When I had 10 - This should be enough.
    When I had 15 - Fortnightly rotation in operation.
    When I had 30 - One for each day of the month and I won't buy anymore.
    When I had 50 - This is going to be my limit.

    Currently 60 odd and I don't think I will exceed 100, but when I do, I will blame Basenotes and it's members for this.

  6. #36

    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    My concern is not the never ending purchase of new bottles but ...

    WILL THEY REALLY NOT GO BAD? Can I keep them for ever?

    Yes I keep them in a dark cupboard and a room with no heating...

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    My concern is not the never ending purchase of new bottles but ...

    WILL THEY REALLY NOT GO BAD? Can I keep them for ever?

    Yes I keep them in a dark cupboard and a room with no heating...
    My oldest bottle is around 10 years+ or so old and still smells like it's first day. Make sure you keep them in a cool dark location.

    I have seen people keep them safe for 40+ years.

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    10 bottles??!!! I had 10 bottles before I even knew I could buy frags on the internet and before I knew people talked about fragrances on the internet.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

  9. #39

    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    I use to own about 5 bottles total and I was satisfied with that before I joined basenotes. Now I own over a 100 bottles and over a hundred samples and want more bottles. I have also found that my taste changes sometimes and I am always curious to explore.

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    If I had stopped seeking something new, different and exciting after the first 11 books I owned/had read and simply re-read those first eleven over and over life would have never been as interesting. What wonders I would have missed!
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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    2 points.

    Quality <> price. Something like Rive Gauche PH is a cheapie, does that make it poor quality?

    And then there is the subject of "I'll never use them all", have a read of this:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2008/08/19...llection-last/

    I'm a 4 sprays kind of a guy, unless its Giorgio for Men. So I could get through my current collection in about 18 years. I intend on still being around by then!

  12. #42

    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    As as been said, there are no rules or limits. For me I'm thinking that somewhere between 30 and 50 full bottles is right, but other prefer more other prefer less. Whatever makes you happy and that fits into your budget.

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    Default Re: ...and with that, I'm good, I think.

    I have 10 or 12 on the go at any one time -- I carry no dead wood. I also have half used or less rarities/vintages hidden in dry dark places that I will wear on really special occasions (if at all).

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