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    Default What is in your collection

    Not talking about specific fragrances but rather, the ratio of bottles to decants.

    I'm a student. I can't afford many bottles. But I like to smell different things. So I'd rather spend $40 on 3 niche 10ML decants than an average designer bottle.

    That being said, I have maybe 16 actual bottles, and most are 1.7 oz or smaller. I only have maybe 3 100ML+ bottles. But I have probably 25+ in decants of various sizes, and another 15+ in sample vials.

    The things I wear are probably 70% from my decants and 30% from my bottles. Partly because the bottles I own are designers and from days when I don't know much about fragrances and went for the cheapies.

    I don't forsee myself buying full bottles of anything unless I truly love it.

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    Not in front of my database at the moment, but very close to 1,500 large full bottles. No decants, no samples.

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    Probably a wise move, especially if just getting into fragrances. I did the same as you, buying designer bottles I thought I liked only to trade them off in a week.

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    All bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not in front of my database at the moment, but very close to 1,500 large full bottles. No decants, no samples.
    Lmao. That is outrageous. You have 5x more bottles than I have samples. I mean that in a good way though.
    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

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    99% bottles 1% decants... Samples I stopped counting...
    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)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    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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    More than half, roughly, bath & body products. I only buy bottles of fragrance when there's no bath line. I really prefer the products to have some functionality in addition to smelling nice, though I'll buy an edt if there's no other way to get something I like.

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    About 160 bottles, 3 decants (50mL Aventus, 10mL Knize Ten & 50mL Bergamote 22).

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    No bottles, decants, or samples. I only have raw materials that I rub on my body. Consumers of mass marketed fragrances disgust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not in front of my database at the moment, but very close to 1,500 large full bottles. No decants, no samples.

    WOW, That is Awesome!

    I have roughly 100 bottles, with about 30 samples and no decants as of yet. Happy collecting everyone!
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    Maybe 500 bottles, plus 20-25 decants. I much prefer bottles, decants are too hard to organize and find for me.

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    Abt 300 bottles and lots of samples, no decants...

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    Try to maintain a collection of 50 max by following 'one in, one out' rule. About maybe 100 or less of samples and decants.

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    Around 90 bottles, dozens of samples, and virtually no decants.

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    I thought I had a problem before reading this hahah. Currently 29 bottles and 6 samples. I would have 30 bottles but one just recently emptied out on me :/. I don't like 1.7 bottles. Historically, the 1.7 bottles I buy tends to be the ones I love the most *facepalm* So, I only have about 5 of those now.

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    40 bottles and ~100 decants/samples/minis....I try to avoid buying full bottles if possible. Splits are the way to go.

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    I have about 20 bottles some 30ml decants, dozen of 3ml's and 10x more samples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirNosebleed View Post
    40 bottles and ~100 decants/samples/minis....I try to avoid buying full bottles if possible. Splits are the way to go.
    and I thought there would be more decant/split heavier BNers around, I guess I was wrong

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    All bottles or very close to this.

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    more than 280 bottles, back ups included, no decants well jus two to atomize the magnum of Italian Cypress!
    Last edited by Francolino; 18th April 2013 at 12:29 PM.

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    Student here as well, but I am just biting the bullet and getting full bottles. They look better, contain more and somehow just are more rewarding to own somehow. 58 bottles and a 30mL decant of Tom Ford TV.
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    About 120 bottles and maybe half a dozen decants plus countless samples. 18 months ago I had a single bottle of Acqua di Parma, I think I may have an addiction...
    Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not in front of my database at the moment, but very close to 1,500 large full bottles. No decants, no samples.
    lol, ok.
    Current Top 5:
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    2. Oud Wood
    3. Aventus
    4. By. Kilian A Taste of heaven
    5. Frederic Malle- Musc Ravageur

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    Up to recently I accumulated lots of decants and samples. Now I am trying to empty them and reduce my collection to bottles (and a few minis).

    Here is the overview (approximately):
    95 bottles
    20 minis
    60 decants
    600 samples

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    About 150 full-size bottles, no decants and no samples.
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    More than 380 bottles, 80% vintage/discontinued/hard to find scents and 20% designer scents in prodution.

    No decants.

    I started my collection last October, so I think that's a good beginning.

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    49 bottles (Azzaro Boarding is not in the directory so it's not listed in my wardrobe) and 18 samples

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    45% bottles / 10% decants&minis / 45% samples
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdclx View Post
    More than 380 bottles, 80% vintage/discontinued/hard to find scents and 20% designer scents in prodution.

    No decants.

    I started my collection last October, so I think that's a good beginning.
    @ Hednic - watchout!! just another 1120 b4 he gets there

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    samples>decants but < decants than bottles.
    "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." -Mark Twain

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    Default Re: What is in your collection

    At one time last year was up to 250+ designers full bottles, at least 75 ml and 50+ niche full bottles, at least 50 ml

    Now I'm down to maybe 140 designers full bottles, at least 75 ml and 25 niche full bottles, at least 50 ml.
    Bought 50 niche samples from Lucky scent 3 weeks ago, have tested two to four a day since that and only have 8 samples left now.

    No decants for me.
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    Now with 418 bottles in my collection

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    About 200 full bottles
    A few 'obligatory' decants.

    Make no count of samples.

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: What is in your collection

    75% bottles and 25% decants, not counting samples as I have so many.

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    All bottles here.

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    Around 85 bottles (95% designer, 5% niche). Around 60-70 decants of niche frags (5+ml). 100 samples.

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    Around 300 full bottles , few decants for ones I am not 100 % sure of, too many samples to count.

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    96 bottles, 1 decant and about 100 samples
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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