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    Default How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Do you rotate your scents? Meaning do you smell like Aqua Di Gio on Monday and on Tuesday you smell like Fahrenheit? or do you stick with one bottle until its finished?

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Close to 60 bottles. There are a few variables that go through my mind when deciding on what to wear. I go by season, time of day, setting (indoor or out), event, the people I'll be around, how I feel or I might simply be nostalgic for something.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    A little over 50 (single types of fragrances only, not including backups, matched product lines etc.) and I rotate them quite evenly, but not too deliberately. I just happen to like alternating them quite frequently.

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    30-40 constantly rotation.
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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I have 42 and I wear whatever takes my fancy in the mornings. I have a top shelf with all my favorites and a cabinet where I put the rest.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Santal by Floris

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    About 80 perhaps. Yes i do rotate, in autumn/winter i wear whole different scents than in spring/summer. My autumn/winter rotation consists now of 12 scents.

    Still, i mainly wear only 3 of them, and the rest 9 only very rarely.
    Of those 3 Ungaro III gets more than 60 % of wearing time. About 30% goes to Monsieur de Givenchy, Encre Noire and Narciso Rodriguez for Him. The rest 10% goes to Macassar, Drakkar Noir, VC&A Pour Homme, Zino, Memoir Man, Leonard Pour Homme, Salvador Dali Pour Homme and Patou Pour Homme.
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    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    About 55 and I set out 12 to 14 for the month, and rotate a new group in the next month.

    Of the dozen frags I line up for the month, I wear whatever I'm in the mood for. The ones I don't wear I make a mental note of and possibly sell them down the line, or if it's just a seasonal issue, I bring them back when the time is right.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    1,636 currently (no decants and no samples) and I rotate as much as I can.
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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Approximately 200, all part of a year round rotation. Season or occasion generally have little influence and wearing is usually based on nothing more than a whim or mood, nothing predetermined.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Im not sure how many I have but Im on a constant rotation. I wear what Im in the mood for. Sometimes that means the same bottle 3 times a week. Other times, 7 different bottles get used.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Around 140. Rotate all the time. I think I wore TdH for about five straight days, and that's the most I've stuck with one scent.
    Currently wearing: Original Cologne by Creed

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    300+ - I try not repeat; most used will be Eau Sauvage edt

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    About 330 and yes.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Polo Crest
    2) Chypre Palatin
    3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
    4) One Man Show Gold Edition
    5) Kouros (Vintage)
    6) Mamluk
    7) Tobacco Vanille
    8) Interlude Man
    9) More than Words
    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I own 26 bottles. I just pick whatever I'm in the mood to wear, which is dependent on many variables such as weather, occasion, etc.

    I have no set pattern at all. But I can't see myself wearing Acqua di Gio Essenza on a snowy cold day, and I can't see myself wearing LIDGE on an August scorching day.

    It was a moderate temp day in Georgia, and I went with Creed MI. It was awesome.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Too many to count and yes I rotate all the time, for ex.. This week I might Rock a particular scent for two or three days in a road or a whole week but next week I will put a different one every day: always changing it up....
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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    40 or so and I usually wear 2 different scents a day, plus I rarely wear the same scent two days running.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Wow.... I'm taken by couple of my favorite forum members [Jack Hunter with 42, and Hednic with 1636], and some others with 200-300 in their collection. I use to have a huge collection as well; Although now I have become more refined over the years of wearing many different scents. Currently I own: 13

    Creed - OV, GIT, MI, M1849, PWC, Aventus, RO, Jd'A = 8
    Hermes- d'Terre Parfum, Voyage edt, Voyage edp = 3
    Tom Ford- Arabian Wood, Oud Wood = 2


    ** As for my rotation, I have experienced some fragrances "believe it or not" very hard to wash off after even 18-24hours of applying; I find that Tom Ford's and some Creed's are harder to wash off even after 20+hours. So my stagey is to usually stick with a fragrance for 2-3days before rotating to another scent.

    When I read about people having the luxury of a hundred different scents I often wonder how does anyone wash away the molecules along with the essential oils which were use to compose that cologne? I swear you can scrub for 30minutes lathered with the finest unscented soap, and I'm telling you it doesn't matter. I can still pick-up on my previous fragrance while wearing a new one.

    Does Millesime 1849 ring a bell?
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    Currently wearing: Spice and Wood by Creed

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    About 330..
    randomly choose something

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    45 scents and wear whatever speaks to me. Season plays a role but occasionally I'll wear a summer scent in the winter and vice versa.
    Currently wearing: Original Cologne by Creed

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Maybe a dozen full bottles and then 20-30 samples and decants.
    Not big by basenotes standards. I basically go with whatever I feel like that day. Sometimes inspiration will even hit me the night before. Either way, I normally end up wearing a different scent ever day, but I sometimes wear that same scent for a few days in a row. I've yet to finish a full bottle, but I've really only been into scents for a few years now.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    If I was rotating, it would take me nearly a year to go through each one, at one per day.
    So I just don't bother with any notion of rotating.
    I don't feel any obligation to any bottle I own to actually use it.

    But I don't have any problem wearing two or more separate scents in a day - as one gets weak, I just overspray it with either it or something else.

    And I have a collection of short lived scents which I tend to use for quick occasions - like shopping or the beach - which I know i will overspray after they nearly disappear after two or three hours.
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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    8 weeks each (56) of a spring/summer rotation and a fall/winter rotation. So 112. Plus a few extras that I haven't placed into rotation yet. And this isn't even considering sample vials.

    I probably should have about half this many, but I've already gotten rid of so many less-favorite ones that I'm really only left with ones I like a lot, or have some attachment to.

    I'm very set in my rotation because I don't want to forget about any due to favoritism. I figure that if I "have" to wear each one a few times a year, it will remind me about ones that I don't like as much, so I can get rid of them and replace them with something better.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I thought I'd be to embarrassed to say 50 or 60 but I still starting out compared to some of you fragrancemisters...

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I have 40 and I try to wear new ones quite frequently at the beginning so I can get a good review/rating of it. I simply just can't wear a fragrance more than two days in a row because I notice that specific notes tend to "disappear" as I get used to the fragrance. When it comes to choosing what to wear for the specific day, if I don't have any new fragrances in the collection I either:

    1. Check the dates of my last wear for each and see which one I've neglected.
    2. Click "pick something random to wear"
    3. Just scan my collection and see which one would really work well for that specific day.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I own 300+ perfumes (no decants/samples) and I enjoy almost all of them on a regular basis.

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I have around 300 perfumes.

    I have no formal rotation scheme.

    I may wear Sel de Vetiver on a hot summer day, out of pure instinct then a heavy resin in the evening.

    Absolutely no formal scheme or plan but events, scenarios, places, seasons & people do play a role, albeit small.
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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I usually hover around 100-110. Of those, I might wear 5 consistently...though everything gets worn.
    It's really a matter of mood and dress for me. My go to frags are:
    Platinum Egoiste
    Aventus
    A*Men (and flankers)
    Guerlain Vetiver

    Commonly used alternatives:
    Encre Noir
    GIT
    Himalaya
    Azzaro Visit
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I own about 20. I wear mostly scents I'm trying from decants (mostly from STC or PC) or samples. I also tend to favor recent buys, but try to fit in my old buddies so they're not neglected and to remember/compare.


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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Somewhere around 40 bottles I'm guessing. I like to rotate what I wear, but I'll put on whatever I feel like wearing that day regardless of season.
    Current Top 10:
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Royal Oud
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Bleu de Chanel
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

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    Default Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    Over 1,200 and yes I do rotate all the time.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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