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    Default Your collection of colognes

    Out of your entire collection how many colognes do you really wear on a consistent basis?????

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    Default Re: Your collection of colognes

    Very very few as the massive amount I own would preclude any regular consistency.
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    Mine tend to be worn in phases - so some will be neglected for a while in favour of others, which will then be replaced by other current favourites for a while.

    It sometimes occurs to me that something hasn't been worn for a while & that it would be nice to sniff it so it is found & worn.

    Some are worn very little, for example, Jubilation 25 Extrait and a few other rather 'grand' ones or those which are not easily replaceable and running out!
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    Depends on what you consider "consistent".

    I'm just guessing, but I would say about 95% of my scents get worn annually, but only about 20 of them get worn more than twice / year. Only about 10 get worn more than 3 times per year. Part of the problem is that I have too many samples in the mix currently keeping me from wearing my full bottle stuff more.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    I make an effort to wear everything in my collection of 150ish at least a few times a year. It helps that I rotate my collection every three months or so just to keep things new.

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    With few, mostly negligible variations, about 70-80%, more or less also including samples, backup bottles, matched scented products etc.

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    There are not many bottles I do not use at all during a year, let's put it that way (150+ collection and wearing at least two frags a day).
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I only have about 40 bottles so nothing like the collection of some of the guys above, but I do tend to rotate them all. Some days I smell better than others I guess but at least I smell interesting to myself and others around me, which is what it's all about!

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    I have 21 bottles in my current lineup. I wear most of them monthly at least, some I wear weekly or biweekly. Maybe once a year I'll wear one two days in a row.

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    Default Re: Your collection of colognes

    My collection is at 30 and I wear more than half of them regularly, about a quarter occasionally, and 5-6 hardly ever.

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    I wear all of them, usually corresponding to season though.

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    With bottles and samples....not many.

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    I try to wear all of my frags at least once a year. After reading my preceding sentence I realize at 150+ bottles I clearly have a problem.

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    90 and there are probably about 25 I wear consistently, most of the others here and there, and a few I never touch.

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    Cannot maintain consistency.

    Number of bottles exceeds number of Julian year days.

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    Only a few are worn more than three times a month. I try to rotate regularly..although, I occasionally get in a rut.

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    ~ 300

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    About 20 are in my regular rotation, I keep telling myself that I need to use others more but it seems that I keep picking up the same ones over and over again

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    Per SOTD feature pasted below I certainly wear some more than others, but tend to still rotate all my fragrances in. This is just my top 30 for the past couple years.

    1
    Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior 34 wears
    2
    Aventus by Creed 33 wears
    3
    L'Humaniste by Frapin 25 wears
    4
    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent 24 wears
    5
    Invasion Barbare / SB by MDCI 23 wears
    6
    Green Irish Tweed by Creed 20 wears
    7
    Millésime Impérial by Creed 20 wears
    8
    Dior Homme by Christian Dior 19 wears
    9
    Santal 33 by Le Labo 18 wears
    10
    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford 18 wears
    11
    Memoir Man by Amouage 16 wears
    12
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel 16 wears
    13
    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford 14 wears
    14
    Silver Mountain Water by Creed 14 wears
    15
    Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe by Heeley 14 wears
    16
    Bois d\'Argent Cologne by Christian Dior 14 wears
    17
    Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels 13 wears
    18
    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler 12 wears
    19
    Gucci Pour Homme II by Gucci 12 wears
    20
    Sel Marin by Heeley 12 wears
    21
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Avignon by Comme des Garçons 12 wears
    22
    A*Men Pure Coffee by Thierry Mugler 11 wears
    23
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau by Guerlain 11 wears
    24
    Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire 10 wears
    25
    Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian 10 wears
    26
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain 10 wears
    27
    Dior Homme Sport (2012) by Christian Dior 10 wears
    28
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme by Guerlain 9 wears
    29
    Fahrenheit by Christian Dior 9 wears
    30
    Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle 9 wears
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud Musk______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

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    Everything, my "collection" is so small this isn't really an issue though I rarely wear anything more than 2-3 times a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Depends on what you consider "consistent".

    I'm just guessing, but I would say about 95% of my scents get worn annually, but only about 20 of them get worn more than twice / year. Only about 10 get worn more than 3 times per year. Part of the problem is that I have too many samples in the mix currently keeping me from wearing my full bottle stuff more.
    I can certainly relate to this 'problem'. I sometimes feel as if I'm living off samples! In many ways I'd rather be enjoying my collection, but at the same time I enjoy receiving samples and trying different things....not sure what the answer to that little riddle is! On the whole though I often feel that I could be more organised in terms of a rotation, and thus get more enjoyment from my collection.

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    Many were impulse buys that I like to smell, but I don't reach for too often. Out of the 170 or so that I currently own, I would say a good 100 of them get consistent wear from me. While some of them are much more used than others. Amongst my most used bottles.. Live Jazz, Hugo, Michael Jordan, Burberry London, CK Be, Animale Animale, Lacoste White/Blanc, Intimately Beckham.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    I've got about 40, and I'm only neglecting 5 of them. They've just fallen out of favour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    Per SOTD feature pasted below I certainly wear some more than others, but tend to still rotate all my fragrances in. This is just my top 30 for the past couple years.

    1
    Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior 34 wears
    2
    Aventus by Creed 33 wears
    3
    L'Humaniste by Frapin 25 wears
    4
    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent 24 wears
    5
    Invasion Barbare / SB by MDCI 23 wears
    6
    Green Irish Tweed by Creed 20 wears
    7
    Millésime Impérial by Creed 20 wears
    8
    Dior Homme by Christian Dior 19 wears
    9
    Santal 33 by Le Labo 18 wears
    10
    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford 18 wears
    11
    Memoir Man by Amouage 16 wears
    12
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel 16 wears
    13
    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford 14 wears
    14
    Silver Mountain Water by Creed 14 wears
    15
    Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe by Heeley 14 wears
    16
    Bois d\'Argent Cologne by Christian Dior 14 wears
    17
    Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels 13 wears
    18
    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler 12 wears
    19
    Gucci Pour Homme II by Gucci 12 wears
    20
    Sel Marin by Heeley 12 wears
    21
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Avignon by Comme des Garçons 12 wears
    22
    A*Men Pure Coffee by Thierry Mugler 11 wears
    23
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau by Guerlain 11 wears
    24
    Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire 10 wears
    25
    Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian 10 wears
    26
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain 10 wears
    27
    Dior Homme Sport (2012) by Christian Dior 10 wears
    28
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme by Guerlain 9 wears
    29
    Fahrenheit by Christian Dior 9 wears
    30
    Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle 9 wears

    Interesting. I think we have very similar taste. Try 1899 Hemingway. You might enjoy it.

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    I'm new to this collecting but I have right now 28 bottles. And I'm wearing about 18 regularly.


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    Not many in fact. Out of 60 bottles I try to vary in my picks from situation to situation. Sometimes I'll wear stuff I want to wear, sometimes I'll decide which one considering the occasion, weather, daytime etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Interesting. I think we have very similar taste. Try 1899 Hemingway. You might enjoy it.
    GREAT list,I'm gonna have to steal some,hope you don't mind,LOL,I'm DEFINETLY gonna try 1899 Hemingway

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    About 20 are in my regular rotation, I keep telling myself that I need to use others more but it seems that I keep picking up the same ones over and over again
    Yeah I hear ya,I'm basically the same way,smh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    I try to wear all of my frags at least once a year. After reading my preceding sentence I realize at 150+ bottles I clearly have a problem.
    Lmao,Nah u don't have a problem,were jus COLOGNE ADDICTS,LOL,it'll be ok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Very very few as the massive amount I own would preclude any regular consistency.
    Really,ok how many bottles do you actually own????

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    I "downsized" quite a few years back, switching my emphasis from quantity to quality. There's around 10 that get regular useage all year (the desert island stuff), and 10 more that get mixed into those on a seasonal basis, plus the "rarely worn but would never part with" stuff from the old collection. I only get samples now if something really sounds interesting to me, and rarely does that lead to a bottle purchase.

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    I'm random as hell and I will wear nearly anything regardless of season or occasion.

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    Default Re: Your collection of colognes

    Out of 60, only 3:
    Green Irish Tweed
    L'Homme
    Italian Cypress
    Current rotation:

    Ciel Man
    Millesime Imperial
    Green Irish Tweed
    L'Homme
    Scandal Pour Homme

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