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    I have re-evaluated my storage situation. While the heat element has already been addressed, I have re-thought my approach to light altering my frags. To that end, I am having a relatively clear tint installed on the cabinet door glass that rejects over 99% UV, and has excellent heat rejection properties as well. Thanks for helping me solve a problem I had not adequately addressed. Hopefully, now I can be at peace and live a long and fruitful life, at least until I discover another calamity.

    I'm also investigating how to maintain an oxygen free environment in my bathroom. This could be problematic.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    I have re-evaluated my storage situation. While the heat element has already been addressed, I have re-thought my approach to light altering my frags. To that end, I am having a relatively clear tint installed on the cabinet door glass that rejects over 99% UV, and has excellent heat rejection properties as well. Thanks for helping me solve a problem I had not adequately addressed. Hopefully, now I can be at peace and live a long and fruitful life, at least until I discover another calamity.

    I'm also investigating how to maintain an oxygen free environment in my bathroom. This could be problematic.........
    Well said...LOL. This really IS a first world problem thread

    To get back to your first question, I would second some of the aforementioned fragrances

    Mona d Orio - Oud
    MDCI - IB
    HOM - Blackbird
    Xerjoff- Nio
    Clive Christian - No.1

    Or really anything that has become super hard-to-find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Dude, your asking about high end frags and you store them all in your BATHROOM?! Tsk! Tsk! That just wont do!!! I wouldn't do that to my collection...and most of them are under $40 a bottle. I'll have to remember not to swap with you!(not that I'd have anything of interest to you anyway.lol)
    This was my first thought as well. Unless your in-bathroom fragrance storage is climate controlled, I would highly suggest you move them somewhere else!

    ETA: Sorry...I replied without reading the rest of the thread. It sounds like you've already started to address the issue. Good move.

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    I'd also recommend:

    Black Gemstone
    Blackbird
    Invasion Barbare
    Puredistance M
    Jubilation XXV
    My favorites in no particular order:

    Vintage Antaeus, Vintage Bel Ami, Puredistance M, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Morabito Or Black, Sycomore, Gucci Pour Homme I, Geranium Pour Monsieur, Avignon, Bois D'Ascese

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    Funny post scenario...

    Here goes:

    Invasion Barbare
    Eau Radieuse
    Khol de Bahrein
    Herod
    Sel Marin
    Tuscan Leather
    Songe d'un Bois d'Eté
    Royal Oud
    Ambre 114
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    Runner up: Uomo (Villoresi)

    and Green Irish Tweed, but I'm pretty sure you have that

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    Quit worrying and start living. Life is too short, my friends. It's not as if you can take these fragrances to the grave ( well, you could actually, LOL ). I'd go bespoke if I were you but that will require significantly more $. But if you love it, it will be worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Quit worrying and start living. Life is too short, my friends. It's not as if you can take these fragrances to the grave ( well, you could actually, LOL ). I'd go bespoke if I were you but that will require significantly more $. But if you love it, it will be worth every penny.
    I completely agree. I find I approach my "problems" with a sense of humor, because they are clearly not problems in any sense of the word. I decided against a bespoke fragrance because I didn't want to spend the money, and then feel I should wear it often because it is "my fragrance". Like the whole variety thing with my scents.

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    What does First World have to do with the problem?
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    What does First World have to do with the problem?
    I'm pointing out that it is only a problem for a person that has it pretty damn good. Not a problem at all. While those in the third world are trying to stay alive, an individual in the first world (me) is trying to figure out their next fragrance purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    I'm pointing out that it is only a problem for a person that has it pretty damn good. Not a problem at all. While those in the third world are trying to stay alive, an individual in the first world (me) is trying to figure out their next fragrance purchase.
    I for one understood what you meant. Some of the responses here have been fairly snaky and petty; unfortunate.

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    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
    Currently wearing: 1861 by Xerjoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    What does First World have to do with the problem?
    ...Obviously someone here doesn't follow Weird Al. Sheesh.
    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
    Currently wearing: 1861 by Xerjoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    What does First World have to do with the problem?
    In some parts of the world, that's a pretty well-known saying. For those who may not be familiar with it:

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...-World-problem


    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    ...Obviously someone here doesn't follow Weird Al. Sheesh.
    Everyone should follow Weird Al.

    "It's all about the Pentiums" video makes me laugh every time... and I've seen it a hundred times.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichNTacoma View Post
    I for one understood what you meant. Some of the responses here have been fairly snaky and petty; unfortunate.
    Agreed.

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    I don't come from or live in the First World geopolitical part of the world, but i am a bit travelled (if having visited most continents can be considered so). Living much closer to the starving, yet having had space issues frag-wise long before now, made me wonder what really is First World about the topic. I have as much of a sense of humour as the next person, know about Wierd Al and all that. Lets just say that if this conversation was brought up loudly at a multinational gathering there might be some awkward moments, overclouding the real issue at hand.

    Putting huffing and puffing behind (in good spirits) when my ever-present frag-space problem seems to have been solved, the "want" of the next good smelling frag creates even more space problems . It never ends. Thats my Basenoter "problem".
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    [QUOTE=dougczar;3208375]In some parts of the world, that's a pretty well-known saying. For those who may not be familiar with it:

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...-World-problem

    Thanks for the link. Fortunately, at the end of the day (for those that don't understand, it can happen at any point in the day) I simply smile and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    I don't come from or live in the First World geopolitical part of the world, but i am a bit travelled (if having visited most continents can be considered so). Living much closer to the starving, yet having had space issues frag-wise long before now, made me wonder what really is First World about the topic. I have as much of a sense of humour as the next person, know about Wierd Al and all that. Lets just say that if this conversation was brought up loudly at a multinational gathering there might be some awkward moments, overclouding the real issue at hand.

    Putting huffing and puffing behind (in good spirits) when my ever-present frag-space problem seems to have been solved, the "want" of the next good smelling frag creates even more space problems . It never ends. Thats my Basenoter "problem".
    Why would it be awkward to say to anyone that my problems are first world? How does that insult anyone, but possibly, me? Now if you said my problems are first world, then that's a fight....just kidding.

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    Boy, this escalated quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    ....just kidding.
    Lets keep up the love of frags.

    Cheers.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    I'll start with a bit of background and then pose my question. I am reaching the limit for display of my fragrances in my recently redesigned bathroom. At approximately 140 bottles I will try to be content with my collection. Now to the specifics of my dilemma. I have room for five more bottles and I'm trying to decide what to get. I've already ordered by Killian Apple Brandy, and Creed's Vetiver Geranium, that leaves three more to choose. If I weren't so lazy I would attempt to list all the frags that I have, but I thought another approach might be easier and more interesting. I am curious what an ultra niche top ten list would look like from the well traveled Basenotes noses. Only requirement is nothing over $1,000 for 50ml. Hopefully, that won't be too much of a restriction. Thank in advance for the suggestions.
    Was this the topic here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Was this the topic here?
    Yes, it seems so long ago that I originally posed the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Lets keep up the love of frags.

    Cheers.

    Completely agree. I hope you read my response as being light hearted. No intent on my part to be insensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticatedscent View Post
    Completely agree. I hope you read my response as being light hearted. No intent on my part to be insensitive.
    With lots of respect
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Tinting of glass cabinet is complete. Over 99% UV protection and 30% improvement in heat rejection (even though heat is not a problem in this application). Now I can put all my efforts on my next fragrance purchase. Life is good.

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    Dior Oud Elixir Precieux perhaps? Not that I've ever tested it in fact, has anyone tried it?

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