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    Default 12 Bottles....1 for Each Month. Go!

    I associate fragrances with months. I’m thinking of chiseling down to 12 bottles for my collection, which I rotate by the month every year. So, I would just be grabbing one bottle for the whole month. making things simple and easy to build signature scent. – as March 1 roles around and I put on that fragrance, all the memories of past March’s would come to me. And I would build new one with that fragrances. And so it would be for the other 11 months…

    Anyway, here is how I how I want to do this:

    Jan: Encre Noire
    Feb: Hanae Mori HM
    Mar: Green Irish Tweed
    Apr. Terre D’Hermes
    May: Royal Mayfair (not because of name..rose & eucalyptus perfect for May)
    Jun: Mugler Cologne
    Jul: Aventus
    Aug: Bergamote 22
    Sep: Fahrenheit
    Oct: Santal 33
    Nov: Polo
    Dec: Tuscan Leather

    How would you do it, if you had to pick 12 bottles, 1 for each month?

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    Gengis Khan
    Siecle
    Gatsby
    Balafre
    C'est Magique
    No. 1 Pure Parfum Concentrated Limited
    Formidable Homme
    Sagamore
    Burberry London
    Monsieur Balmain
    Mysterious Oud
    Nacre
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    If only my life was this organised

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    Jan- Plum Japonais by TF
    Feb- Tom ford TL
    March-LDDM
    April-Aventus
    May-Lhumaniste
    June- M7 fresh
    July- Roja Dove Vetiver extract
    August-MI by Creed
    Sept- The one EDP
    Oct-Oud by Roja Dove
    Nov- Pure Havane
    Dec- JVXXV
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    January - TV
    February - AA
    March - Interlude
    April - Pulp
    May - SMW
    June - Nio
    July - Aventus
    August - Mandarino Di Amalfi
    September - Reflection Man
    October - La Nuit De L'Homme
    November - Oajan
    December - LDDM

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    For any given month, in no particular order:

    the Parfums Capitaux series by Jovoy
    the XJ 1861 series by Xerjoff
    plus the Knize Ten and Knize Ten Golden Edition duo by Knize

    (alternatively, the entire Shooting Stars line by Xerjoff, although it contains more than 12 fragrances, both to cover all months and a few additional "wildcard" choices if and when feeling like wearing a fragrance that somehow eludes any foreseeable, standardized given monthly or otherwise recurrent pattern)
    Currently wearing: L'Occitan by L'Occitane

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    Jan: Eau Noire
    Feb: Back To Black
    Mar: Fetish
    Apr. Oajan
    May: Sacred Wood
    Jun: Regio
    Jul: Bleecker Street
    Aug: Virgin Island Water
    Sep: Tuscan Leather
    Oct: Amber Absolute
    Nov: L`Air du Desert Marocain
    Dec: Tobacco Vanille
    1. Christian Dior - Eau Noire
    2. Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
    3. Tom Ford - Amber Absolute
    4. Roja - Fetish Pour Homme
    5. By Kilian - Sacred Wood
    6. Xerjoff - Regio
    7. Tauer - L`Air du Desert Marocain
    8. By Kilian - Back to Black
    9. Xerjoff - Ivory Route
    10. Parfums de Marly - Oajan

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    Keep in mind i am in the southern hemisphere...

    January: Virgin Island Water
    February: Cedrat Boise
    March: Santal 33
    April: L'Air du Desert Marocain
    May: 1740 Marquis de Sade
    June: Egoiste
    July: TF Noir Extreme
    August: Herod
    September: Timbuktu
    October: Ultra Zest
    November: Green Irish Tweed
    December: Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    If I could only use one bottle per month, and could not repeat (not that I would want to):

    JAN: House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    FEB: by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    MAR: Widian - Black I
    APR: Clive Christian - 1872
    MAY: Brückner - Aoud 1
    JUN: Creed - Jardin d'Amalfi
    JUL: Xerjoff - Nio
    AUG: Creed - Original Cologne
    SEP: Creed - Royal Oud
    OCT: Creed - Spice & Wood
    NOV: Orlov - Star of the Season
    DEC: Creed - Royal English Leather
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: 12 Bottles....1 for Each Month. Go!

    One and only one bottle per month:

    JAN: Dior Homme
    FEB: Tom Ford Extreme
    MAR: APOM
    APR: Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    MAY: Nio
    JUN: Petit Matin
    JUL: Aqua Universalis
    AUG: Aqua Celestia
    SEP: Millesime Imperial
    OCT: Reflection Man
    NOV: Royal Oud
    DEC: 1725 Cassanova
    Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
    Rose 31
    Endymion
    Royal Oud
    Castile
    APOM
    Curve
    Lumiere Noire
    Reflection Man
    Interlude Man
    Aqua Celestia
    Dior Homme
    Grey Vetiver
    Aqua Universalis
    1725 Casanova
    Prada L'Homme
    Bergamote Soleil
    Murdock Black Tea
    Hanae Mori HM EDT

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    Jan - Franck Boclet Tobacco
    Feb - Revillon Pour Homme
    Mar - Rive Gauche by YSL
    April - Vtg Paco Rabanne PH
    May - Homme de Gres
    June - Rochas Pour Homme
    July - Eau du Sud by Goutal
    August - Vtg Green Water by Jacques Fath
    Sep - Sartorial by Penhaligon's
    Oct - Vtg Krizia Uomo
    Nov - Itasca by Lubin
    Dec - Fille en Aguilles by Lutens
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    Jan - Aramis JHL
    Feb - Chanel Bois des Iles
    Mar - Guerlain Vetiver
    April - Cartier Declaration
    May - Diptyque Philosykos
    June - YSL Live Jazz
    July - L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche
    Aug - Prada Amber Pour Homme
    Sept - Azzaro Pour Homme
    Oct - Chanel Antaeus
    Nov - Caron Yatagan
    Dec - TF Vert d'Encens
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    Jan: Pure Malt
    Feb: Pure Malt
    Mar: Pure Malt
    Apr. Pure Malt
    May: Pure Malt
    Jun: Pure Malt
    Jul: Pure Malt
    Aug: Pure Malt
    Sep: Pure Malt
    Oct: Pure Malt
    Nov: Pure Malt
    Dec: Pure Malt

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    January : Acqua Di Parma Ambra
    February : Trumper Spanish Leather Cologne
    March : Guerlain Lidge
    April : L'occitaine pour homme
    May : Mancera Cedrat Boisee
    June : Dior Fahrenheit cologne
    July : Acqua Di Parma Club
    August : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa
    September : Lutens 5 o'clock gingembre
    October : Lutens Musc Koublai Kahn
    November : Guerlain homme ideal edt
    December : Tauer Rose de Kandahar
    Currently wearing: Viking by Creed

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    Good question. I now realize that many of my favorites, I cannot wear continuously for a month.

    Jan- Guerlain Vetiver
    Feb-Knize Ten
    March-Dunhill London Cologne
    April-Eau d'Hermes
    May-Floris 89
    June-English Fern
    July-Blenheim Bouquet
    August-Givenchy Gentleman
    September-Tabac Blond
    October-Amouage Gold
    November-Zizanie
    December - Bel Ami

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    Default Re: 12 Bottles....1 for Each Month. Go!

    My wife would commit me if I increase my collection past 5. Fun idea though!

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    There are 4 legitimate seasonal changes where I live:

    Jan: Frapin 1270
    Feb: Chypre Palatin
    Mar: Green Irish Tweed
    Apr. Nio
    May: ADP Colonia
    Jun: L'Humaniste
    Jul: Millesime Imperial
    Aug: Virgin Island Water
    Sep: Aventus
    Oct: Javanese Patchouli
    Nov: Endymion
    Dec: Plum Japonais

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    J Geir
    F Tea For Two
    M Bois Du Portugal
    A Habit Rouge Cologne
    M Aramis
    J Jules
    J Himalaya
    A Havana
    S Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    O Mr. Blass
    N Montana Partum d'Homme
    D Eau Sauvage

    But not for more than a couple of wearngs each. No single scent for a month (well...maybe Havana)
    Last edited by kbe; 17th March 2017 at 11:49 PM.
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    Default Re: 12 Bottles....1 for Each Month. Go!

    Good thread!
    From my wardrobe as it is today and for central England:

    Jan - Dior Homme Intense
    Feb - Cartier Déclaration d'un Soir
    Mar - Creed Royal Oud
    Apr - L'Envol de Cartier
    May - Xerjoff Mefisto
    June - Dior Eau Sauvage
    July - AdP Colonia Essenza
    Aug - AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Sept - SL Gris Clair
    Oct - Roja Dove Enigma
    Nov - SL Chergui
    Dec - AdP Colonia Leather

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    Jan DHP
    Feb Songe d'Un Bois d'Ete
    Mar Blackpepper
    Apr Sugi
    May grand Neroli
    June Guerlain Homme
    July Sel Marin
    August Cedrat Enivrant
    September Kyoto
    October Tam Dao
    November 2 Man
    Oct Oud Wood
    Dec Black by CdG

    Interesting exercise. Some of these I have very strong associations between the scent and the month/season, but most could easily be swapped out for a number of others depending on my whims at the time. I don't think I could wear any one scent for a whole month, but this would give me a pretty satisfying wardrobe to use throughout the year.
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    Default Re: 12 Bottles....1 for Each Month. Go!

    Quote Originally Posted by pippin06 View Post
    My wife would commit me if I increase my collection past 5. Fun idea though!
    Please keep us informed, something tells me she will soon settle for 10, then 20, then maybe 30 etc. and you will still be living free I would LOVE to get it down to 10-15 someday....

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    Jan - LIDGE
    Feb - Heritage
    March - GIT
    April - Guerlain Vetiver
    May - Rive Gauche
    June - Bleu de Chanel EDP
    July - Dune pour Hommme
    August - Aventus
    September - Dior Homme
    October - Fahrenheit
    November - Dior Homme Intense
    December - Musc Ravageur

    Excellent thread idea, by the way.

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    January: Bleu EDP
    February: Silver Mountain Water
    March: Green Irish Tweed
    April: Dia Man
    May: Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boiseé
    June: Aventus
    July: Z Zegna
    August: L'Humaniste
    September: The One
    October: Gucci Pour Homme II
    November: Esencia Loewe
    December: Spicebomb

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    J: Alpona - Caron
    F: Cuir de Russie - Chanel
    M: Violet - Franck Boclet
    A: Fuilles Vertes - Creed
    M: Bois d'Encens - Armani
    J: Green - Byredo
    J: Derby - Guerlain
    A: Spazio Krizia - Krizia
    S: Dark Rose - Czech & Speake
    O: Pure Oud - by Kilian
    N: Oud Radieux - Cartier
    D: Myrrhe - Prada
    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

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    Currently wearing: Lonesome Rider by Tauer

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    Nice thread.....I'm glad I'm not going this route but if I had to give it a try

    Jan - Revillon Pour Homme
    Feb - Jubilation XXV
    March - Green Irish Tweed
    April - Aqua Universalis Forte
    May - Bergamot Extrait
    June - 1872
    July - Millesime Imperial
    August - Nio
    September - Vert Des Bois
    Oct - Vetiver Extrait
    November - Epic Man
    December - Enigma
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    If I could only use one bottle per month, and could not repeat (not that I would want to):

    JAN: House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    FEB: by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    MAR: Widian - Black I
    APR: Clive Christian - 1872
    MAY: Brückner - Aoud 1
    JUN: Creed - Jardin d'Amalfi
    JUL: Xerjoff - Nio
    AUG: Creed - Original Cologne
    SEP: Creed - Royal Oud
    OCT: Creed - Spice & Wood
    NOV: Orlov - Star of the Season
    DEC: Creed - Royal English Leather
    I could live with this! Great list!
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Jan: Givenchy Pi
    Feb: The Noir 29
    March: APOM
    April: Aqua Universalis
    May: Cedrat Boise
    June: Virgin Island Water
    July: Set Sail St Bart's
    August: Reflection Man
    Sep: Apple Brandy
    Oct: Herod
    Nov: Oajan
    Dec: Jubilation 25

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    Jan: Musc Ravageur
    Feb: Tabac Rouge
    March: Jubilation XXV
    April: Gris Clair...
    May: Dia
    June: Sel de Vetivier
    July: Invasion Barbare
    Aug: D'orange Verte
    Sept: Encre Noire
    October: Frapin 1270
    November: Chypre Paletin
    December: Fille en Aguilles

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    Default Re: 12 Bottles....1 for Each Month. Go!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackrain View Post
    Jan: Musc Ravageur
    Feb: Tabac Rouge
    March: Jubilation XXV
    April: Gris Clair...
    May: Dia
    June: Sel de Vetivier
    July: Invasion Barbare
    Aug: D'orange Verte
    Sept: Encre Noire
    October: Frapin 1270
    November: Chypre Paletin
    December: Fille en Aguilles
    Very nice, your list makes me think you enjoy visiting The Perfume Shoppe. I imagine the Gris Clair working well with the smell of spring rains on warm pavement, I may need to sample again!

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