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    Default How do you choose your SOTD?

    I've always intuitively grabbed whatever seemed right for the day, but recently, it seems like the decision is harder to make (probably because I've acquired too many scents)
    I've taken to scrolling down the SOTD list and applying the first fragrance that someone else is wearing that is also in my wardrobe.
    I have exceptions though, for instance, a couple times, my random method hit on Eau Sauvage, which I reserve for Wednesday night bowling.

    Interested to see if you gents have a method to the madness

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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    No method. Just choose it randomly.
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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    I have 3 categories: stepping out, chilling out, wildcard.

    Stepping out - a night on the town, out of town, event scent

    Chilling out - staying in, running errands, family time

    Wildcard - testing a sample, in-store spray, seasonal test

    The main thing for me is to not kill the novelty of the scents I like the most.
    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Unless I'm doing planned testing, and sometimes even then, it's in the moment. Really, I've been in this game so long that it doesn't take much thought. From my collection I know what works in various situations and climate. That's basically all subconscious. I walk up and look at what I got, then grab and go.

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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    I operate with a 'smaller' collection then many but love them all so it's normally not too difficult a decision

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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    No method. Just choose it randomly.
    So do I.
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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Influences include the weather outside and how I'm dressed for the day..

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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Mood and weather.

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    I LITERALLY choose it randomly. I have all my fragrances in a spreadsheet. I go to random.org and put the number of fragrances I have in the box and hit the button. Whichever number comes up, the fragrance that is in that numbered row is what I wear...unless it is a special occasion or date I may just pick one myself that will work for the situation.
    Bam!

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    Doesn’t everyone just use a customized algorithm?
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    As I like them all, I rotate them and check my wardrobe to use the one that is due next in the rotation, usually one that I haven't used at least for 90 days.
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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Usually, I go with whatever I feel like wearing.

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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Based on my mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techt View Post
    As I like them all, I rotate them and check my wardrobe to use the one that is due next in the rotation, usually one that I haven't used at least for 90 days.
    This for me, unless I am testing something new.

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    I choose based heavily on weather. I have three designations- cold, warm, and versatile fragrances. Then I choose from those based on my activity and how I'm dressing, certain colors just dont go with certain colognes. Like ADQ Profumo doesn't go with light blue or white or yellow, it's to dark and incense heavy to not wear with with dark brooding colors, just like I wouldn't wear Versace Eau Fraiche with black jeans and gray shirt, but I would wear it with light blue shirt or a light gray with lots of white. If I'm wearing light wash jeans and a ratty tshirt with dirty tennis shoes working around the house I might wear Sung Homme cause it just fits. Sounds a bit OCD, but it's really not. I make all these choices subconsciously most of the time because I learn my scents and how they behave very well.

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    Alphabetically
    Currently wearing: Icon Intense by Police

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    Mostly with no other criteria than occasion (more formal or more casual), weather and the direct, immediate longing to simply wear a certain scent-especially if it has been a while after its latest wear
    Currently wearing: 1881 pour Homme by Cerruti

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    Mood dictates, but that's informed by whether I'm scenting up for work or play, the weather, and there's definitely a bottles-on-front-shelf bias.
    "I drank what?" -Socrates
    Currently wearing: Reflection Man by Amouage

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    After you get to KNOW all of your fragrances, the choice is akin to what food you want to eat that day (of course bearing in mind the occasion). The previous day I might've made the conscious decision to sport some Prada L'homme to Walmart but, upon awakening, I have this irresistible urge to want to SMELL like Jubilation XXV simply because I'm craving it. Happens all the time! I know I haven't paid enough attention to beautiful Egoiste but some other smell craving keeps jumping to the forefront on any given day. It's just like choosing....and changing your mind...about the meal you'd like to consume. Now, beautiful Egoiste is indeed in my reverie but it will happen when the craving for it PREVAILS! Maybe tomorrow!
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    Whatever pairs best with my aftershave splash.

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    Mood and occasion.
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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Randomly, but often influenced by a mention on here of something that I've not worn for a while.

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    Mood

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    Default Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Considering occasion, mood, and weather it’s just what I feel in the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Unless I'm doing planned testing, and sometimes even then, it's in the moment. Really, I've been in this game so long that it doesn't take much thought. From my collection I know what works in various situations and climate. That's basically all subconscious. I walk up and look at what I got, then grab and go.
    +1

    There are also other times when I’m just in the mood for a particular fragrance.
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    Weather conditions and mood
    Currently wearing: Le Mat by Mendittorosa

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    Weather, mood, and where/what I'll be doing that day (e.g., going into the office).

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    with the Ouija board!

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    Weather and mood. I avoid spice in the heat.

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    Usually whim.




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