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    Default How many fragrances do you own?

    Just curious, but how many fragrances do you own?

    Actual bottles, not decants or samples.

    Where do you store your fragrances?

    Do you leave them out in the open or keep them in a cool, dark environment?

    Thanks for sharing.

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    31, not including my wife's bottles or the stuff set aside for swapping. I keep them in a closet.

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    A few too many.

    Mommy collection is currently split across two countries so I can’t do an exact audit, but I think 20-30. I may have thrown out a handful when I moved.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I'm currently up to 43 bottles... how did that happen??

    I store them on a small bookshelf shelf in the corner of my room away from light, although I'm not too particular about storage otherwise.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    A lot at this point, and a lot of attars.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I got over 50 and I stopped counting. lol
    Good Lord. A lot of them are older bottles from way way back that I never wear anymore.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    28 and a good amount of back ups of a few.
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    I'll let my wardrobe speak for me.
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    52 (my age, coincidentally). Not bad for a guy who’s been at this for about 37 years now.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    350 or so bottles, not including at least 50 unopened backups. For me, it's always been about running out of room that causes me to sell, or minimize. It's not the money, or anything else. I love fragrances, and if I had more room, I would own much more probably. Having sold hundreds of bottles at this point, that just shows, I am at pretty much max capacity with my collection. With the backups being stores away, and the other 350+ on shelves, I am thinking of building one more shelf, I just dunno where, since all the wall space is accounted for in my rather small room. I might do a really high shelf, and then just put stuff up there that I reach for the least.

    As for the content of my collection. My wardrobe on here is very up to date, as well as I have posted pics in the threads before, which is always fun imo. I can also say, and pretty confidently, that nothing that I own seems redundant.. which is crazy, especially considering over 90% of my collection are designers. I'm proud to have such a unique and acquired fragrance collection, but I keep thinking.. would I ever really be able to minimize down like some of my friends on here have done? I think if I REALLY tried, I could get it down to 100 bottles, and then maybe overtime, tweak that number down to 50, but with no big expenses now, and no need to stop collecting, I am content with what I have.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Roughly 100. My BN wardrobe says 128, but a bunch of those are Abdes Salaam/Via del Profumo "mignons," which are really miniatures as they're only about 5–6ml each and thus probably not what you mean by "actual bottles." I've categorized all my other miniatures as samples.

    That may seem like a lot, but only because it actually is a lot. OTOH, Hednic probably has a few thousand. So, I like to think of this as a good starter kit.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I have 140 bottles. At one stage I got to 180 and paired back to 95.

    Maintaining a wardrobe here is very worthwhile, I always like to go into member’s wardrobes and have a peak, particular if they regularly record their SOTD.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Enough that people can't buy me fragrances as gifts because there is a good chance I already own it.
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    *Creed Bois Du Portugal
    *Armani Code Absolu
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    *Imaginary Authors Telegrama
    *Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    *Neandertal Black
    *Chanel Bleu de Chanel

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    A little over 200. Store them in glass cabinets.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Currently have 28 not for sale in my rotation. And yea, wardrobe function is the best. I keep mine up to date.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I keep mine in a dresser drawer in the bathroom. I few of my regulars I keep on the bathroom counter.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Bottles that are...
    ...50ml or more - 167
    ...100ml or more - 69

    Stored in their respective boxes, inside drawers in the basement. Temperature between 62-64 deg F.

    Wardrobe should be current.
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    A lot...that's for sure. I love most of them, but there are a few I need to pare back on.

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    I have a pretty decent collection of mostly 5 star (for me) stuff that I love - 25 bottles. That doesnt include about 10 or 12 backup bottles of different frags. I keep them in a cabinet in my (climate controlled) bedroom that is only for colognes

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Between 30-40.

    I would like to size down though.

    Having this many bottles often stresses me out because I feel like I cannot buy any more when i come across a scent i really love.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    It's hard to say really. 347 according to my wardrobe. Which does not include backups or my wife's feminine fragrances which I wouldn't wear. I estimate she has 150 - 200.

    The only decants I have are my own from flacones. Samples 1000s.

    Most of my collection is stored in my closet. Although I'm working on a cabinet solution to have better accessibility.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Approaching 4,500
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Approaching 4,500
    Dammit, Hednic, it's going to take me weeks to catch up!
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    On the path to divesting off more bottles, was able to get below 50 excluding the dozens of backups.
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I'm wondering how many people with these really large collections have them insured. Would normal homeowner's policies even cover such things? Would you have to archive all your receipts?

    Presumably it can be done; I'm sure people must do it for valuable wine collections.

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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Approaching 4,500
    Maybe you'll break 5,000 by the end of 2020?
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    Default Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'm wondering how many people with these really large collections have them insured. Would normal homeowner's policies even cover such things? Would you have to archive all your receipts?

    Presumably it can be done; I'm sure people must do it for valuable wine collections.
    My insurance is living with a 6ft 5 Texan boyfriend that used to play football and wrestled in college. ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Maybe you'll break 5,000 by the end of 2020?
    We'll see.
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