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    Question What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Question: At what quantity of fragrances a person claims to own has to show pictures of them in order to prove it?

    100?
    200?
    300?
    400?
    500?
    600?
    700?
    1000?
    etc.

    Or does it even matter? What if they are embellishing? Does it really matter? Why does anyone have to prove anything?

    What is the driving force behind having someone show pictures in order to prove it?

    Sorry, I'm just perplexed when I see this come up often...
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Only people who feel they need to prove it to satiate insecurity will require pictures from others at numbers lower than one can practically store in a home (even a large estate). If someone said they had a number larger than what is realistically feasible to store (like 100,000+), that may be call for some evidence, but even then most people wouldn't really care outside curiosity.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    None of the above? It doesn't matter. I can recall once that a new face around here made several appeal-to-authority claims on account of having a ridiculous collection. Not sure where you're seeing this come up often (certainly not here?).
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleCars View Post
    Sorry, I'm just perplexed when I see this come up often...
    Not sure I've seen this come up ever?

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleCars View Post
    What is the driving force behind having someone show pictures in order to prove it?
    Showing pictures is by personal discretion, no one is obligated to do so.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Nobody has to prove anything, but if there are doubts of what you claim and you want to be taken seriously by this comunity it might be clever to do so!
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by naylor View Post
    Not sure I've seen this come up ever?
    Neither have I. I have no idea what OP is talking about.
    Are they talking about the photo thread where people are happy to share photos of their collection voluntarily?

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by naylor View Post
    Not sure I've seen this come up ever?
    Neither have I. I have no idea what OP is talking about.
    Are they talking about the photo thread where people are happy to share photos of their collection voluntarily?

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470...=1#post4731411

    I think this is what the OP is referring to? That's the only instance I can think of.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    i couldnt care less and dont feel that i have to prove anything to anyone or that anyone has to prove anything to me.
    whats that stink?!

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by VintagePoison View Post
    Neither have I. I have no idea what OP is talking about.
    Neither do I....
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    ...this is all about this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470...es-of-All-Time
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    It’s the internet. Believe at your own risk

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    This is a forum for fragrance geeks. If anyone claims to own 1000+ bottles of fragrance I’m inclined to give him the benefit of doubt. No pictures necessary. In fact, knowing BNers who have > 2000 bottles in their personal collection, 1000 seems modest in comparison. The ‘challenge’ happens when the person say things that cast doubts over the veracity of his claim as the OP of an earlier thread discovered.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by abu abdullaah View Post
    i couldnt care less and dont feel that i have to prove anything to anyone or that anyone has to prove anything to me.
    Agreed, it’s only a hobby and like any site bound to have trolling here and there. Treat em as if they don’t exist (trolls) and go about your daily business on basenotes!
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Weird question. I’ve never thought about it.

    I would think only if there’s some kind of “who has the biggest collection” contest going on. Otherwise, who cares? Honor system.

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I wouldn’t care if other people owned 1 or 10,000 bottles. I only care about my collection and my taste. What others own, like, dislike is pretty much irrelevant unless I’m trying to sell to them or purchase from them
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I would say it would only be the type of person who draws suspicious unto themselves.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I own at most 5-8. Hednic and some in 1000s. Many in 100s and overall I don’t care about how many people have or if they post pictures. I’m just here to discuss the scents and am glad so many people do have a great wealth of knowledge where they can help! Strange question
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    It might be the same one or two people every time who are looking for evidence, I'm not sure. I hadn't noticed it being too wide spread.

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    This is my real collection........

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    But in all honesty....I don't really care about what others do and do not own.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleCars View Post
    Question: At what quantity of fragrances a person claims to own has to show pictures of them in order to prove it?
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Current Summer Favorites:

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Outside of a few formal arenas—science, law, journalism, etc.—nobody has to prove anything to anyone. But if stating what you have comes across as bragging, people will ask you to. If you’re going to make big claims, then you should be prepared to be doubted; and if you really care about being doubted, then you should be prepared to back it up. It’s not an obligation, but why bother making a dubious claim if you can’t be bothered to show evidence for it?

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by abu abdullaah View Post
    i couldnt care less and dont feel that i have to prove anything to anyone or that anyone has to prove anything to me.
    My sentiments exactly

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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    2173 is the number.

    2174 requires an affidavit.

    Next: 3907 requires photos with an affidavit from a neutral third party.

    7332 requires 3 impartial observers with a certified hacker-proof camera and a chain of custody on the photos.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    This is my real collection........

    Lynx.jpg

    But in all honesty....I don't really care about what others do and do not own.
    You by chance have the batch codes for those... a lot of variation in smell with the modern batches.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleCars View Post
    Question: At what quantity of fragrances a person claims to own has to show pictures of them in order to prove it?
    I'm fairly certain that the quantity is equal to the number of muscle cars one must own where it is required to have an avatar of said muscle car to prove that it is indeed owned.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    2173 is the number.

    2174 requires an affidavit.

    Next: 3907 requires photos with an affidavit from a neutral third party.

    7332 requires 3 impartial observers with a certified hacker-proof camera and a chain of custody on the photos.
    This, and I'm not sure why these standards aren't in the Code of Conduct by now.

    I'd add that in the event of any wardrobe addition, the purchaser may file for Proof of Ownership by providing the receipt and shipping details to the Olfactory Standards Board for certification. If all purchases have followed the proper Board Certification process, the owner is exempt for the above proof requirements and may simply download a current Wardrobe Certificate of Good Standing to settle any disputes.
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    Default Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I don't care. I trust everybody.
    I don't bet on that, so there is no risk, it cost me nothing.
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