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    Default Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    It is time for a new year and a new thread of your fragrance balance. The Netto This thread is not just for restrictions, it is to keep track of how your collection is changing over the year. Your goal might be to decrease as well as to increase your collection.

    You start with the balance 0. End a bottle in 2020 and you are -1. End a bottle and buy two new ones, then you are +1. Nothing advanced. I am counting my samples and decants as well as my bottles. If you want you could differ sold/ended as well as gifted/purchased. It could also be fun to see which fragrances that are sold, bought and so on.

    Please share how your collection is changing! And a happy new year to all of you!
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    I am starting this year with 35 bottles and 88 samples/decants (one not in directory so 89 for real)

    I will try to tell which fragrances that is in or out and if they were ended or sold for example.

    So far nothing has changed since 2020-01-01:

    Bottles: +-0
    Samples/decants: +-0
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    I am starting this year with 32 bottles and 10 decants

    Bottles: +-0
    Samples/decants: +-0




    edited: realized that Dior Homme 2020, which I bought in 2019 was not yet in my wardrobe. Increased my bottle total to 32.
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    0 so far! Though in Feburary, I'm planning on acquiring a few items.
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    Currently wearing: JB by Jack Black

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    2020 so far:

    Wardrobe: 0
    Backups: +1
    Minis/Solids: 0

    Since we started:

    Wardrobe: -1 (-6, +5)
    Backups: -1 (-3, +2)
    Minis/Solids: -8

    This year since there are new IFRA restrictions coming down that should impact a few of my top 5 favorites, I plan to purchase 2-3 backups of ones I use up regularly and don’t want to do life without. I plan to add up to about 10 backup bottles. I also plan to buy at least one new citrus, but maybe two, or at most three. I can see having a cheap as chips EDC, a dark citrus, and a bright one. But I’ll still keep my actual wardrobe under 40.

    I also have some thing I don’t completely love, or that I love but my family doesn’t, or that I love but they can trigger migraines. So I need to figure out whether to keep them or find them another home. Or if it’s close, just use them up and not back them up.
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    I'll join this year, too!

    I started 2020 with 37 fragrances (including minis and travel sprays) and 11 samples. I don't have and don't plan to have decants.
    My goal is to end this year with 35 fragrances (ideally - with 30, but I'm not selling things, so I should either finish the bottles myself or give something away to better homes and this is not a quick process, so I'm leaving this goal for 2021 maybe). I'm not planning a no-buy period and will allow myself to acquire something new, but the goal is to enjoy what I already have and finish some bottles/minis that I enjoy less or merely like to make more space for things I truly love. I don't have a goal for samples, I'll count their balance just because numbers and statistics are fun.

    My fragrance balance this year so far:

    Bottles in Wardrobe (including minis and travel sprays): +1 (bought Baptême du Feu by Serge Lutens as my 1st BN-versary present for myself )
    Backups: 0
    Samples: 0

    Edit: After seeing Kotori's post I decided to add a line for backups, too. I'm not planning to get many if any, but maybe one or two.

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    eee... I haven't been counting backup bottles. My backup count is 5, so that is not too serious.

    32
    10
    5


    Bottles: +-0
    Samples/decants: +-0
    Backups: +-0


    edited: realized that Dior Homme 2020, which I bought in 2019 was not yet in my wardrobe. Increased my bottle total to 32.
    Last edited by notspendingamillion; 1st March 2020 at 10:38 AM.
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    Great! It’s good to see the new thread is up and running. Nice job, H-West!


    Current wardrobe: 60 bottles

    Current 2020 Balance = +3 (added: Elysium Parfum, Jubilation XXV, Micallef Avant Garde)

    Balance Goal for 2020 = +3



    So I take it the term "NETTO" is a No-no for 2020? This year we're using the word "balance?"

    Works for me! (and I think a lot of other people as well!)
    Last edited by Buysblind; 9th January 2020 at 02:12 PM.
    *My current wardrobe is up to date as of: 12/26/19*

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    I’m at 53 bottles. Getting ready to put about 4 or 5 up for sale.
    Currently wearing: Beach Hut Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I’m at 53 bottles. Getting ready to put about 4 or 5 up for sale.
    And then buy 5 or 6 more.

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    As of January 1st - Bottles : + 18
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    Kotori, which bottles will you be backing up? I already bought backups of Hypnotic Poison and Memo Manoa. Thinking about 4160 Tuesdays Red Queen and Tauer Le Maroc pour Elle as well (particularly worried about jasmine and opoponax.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I’m at 53 bottles. Getting ready to put about 4 or 5 up for sale.
    I bought two of them lol so you’re a -2 at least and I’m +2 now

    Excluding decants my collection is at 23 full bottles. If I include decants I’m at 47. My ultimate netting goal for 2020 is to decrease my overall collection to 45, but to raise my number of full bottles to 30 or so.

    Year to date: +2

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Kotori, which bottles will you be backing up? I already bought backups of Hypnotic Poison and Memo Manoa. Thinking about 4160 Tuesdays Red Queen and Tauer Le Maroc pour Elle as well (particularly worried about jasmine and opoponax.)
    Good call on Hypnotic Poison. I might not have thought about that.

    I’m backing up Kenzo Flower, Gucci Rush, and Hanae Mori. Maybe more. I’d predict major changes for Shalimar, Diorissimo, and Opium. Plus I’d predict Dioressence might be pulled entirely, along with possibly Hypnotic Poison and Dior Addict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    And then buy 5 or 6 more.
    You're a funny guy! But truthfully, I seem to be 1 bottle in, 1 bottle out for the most part. I guess that's how I keep a relatively small collection after all these years. 51 bottles when I'm 37 years in the hobby? Not bad.

    Plus, I've done really well at passing up cheapies and impulse buys lately.
    Currently wearing: Beach Hut Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    You're a funny guy! But truthfully, I seem to be 1 bottle in, 1 bottle out for the most part. I guess that's how I keep a relatively small collection after all these years. 51 bottles when I'm 37 years in the hobby? Not bad.

    Plus, I've done really well at passing up cheapies and impulse buys lately.
    Yeah, I admire how you manage to (somewhat) keep it under control!

    Unfortunately I'm more of a "1 out, 2 in" sort of a guy, even though I'd like to reduce. I've done well at passing up on cheapies, I need to control impulse buys for 2020.

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    Got 3.4 Oud Wood Intense in today.
    32
    10
    5

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    Bottles: +-1
    Samples/decants: +-0
    Backups: +-0
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    Looks like I'm at +4 already.

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    Kicked off at 20 Bottles, 0 Samples or Decants (used up my last ones in early december).

    Currently +2 (Both cheapies), planning on some imminent purchases. I'll probably update in a week's time.

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    I'm up 2 and -1 so far, but thinking of clearing out some things I never wear, so stay tuned.
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    I have no decants
    I will have to number my bottles but i would say that i own something between 450-500 bottles (including back ups)
    From the 01.01.2020: +8
    I plan a massive reduction this year.

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    So far 0 bottles, 0 samples/decants

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    After some testing and searching I finally decided on my new vanilla-based scent and got myself a bottle of Shalimar (current EDP). I only needed to test it again after a year and something clicked. All the other possible options went right through the window there and then. Technically I fulfilled my plan of getting a vanilla based scent and a classic with just one purchase so I could stop here, but I'll allow myself to get another classic (or maybe two... or...) later.

    Now my balance looks like this:
    Wardrobe: +2
    Backups: 0
    Samples: 0

    I need to work on the bottles that are nearing the bottom now.

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    I've sold three bottles so far. So I'm, -3.

    I don't plan on any full bottle purchases this year.

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    I'm down to 49, with two more to sell very soon. But, I have 2 more coming in. So let's just say I'm down 4 overall.
    Currently wearing: Beach Hut Man by Amouage

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    As of today - Bottles - +24
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    I'll probably be a net positive, but I've definitely slowed my purchasing since 2018.

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    +1, saw 4711 at the chemist and snagged a bottle.

    +3/-0 for the year.

    Proper haul coming up next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    I'll join this year, too!
    Nice, welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Great! It’s good to see the new thread is up and running. Nice job, H-West!

    So I take it the term "NETTO" is a No-no for 2020? This year we're using the word "balance?"

    Works for me! (and I think a lot of other people as well!)
    Thanks! I'm glad we're at this again, now with a better term

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    I'm up 2 and -1 so far, but thinking of clearing out some things I never wear, so stay tuned.
    I know I will!

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    As of today - Bottles - +24
    This will be interesting!



    I got a 7 ml decant Versace - The Dreamer from a friend. I have also ended a 5 ml decant of Chanel - Eau de Cologne. Easy to empty with the good smell and lousy performance.
    So at decants I'm +1 -1 and back at a 0.

    Bottles: 0
    Samples/Decants: 0 (+1, -1)
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    Bought 5 perfumes, but one of them already flew away.

    Don't count the samples and decants. Don't care.
    But this year I haven't bought one yet.
    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron




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