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    Default What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I can’t be the only one who looks at this, can I?

    Looking through your fragrance wardrobe, what letters are you missing a fragrance for?

    As of now, I have everything but V and Z. H is debatable because the one I have is a Hermessence, but I am planning to buy Hummingbird soon so that will be covered.

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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Currently have every letter of the alphabet.
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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Currently have every letter of the alphabet.
    Care to recommend some great ones that fit in my wardrobe for V and Z? In case I ever do get serious about filling in the holes. Preferably something buyable in NYC.

    I do love Vetiver Tonka and should probably skin test that a bit more.

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    Never thought of it this way-but checking my wardrobe, I am missing Q,X,Z. any recommendation there?

    I have very many for V. The obvious choice is to get one of the many vetivers (Vetiver extraordinaire perhaps being a favorite, but also the Lubin and Goutal). For non vetivers, Piguet Visa, Diptyque Virgilio, and Parfums de Nicolai Vie de chateau.

    For H, I have Habanita and Lush Hellstone. L'heure bleue is debatable-does the H count or the L?

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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I counted LHB as L myself!

    For Q, I have Quelques Fleurs l’Original but it’s definitely feminine leaning. Still a lovely scent.

    For X, X for Women by Clive Christian was my first fragrance ever and the men’s version is also very nice, albeit pricy. When I bought it I had no idea about typical fragrance prices, but if I run out I’d rebut. Since it was my first it’s special to me.

    No idea about Z, I’m lost there too. I know Zanzibar exists but I’ve had bad experiences with VCA jewelry staff so am very unlikely to buy from them, no matter how much I love the merchandise.

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    Currently, I have coverage for all letters, but a few are endangered.
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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24 Faubourg View Post
    Care to recommend some great ones that fit in my wardrobe for V and Z?
    Not sure they would fit into your wardrobe, but here are just a few of each which I own:

    Vaadhoo
    Vague De Folie Verte
    Valentin
    Vanithe
    Vapeurs Diaboliques

    Zamak
    Zeste D'Or
    Ziryab
    Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse
    Zanzibar
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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I must have a mini of Quelques fleurs-or perhaps not, but that's an idea. For X, I doubt I'd go for the Clive Christian. Not a fan of Xeryus, though. Waiting for somebody to do something...

    And for Z, it came to mind I do have a little bottle of Zino Davidoff-so I'd call that covered. Looking at a book index, I notice Zibeline. My little ebay bottle is completely ruined though. But that would be the one to go for. Looking at said book index, for V there's also Vol de nuit, not to mention Vent Vert. And for Q there's Patou Que sais je? of which I have a mini.

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    For Q, I have Quorum, but I'm not fond of it. Same goes for Z (Zino), and Y (Yatagan, Yohji pour Homme). I'll have to look for replacements.
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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I don't have a U.

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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I wonder if I'm the only person who has Quiproquo for "Q". It's just a decant, so I didn't list it in the wardrobe, though the bottle did pass through my hands at one time.


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    Only missing K, Q, X and Z.


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    Quiproquo-never heard of it and now I'm curious!

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    for Y, there's exactly it, Y by YSL. Vintage is great-I haven't smelled the recent one. And then youth dew, which is cheap.

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    you're clearly missing the two big Mr K. Kouros and Knize Ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I must have a mini of Quelques fleurs-or perhaps not, but that's an idea. For X, I doubt I'd go for the Clive Christian. Not a fan of Xeryus, though. Waiting for somebody to do something...

    And for Z, it came to mind I do have a little bottle of Zino Davidoff-so I'd call that covered. Looking at a book index, I notice Zibeline. My little ebay bottle is completely ruined though. But that would be the one to go for. Looking at said book index, for V there's also Vol de nuit, not to mention Vent Vert. And for Q there's Patou Que sais je? of which I have a mini.

    cacio
    Vol de Nuit is gorgeous! I need to revisit that sometime, especially since I plan on making a trip to the Guerlain counter for makeup soon.

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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I wonder if I'm the only person who has Quiproquo for "Q". It's just a decant, so I didn't list it in the wardrobe, though the bottle did pass through my hands at one time.


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    I have one Q (Quiksilver) but need X and all digits except 3 and 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Quiproquo-never heard of it and now I'm curious!

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    for Y, there's exactly it, Y by YSL. Vintage is great-I haven't smelled the recent one. And then youth dew, which is cheap.

    Juxtapoz
    you're clearly missing the two big Mr K. Kouros and Knize Ten.
    Lol. I've tried them both... Just not right for me. I do have Body Kouros, but that's B.


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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Interesting, thought I would be missing more but I’m only missing Q and X.
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    Missing A, L, M, Q, R, U, W, X, Y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    For Q, I have Quorum, but I'm not fond of it. Same goes for Z (Zino), and Y (Yatagan, Yohji pour Homme). I'll have to look for replacements.
    For Z, I would suggest Zizanie de Fragonard.
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    Redneck

    good point on the D. In Italian, the expression has lost its d-so we would say it that way. I suspect the same is true of French, another romance language.

    As for numbers, if you count the Histoires de parfums, plenty to choose from for number 1, in particular 1740.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I’m short of ‘Y. I suppose I could look for Yatagan. Any other worthy contenders?

    Three suggestions:

    Yuzu Ab Irato
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    good point on the D. In Italian, the expression has lost its d-so we would say it that way. I suspect the same is true of French, another romance language.
    In French it's a separate word, apart from the Latin phrase. Means "misunderstanding." Odd name for a perfume.

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    What a peculiar thread this is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
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    for Y, there's exactly it, Y by YSL. Vintage is great-I haven't smelled the recent one. And then youth dew, which is cheap.
    Actually, the Mrs. and I have Youth Dew, but we haven’t opened it yet. Y sounds like it’s not for me, but I forgot I do have YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration.
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    The only digits I have are 2 (24 Faubourg) and 3 (31 Rue Cambon) so doubt I will ever get those filled up!

    V seems like it will eventually get filled. Z, I'm not so sure about. I have yet to see any Z fragrance I wanted to buy. Or many at all.

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    Default Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    l have thought about this in terms of which letter pops up the most in my wardrobe: out of 66 fragrances, 14 begin with S.

    l don't own any beginning with K, Q, W, X, Y or Z (although l do have a sample of one beginning with K).

    Out of all those l've tried or previously owned, only X & Q are unrepresented.
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    Got them all covered. Numbers though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I have one Q (Quiksilver) but need X and all digits except 3 and 9.
    Xeryus (or even Xeryus Rouge) is a good one.

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    My collection is small, and several letters make multiple appearances, so I'm missing quite a few: E, F, G, H, K, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, to be precise.

    I have a lot of Ls and Ns though.



    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I must have a mini of Quelques fleurs-or perhaps not, but that's an idea. For X, I doubt I'd go for the Clive Christian. Not a fan of Xeryus, though. Waiting for somebody to do something...

    And for Z, it came to mind I do have a little bottle of Zino Davidoff-so I'd call that covered. Looking at a book index, I notice Zibeline. My little ebay bottle is completely ruined though. But that would be the one to go for. Looking at said book index, for V there's also Vol de nuit, not to mention Vent Vert. And for Q there's Patou Que sais je? of which I have a mini.

    cacio
    I have Ormonde Jayne's Qi for Q. It's a gorgeous green tea and osmanthus fragrance.




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