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    Default How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    As for me I sell on average 4 - 5 bottles x month as instead of sampling I mostly blind buy full bottles.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I would have no place for all them haha, I felt anxiety with about 80 different fragrances lol never could decide what to wear with that many choices... face palm lol!
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    I never sold one! But dont have that many
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    never sold any but gave a few stinkers away
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    The only bottles I've departed with was one I included in a swap and a couple I gave away to my kids.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I have given away, sold, or disposed of the majority of fragrance bottles I have ever purchased. My goal is to only accept into my life those that I really love, both in regard to fragrance and everything else.

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    I sell backup bottles on occasion. I sometimes purchase fragrances I like only to realize rather quickly I may not get to wear it anytime soon because my collection is growing too large. So sometimes I sell, but that doesn't mean I don't love it or don't have more of the same lol
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I sold only the ones that I did not like, naturally. I sold MKK very recently, for example.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I lost several bottles in a move years ago, but other than that, I still have all of them. Finished bottles get put in drawers and used as sachets.

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    Never sold any, but gave away some.. I'm at a point now where too many is just over doing it for me.. I'm looking to trim down, and only keep at least 5-10 solid fragrances in my rotation per year. No matter what good ones are released, I just can't keep more and not use them.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I have to admit I have never sold any fragrance since I first started collecting. I love the challenge of picking what to wear each day.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I have never sold a fragrance in my possession in 45 years, but over the decades have given away some to family members and close friends which were eventually replaced in my collection.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    So I think in this thread of how many people have kept all their fragrances, only 2 have actually done so despite 11 responses. lol

    ...so far.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Haven't done it. Usually give to family members.
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    I have all excepting perhaps a very few lost during moves or travel or whatever. But also have a box that is getting bigger of ones that are no loss to get rid of, but have just not got around to figuring how/where to sell that it's worth the time, if it is, and doing it..... Sometimes procrastination rules.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I have! Haven’t sold any or given any away.

    Unless you count fragrances originally purchased as gifts for people?
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by techt View Post
    As for me I sell on average 4 - 5 bottles x month as instead of sampling I mostly blind buy full bottles.
    Same here, but it's 1-3 every other month.
    I get tired of certain frags and roll them out of my collection.
    Living in the warm Atlanta climate makes wearing the heavier frags a challenge for more than a couple of months.
    Also, discovering that hidden gem is serendipitous.

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    Haven’t sold any. Gave away and trashed a few.

    It’s a collection. When you collect, you don’t give them up.

    Good thing, too. Years ago my wife gave me a new fragrance that I didn’t really like, so I just tossed it into the back of a drawer and forgot about it. Yohji Yamamoto, worth a fortune now. Glad I held onto it. What collecting is all about.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I have sold 3. Regretted selling one of them, two I did not. Generally, I just find it to be a pain. But I am planning on selling some this year. I am trying to shrink it down a little.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    No chance. I buy when there's a compelling case, but even then, sometimes you have to buy to try and it doesn't always work out.
    Currently wearing: Special No. 127 by Floris

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    Never sold any either. Have shared several with my wife though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have never sold a fragrance in my possession in 45 years, but over the decades have given away some to family members and close friends which were eventually replaced in my collection.
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    Naw. I've gotten rid of so many bottles over the years either via trade or sale or gift to one of my sons.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    I would have no place for all them haha, I felt anxiety with about 80 different fragrances lol never could decide what to wear with that many choices... face palm lol!
    Same, I keep a smaller collection which allows to have a large surplus of backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have never sold a fragrance in my possession in 45 years, but over the decades have given away some to family members and close friends which were eventually replaced in my collection.

    It's a great feeling and satisfaction to help others who share an interest fragrance who have not gone as far in their fragrance journey yet.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    I have to admit I have never sold any fragrance since I first started collecting. I love the challenge of picking what to wear each day.
    You have an amazing collection as a result, you have chosen very wisely
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    It's a great feeling and satisfaction to help others who share an interest fragrance who have not gone as far in their fragrance journey yet.
    For sure.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    I would have no place for all them haha, I felt anxiety with about 80 different fragrances lol never could decide what to wear with that many choices... face palm lol!
    When I reached 100 bottles I felt the same way, now I keep around 50, getting rid of the ones that are not 4-5 star to me.

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    The only ones I didn't keep were blind buys that didn't work out. The ones I sampled first and decided to buy have stayed in my collection.
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    I haven’t. But I should move some things that are deserving a new home. I’m just a lazy ass.
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    Default Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Yes, I have given away, sold away plus donated others...
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