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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    I know I have too many when, I pick out a bottle to see I haven't worn it in three years, according to my Basenotes, wardrobe "counter".
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    I think 100 bottles, every time I've reached that number I start selling, now I am sitting at 50 bottles.
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    I rotate through my entire wardrobe, decants and samples in less than a year by wearing two different frags a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    I rotate through my entire wardrobe, decants and samples in less than a year by wearing two different frags a day.
    I genuinely feel anxious even thinking about that.

    Some people are clearly wired differently to others on this matter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I genuinely feel anxious even thinking about that.

    Some people are clearly wired differently to others on this matter!
    I understand. My reasoning is if I don't wear them why would I own them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    I understand. My reasoning is if I don't wear them why would I own them?
    Totally. I'm impressed by your discipline in rotating your collection this way. It's much better than never wearing 90% of what one owns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I genuinely feel anxious even thinking about that.

    Some people are clearly wired differently to others on this matter!
    I feel anxious when I have a lot of samples despite having very few bottles! Although, NOT sampling anything isn't really a choice - it's the best way to explore. I have two bottles and a few decants and a dozen or so samples I still need to work through, and that is beyond my comfort zone! I would like to add another bottle in the somewhat near future and sit at 3 full bottles with no decants, ideally. I'd be very surprised if I break the 4-bottle mark again this year.

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    By restricting myself to a niche range, I paradoxically feel free. When I know I already have the best, I never experience FOMO. As long as they keep pumping out fragrances, I will be sampling and adding ones that I love to my wardrobe. The rules are simple, so more of my mental energy can be used for other things.

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    For me, 60 is my max. I get anxious with more than that.
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    Depends on one's appetite. The only problem I can see is limited time (disregarding limited space, funds and so on for a moment).

    Personally, I could easily live with a few of my favourites or indeed no perfume at all, I did the latter for most of my life, but I enjoy my smelly collection and am not currently starving, so.... I haven't bought anything new in a while either and some of my fumes will only get more expensive. If I don't enjoy something I sell it but it doesn't happen that often these days (not blind buying can do that). As for a certain number, I don't get that fixation at all. If I had a garage with Hednic's collection in it, I'd be very happy!

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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Too many bottles? But spending too much on things I don’t need is my hobby!

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    1 bottle for how many years you think you still have to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersmellgood View Post
    1 bottle for how many days you think you still have to live
    FTFY.

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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    All depends on the perspective. One is too many, and 1,000 isn’t enough. There is a reason we are on these boards, and how you make sense of your hobby, and how you let it develop would differ from person to person.

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    Between fragrances and dress/casual shirts I think I have enough for a few humans each hahahahaha, don’t worry about how much is too much just enjoy this marvelous hobby!
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    I'm at a little over 100 bottles. My "ideal" would be around 50 - BUT I do like to wear everything I have, at least every once in a while. I sometimes get a hoarder feeling and that's not a feeling I particularly enjoy.

    I've got a lot of cheapie classics that I love, several of which I've later acquired a vintage formulation of. In almost every case, the difference between vintage and current has been pretty marginal. So I try to be careful with the vintage "rabbit hole".
    Spray less, love more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    FTFY.
    Lol

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    Up to 65 FB about 15 of those rarely worn impulse blind buys that wish I could do over and bypass.
    Have switched to buying 9 or 15 ml. decants.
    Always... I mean most of the time.... I mean some of the time
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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    1.Pick 41 scents. 2.Decant 10 ml. 3 Put the bottles up for sale.
    Any further purchases do 2 and 3 with 1 of the remaining 50 bottles.

    so my choice

    Investigate the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings of hoarding.
    Write down the pros and cons.
    I did that and decided that the pleasure of owning a scent is most important part of my pleasure. Ownership of the bottle is less important.
    Scarcity is an illusion. Unlearn it.

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    For most people 10 is too many! So i stopped counting after 11

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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    If you need to ask yourself how many is too many, then you already have too many.

    “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Probably around 40 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cologne Cabinet View Post
    If you need to ask yourself how many is too many, then you already have too many.
    This is very true. One bottle is more than enough.

    And yes, I have 105 bottles, samples and decants remaining. I have finished over 105 bottles, samples, and decants.

    So, back to the question, how many bottles are too many? If you have more than one.

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    I think when I got 80ish, I started feeling like I had too many. Not that I don't enjoy having unlimited scents, but it felt like too many of them were just sitting around and not in rotation.

    I don't know if I have an ideal number, 50-60 maybe a couple more sounds like a good #
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    Double
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    MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
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    I think 10 bottles is enough

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    I have noticed that I will get more bottles when I have more space to hide them away in the house. Then when I have to move, I will give away many. I need to reign it in again because I have bought 4 bottles this month and my favourite place to store them is FULL. Sometimes I do rethink the backup bottles, and the super rare bottles that I then do not wear often etc. I just cant bring myself to sell them.

    Moving countries with ALOT of perfume is incredible hard and stressful though
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    30 bottles would be plenty. I get anxiety when I look at my collection, and I only have around 160 bottles.

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    Default Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Still hovering around 50 bottles, some come in, some go out.
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    One bottle of Jack Daniels is one too many.
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