Now that Basenotes are down and fragrantica seems to be quiet I thought I would ask you guys in here how many fragrances you have in your den and in your steady rotation ?
Do you split your frags into seasons or do you just use them all year round, when you're in the mood for it ?
I tend to think that I should be able to use any fragrance, any time, any season - no matter what, but I still end up preferring to use my tobacco, leather, musky & heavy sweeter fragrances in the colder part of the year and the lighter, citrus based fresh & aquatic fragrances in the warmer part of the year.
I have been updating my fragrance collection ever since I found badger & blade and then base notes in early September 2011.
Currently I have 18 bottles - niche as well as designer frags on order - and my current number of fragrances just passed the 260 mark this week.
Definitely have a couple of frags I prefer to use during the warmer reason - for instance Creed Millesime Imperial, Creed Virgin Island Water, Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur, Chanel Allure Edition Blanche, Dior Homme Sport, Chanel Allure Sport, Perry Ellis Red/Aqua Di Gio, Aqua Fahrenheit, Polo Blue & Bvlgari Aqua Marine just to name a few of my favorites for the warmer weather.
Of course you can also use them during the winter season - but these frags are lighter in structure and for me seem to disappear faster in colder water, which is why I prefer to use them in the warmer part of the year.
I try to keep all my frags in a drawer in a room, where it's pretty steady temperature, not to warm - and of course no exposure to light - in order to keep my frags as fresh for as long a time as possible. They say 36 months on the frags, but I think you can easily get 5-6 years out of them before some of them turn, and maybe even 12-15 years depending on what frag it is.
How many frags do you have in your regular rotation ?
Do you prefer designer over niche - why ? - price or ?