Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Last Weeks Winner: Only 65 comments last week.
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Saturday Question: What Brand Do You Have Most Fragrances From?
I know this Saturday Question can be looked at from a few different perspectives. No problem. Choose how you perceive the question and answer accordingly. You can talk most bottles including all your backups, most different fragrance names or you can include your samples & decants. There are other ways too. Please make sure you give us your answer motive as we as your answer.
I can answer both breadth of collection and number of bottles and decants with the same house. It far outstrips its nearest rival by dozens of bottles.
I have 5 boxes of most of the older collection and a complete drawer set aside for Shalimar. There are also around 20 of the modern gold/deep purple exclusives boxes that take up a whole shelf in the perfume room. Everything from a huge bee bottle of Cologne de Perfumer, through my vintage Shalimar, Mahora, Mitsouko and Vol de Nuits and on to the modern department store offerings Mon Guerlain, Dress Code and L’Homme Ideal. There are the set of Les Deserts d’Orient and Les Absolus d’Orient, Aqua allegories, EdC, Edt, EdP and extrait. There are always at least 3 in my current favourites tray and I reach for the brands products more than weekly.
There’s something about Guerlain. It’s historical memories of my Mum and her friends in Shalimar and my first Squirt Bitch job in a department store Guerlain was one of my brands. It’s own history and even now under the vast demystifying umbrella of LVMH they still often make fragrances head and shoulders above the rest. Not all of them are winners for me, in fact I’m finding more and more Guerlain is in complete disregard of its own legacy, yet I still can find things to love in their current selection and hopefully will always.