How can I improve my fragrance collection?


Super Member
Sep 9, 2018
Hello everyone, Zhang Fan here with another question. Sorry, it is long! I am almost finished with my collection. I finally want to have about 80 perfumes. Except the ones I will consider to sell, I have 72.

I want to know, are there some perfumes I should sell? If the quality is not high enough, maybe I should sell it. Or some I should buy? So far, there is room for two more in every season. Maybe there are some which are suitable for me. Or some kinds I am missing. Both are helpful!

Thank you!


Balenciaga Le Dix (1947)

Chanel No. 5 (1921)

Chanel No. 19 (1971)

Givenchy III (1970)

Givenchy Insense (1993)

Gucci No. 1 (1974)

Guerlain Apres l’Ondee (1906)

Guerlain Chamade (1969)

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (1962)

Guerlain Habit Rouge (1965)

Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle (1983)

Guerlain Jicky (1889)

Guerlain Mitsouko (1919)

Guerlain Nahema (1979)

Guerlain Vetiver (1961)

Jacomo Silences (1978)

Jean Patou 1000 (1972)

Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo (1993)


Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916)

Aramis Havana (1994)

Boucheron Pour Homme (1991)

Chanel Cristalle (1974)

Chanel No. 19 Poudre (2011)

Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

Creed Royal Water (1997)

Dior Eau Sauvage (1966)

Diorella (1972)

Diorissimo (1956)

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (1994)

Dunhill for Men (1934)

Eau d’Hermes (1951)

Eau de Guerlain (1974)

Monsieur de Givenchy (1959)

Nicolai Odalisque (1989)

Penhaligon’s Sartorial (2010)

Yves St. Laurent Y (1964)


Caron No. 3 (1985)

Chanel No. 22 (1922)

Dior Bois d’Argent (2004)

Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2012)

Dunhill Edition (1984)

Esprit d’Oscar (2011)

Guerlain L’Instant (2003)

Guerlain Samsara (1989)

Guerlain Vol de Nuit (1933)

Hermes 24, Faubourg (1995)

Hermes Caleche (1961)

Lanvin Arpege (1927)

Le Galion Special for Gentlemen (1947)

Madame Rochas (1960)

Monsieur Rochas (1969)

Nicolai New York Intense (2014)

Nicolai Number One Intense (2010)

Nicolai Patchouli Intense (2009)


Boucheron Jaipur Homme (1997)

Boucheron Pour Femme (1988)

Chanel Egoiste (1990)

Dior Homme Intense (2007)

Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur (2000)

Givenchy Gentleman (1974)

Guerlain Heritage (1992)

Guerlain L’Heure Bleue (1912)

Guerlain L’Instant Pour Homme edp (2005)

Guerlain Shalimar (1925)

Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige (2000)

Molinard Habanita (1921)

Nicolai Sacrebleu Intense (2008)

Rouge Hermes (2000)

Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan (1993)

Serge Lutens Chergui (2001)

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille (2003)

Van Cleef & Arpels First (1976)​


Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Very little to add from this collection, but also that great and well diversified to ever consider/recommend selling either, a few or even more of these.
Irrespective which ones you decide to ultimately keep, would personally advise to keep most of the classic Chanel, Guerlain, Lutens and Caron fragrances, with Le Dix and Silences by Jacomo as elegant and versatile wildcards that enrich in fragrance wardrobe in an uncommonly, non-generically luxurious classy way.

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