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    Relieved!

    post #1 of 24
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    At the beginning of my exploration of niche scent, and not a few Designer scents as well, I was becoming increasingly concerned because I was falling in love with nearly every fragrance I sniffed.  True story.

     

    However, now, I've begun to find some things I am not such a fan of and that is a major relief.  I thought I was going to have to go into major debt, or worse, demonstrate extreme self-control, in order to keep from buying everything I smelled.

     

    Has anyone else had this experience?  Truly, it was a little frightening.

    post #2 of 24
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    Originally Posted by danieq View Post

    At the beginning of my exploration of niche scent, and not a few Designer scents as well, I was becoming increasingly concerned because I was falling in love with nearly every fragrance I sniffed.  True story.

     

    However, now, I've begun to find some things I am not such a fan of and that is a major relief.  I thought I was going to have to go into major debt, or worse, demonstrate extreme self-control, in order to keep from buying everything I smelled.

     

    Has anyone else had this experience?  Truly, it was a little frightening.

     

    I was liking a lot of new stuff too. Got heavy into buying decants and didnt spend all that much. The ones i liked i noted and the ones i didnt i swapped so i could try even more fragrances. as i went along i found many that were very similar and didnt warrant owning both, and found the various types that i liked better than others. Sampling is the way too go, and tastes can change a lot based on one sniff. Interlude man got me hooked on incense and now sampling Avignon, CDG 2MAN, Gucci PH I

    post #3 of 24
    Thankfully, in my case, I have a clear picture now of what I want in my collection and what I will buy. It wasn't that clear when I first started many years ago.
    post #4 of 24

    I felt the same. Nowadays I'm going back to some real great designer scents.

    post #5 of 24
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    Originally Posted by Pedro A View Post

    I felt the same. Nowadays I'm going back to some real great designer scents.

    Trouble is -- most of them have been reformulated. Can't imagine you mean 'new' ones.

    post #6 of 24

    Though I did not like everything I smelt ( some made me want to heave )  - I liked so much perfume - so many different ones - when I first got into this ,that I spent far too much money very quickly. It's frightening in a way  - the rush is good though. *LOL* 

    post #7 of 24

    I wanted to blind buy a few times when I first started, um, not a good idea. lol. I would think I that liked something, only to realize I hated it later on.

    post #8 of 24

    Yup, blind buying is a real gamble. Not a good idea ! 

    post #9 of 24

    I try to only buy cheapies..

    Bogart- Lapidus and so on

    post #10 of 24

    It's so funny . I think I have sniffed hundreds of scents, bought probably a hundred or more but despite everything ......all my moaning and groaning about the state of Chanel No .5 - I go back to it. That and Mitsouko . Everything else comes and goes but those two are forever with me. I would panic if I ran out of those two. So after all these years I learnt - the hard way - that I have many passing phases. They're good phases but damned expensive ones too. 

    post #11 of 24

    Speaking strictly about my personal case, I think that, one of the advantages/benefits of the fragrance hobby is that, along with experience and with trial and error/hit and miss options, clarity, more defined, more structured opinions about one's preferences come along. The more I tested, the more I got to know what I really liked and what I didn't. 

    post #12 of 24
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    Originally Posted by hednic View Post

    Thankfully, in my case, I have a clear picture now of what I want in my collection and what I will buy. It wasn't that clear when I first started many years ago.


     Forgive me if I am a long way off here hednic but you don't give me the impression that you have had to "demonstrate extreme self control" in your fragrance purchasing...

    post #13 of 24

    I got my share of some hiccups along the way but thankfully those were cheapies. Though I enjoy blind buying given that I have a set amount limit in mind.

    post #14 of 24

    That feeling comes and goes with me.

    post #15 of 24

    I experienced that to some degree too. I think what helps (at least for me) is that once you have sampled many different fragrances, you can begin to compare within categories and tell more precisely what you prefer. For example, you might think a new incense scent is good, but if you are comparing it against fifteen other incense scents you have already sampled, you will be able to tell more about what elements in it you do and don't like, and if you'd prefer to add it to your collection versus a different scent.

    post #16 of 24

    I never learn, even after buying 300 odd, i still rush to purchase, but somehow, off late, the buys have been pretty good.

     

    going house by house has helped me a bit...but getting samples of everything from a house nowadays is very difficult (& I never buy my samples happy.gif)

    post #17 of 24
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    Originally Posted by danieq View Post

    At the beginning of my exploration of niche scent, and not a few Designer scents as well, I was becoming increasingly concerned because I was falling in love with nearly every fragrance I sniffed.  True story.

     

    However, now, I've begun to find some things I am not such a fan of and that is a major relief.  I thought I was going to have to go into major debt, or worse, demonstrate extreme self-control, in order to keep from buying everything I smelled.

     

    Has anyone else had this experience?  Truly, it was a little frightening.

    It appears that you and I joined BN at about the same time (July of this year). Like you I suspect, I have been sampling like mad since then. I have worn a fragrance every day, and some days have worn more than one. As of now, I have found only 1 fragrance I genuinely did not like; and only 2 that I was "Meh" about. All others struck me as at least pretty good, if not outright winners.

     

    I had been thinking about asking other BNers if this is normal. Will follow this thread with interest.

    post #18 of 24