Originally Posted by trumpet_guy
Easily a third of my wardrobe I wouldn't purchase again, knowing what I
know now about my tastes in scents. Still, I might have enjoyed decants
of most of them, but unfortunately I now have fairly full bottles of 25
scents I almost never wear. Decants are the way to go. Sample a
scent through multiple, proper, full-day wearings and then decide which
ones you really like. My wardrobe would be easily half its size.
I could not agree with you more about extended testing first. I usually find there is a honeymoon period with a new fragrance. After the honeymoon is over the limitations of a fragrance usually become very noticeable to me. Unless I can get a full bottle for an absolute killer price, I'm inclined to get a decant first and evaluate the fragrance over an extended test.
Besides, how many of us will ever be able to use all of the juice we have? By Basenotes standards, I have a very modest collection, about 15 bottles and 16 decants and I figure most will go bad before I can use everything I've got, even if I don't get anything new over the next several years.