Originally Posted by Vivek
For me, it's really a compromise between price and likeness, if it's something that I only give 7/10, but if its £20, or if it's something I give 9/10 but its £120, i'm likely to snap up the 7/10 and hope it grows on me. Cologne Blanche has done so
In my case is more complex than that. I have to consider stuff like diminishing return, how often I am going to use it, for how long, etc etc But alot of times, buying cheaper stuff compromisng more expensive is never worth it and it is usually a waste of money. I had to learn that the hard way (i.e. owning 50 scents and using only 10)
As for any fragrance growon you... again, it is complicated. I do believe that people can have a strong hability of changing their paradigm to like something (of course this is between certain limits). Not wanting to change our taste is something different.
OTOH, I believe that no matter how much I like an EDT, I know that at some point I will either get tired of it or become indiferent to it (use it as a habit, not as an act of apreciation).