Originally Posted by Brielle87
...when you have so many fragrances, you do not have a perfume 'tray', nor 'drawer', but an armoire to accommodate all the scents. Then you realize there are still about 40+ bottles of extrait in the drawers of your vintage vanity. Oh and the box in the cellar filled with scents that have fallen from grace. Of course there is also the box in the closet, filled to the top with the ones that will eventually (hopefully) be sold/gifted. Also, there is the other drawer filled with the backups, two bottles of some favorites, of extra special scents. Then of course there are the boxes that are just too pretty to put away, so they are on top of the dresser, and vanity. I really could go on, but am just a little ashamed of myself.
Yes! And when you look at someone's (ahem...) wardrobe of nearly 300 bottles and think ".....someday!"
And when you do several series of testings: sniff from the bottle, sniff from the blotter, sniff from the 1/4 quadrant you have marked out on your forearm, sniffed from clothes (to get a better sense of the progression of the scent), and finally, having passed those tests, sniffed from an entire arm, and then, ta da!, sniffed from multiple spritzes to the extremities, chest, "private areas", hair, etc...And then maybe you'll buy more samples, a decant, or if you're really sticking your neck out, a full bottle!