I have OCD ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and collecting is often a part of this. I am surprised that I do not see more postings about OCD. When I first discovered BN I was going to find a signature scent, and maybe two more. I like odd numbered amounts , also part of my OCD. Well, now I have over 30 scents, transferred all my decants to the same exact 15 or 30 ml atomizers, made a container to hold them and have them all alphabetized. More OCD. The full bottles are neatly in order too, and for a couple of favorites I have back ups, even though I know I probably will ever finish the first bottle, and know I can never use up all the scents I have. I am glad I don't want to collect perfume bottles on top of this. The addiction part for me is being is the elated feeling from ordering samples then anxiously awaiting the mail to come, and being excited when it does. Then, awaiting a larger 15- or 30 ml decant to arrive or a full or partial bottle of any I want to keep in my wardrobe. I could have worse obsessions. Years ago I got focused on gem stones and they needed to be top grade. These are really expensive. I had to have a white diamond, yellow diamond, brown diamond, then a stone of each color, Ruby, blue Sapphire, green Emerald, and one of each class of lesser known gems. I spent way over my budget and got myself in trouble maxing out several credit cards etc. Addiction again. I do not see me going down that road here as I have tried now over sixty scents and 'only' wanted to keep thirty.
I also check this site out first thing each day. Addiction again. I read what's for sale or trade, the new reviews for the day, male and just starting forums etc.
Some people with OCD wash their hands 50 times a day, or check the locks on their doors 30 times before they can go out, many collect and hoard various items, and I at present , collect and enjoy colognes. If I overspend I know I am in trouble and the obsession and addiction will win out. Thanks for your ear. Sam