Originally Posted by grm215
That's what decants are for! I vary what I wear enough that I don't really need to own a full bottle of anything. For the more expensive full bottles that I do own (mostly Bonds) I sell decants to help defray the cost.
I agree with grm. Decants are the best way to enjoy a non affordable fragrance. Specially because what may be your dream today can transform into a nightmare after some uses. I`ve already loved and being crazy for some fragrances (Rousse is one example) that today I don`t like. With a decant you have a better amount to give a better test and see if it is or not a a FBW.
And you can always check for used bottles for a better price or auctions on ebay. I`ve bought on xmas my Jubilation XXV for half the price on ebay, for example.
I don`t know the size of your collection, but if you start shopping a lot there`s a point that you have enough fragrances to save some money for a time and buy a bottle in the future. I don`t believe that there`s anything that you can afford, but somethings you have to make some sacrifices to have them.
That`s why decants help you, since you can make a better analysis and see if it`s worth the sacrifice.
What I really hate is when I have the money but I cannot find anyone that ships it to me for a affordable price. To me this is worse than not being able to afford buying something that you want.