I hardly ever set myself any limits, nor do I have a planned budget designed solely for scent purchases, but my usual trick is to simply have enough money at hand in my bank accounts, on my debit cards or in cash, so that I can indulge my passion almost every time I test a scent I might like
hednic, i remember reading a post where u said u bought vanille galante, how are u liking it?
Yes, I purchased this as soon as Hermes had it in its boutique. I personally like it, but I seem to remember that the general consensus was either lukewarm or people disliked it. It was going to be part of my collection in any case as I had to maintain the integrity of the Hermesessence line in my collection which now numbers 10.
I'm a binge fragrance buyer. Right now I'm in a buying streak, but doing a discount run because I'm kind of limited on funds at the moment. i might turn around and spend nothing for a few months to save for a really big splash purchase. I think the most I've ever spent in a 30 day period was in the neighborhood of $1,500 a few years ago when I bought a good number of Creeds and discontinued classics like Nobile and GBH VIP Special Reserve.
I don't spend as much as I used to, since I own everything I want right now (including back-ups and back-ups of back-ups of everything that is limited edition or in danger of being discontinued in my collection). But I do buy samples all of the time, especially of new stuff that comes out so I would estimate my spending per month amounts to something on the order of 50-60 dollars. But as recently as a year or so ago, it was several hundred dollars a month, because most of my favorites are niche.