Originally Posted by hednic
Unfortunately one rarely never knows if or when a scent will be altered until it happens. In principle I get your drift.
I just bought 4 x 125 ml of YSL Rive Gauche, because I was told it was being reformulated into something worse - but I already have frags enough for the next 15 years, so I will stop this madness.......
I guess you with 1200+ bottles in your collection shouldn't even consider buying backup bottles - even if you use a new frag 4 times a day and overspray with 8-10 sprays, your collection will last you 3 lifetimes.........
Originally Posted by Oupavoc
I agreed with hednic, I normally don't backup unless I absolutaly love it. But even then, I've been getting rid of my backup for other fragrance. Theres to many out there to experience. So to me it doesn't make sense to backup anymore. If the scent gets discontinued, I enjoy what I have and move on to the next best thing.
I agree - even though my collection still is at a modest level, I will stop buying backups, they will end up being 10 years old before I even start to use them - and then maybe will end up being worse than if I bought a new reformulated version of it
Originally Posted by mikesc
Worrying about reformulations can get expensive if you are going to stock up on what you like. Then again I usually buy the biggest bottle available of whatever I love and at this rate of collecting will probably never finish what I have.
Originally Posted by laph
I kind of agree but I find it hard to get through the fragrances I already have without backups. The only one I've recently made a point of purchasing is MCM Twenty Four Evening and that's only because it's discontinued.
I also always buy the biggest bottle available - hence I have 25 # 200 ml bottles, 6-8 150 ml bottles of the more popular designer frags, 18-20 125/120 ml, and the rest are 100 ml/90 ml and 75 ml bottles and only 75 ml because I couldn't buy a size larger than that.