Originally Posted by Dailey
I have 30 in my current collection and whilst I like every single one, I only really love 2 of them. Only 2 fill me with that sense of real pleasure. FYI the 2 are Fahrenheit and Gucci Pour Homme II. I want to love everything I own, so I am going to be far more selective moving forward, when buying full bottles. I think I just got carried away. No regrets though - loving the journey.
Interesting thoughts, and I know the feeling. With a wardrobe of about the same size, I've been a bit more fortunate - I'd say a good third to a half of mine are ones I'd describe as loving (but then, I've done an awful lot of sampling before buying, with very few blind buys). Regarding the idea of wanting to "love everything", that's not an ambition for me, as there are many times when I just want something that is pleasant without being fantastic, and I just want to be fresh rather than impressively-perfumed.
One that springs to mind is Lagerfelt Classic (I only have a 5ml miniature, but I will get a full bottle). To me that's a nice powdery scent, which helps continue the nice clean feeling after a shower - I'll never "love" it, but that kind of fragrance will always have a place for me.
Another is Body Shop White Musk, which is a comfortable fragrance that again works well when I don't want to smell "perfumed", but I do want to be clean and fresh.
So, there will always be room in my wardrobe for a range of "like but don't love" fragrances, especially when they're cheap ones.