I'm greedy. I have several Holy Grails, and I want more.Here's my obligatory caveat: It doesn't seem like a thread about the idea of finding a Holy Grail fragrance AFTER becoming an avid collector has been brought up, at least not in a while, on the female side, that is. (If I'm wrong and this is a pain in the pooter either IGNORE this, or please let me know--I've done only thread searches, not post searches, but can't find anything about this specifically.)
I think most of us have various reasons for becoming perfume fans, and collectors. But have any of you after getting the perfume bug, and possibly collecting for years ever actually found that ONE holy grail scent that might stop your perfume hunt? If it were true, that one scent epitomized how one might wish to smell thereafter, then what does that mean about collecting? Would that mean that the collection was indeed an attempt to find the HG?
Or have you thought you found your HG after collecting for a while, worn it for a while and then fell out of love with it? How does this love affair work for you?
What has sparked this is that I think I may have found a HG scent, but don't know whether it's an infatuation or not. It may be a late-summer love, but whatever the case, it has confused my sense of why I collect. I will always love fragrance, and probably always will collect and appreciate fragrance. But finding something that feels like such a good soul-match has honestly made me look at my collection differently. (For me, this scent is Carnal Flower, by the way, and it's hit me like a ton of bricks.) I wonder if anyone here has had the same, or similar self-questioning regarding their fragrances.
Any thoughts or experiences?