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    Default A Matter of Purchaser Discrimination

    Go into your Wardrobe. Compare the number of owned bottles/decants to the number of total perfumes tried.

    For example, I own 12 out of 148 tested (give or take the odd few I've forgotten about). I consider that pretty discriminating consumption -- and of course we all like to consider ourselves highly discerning perfumistas. But are you really?
    Last edited by Hide & Reason; 7th October 2009 at 08:11 AM.

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    Umm.... 29 out of 39. blind bought almost everything, unloaded 10. lol :\

    Edit: Actual test list may be somewhere around 70ish.
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    My wardrobe isn't very accurate....but lets say 57 out of 150

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    Mine is about 63 out of 150 (some scents are not listed). However, I do lots of blind buy due to the lack of tester for some scents. I don't think I'm highly discriminating as I haven't got the ability to remember the details of scents I've tried.

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    If you can't remember it, it's probably supposed to be forgettable, zliang. True bottleworthies will at the very least capture your imagination and stick in your memory.

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    I didn't update my wardrobe recently, so one should at least add a few dozens or almost a 100 titles more in the "tested" (sadly not the "owned") section.

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    But for some (me!) there are plenty more on my wishlist that I can't afford at the moment. To do this accurately you need to add together the things you own and the things you plan on owning.
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    The wardrobe is still a mystery to me. I only put in the ones I have bought but they just show as 'tested' and I can't figure out how to move them . . . not that it really matters. I blind buy some but without getting into serious math and pulling out boxes I think I'm pretty discrimating, I always ask for lots of free samples when I order online or even in a store (25 years+ in Hong Kong, what can I tellya?) and have managed to avoid quite a few that looked good in reviews but didn't do it for me in the flesh.
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    185 tried.

    36 owned. (And some of those are mistakes. In a couple of months it'll be down to more like 28.)

    Nine serious wish list items that I'll buy eventually, taking me back to about 37.

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    Default Re: A Matter of Purchaser Discrimination

    23 out of 90 tried but to clarify only 5 of them were bought post-Basenotes involvement. So I guess Basenotes has made me more discriminating...

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    I'm at 18 out of 70, though I've tried more than that, I'm sure. I'm quicker to add a new bottle to my owned list than I am to add something I've tested to the test list.
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    9 out of 85. 4 were inexpensive blind buys, but I am very satisfied with 3 of them, and the other cost me like $15 and still serves an occasional purpose.

    Of course, the 85 on my test list are just the ones I have at least skin tested (probably 4/5 of them I have had a sample of). There are probably another 50-60 that I just tested on paper and didn't like it enough to try a wearing of it, or that I have tried on my skin but didn't feel i had a good handle on it yet.

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    5 out of 268 tried. Not bad, but I suspect the ratio is lower than others due to lack of funds more than anything else.
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    Im not very discerning and often go off of reviews here. I'll boil it down and say 1 in 4. Too many blind buys.
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    Hmm, 66 out of 720+ reviewed. (That doesn't count things I've tried that are not in the Basenotes Directory.) I'd say that's pretty picky, especially given the generous number of four and five star reviews I give out.

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    If I don't count those I'm going to be getting rid of soon it'll be 21 out of 268, or a 7% buy rate. Phrased differently, I buy about 1 in 14 scents I try.
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