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    Hello all!

    Do you also have the "problem" that you are TOO addicted to perfumes? Well, I have.
    I got 46 perfumes at the moment and I even want more! It's like what some girls have with
    their shoes: for every outfit one pair of shoes. I have this like: for every occasion one perfume.
    My money goes out to perfumes and the bad thing is that they are so expensive!

    I know that there are more people who are addicted to perfumes, but am I the only one who's just TOO addicted to it?

    Well, let me hear from you :P

    x Gaby

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    Hi Gaby.
    You can rest assured you are not alone !!.
    I think your scenario will be all too familiar with many of us.
    Welcome aboard - nice to have you here.

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    judging by how some people spend thousands upon thousands of dollars here weekly and monthly, I'm willing to bet that you're far far from being "Too addicted" compared to the lot in here.
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    This is a problem only if you're stressing your budget. If you are not a shopaholic for a lot products, then you simply have a passion for fragrance.

    This kind of interest is unusual amongst the general public, but within Basenotes you discover you are not peculiar at all.

    Many of us have learned to make the most of our money by buying only samples and decants, affording us a scent for every occasion without dropping big bucks on full bottles we may never use up. You can also swap decants and samples or bottles here or at makeupalley.com, so you can increase your fragrance wardrobe at minimal expense.

    Slow down and enjoy cultivating your interest, and you won't feel panicky about exploring this lovely facet of life. Most people here will tell you, take your time and sample, sample, sample. You are bound to discover many more frags you'll like, so buying full bottles will play less of a role.

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    hello thank you all for such lovely words.. i think im kinda panicking out for nothing :P its just that i got so much fragrances i like.. i am so happy that i can put it in a list otherwise i would go nuts!

    x

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    As long as you are enjoying it, it's no harm. When a hobby or obsession turns into something that makes you anxious or broke, then it's a problem.

    I'm with you in terms of wanting many, many different bottles, and so I often have to rationalize what I really NEED and then I come to my senses. I actually try to only buy bottles of limited edition scents, or ones that will be discontinued. You can save a lot money by buying decants instead of bottles. In the meantime, know that you are not alone, and always remember to keep it fun! If you get anxious thinking about this hobby, take a little break from it and when you come back you'll have a new perspective, and possibly even a greater appreciation for your fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'aventurier View Post
    As long as you are enjoying it, it's no harm. When a hobby or obsession turns into something that makes you anxious or broke, then it's a problem.

    I'm with you in terms of wanting many, many different bottles, and so I often have to rationalize what I really NEED and then I come to my senses. I actually try to only buy bottles of limited edition scents, or ones that will be discontinued. You can save a lot money by buying decants instead of bottles. In the meantime, know that you are not alone, and always remember to keep it fun! If you get anxious thinking about this hobby, take a little break from it and when you come back you'll have a new perspective, and possibly even a greater appreciation for your fragrances.
    I know what you mean But I am just addicted I guess... I like lots of perfumes and those bottles!! Oh what a candy for my eye

    I dont buy alot but I save money for perfumes alot.. And if I have 500 euro I just buy like 8 perfumes...

    x

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    Welcome! Has perfume been a lifelong love for you or is this a newer interest?

    There is so much to love about fragrance: the fun of smelling something new; the mental stimulation of thinking about the notes and progression; the pleasure of learning about the art of perfumery; the collecting of esthetically pleasing bottles; and of course, the joy of having a delightful scent wafting around you-- and sharing it with those you love.

    Add to that the fun of exploring perfume in a community of like-minded people, and what's not to love?

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    Welcome to Basenotes ! I think you'll enjoy your time here with like minded people who love fragrance. It's a hobby like any other hobby . Fragrance is so interesting - notes,bottle design ,perfumer's house history........... Enjoy !
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    I explained it to my husband thusly: It's everything that you'd find with wine tasting (the history, the artistic presentation, the sensual subtleties) without the trouble. (Getting drunk, damaging your liver, going through a whole bottle in one night!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouCanCallMeMo View Post
    I explained it to my husband thusly: It's everything that you'd find with wine tasting (the history, the artistic presentation, the sensual subtleties) without the trouble. (Getting drunk, damaging your liver, going through a whole bottle in one night!)
    Yes ! And fragrance also involves alcohol except we apply it to our skin instead of in our mouths !
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
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    Too!
    Last edited by hammersj; 6th December 2009 at 06:53 AM.

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    Haha well I think of perfume almost 24/7 (like 17 hrs a day)... I have "only" 46 now but I think I will get more... Almost X-MAS you know...

    x

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    I go through phases where I want to own every fragrance ever made.

    Then I look at my bank account

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammersj View Post
    Only 46?
    My feelings exactly. I figured he either left off the third digit or he's a noob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouCanCallMeMo View Post
    I explained it to my husband thusly: It's everything that you'd find with wine tasting (the history, the artistic presentation, the sensual subtleties) without the trouble. (Getting drunk, damaging your liver, going through a whole bottle in one night!)
    You are so right!

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    For me this addiction or better phrased PASSION is something i'm born with. If anyone comments on my passion in a negative way it's easily explained by asking them what they spend money on. Most have something. Like clothing, shoes and bags or homedecorating. I neither smoke or drink (which is very ok to do indeed, nothing against that other than the smell of cigarettes ..), my only real passion is perfume. And as long as I can afford it without getting into financial trouble. I see no problem than continue buying, selling, swapping all my beloved perfumes. Because it's my "holy grale" passion.
    Last edited by MissMagic; 15th November 2009 at 06:20 PM.

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    I just have trouble with the selling/swapping part of the deal. I really hate to let one go. I rarely buy a scent that I don't absolutely love.

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    Sorry for bumping this thread again, but I lately self-diagnosed the "clearest" sign of addiction, since browsing a few online shops specialized in niche, discontinued, vintage or other hard to find frags, I realized that I could spend on my "dream wardrobe" amounts ranging of cash ranging up to 14200 GBP and 16370 EUR (each! NOT "either, or") , without even hesitating, regretting or going back. But, in my defense, the amounts which would buy a two mid-sized cars a piece or one entry-level luxury car, if added, are at least partly justified, because after I have spent them, I will not just have all (or most) of the fragrance products, but also in the quantities needed to last me for 5-10 lifetimes, without (at least I assume this) me needing to repurchase backup bottles ANY frag ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Sorry for bumping this thread again, but I lately self-diagnosed the "clearest" sign of addiction, since browsing a few online shops specialized in niche, discontinued, vintage or other hard to find frags, I realized that I could spend on my "dream wardrobe" amounts ranging of cash ranging up to 14200 GBP and 16370 EUR (each! NOT "either, or") , without even hesitating, regretting or going back. But, in my defense, the amounts which would buy a two mid-sized car a piece or one entry-level luxury car, if added, are at least partly justified, because after I have spent them, I will not just have all (or most) of the fragrance products, but also in the quantities needed to last me for 5-10 lifetimes, without (at least I assume this) me needing to repurchase backup bottles ANY frag ever again.

    Ken, no dandy worth his salt ever regretted going into debt for his clothes, his perfume or his pursuit of pleasure. LOL!

    Those of us who cannot be so devil-may-care must carefully buy what we can and save up for those things we desire...or have family members buy them!

    Each person has his passion. My husband has his "tech toys."
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    My collection stands at 30, down from 60. I am back on the wagon, after a Christmas binge. I will limit to one a month, or a "sell to buy policy". And yes, I am working toward a budget. If I have a decent cash surplus before payday, I will consider one. Otherwise, it's off-limits!
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    I can identify with addiction to the juice, but the downturn in the economy has enabled me to curb much of my spending on these elixirs. I also refrain from buying any expensive fragrances, sticking to the mass produced commercial fragrances, and bargain classics. My brief foray into the expensive niche fragrances didn't appease me as I find most do not have holding power--one of my hallmarks for a fragrance keeper. I have learned to "just say no."

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    A good way to save some money, yet still enjoy fragrances,is not to buy perfumes unsniffed!

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    My new years resolution has been to limit my 'drobe to 10 fragrances at any one time, if I want a new one I'd need to swap/sell a bottle to make room. It's been extremely difficult thus far, but rewarding nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warlandsboy View Post
    My new years resolution has been to limit my 'drobe to 10 fragrances at any one time, if I want a new one I'd need to swap/sell a bottle to make room. It's been extremely difficult thus far, but rewarding nonetheless.

    That's a great concept! I don't like the idea though of losing one for another...

    It's a sacrifice..

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    I think managing one's budget is important, even if it is just buying perfumes. As long as you are not put out of pocket buying perfumes, you should be ok. I myself, am new to buying scents, and now I am hooked. I thought about it and have a rule put in place to alleviate guilt:- never buy anything till you get compliments from wearing the samples!

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    I'm certainly addicted - but I'm glad it's "only" perfumes...
    since I have been collecting perfume vessels for 30 years now, my collections is still growing - and I think it'll never stop.
    It's a hobby - and relatively harmless - in comparison to other "drugs" (perfumes are my drugs...).
    Of course, people think I'm a weirdo...and I must admit that I sometimes spend too much time reading about new scents etc., surfing the net in search of perfume-news etc.- when I could do somethig more useful (for my family or myself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I just have trouble with the selling/swapping part of the deal. I really hate to let one go. I rarely buy a scent that I don't absolutely love.
    I feel you.
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