You know, often we are willing to buy a new bottle... In your case, how many days apart usually takes untill you buy another scent?
Looking for a (Partial) Bottle of
Paestum Rose, Ormonde Man
I'm now selling a few BN favs offsite: Reflection Man, 1270, L'Humaniste, etc.
At the moment every three or four months.
Bought about 2 a week since the New Year.
Currently averaging two a week but that number will soon taper as I get a few of the "must haves" out of the way and begin sampling a lot more before making a purchase.
My Top Ten:
1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
2: Guerlain - Jicky
3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
4: Guerlain - Shalimar
5: Knize - Knize Ten
6: Caron - Yatagan
7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme
Average for a full year is 50+ so once a week. Sad part is that now I would give away more than a half of those. And I did or am in that process. But knowledge is priceless. Everything even. Mind you, giving away full bottle to someone who actually cares (as opposed to just like it) is also priceless. But obtaining sample or a decant, even though it seems smart, has no charm whatsoever.
About one a week on average...
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
I go on buying sprees then I become dormant. I think its the AD.... Alzheimers... or is it?
It depends. I always have some things in mind and am always looking around. If I see something interesting at a very good price, I will get it. More expensive stuff, I plan on one bottle a month after sampling. Samples: at least three a month, but I don't pay for these.
An average, every month. Of course, months and months, even half a year, can pass before I buy anything. But when I do go shopping, it's usually 3-4, 5-6 or even more scents at once, so ultimately, it comes down to a month on an average.
Depends on how many (good) samples I am being tempted with.
Usually, I try to sell off things I don't like first or use-up overstocked fragrances and so on. Then I will buy if something catches my eye. Right now it's approx one every couple of months or so, but that also includes stuff that I may later get rid of.
On average about 5-10 bottles per month.
Every three days (2x/wk), but I'm a brand-new beginner building my collection and buy mostly inexpensive vintage.
Once the dust settles, probably 1-2 bottles per month with plenty of samples interspersed.
It totally depends on my mood to be honest and more importantly where in the world I am as I do have to travel . Obviously in countries where choice is limited etc, my buying goes down to pratically zero . My husband would like to live in a place where choice is very limited online and in stores ! *LOL*
Last edited by Mimi Gardenia; 4th July 2012 at 04:30 AM.
The more experienced I get with fragrances, the harder I find it to buy something new. Before I used to buy everything and anything but now I'm happy with decants, which saves me money. After all, I'd get bored of a 100ml bottle before I get half way through it.
I buy 2-3 perfumes for each season: fall/winter and spring/summer. So that makes it a fragrance every 2 months. But then, I would buy a fragrance if I get bored with what I have or I just happen to stumble upon it. The latter is getting harder and harder because it's hard to find scents which don't smell like anything else I already have.
3-5 a year now, on average. Down from 1 a month. I've not acquired the collector mindset & have started to focus a little more on fragrance wearability & versatility factors, restricting the weirder stuff to samples & small decants.
Not very often as budget doesn't allow it..focusing more on samples atm.
"Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom." "It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel." Proverbs.
Two per month as an average.
At the moment, a full bottle every two months (some of them used from ebay or from other perfumistas) + 3-4 small decants (sums up as well, as some of the decants are more expensive frags like Tom Ford Private Line or Guerlain Exclusive Lines...).
I'm so envious of people who buy every week or more than once a month! I'd do that, too, if I could afford it. Sadly, though, we have to eat and I have to feed my kids ... which means about one new bottle every season for me now. I do buy decants, but I'm keeping my FB purchases to backing up my existing favourites and for anything I really, really fall in love with. Unfortunately, I fall in love very easily!
every few weeks at the moment
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Wanted: 5 original grey Creed EDT caps for my 75ml testers.
1 original Silver Mountain Water cap for my 120ml bottle.
Playing catch up at the moment so I can have at least a dozen bottles by the end of the year. Already purchased two bottles this month and have another two coming in from FragranceX. Then I'll round down to one or two bottles per season. Average used to be a new bottle every year, once I'd finished the old bottle.
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I'm just starting, and I've bought 5 bottles over the past month or so and I have three more on order. After that, it should drop to about one a month until I reach 12-15.
Depends on what I can afford and what grabs me. Sometimes months will pass before the purchase, then it could be one or two a month.
I plead the 5th.
These days, I'm very prudent as my wardrobe is almost complete. Last year, I added five new fragrances and they were all during the last quarter (but I also gradually ejected exactly the same number during this time). I now prefer spending the best part of the calendar year testing, musing and short-listing before going wild.
At this stage, I buy one bottle a year.
What can I say? I'm freaky logical. My wardrobe serves me well and decants cover plenty of ground.
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I go through stages. Months can pass without buying a single bottle, then I can buy 2 or 3 bottles at once.