Never even thought about it.
I did this today. I went through all my purchase histories on the various sites where I have bought frags and totalled up the value. It wasn't to0 bad actually - £1300 ($2000). But being that this is all in the space of 5 months, since I started collecting, now is the time to stop and enjoy what I have, do some more sampling and maybe not purchase any more until Summer. I said on another thread, that I have friends that spend £4000 +
($6150) on one wrist watch, so my £1300 on my whole frag collection doesn't seem too bad.
Anybody else got an idea of how much their prized collection cost them?
Never even thought about it.
But some people gamble & drink & do drugs....
Don't want to know the actual amount as I'd probably get sick - but it's definitely six figures.
Adjusted for inflation, the value increase and/or depreciation of the existing collection, its rarity, backup bottles, matching gift sets containing at least a fragrance bottle also included- I'd rate it anywhere in between a bit over a thousand and a few thousand at most (the currency used in calculations being USD, but may as well be EUR, CHF or GBP).
The inability to ship will affect the value?
Probably about $850. It's shocking as I add up all the "cheapies" I bought. But, smokers spend $2000 a year on their habit and no one gives them any flak.
About $20,000 last year... Don't tell my wife! Goal it to try to keep it under $3,000 this year if possible. Only about a dozen fragrances I can think of that I still want at the moment - and many of those I just can't seem to get anyway. trying to set a limit of a few hundred bucks / month. And soon, hopefully, there won't be anything that I can get that I want.
Nah...I leave that to my debit / credit card company and I trust their math skills
I do, because I'm a proud spreadsheet nerd.
I keep a ranked Numbers worksheet in my Mac of the fragrances that I've tried, brief notes on each and what I paid. Yes, this can get crazy expensive and there are many other expenses in this household that take precedence. I only have a few FBs, but love the freedom of exploring a variety of samples without being tied to an expensive bottle, which I could tire of or find a better version of, later down the line.
Be careful of justifying expenses by comparing yours with others, as you may not know a friend's true income, savings or debt. I wouldn't want you to go down with someone else's ship.
Have fun with samples, if you're not ready for going cold turkey! Good luck.
I was going to respond that I did not spend too much money.
Then I started adding it up. I have a thousand dollars in Tom Ford. Probably another grand in designer fragrances.
I guess $2000 is not that bad.
Vintage Kouros rocks
I could probably buy a car with it. But I don't want a car.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
I'd rather not - I may cry.
I told myself at Christmas ABSOLUTELY NO MORE PURCHASES OF FRAGS TILL SUMMER....Well, it's February and I've only managed to pick up 6...hmm, glad it's going so well....
In the immortal words of Bartleby, I would prefer not to.
It's somewhere between $5-7k I'd guess. I'm not brave enough to get an exact figure....
Just a few hundred bucks at this point, including numerous samples ordered off the net.
Right now there's about 3-4 frags I'd like to get... a couple I'll probably buy, and a couple others I hope to get via swaps.
Otherwise, I plan on keeping this hobby/interest under control. I want to have a reasonable number of frags I really like, and can wear at least once every couple of weeks.
----- People laugh at me because I'm different.... I laugh at them because they're all the same -----
each time a thread like this pop up, i do a mental calculation of the collection and somehow another zero sneak in the total eachtime
AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.
Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
and many more niches up for split...
I'm afraid I can't do that...It may give me a heart attack
I've decided to put brakes on my purchases for some time but I guess it is only possible if I stop visiting this forum
Currently on my Rotation:
1. Cartier D'un Soir
2. Loewe Essencia
3. Bergamotto Marino
4. Herb Alpert Listen
8. Pal Zileri No 18
0. Kenzo Homme
ive bought close to 20 bottles since last summer. not too bad. seeing how most of them have been discounted either from my job or online, id estimate it under $500 for six months, >$1000 for an entire year if i keep going at that pace. since ive kept my "buy list" a lot smaller now i see it being even less from here on out (wishful thinking).
I keep a chronological log of everything I have ever bought and sold since beginning this "hobby," with a grand total at the bottom. It isn't pretty.