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    Default Putting the brake on any new purchases

    One (me) can get caught up in buying to much too soon, so I am going to make zero buys until next year !

    How is that for self control?

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    Good luck to you in your endeavor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkittlesen View Post
    One (me) can get caught up in buying to much too soon, so I am going to make zero buys until next year !

    How is that for self control?
    I don’t know...think you can go a day and a half?
    *My current wardrobe is up to date as of: 12/26/19*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I don’t know...think you can go a day and a half?
    Glad someone said that, just checking !

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    Good Luck!
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    All the best with achieving this goal and if you already like what you have now and they still suffice for more future fragrances uses exceeding a year, why not?

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    I keep adding to my wish list and I am feeling weak in my resolve !

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    If you're planning on not buying, don't maintain a wish list.

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    I'm speaking from experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I'm speaking from experience!
    Thank you and Have a great 2020 !!!!!!!!

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    Hey Brooks, I looked at your wardrobe and you have 30 fragrances, so theoretically that means you’d only have to wear each fragrance about 12 times a year, so not likely to get boring. You could reward yourself for sticking to your plan by allowing for some pre-planned sampling - the key is pre-planning so as not to give in to temptation. You could put a few choices on a calendar and then allow yourself to order them at the end of each successful month.

    You could even enlist other Basenoters to help. Go to my wardrobe (which is mostly vintage and feminines, but if you’ve got an open mind you might find something of interest) and pick five samples which I will send to you on January 31st when you have completed your first month.

    There are so many ways to slice this project to help maintain motivation while also not taking you out of the new fragrance loop entirely.

    It might help a lot to turn off notifications from friends that mostly post the many, many new releases. That daily exposure can induce severe FOMO. Your friends know where to find you and if there is something not to be missed then maybe they can send you a reward sample.

    Good luck to you. I aspire to your restraint. I would in the near future like to take an acquisition hiatus and just try to mindfully enjoy and study the fragrances I already have.
    ”I want all the perfumes”

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    Looking at your wardrobe, you are far from buying to many frags, anyway, tomorrow you can start your journey again.
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    Good luck on this endeavor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techt View Post
    Looking at your wardrobe, you are far from buying to many frags, anyway, tomorrow you can start your journey again.
    I posted this with " Tongue in Cheek "

    I thank you all for the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlyn View Post
    Hey Brooks, I looked at your wardrobe and you have 30 fragrances, so theoretically that means you’d only have to wear each fragrance about 12 times a year, so not likely to get boring. You could reward yourself for sticking to your plan by allowing for some pre-planned sampling - the key is pre-planning so as not to give in to temptation. You could put a few choices on a calendar and then allow yourself to order them at the end of each successful month.

    You could even enlist other Basenoters to help. Go to my wardrobe (which is mostly vintage and feminines, but if you’ve got an open mind you might find something of interest) and pick five samples which I will send to you on January 31st when you have completed your first month.

    There are so many ways to slice this project to help maintain motivation while also not taking you out of the new fragrance loop entirely.

    It might help a lot to turn off notifications from friends that mostly post the many, many new releases. That daily exposure can induce severe FOMO. Your friends know where to find you and if there is something not to be missed then maybe they can send you a reward sample.

    Good luck to you. I aspire to your restraint. I would in the near future like to take an acquisition hiatus and just try to mindfully enjoy and study the fragrances I already have.
    You're incredibly generous. This is the kind of giving spirit that makes me love Basenotes.

    I shall politely (and gratefully) decline, seeing as I have tons of decants and samples I haven't worked through yet!

    But, unlike the OP, I'm just taking a six-month hiatus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    You're incredibly generous. This is the kind of giving spirit that makes me love Basenotes.

    I shall politely (and gratefully) decline, seeing as I have tons of decants and samples I haven't worked through yet!

    But, unlike the OP, I'm just taking a six-month hiatus.
    OOPS! Sorry, got confused during reading and mistook you for the OP.

    jkittlesen, my offer still stands if you want to take me up on it!
    ”I want all the perfumes”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlyn View Post
    OOPS! Sorry, got confused during reading and mistook you for the OP.

    jkittlesen, my offer still stands if you want to take me up on it!
    I would be joyful to.

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    or is that too?

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    Good luck, there’s lots to explore hehe!

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    Default Re: Putting the brake on any new purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Earlyn View Post
    That daily exposure can induce severe FOMO.
    That doesn't sound good. Sampling kills FOMO, I've found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    That doesn't sound good. Sampling kills FOMO, I've found.
    Agreed! Of course that would be actually sampling, vs. just collecting more samples.
    ”I want all the perfumes”




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