Are you prone to dare-devil acts of unsniffed buying?
Is a blind-buy an exhilarating and fun risk you like to take?
Or is even thinking of blind buying making you sweat and fret?
I have to say, sometimes I’m sorely tempted to just go for it and dive in, buy blind, unsniffed, take the risk and just hope for the best.
Sometimes I do it. Much more often I talk myself down from the ledge at the last minute. Just the other day, I aborted a Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule blind-buy at the last minute, remembering how often I was disappointed by our dear Uncle Serge (I often was surprised as well, but, still, the risk here is very, very high).
But in general, I love the thrill. There are perfumes I just know I will love, there is a deep certainty and when that is there, I just go for it. I bought Guerlain Cuir Beluga and Tonka Imperiale blind, people! I know those two are not bargain-bin dwellers, but still – I just knew we would click, and thank Goodness, I was right both times.
I admit, I have been wrong too from time to time, but I still love the risk of buying a surprise package. I love the thrill, I love the chase, I love the idea I have about a perfume and to trust my instincts.
Officially, I’d join the chorus of cautious (and absolutely correct!) bloggers and say: Never buy unsniffed! Always sample first!
But secretly I’m a high risk perfume person – pssst!
What about you?