Almost three months ago I wrote a post about how I planned to change my perfume acquiring habits. Today is my birthday, a notable exception to the new frugality I imposed on myself.
Most important things first: I do not enjoy not being able to buy what I want. Sounds pretty much self-explanatory, I am a very dedicated perfume lover after all, and taking away the “drug” is not appreciated, obviously. But, big but, I see the good side of all this clearly too. I discovered a lot of beautiful perfumes in my sample box, I didn’t have the time and skin space to try before. I started to really think about what I want and need in my collection, as opposed to what I want now, period.
London was a welcome respite from the no-buy, but I was very restrained there. I had an inner contract that I could buy whatever I wanted there, but only if it was not available over here, if I wanted it and it was cheaper here, I could have it upon coming home. Guess, what? Nothing was needed enough to be bought at home afterwards.
Two more bottles were added to my collection in the past three months, Un Jardin sur le Toit, and Il Profumo Nuda, both gifts from my dear husband. Illuminum White Gardenia Petals, also known as Kate Middleton’s perfume, was a business expense, only the best for the blog… 😉 I almost forgot one bottle that just had to be mine, the very addictive (many of you are afflicted in the mean time) Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess.
So all in all I did not fare badly at all. Certainly no need to complain. The summer is going to be a long drought, since the next planned exception is only in November, when I go to New York (if all goes as planned). I may think about an amnesty period for our vacation in Italy in August, one has to do research after all…A series of posts “Olfactoria On The Road – Northern Italy” would not be so bad, would it?
My current wishlist is short. On it there is Chanel Coromandel, Penhaligon’s Amaranthine and Hermessence Poivre Samarkande. Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe, Equistrius and Osmanthus Interdite are maybe’s, that are not pressing, but I would like to own them some day, the same goes for several Parfumerie Générale fragrances, my newest obsession.
We will see what today’s birthday dinner will bring… 🙂
What is on your current wishlist (the short list)?