Do you think decants are the sensible and economical way to own a lot of different perfumes?
Do you own many more decants than full bottles?
How do you decide whether to buy a decant and not a full bottle?
Do you favour splits?
Do you only like to purchase full bottles and avoid decants?
I have about 25 full bottles of perfume but I have only purchased a handful of decants. They are a great way to sample a new perfume but when I find one I really love I want the whole experience. I want to go to the store and have my beautiful bottle packaged for me to take home excitedly. I like to look at it on my bedroom shelf along with the rest of my collection.
Early on in my perfume mania I used to think I wasn’t so shallow; that I was all about the juice and not the bottle. Sadly this has turned out not to be the case. The truth is, I like collecting and owning the bottles. I just don’t get excited about purchasing decants. Plus, unless you are lucky enough to find a split, most decants are sold at a profit. They are so small and anonymous, it would be harder to find the perfume I wanted before work in the morning and 5ml or 10ml feels like such a tiny amount of something I really like.
However, my collection is ever spiralling upwards and I know that I already have many years’ worth of fragrance, so it makes sense to switch to decants. The problem is, I just don’t want to. So I’m very much looking forward to your input!