Remember when you where all new and excited about discovering this new world? A world full of perfume and full of people just as obsessed as yourself?
When you look back, what do you wish you had known from the start?
What advice do you wish someone had given you then?
Would you have proceeded differently?
Are there any regrets?
Of do you think you would have fallen headlong down the rabbit hole in any case, no matter what you knew?
If you could give a newbie one tip, what would it be?
I wish someone would have told me that my taste is not set in stone. That just when I liked something on one occasion, that wouldn’t mean that I still liked it the next day. That there was no such thing as a favorite anything, or a note you would hate forever. Nothing is off limits, and nothing is impossible.
I wish someone would have made it very clear (using considerable force, otherwise it would not have worked) that it was not necessary to buy a bottle of everything that strikes my fancy after spending only one day with it. I wish I would have been denied impulse buys, since they are very rarely successful in the long run.
I wish someone would have told me that there will always be more out there to love, that there was no need to grab that last bottle of this or that before it was gone forever. A new love is just around the corner. For sure.
Would I have listened?
Hell, no. And it is a good thing too, because I had the time of my life.