Have you bought a second (third or fourth) bottle of any of the perfumes you own already?
Which perfumes have you bought back-up bottles of?
What are your reasons for doing so? Is it because of reformulation or discontinuation?
Are there perfumes you wish you had bought a back-up bottle of when you had the chance?
Or do you have so many bottles in your collection that it doesn’t make sense for you to double up?
I do occasionally buy back-up bottles, usually when it comes to perfumes that have been reformulated or discontinued.
I have two back-up bottles of pre-reformulation Diorella, because it gets paler and duller with each new incarnation.
Recently I purchased a second bottle of Vol de Nuit extrait (albeit a modern version whereas my first bottle is vintage). I did this because it was going for a good price on an auction site and it’s quite possibly my favourite perfume of all-time.
My favourite leather, Cuir de Lancome, is a discontinued beauty so I’ve been meaning to buy a back-up bottle of that for ages. I should have done it sooner because it’s now doubled in price.
Please share your own back-up bottle stories in the comments.