With our Posse swap coming up next month, I’ve been poking through my collection, seeing what I have accumulated and (attempting) to decide what to keep and what can go.
As I was taking inventory — sort of — my mind wandered over to what I’d really love to add this year, perfume-wise. Still can’t afford much, so I was thinking that I should scrimp and save for months, buy just one fantastic bottle and call it a year. Just not sure I can do it, though, as it would sorely hamper my love of sampling new scents, despite my New Year’s resolution to curb that impulse. My limited budget tells me I can’t have it both ways, unfortunately.
If you had asked me a year or so ago what I really wanted most, I would have said Amouage’s Memoir for Women. I thought I had to have a bottle, but never was able to take the plunge. I haven’t worn it for quite some time so I put some on today, and although it’s still wonderful, it’s no longer the object of desire that it once was. Isn’t it funny how cravings come and go?
I’m still loving several of the Le Labo city exclusives and hope to add a bit more to my decants and samples of those, but I can live without a full bottle until the next time Luckyscent offers them all for sale (that is, if I’ve been good about saving).
Right now, what I’m most jonesing for is more of Byredo’s Gypsy Water, its body products, and their new Seven Veils (which Musette also liked and wrote about recently). Not necessarily full bottles, but more to test-drive them a while longer.
So what about you? What singular bottle are you planning (or desperately wishing) to acquire this year? Or maybe you’ve already gotten it …