I had to take Number Two daughter to the doctor this morning for a sinus infection (what is the problem this year?) In the waiting room I was perusing Ladies’ Home Journal (I think) and there was an article about fragrance: finding your signature scent, EDT versus EDP, etc.
Anyway, they asked, how many fragrances do you have? One or two was okay. Six or more was tooooo many. If you had six or more (and less than 20% of their respondents did), you really needed to edit your perfume wardrobe down to something more manageable.
Huh. Well, I guess I need an intervention.
I keep trying to figure out a way to count them creatively that gets me within striking distance of six. If I eliminate all the testers, the vial samples, decants, bottles I’m planning to get rid of, bottles I keep just to look at, those I have for sentimental reasons, bottles I paid less than $40 for, colognes (which are just, uh, spritzers, not fragrance), gifts, things I use as room spray, and anything manufactured by Guerlain or Annick Goutal, I can get it into the single digits. I think.