I’m seeing more yard sale signs popping up now that the worst of the hot weather is over (fingers crossed), and that got me thinking of ways to find vintage fragrance on the cheap.
Are yard sales too hit-or-miss to be worthwhile? Are estate sales a better choice because they tend to be from older homes and/or there’s less junk to sift through? (Although I know that junk is in the eye of the beholder.) What about antiques stores? And does the country or the city make for better treasure hunting?
When DH and I were young, we used to hit nearly every antiques store we passed, and we were regulars at the huge monthly markets in the large city near us, trolling for furniture, china, knickknacks and the like. We haven’t been in years, however, as we now have way too much stuff and need to get rid of some, although the recent flooding incident is helping with that. Since everything is still pretty much packed up until the flooring gets installed, we’re finding there’s quite a bit we can live without. So we’re hoping to bring a lot less back into the house when we’re no longer pod people. Is it just me or does it seem like we spend our first 30 years or so acquiring things to fill up our lives and homes, and then the latter part trying to get rid of them?
So let me know if you’ve got any tips or suggestions on finding fragrance in nontraditional ways. What’s been your biggest and best perfume score?