Happy 2009! But we've one last piece of business before we bid farewell to 2008: time to 'fess up to the damage you did in the final months of the year (October, November and December):
A recap on my spending so far: in the three quarters of the year, I bought 9 bottles (3 in the first quarter, 3 in the second, and 3 in the third) for a total outlay of $682, a truly dismal record considering that in all of 2007 I only spent $255.
Keiko Mecheri Osmanthus: I took advantage of Luckyscent's sale to buy one of the last bottles of Osmanthus in the old Keiko Mecheri packaging. I paid $40 for 75 ml.
Kenzo Amour Le Parfum: I bought the bottle only because Sephora did not have testers, and the salesperson suggested I buy it and return it if I didn't like it. I do like it, but I'm not sure I would have bought a whole bottle under normal circumstances. I still haven't decided if I'll keep it or return it. It cost $65 for 30 ml.
So my total for the year is 11 new bottles for an expenditure of $787. I'm quite disgusted with myself.
In addition to the fragrances, I also bought 2 new scented lotions this last quarter. The first was Alba Botanica Kona Coffee After-Sun Lotion, which I couldn't resist after Jessica's review. Luckily, it was a bargain (around $10 at drugstore.com). I love the consistency and it's very highly scented, so I'm quite pleased. The second was the matching lotion for 10 Corso Como. That one was not such a bargain ($55 at luckyscent) and it isn't quite as highly scented as I'd like. I've enjoyed using it but I doubt I'll replace it when it's gone.