Yep, it's that time again! Donatella Versace, Our Lady of Scented Extravagance,1 wants to know what you bought in the 1st quarter (January, February and March) of 2010.
Update: the poll is now closed, thanks to everyone who voted!
My purchases? Same as last time...
Once again, I spent nothing. Last year, I spent a total of $465, but I spent it all in the first 3 quarters of the year. Going for a few months without buying perfume had a kind of odd — and entirely unexpected — effect: I keep thinking that I can buy something if I want, because hey, I've been so good! But having waited so long makes any new purchase feel oddly momentous, and having relied on my existing collection for 6 months has made it pretty clear that I really don't need anything new other than samples.
So, if you're having trouble keeping your spending under control, I highly recommend a 3 month spending moratorium as a kind of "palate cleanser". You might be surprised to find you're pretty happy with your collection as it now stands. Or you might go insane with longing, what do I know?
As always, report your purchases in the comments if you dare! And as always, we don't include samples, and you can count miniatures, decants and bottle-splits howsoever you like (I usually count them as half bottles).
1. Why does Donatella host (against her will, mind you) the damage polls? There is no real reason other than the picture of her perfume collection, which shows that she indulges regularly at the perfume counter. The image, by the way, is originally from Allure magazine and appears here courtesy of Blogdorf Goodman.