Time for another damage poll — confess your sins for 2011 so you can start the new year with a clean slate! Donatella Versace, Our Lady of Scented Overindulgence,1 wants to know what you bought in the 4th quarter (October, November and December) of 2011.
Update: the poll is now closed!
I made three purchases: a small travel bottle of Annick Goutal Ninféo Mio ($25), a small bottle of The Body Shop White Musk Libertine (half price, $12) and a 50 ml bottle of Prada Candy ($85). I feel bad about the Candy — it was an impulse buy (as was the White Musk Libertine), and I should have waited until it was easily found at discount. But I am getting lots of use out of it.
That brings my quarterly expenditure to about $122, and my yearly expenditure for 2011 to $315. It's worse than last year's $180, but it's far from my worst year ever.
As always, report your purchases in the comments if you dare! And as always, we don't include samples or gifts, and you can count miniatures, decants and bottle-splits howsoever you like (I usually count them as half bottles). Samples don't generally count at all, even though some of us spend considerable sums obtaining them.
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.