Another year, another bottle? Or five or six? Donatella, Our Lady of Perfumed Overindulgence,1 wants to know how your perfume collection is growing so far in 2016. In other words, it's time for our first damage poll of the year. Do confess: what did you buy in the 1st quarter (January, February and March) of this year?
After a year of abstinence (my first since 2003), I bought a quartet of Tauerville rollerballs while they were on sale at half price. I bought them hoping to unload two of them in the splitmeet, and that worked out just fine. So I have two small bottles, Rose Flash and Incense Flash, that cost about $31 total. I do have some plans involving Hermès, so I expect that number will rise before the year is out.
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.