And the year marches on...yes, it's time for Donatella, Our Lady of Perfumed Abundance,1 to check in with her flock. Donatella wants to know what you bought in the 2nd quarter (April, May and June) of 2016.
I bought a 10 ml bottle of Lush Kerbside Violet ($24). Then, as I predicted last quarter, I did some damage with Hermès. I bought a quartet of travel sizes from the regular line (Monsieur Li, Terre d'Hermès, Ambre des Merveilles and Eau de Néroli Doré), plus two from the Hermessence line (Cuir d'Ange and Muguet Porcelaine). That brought my total for the quarter to $242. Added to my first quarter expenditures, my grand total for the year so far is $273. It is more than I meant to spend, but I'm reminding myself that I spent nothing all of last year.
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.