Donatella, Our Lady of Scented Excess,1 is NOT going anywhere,2 and to prove it she is here, right on schedule, to check on her flock. She is wondering just how many bottles you might have acquired in the 3rd quarter (July, August and September) of 2018. Confessing is good for you.
I am thinking I might just need a travel bottle of Arielle Shoshana soon? But meanwhile, I sat out the third quarter — it was mostly too hot to ship perfume anyway. I'm still at the $297 for the year I reported at the end of the second quarter.
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.
2. Read more at Donatella Versace Speaks Out: 'I Am NOT Going Anywhere' at Out.