Sometimes, a fragrance is so good that one bottle is not enough; we want it in multiple concentrations, or we buy “back-up” bottles for fear that what we’ve fallen in love with will get re-formulated, or discontinued (as too often happens).
How I wish that I had bought a bottle of J’Adore when I first fell in love with it… or Opium pure parfum—why didn’t I get it while the getting was good?
When I actually focused my mind on the topic, I was surprised how many perfumes I’ve got in multiple. Shalimar, I knew I had plenty of: Parfum (current), back-up Parfum (current), Vintage Parfum, Vintage Eau de Cologne, Ode a la Vanille, Parfum Initial… yeah, I like Shalimar.
Then I realized, I also have L’Heure Bleue in Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum (thank you Anne-Marie!), and in Parfum. See also: Chanel no. 5, Chanel no. 19, Guerlain Chamade, Fifi Chachnil…
Have I lost my marbles? I want to know, do you like to have different formulations of a fragrance? When is “Enough” really enough?
For your reference: “Myth Busting: What Fragrance Concentration Really Means“