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Are you a collector or a hoarder?

I collect many perfumes, and I wear all I have
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I collect perfumes, but keep them in their box and never wear them
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Voting closes: May 26, 2018, 07:34:01 pm

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Collecting vs Hoarding
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:34:01 pm »
I call myself a user-collector,  I buy perfumes and I have almost 80 full bottles  and over 100 samples... so yes I DO collect perfume, but I wear all that I have, I don't just buy it to keep in the box just to  know I have got that particular perfume.

I know a lot of people that collect various things, and it goes unused and pristine still in it's box,  it's been bought purely to add to a collection. I personally don't see the point in that, I buy it because I want, love, miss it,  so I wear it.

What about you guys here?  ;D

Do you wear all you own like I do, or do some of you just buy the perfume just to know that you have it in your collection?

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Re: Collecting vs Hoarding
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 08:18:37 pm »
I have around 150 perfumes, plus various samples and decants. I do my best to wear everything  :)
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Re: Collecting vs Hoarding
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 08:20:27 pm »
I feel very similarly.

I'm definitely a collector, but I all of my buys are planned consciously. I hardly ever blind buy or impulse buy anymore.

If I spend money on something, I want to use it. And if I don't plan to use it, I don't buy it.

If a perfume sits in my wardrobe for too long without using it, it starts to bother me after a while. If I know I won't be using it in the future, I sell it or swap it.

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Re: Collecting vs Hoarding
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 08:22:21 pm »
I've always been more like a joyous user than a collector.

Now I have a small collection, but I love them all!  :P

I think that having about 80 scents, I'd feel overwhelmed.

Number is just a number and it's unimportant. It only counts if you love your scents or not.

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Re: Collecting vs Hoarding
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 08:46:55 pm »
Great topic! I am a perfume lover and I wear and enjoy my collection. I am an occasual hoarder of discontinued scents ( as in back ups), only because I know their price will be beyond my reach in the future and I might not even be able to find them anymore.

But I only hoard discontinued scents with the intention of using them in the future, or maybe selling or swapping them.

I do wear all my scents but I notice I don't enjoy some of my scents as much as I used to and I'm in the process of decluttering my collection, which is very hard.

I'm also on a current slow buy and I intend to keep it that way for the future, no more impulsive blind buys, no more bargain buys unless I really love the scent, and  I intend to show more love and gratitude towards my current collection instead of endless buying.
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Re: Collecting vs Hoarding
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 07:30:28 pm »
collectors are winning here  :D :D :D

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Re: Collecting vs Hoarding
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 11:22:52 pm »
I'm deffinitely a user but somehow the numbers accumulated over the years. I also have at least 10 more bottles in backups, maybe more.

It bothers me sometimes, but then I think so what, its just perfume. It's meant to be enjoyed, why stress over numbers. I rotate based on month and season, finish a good amount of scents every year and I have discovered my true loves. 

I'd love to have around 25. Not sure when I will achieve that. Perhaps I'll join the Project Finish Bottle again and attack those with 7ml and less left in them. I could easily have 3 per month if I chose to. Hmmm...that's exactly what I'm going to do.

 

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