January finally has brought some rain. There is a threat of drought in our state so I was glad it was raining. There were five really cold days (coastal California cold, I mean) but no snow storms or freezing rains.
Let’s see how my first month went resolution-wise.
I haven’t bought a single full bottle or any samples and a damage on decants front is 15 ml.
Even though it was a last year’s resolution, I’m still keeping an eye on my perfume habits: this month I wore my favorite perfumes 5-6 times a week. Somehow it felt right to wear perfumes from my bottles and decants instead of chasing new scents. Also I tried to revisit some perfumes which I tested before but about which I hadn’t made up my mind yet. As a result, my testing of new perfumes went down significantly.
I’ve implemented adding categories to my perfume collection. I found out that mostly I wore/tested perfumes from the high-end niche category and didn’t wear any mall scents at all (see the chart).
Quick January stats:
* Different perfumes worn/tested: 57 from 25 brands on 69 occasions;
* Favorite perfumes worn: 20 on 23 occasions;
* Perfumes I tried for the first time: 14;
* Perfume house I wore/tested most often: Tom Ford and Neela Vermeire Creations (if you haven’t tried yet read and see if you could solve Three Pieces of Neela Vermeire’s India Puzzle);
* Most popular notes (only from perfumes I chose to wear, not those that I tested for the first time): top – (not counting bergamot) orange and pepper; middle – (not counting rose and jasmine) iris and ylang ylang; base – sandalwood, musk and vanilla;
* Total number of different notes in all perfumes I wore/tested this month: 214;
Do you think in January you tested more new perfumes (compared to the previous month) or less?
Image: my own