How Has Your Perfume Collection Changed?

Current collection plus bonus shelfie.
Current collection plus bonus shelfie.

According to a piece I wrote for Perfume Posse called “How Balanced Is Your Perfume Wardrobe?”, my perfume collection consisted of 24 bottles as of June 2012. By the time I was packing up to move from Maryland to New York this October, that number had swelled to 34; 18 perfumes stand before me as I type this. (But only 17 will go on to become America’s Next Top Model.)

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2012 collection
Current collection. Lose ten perfumes in one month with this one weird trick!
Current collection. Lose ten perfumes in one month with this one weird trick!

Content-wise, my collection is a bit more personal now. I sold off most of the impulse purchases (TokyoMilks are so impulse purchase-priced, aren’t they?), and stored the vintage perfumes that I just wasn’t wearing on a regular basis. Every one of the remaining bottles is a perfume that I love and wear enough to justify its presence. As a result, I am proud to announce that my collection has gotten even more monotonous! In the Perfume Posse post, I calculated that 58% of my collection could be classified* as Orientals; that percentage is now 72%.

Do you have any regrets about how your collection has changed? I miss my bottle of Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose. I sold it because a man told me that it smelled like towels, but he was later arrested for nine counts of child pornography distribution, sooooo. Never trust a man who doesn’t like Lipstick Rose, ladies.

What are your upcoming plans for your perfume collection? Please share with us in the comments!

* Using the Michael Edwards Fragrances of the World classifications.