Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
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Saturday Question: When Do You Back-Up?
OK, I know loads of you don’t have a second, third or fourth bottle of anything. That’s cool, if you want to join in this week you can tell us why you DON’T have backups.
For the rest of us it’s a near obsessive compulsion to make sure we have enough of a few fragrances in case we live to 700 years old and ONLY wear that perfume for the rest of our days. If we don’t have that amount we start to panic buy more. It’s terrifying.
OK, so I definitely back up if I adore something and it’s discontinued, going to be discontinued, has changed bottle, formula, ownership or anything else. Let’s talk DIOR Mitzah and Miss Dior, vintages of Guerlain, CHANEL, YSL, Boucheron, Jean Patou, Hermès, Versace and a few niche releases that have gone. Let’s also not forget my spectacular collection of Niki de Saint Phalle.
Also, seeing a bottle for a ridiculously low price will often push me over the edge into backup territory too. If it has even a whiff of discontinuation then I’m panic buying for Jesus. Madonna’s Truth or Dare & Naked, a few of the L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme and JPG Le Male flankers. Does anyone remember when Versace Blonde, Boucheron Trouble, Cacharel Liberté or Niki de Saint Phalle were going for peanuts on the discounters? I may have stocked up.
When I first started wearing Neela Vermeire’s Mohur I was never sure if the company would survive in the cutthroat world of niche so I may have bought a couple of backups.
There was a flurry of panic buying when the Serge Lutens, the Grandiflora and the Guerlain bottle change overs were announced.
Also, a hint of reformulation panic and I’m online searching those last skerricks of my loves out ASAP. Remember the CHANEL EdT to EdP changeover, that seriously dented the savings and credit cards. Likewise when I heard DIOR was overhauling the exclusives.