I've just noticed an overall pattern.
1. I go to the store and try a fragrance several times (or I order a sample of the fragrance).
2. Through several tries, the fragrance is really interesting and exotic.
3. I then buy the bottle and as I take it home, I really am excited and enjoy it
4. After a month, my opinion of the fragrance goes down to earth and I'm not really excited about it.
This has happened dozens of times, where I would think a fragrance is really unique and exotic and I liked the mystery of sampling it. But once I own it, it doesn't feel as special. No matter what fragrance it is, this seems to be the case almost all of the time.
Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution to this problem?
I miss being new to this hobby. My ignorance made me humble to all the options available and trying new fragrances (even the ones I would now call cliche designers) was exciting. Now though, I know too much about fragrances and even as I try new niche houses the excitement usually isn't there. I guess I like trying new hobbies to get the feeling of humility, being small in a giant world waiting to be explored. Now that I know too much, the feeling is gone.