I did some math today and I thought it could be helpful to other, so I'm sharing it here. Please, don't take it too seriously..;) (ahum)
Currently I have around 20 full bottles that I use (some often, others not so), in total around 1800ml of perfume.
Say, if I use around 4ml a week (=40 sprays, which, to be honest, is a lot for me), I use around 16 a month, and 192 a year-->say 200ml a year (some extra for a special party;))
With 1800ml perfume, I could go for (1800/200=) 9 years. I'm 25 years old, so I would only be 34 when I'm out of perfume (assuming I do not buy anything from now on, which is not very likely).
Conclusion: I can still buy more perfume. It will not be a bad investment, by the time I'm 50 years old I'll be glad to have so many wonderful (by then, vintage) perfumes. Someday I'll use all of it, or I'll give it away, or I'll leave it to my children.
OK.. again, do not take this too seriously. I wanted to share this on basenotes, because:
-I'm wondering if anyone else has made an effort, like me, to rationalize his or her perfume-buying-behaviour. Perhaps the same way, or in a different way?
-And, do you think doing it is problematic?
-If the above appeals to you, what do you find acceptable for yourself? By the way: I realize that there will be people on basenotes that have so many perfumes, that they will not be able to finish it EVER, even assuming they use more perfume than I do..
By the way, I don't think I'll ever stop beying perfumes at all, which makes the above less useful;)