Then I decided, no, I should narrow and make some purchasing decisions, that's the sensible thing to do. So I went to The Perfumed Court and put a decant of Nicolai's Number One, and another one of vintage Bandit EDT, in my cart. Because using up a large decant is supposed to be how I make a purchasing decision.
Then I went back to LuckyScent and put a bunch of Nez a Nez samples in my cart.
Then I stared blankly at all my shopping carts and came here to write a post. About sampling versus buying. And the reason behind this whole thing.
What is the reason behind this whole thing?
It seems logical that I should stop sampling everything under the sun and narrow down to bottle purchases. But that assumes that the goal is to decide on, and make, bottle purchases. But is it?
We recently (on our idleness and gluttony weekend) went to a very nice restaurant for a very nice tasting menu. I tasted, I think, ten new dishes. (Itty bitty couple-of-bites dishes.) Most were glorious. And I don't expect to have the opportunity to taste any of them ever again. And that doesn't reduce my enjoyment, in the experience or the memory, one little bit.
So... you see where I'm going here? Maybe it's not that I should stop sampling and make up my mind. Maybe it's that I should stop making up my mind and broaden my sampling.
Photo: By Daderot. Wikimedia Commons.