30 Roses wrote:
This is not the last bottle-- you only fear that it may be. There are always more that show up on eBay from time to time. Save your money so that when the next bottle shows up, you will be able to buy it without all the stress.
Or-- sell something to pay for it.
This is about the best reply sofar.. so am saying +1!
Your relationship with your bf is one of trust. How can someone trust you when you belie that trust and still buy something expensive when you're then coming short on money for food? Food IS a basic necessity, whereas whether you like it or not, fragrance is a luxury item.
Get a decant, sell something to get it or just realize that there will always be other opportunities .. and, gasp, you may find something else that you'll be 'dying to get' .
ETA: ah, I see you've decided to get it and ... talked about it w your friend. Glad to see it was as dramatic re food budget as you made it sound.
It made me realize I should start budgeting my expenses too.. while I know exactly how much I paid for each fragrance (samples too!) I haven't done basic budgeting in eons. This hobby is starting to cost me more than I realized, which makes it important to apply budgets again.. having chunks of money devoted to each 'slot' is best .
For now I've allotted a maximum of €100 /mo and aiming for an average of €50 or when I go over, have to limit the next month.
Enjoy your new acquisition!
Last edited by Espi (2012-05-18 07:35:15)
"The result was not a diet so much as an invasion—the infiltration of perfume into nearly every aspect of my life touched by food."