L'Inc and RedLantern, I was *this close* to purchasing a big-ass bottle of Odeur 71 this week but backed off because it is so much stuff that it's almost a waste. I also tried smelling the Odeur 53 but I am completely and totally anosmic to it - I smelled only the alcohol base and then nothing.
When you buy a bottle, do you do it with the expectation that you'll eventually finish it? Or do you just want to make sure it's always available if you happen to want to wear it? Or some other reason? I'm more like the second case. For example, I doubt I'll finish the bottle of Al Oudh I recently bought, but I like that I have enough that I don't need to worry about restocking it in the foreseeable future.
Ahhh, yes, that's a damn good question, my friend - my wife looked at all my stuff a couple of days ago and asked me if I thought I could exhaust all of my perfumes if I stopped buying and just wore the ones I have now. I don't think I could. So, in your question you are showing my inherent irrationality of my purchasing decision.