Don & Margaret – Thank you so much for starting this topic ! It made my day <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />
By the way, I wanted the US plum, too, but haven't been lucky either – maybe next time <img src='style_emoticons//cool.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’cool.gif’ /> .
It was time to speak about, especially because there were/are complaints about too few bling-bling, too expensive, design which does not match the personal tastes and so on, AND NO, at this time, I'm not talking about CSS stores/their prices (in fact, I can't because we do not have CSS stores here in Germany), and prices lower than retail on eBay which are another story. The only thing I can say is: don't buy it if you don't like it !
I'm talking about why we buy the solid perfumes. Previous posts state that people like small collectibles, and how they are made, their details although they are so small. How they can arrange them, and how they feel when looking at them. This is exactly my feeling, too. I do not buy them because I will gain back a lot of money in about 10 or 20 years. I do not buy them because I must have them for any specific reason except because I LOVE THEM. Not more & not less.
First I had mine in a display only without thinking too much about how to arrange. But in the meantime I catch myself at standing in front, and re-arrange them by other themes, by color only etc. Well, yes, I'm “playing” with them <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />
If I buy a solid it must match my personal taste, regardless if it has bling-bling or not, if a certain designer created it or if it's cheap or expensive. E.g. I do not collect cameos, and no plain/non-figural solid perfumes, that means my EL collection is not complete but my personal collection is.
And if I pay $30 or more for a newer solid perfume that I missed to buy at the day of it's appearance, so what ? I pay that because I LOVE IT, and I think it's an addition to my personal collection.
Warm regards from Germany,