Kinda the same. I'm willing to spend the money -- but wanted to get a sample first. It's how I burned myself with my Tom Ford - Fucking Fabulous purchase...
I ordered a sampler of Creed - Aventus, Roja - Creation E Enigma, Parfums de Marly - Herrod, and Mancera - Cedrat Boise
I'm at 28 bottles now -- so a few more to finish out the collection (then on to the next hobby).
2019 - bought exercise equipment and lost a lot of weight
2020 - upgraded my clothing and shoe game, hurt myself and gained some weight back
2021 - upgraded the cologne game, got lazy and gained some weight back
2022 - clean up my diet to lose weight again, [insert new hobby here]