Kathleen MacMahon: Everyone’s new year has room for old gems

Don’t let the cries of ‘out with the old, in with the new’ entice you to wipe the slate clean this year. You might be losing more than you gain

Be careful what you choose to jettison in 2022. Picture: Getty

Since when did buying a perfume become so complicated? If you’ve been in a perfume hall recently, you will know that they are full of a mind-boggling assortment of scents. Even worse, it seems that each of these comes in a mind-boggling number of variations.

Rows of identical bottles are differentiated only by names that are more like the names of mid-priced Italian hotels, or classic novels. Some of them actually are the titles of ...