31 Days of Perfume Challenge

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Do you have a box full of perfume vials and/or a vanity covered in perfume bottles? Are you the Goldilocks of perfume, just looking for the perfect signature scent? Do you want an opportunity to post daily about how your perfume of the day smells oaky and smoky with hints of blackberry and currant, like a cigar in a whisky barrel rolling through a Mediterranean orchard on a breezy summer morning?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above, or you just want to hop on board for the ride, join us for a 31 days of perfume challenge starting January 1st! Some of us from the 25 days of lipstick challenge wanted to continue the fun and exploration, and since many of us have so many perfume samples, we thought this challenge would be perfect. If you don't have 31 perfumes or hate everything that doesn't smell like Meyer lemons and fresh goat cream, that's fine--we're just aiming to use the neglected perfumes we have laying around and incorporate them into our perfume rotations.

 

And if you want more perfume vials, there's no better time than now to take a peek at Sephora's samples section.

 

Edit: Anyone can join in at anytime! We're here to support, live vicariously through, and encourage everyone in their olfactory adventures!

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Lol! This is great! And! I so agree with the first part of your post! Love garlic!!! Smiley Very Happy

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The garlic post killed me hahahahahhahahah the notes lmao. 

 

But this perfume sounds divine for real! 

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Soooo, dramatic! lol!!! ;')

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It was funny lol Smiley Very Happy Sauteed Garlic YUM lol

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Day 3-- Marc jacobs decadence-- a bit too heavy for me. Very perfumey... lol I know that doesn't say a lot but it makes me think of older perfumes from my moms Avon days?

 

day 4-- miu miu.... I really like this! Light, clean with a subtle floral.  I've been looking at this bottle thinking I like the bottle itself, so this goes onto my perfumes to love list! 

 

This is 2/4 days I've found great perfumes already!

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I have the Decadence (and the newer version) in a rollerball and dabber bottle respectively. I like the scent but also find it a bit heavy. I find that rolling/dabbing it on makes it more bearable!

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Day 4:  Elizabeth & James - Nirvana Bourbon

 

This is the first scent by this brand that I like.

 

Notes:  Vanilla Bourbon, Oakwood, Tuberose

 

Compiled:

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Day 3:  YSL - Black Opium
Day 2:  Pacifica - Tunisian Jasmine Lime

Day 1:  Juliette Has a Gun - Not a Perfume

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Gotta go through my samples to see if I have this one. I've actually never encountered anything I like from this brand, either. But... Those notes actually sound interesting.

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Day 4: Heavenly by Victoria's Secret. Notes of white musk, sandalwood, white peony, vanilla. I have loved this for a long time, it is a comforting fragrance for me. Smiley Happy

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This is one of my favs!  I have backups of backups, mini bottle (I collect minis) body lotion and spray and a million vials in my purse!

 

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Day 4: Armani Prive Rose Alexander EDT sample vial: Very disappointed! I can't detect the rose at all nor it lasts! 

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Day 4: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

 

Notes:
Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, Lavender.
Style:
Vibrant. Sparkling. Transportive.

 

Heck no! No. Nope nope nope! The thing stinks! And, now I can't get it off of me. Glad it was just a sample... But, that bottle on the other hand... Gorgeous!

 

 

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Hi, @Magrathea!  Could you tell us what you really think???  Smiley Very Happy

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Sorry I'm so late on this..I love the idea..I actually write down what I wear everyday because I don't like to smell the same way everyday..a lil OCD'ish but this way I make sure I wear everything I have.

1/1-Gucci Bamboo, 1/2- VS Very Sexy, 1/3- Black Opium and today 1/4- Juicy Couture.  

 

I love over seeing all the different varieties and descriptions!

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Day 4: CK Eternity Now. It had a very peachy sweetness immediately upon application, then in a few minutes the lychee fruit became more apparent.  It started to warm up and become less sharply sweet if that makes sense. I really like it, but it faded quite quickly. I would definitely wear this again, but it's quite summery. I think it would be great layered with a spicy vanilla scent, so I think I'll try that another day. 

 

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Having sampled 5 of the 6 Neela Vermeire perfumes, I can say that it's a superb line. All the perfumes are complex and well composed. They all posses a plush and radiant quality that I haven't found elsewhere. I would love to own all of them, but that's not very realistic Smiley Happy I will probably try to get Mohur at least, since I am a rose fiend and this is easily among my top 3 roses along with Guerlain Nahema and Frederic Malle Une Rose. 

 

Day 4: Neela Vermeire Ashoka: creamy opening with orris and fig that's almost violet-like, with a bit of incense. The incense then gets stronger, but it's still plush and creamy. There's also a bit of spice. The drydown is a bit disappointing for me; it becomes a strong, suede-y musk.

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TOP NOTES

LOTUS, ROSE, WATER HYACINTH, FIG LEAF, PARSLEY LEAF

 

 

HEART NOTES

OSMANTHUS ABSOLUTE, CASSIE

ABSOLUTE (ACACIA FARNESIANA),

IRIS, INCENSE ESSENCE, JASMINE SAMBAC, FIG MILK, GERANIUM,

YLANG-YLANG

 

 

BASE NOTES

FIR BALSAM ABSOLUTE, MYRRH,

CEDARWOOD, SANDALWOOD,

VANILLA ACCORD, AMBRE GRIS, BIRCH, HAITIAN VETIVER, LEATHER,

STYRAX, HELIOTROPE

 

Day 3: Neela Vermeire Mohur: an opulent rose unlike anything. There's a bit of spice, but it's not your typical spicy boozy rose. There's creamy sandalwood, orris, and some white flowers that make the whole composition radiant. The drydown is mostly creamy vanilla/tonka on me.

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PERFUME COMPOSITION

 

TOP NOTES

CARDAMOM ABSOLUTE, CORIANDER SEED OIL, AMBRETTE SEED, CARROT, BLACK PEPPER,
ELEMI OIL

 

 

HEART NOTES

TURKISH ROSE OIL, MORROCAN ROSE ABSOLUTE, ROSE ACCORDS 11 PERCENT, JASMINE ACCORD, ORRIS, AUBEPIN FLOWER, ALMOND MILK NOTES, VIOLET FLOWER AND ORRIS EFFECTS,
LEATHER VITESSENCE

 

 

BASE NOTES

SANDALWOOD, AMBRE, WHITE

WOODS, PATCHOULI, OUDH PALAO

OIL FROM LAOS, BENJOIN SIAM,

VANILLA, TONKA BEAN

 

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Day 1: Neela Vermeire Trayee
Day 2: Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling
           Neela Vermeire Pichola
Day 3: Neela Vermeire Mohur
Day 4: Neela Vermeire Ashoka

 

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@TriesToBoClassy her fragrances sounds amazing! i've never heard of this line before. where did you find it at?

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Hi @unfungirl! I read about them on boisdejasmin(.com) and nstperfume(.com). They kept coming up again and again as favorites in nst's comment sections, so I ordered samples from Luckyscent(.com) Smiley Very Happy

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awesome, thanks @TriesToBoClassy!! i might need to do the same Smiley Happy i'm a sucker for niche perfume houses.

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Day 4: Maison Margiela Replica Lipstick On

I smell like a cherry chapstick lol. It's ok, not my favorite upon initial application but as it's been blending in with my skin chemistry it's turning nicer and nicer.

http://www.sephora.com/replica-lipstick-on-P404756?skuId=1788041&icid2=products%20gridSmiley Tongue404756

I can't see myself spending this much on a full size of a perfume that I don't absolutely love though.