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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@alexasteph, I like it almost as much as the Secret Genius. It is a comforting, lovely scent! I cannot stop smelling my wrists, lol!

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@angel7594 Ooh I'm super excited to try it then!! 

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Yesterday was my last day until I get more samples.  I'll be reading your posts to see if you find anything new and wonderful that I will need to try!  Smiley Happy

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Trying Paco Rabanne Olympea today. I received a sample in my last order. A lot of people really like this one, so I was excited to try it. It's very sweet on me, however, and dries down to a familiar musk. I don't really get any of the floral that's described. While I like the musky dry down (I said it's "familiar" because I have other fragrances that dry down the same way), that initial sweetness was just a bit too much for me, and I was happy once it toned down. This a pass for me, almost thankfully. I don't need to fall in love with any more!

 

Notes: Green mandarin, ginger lily, hydroponic jasmine, salted vanilla, sandalwood, ambergris

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Feb 15:  Michael Kors – Wonderlust

 

Notes:  Almond Milk, Dianthus, Benzoin Siam, Sandalwood from Sri Lanka

 

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COMMODITY MIMOSA TODAY.

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I wholeheartedly approve of this one.

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I am falling in love with Mugler Angel Muse! Smiley Surprised I hate original Angel. LOVE Alien. Hated this one at first sniff. But, something about it made me to try it again. And, again. And it grew on me. Now I am totally under its spell!

 

Fragrance notes: Grapefruit, Pink Peppercorn, Hazelnut Cream, Vetiver, Patchouli.

 

Tantalizing. Delicious. Supremely feminine.

 

Oh! I love the bottle, as well! So pretty!

 

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The original Angel is not for me either, but I am intrigued by this one. I will request a sample. The bottle is so unique and beautiful. Smiley Happy

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How different is this from Alien? I hate Alien on me, it's awful. But the notes in this one sound nice, and would be willing to give it a chance if it's unique enough, and doesn't make me want to gag when I put it on...  

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@alexasteph What @lachaton said. It is indeed very different from Alien. I'm not picking up on any Angel in it ( thank gods! ), but it is possible, of course. It is Angel Muse after all. Smiley Wink

 

I don't have anything like it in my collection, and I don't usually go for something like this.... So, to me it is quite unique. I do think it's an acquired taste, though ( like all Mugler fragrances, if you ask me. You either hate them, or love them. )

 

Just a heads up - it is very strong at first, when you first spray it on. Don't go into it right away. Give it a few. I hated it at first, when I stuck my nose right into it. Made ma gag. Smiley Very Happy But, when it settles, it is just divine! Definitely get a sample and give it a try.

 

 

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@alexasteph totally different from Alien. It's closer to Angel (but still different)

 

I can really pick up on the Hazelnut and Vetiver in Muse. I like it; like a woodsy, nutty gourmand.

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@lachaton Cool, I will try it next time I'm in store, if they have it! 

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Eight & Bob Egypt

Notes- Cardamom, Nutmeg, Leather.

 

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Oh no @Samtian! I guess this one was a scrubber. Smiley Sad

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Definitely!  I can't even put into words how much I don't like this. 

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Perfume no. 38: Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Bleue. Ugh. I really hate this one and wish I'd gone for one of the Commodity ones I haven't tried yet. This perfume smells overwhelmingly floral in an old lady in the '80s kind of way (or at least it reminds me of being a kid in the '80s and smelling overly perfumed old ladies). 

 

But then again, I generally don't like anything where tuberose is prominent. 

 

Notes:
Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Violet Leaves, Cassis, Peony, Amber, Cedarwood Oil.

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 Feb 14:  Ralph Lauren – Romance

 

Notes:  Sungoddess Rose, Marigold, Ginger, Chamomile Oil, Yellow Freesia, White Violet, Lotus Flower, Day Lily, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Musk

 

According to the write-up this is what falling in love is supposed to smell like...

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@Titian06 I don't think I've sampled Romance, but I quite like Tender Romance. The notes do look like falling in love 😂 But since love seems to be actively avoiding me, I don't know what it smells like. 

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Has anyone tried Harvey Prince fragrances?  I noticed this brand while scrolling through Birchbox.  There are several that sound interesting, but I don't like to buy blindly.

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Yes! I have a sample of Harvey Prince Sincerely, I love it.