31 Days of Perfume Challenge

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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Day Two: Slumberhouse's New Sibet

I read somewhere that "sibet" is a reinterpretation of "civet." If it is, it's a relatively quiet one, especially in relation to other Slumberhouses I've tried. The civet-ness (or "goat fur" note) isn't nearly as difficult to wear because any rankness is offset by the creaminess of the fragrance. Although this is a unisex scent, I would much prefer to smell this on a man.

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Day 2-Not a perfume by Juliette has a gun.I can see why this is called not a perfume,I can barely tell I am wearing anything after a few minutes.

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JHAG is an interesting line, and my last impulse purchase, MMMM..., was an unexpected treat, but Not a Perfume doesn't work on me either. It just doesn't smell like anything, no matter how much I douse myself with it. I'll stick to Another Oud or Midnight Oud, they're my favorites from this house.

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It always fascinates me when I hear someone can't smell Not a perfume. It is made of a synthetic ambergris (can't remember if it is ambroxan or cetalox in this one) but a small percentage of people actually physically can't smell it (luckily, I can, I really like it). Usually it is the "clean" musky base in a lot of commercial perfumes,I think. 

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It's cetalox.  I wore this yesterday and could barely smell it when first applied.  After only a few minutes, I couldn't smell it at all.  I really don't care for the scent at all.  It does not smell "clean" to me.  "Murky" might be a better word, but I did notice a "musk-like" scent.

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Day 2: Bobbi Brown Beach. I am longing for warm sunny weather! It is 15 degrees with blowing snow where I am now! Smiley Sad This fragrance is refreshing, and I love to wear it year round!

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I love this one! I also love replica beach walk I cannot choose between the two. I ended up buying both a while back because the indecision was too much. Smiley Happy  

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i am so excited for this! i have a zillion perfume samples, and SO much actual fragrance.

 

today (Jan 2) i am wearing commodity gold. i am a big fan of all their scents that i've tried, and this one is really lovely. it's musky but also somewhat of a gourmand scent- i think this might be a must have but we'll see how it wears all day.

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This is such a timely thread for me. I did not wear anything today, New Year's Day, except body spray from Philosophy -- Snow Angel/Sweetly Fallen Snow. But I've certainly had the intention of trying out all my sample vials.

 

The other day I did gather up all of my magazine-insert type fragrance samples and put them in a bag hanging off of the bathroom door. The goal is just to smell them all. My long term hope is to be able to identify all these fragrances without looking at the name. I have so many multiples, it's very possible I will be able to do that in time.

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January 1, 2017

Prada Infusion D'iris

I love this and wear it a lot, especially after a really relaxing hot shower. This scent is not fussy, it's not boring either rather it just reminds me of being clean and refreshed without an overly green smell. Staying power is just o.k. on me and doesn't project very much at all. Inoffensive scent for work or lazy days Smiley Happy 

 

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Day 1- Louis Vuitton rose des vents. Water and rose. Quite mainstream but I love it. 

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I tried Sí today. It was very floral at first, and then became quite fruity. I thought I might like it, then it started to smell like my old Strawberry Shortcake doll when I was a kid (ie: plastic). Now hours later, all I smell is a vaguely sweet, powdery fragrance. Not a huge fan. 

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Today I wore Sultry Rose by EB Florals (available at Saks). A stunning scent with a deep, rich, rose tone and it had staying power on me, which the other scents in the line don't so much. I loved it.

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Oh I was curious about that line. Love a good rose 😍.

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Oh it's a great line! it just launched last year I believe so it is quite small but the scents and candles are stunning. The sultry Rose and Lavender are my faves. if you're in Toronto perchance, I can give you my SA's info, as she is the brand rep for EB Florals. Smiley Happy

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Day 1 : Miu Miu .

Love the staying power. 

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We woke up embarassingly late today, so I reached for something familiar, and that's a no brainer for me!

 

Day 1: Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford. LOVE! The tobacco is soft, and the Vanilla balances it out really well. On my skin, there's definitely a slight cinnamony spice as well Smiley Happy.

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I'm jumping on board since I did this accidentally today anyway!

 

Decided to give CK's Euphoria another shot. Asked my girlfriend what she thinks of the smell and she said, "it reminds me of my granny." Gonna have to say, there's a reason this is on the back shelf for me.

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1- Louboutin Tornade Blonde

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Day 1: Cartier Baiser Vole

 

I rarely wear this because it's so heavy. I forgot how nicely this dries down on me, powdery and green. 

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Love this challenge! I want to work my way through my tons of sample vials! This morning I put a bunch of then into a drawstring bag and chose at random.

 

Day 1: Roses de Chloe

 

Love this scent. Already have the full size.