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The Perfume Challenge

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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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 🙂 


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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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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 :).

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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. 

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I have been binge-purchasing fragrance samples and sample sets, so I will be trying one or two new scents every day 🙂



Day 1: Neela Vermeire Trayee. Smoky spicy green & lightly camphorous incense opening, followed by a warm medley of jasmine, vanilla, amber, sandalwood and many other notes that I have a hard time disentangling. So good.

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this is a fantastic challenge. One I will be tracking in my bullet journal I just started today! 🙂 

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Day 1: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Rain Day. Thought it was a fitting fragrance on a rainy day 🙂

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I reached for Atelier Gold Leather!  I forgot how good it smells on me!  Wore it yesterday and today!



Top Notes: Bitter orange, Indian saffron, Jamaican rum
Heart Notes: Plum, Davana, Eucalyptus
Base notes: Gaiac wood, Cedarwood, Leather, Oud accordPERFUME.jpg

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Starting off Day 1 with one of my absolute favorite perfumes, Dolce & Gabana Dolce Rosa Excelsa. I adore anything involving roses!

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Day 1: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Ellipsis. On me, it smells like Play Doh's girls' night out at this hip, new club inspired by Andy Warhol's The Factory.

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Day 1: Tom Ford Costa Azzurra

Beachy and light not wow sent for me.  


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Day 1:  Juliette Has a Gun - Not a Perfume


My descriptions of perfumes suck, so I'm not going to try.  I don't particularly care for this scent; it reminds me of musk.  However, every time I read the name, I start singing "Janie's Got a Gun"!

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Day One: Chanel's Cuir de Russie EDP. Opens with a lively burst of aldehydes and citrus. I'm reminded of no.5. The leather has a gentle smokiness and asserts itself rather quickly although this remains balanced with the aldehydes. Despite this, it's not a processed "handbag" or "patent" leather to me. I also don't detect the raw, barnyard notes so many people rave over (or cringe at). I'm surprized at how much I want to wear this again as I tend to like weirder scents. This is a refined, floral leather, a classic. Definitely recommended.

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Day 1: juicy couture viva la juicy rosé


oh yeah!  Starting the month off right! Sweet girlie roses! 

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