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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 saw that during my research. I haven't purchased it yet, but I am strongly considering it. Trying to decide what set, and I'd definitely work their sample/giftcard scheme to get some more vials haha. 

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Totally!  (why I posted this for you) 

Sephora only carries a tiny selection and if you buy direct the sampler/credit is the best way to shop. 

 

 

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...what have you done to me...

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I'm on a downward spiral with this right now. 

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Ugh, that packaging! It sounds like such a gorgeous scent! Going to check that one out right now...

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this is one of my favorites of all time. absolutely adore this rose. do you have the candle by chance ?? Smiley Happy

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I don't!  I haven't tried Atelier candles. Have you?

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Day 2: Coconut Milk by Sarah Horowitz

 

I got this one in a Scent Trunk when I was still subscribed. It's exactly what it says on the tin. I smell like coconut.

 

However, I am constantly falling a teeny tiny bit in love with cute girls who walk by me smelling like coconut (to my boyfriend's amusement). Today I got to be one of those cute girls and it was awesome.

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Day 2:  Pacifica - Tunisian Jasmine Lime

 

A warm spicy scent with a subtle background of lime.  It is a little on the sweet side (for my taste), so it kinda smells like cookies baking; but not overpowering.

 

Compilation:

Spoiler
Day 1:  Juliette Has a Gun - Not a Perfume

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Day 2: Marc Jacobs Mod Noir.

Notes: Greens, Gardenia, Creamy Musk.

I like this one. I'm not much of a fan of Gardenia but it smells pleasant. 

 

 

 

http://www.sephora.com/marc-jacobs-mod-noir?icid2=marcjacobs_leftnav_mod_noir

 

 

 

 

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I like Mod Noir! I use my Mod Noir and MMM Beach Walk samples almost interchangeably. I find them quite similar past the opening notes.

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I love Mod Noir. It's so fresh and springy, which is weird because the name makes me think it would be dark and warm.

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Day 2: Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba

 

Cute packaging but I'm not crazy about the scent. It doesn't last long at all.

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Day 2:  Today is Angel by Thierry Mugler.  I honestly hadn't planned on wearing this today, but when I looked out the window and saw that we'd gotten 5 inches of snow and it was still coming, I knew that this would be a good day for this old gourmand.  

The delicious blends of sweet caramel and patchouli is perfect for snowy weather, in my opinion, since .  I paired it with a shimmery- frosted blue eye look and Buxom's Sugar lipgloss.  

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Day 2: Maison Margiela Replica Dancing on the Moon. I ordered samples of 3 of the newest releases, and this was one of them. I'm picky about florals, but I do tend to like white florals (which, this one is - lots of jasmine! At least on my skin). They can lean soapy, but Dancing on the Moon definitely has a subtle sweetness - could be the woody base balancing things out Smiley Very Happy

 

I like it! Hopefully there will be a rollerball released. The packaging/label is fun too.

 

Spoiler
Keeping running tally so that I won't repeat!
Day 1: Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford 

 

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Day 2: Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic.

 

 

This one is lightly floral but kind of warm at the same time. It's really nice, super relaxing. 

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Day 2: Maison Margiela Replica, Lipstick On. At first, it smelled like wax and magazines fresh off the press. Then it started smelling powdery, warm, and actually pretty nice, but I couldn't help but think of this.

 

MeanGirls

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I need to give this one another chance.  I also get the wax and magazines.  Next time I will smell a bit later. 

 

I like powdery!!!

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I love Lipstick On lol. 

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LOL!! That is also the perfect gif for Etat Libre's Putain de Palaces

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Day 2:  Mugler: Alien 

 

Key Notes:
Jasmine Sambac, Cashmeran Wood, Amber Gris

 

I love this one! I used to have a big bottle of it. but I happily gave it to my bestie as she loved it too and was still searching for her first signature perfume. and i am happy to have given it a good home and don't regret it. also I can always  grab samples here and there.  I have tons of perfume so it was not lost on me and I was happy to give it to the best home possible. Smiley Happy  

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