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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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The name is really cool Smiley Very Happy I could use those notes in winter, as long as it's not too sweet..

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Day Six: Comme Des Garçons' Original

 

I love this fragrance - it smells niche, but is more affordable than my favourite niche lines. Its bristling, spicy opening has heaps of nutmeg and clove. However, in spite of featuring such warm spices, the scent has an overall cool abstraction to it. In the dry down, it smooths out into woods and incense. Not a crowdpleaser - I would definitely test this out first before committing to a full bottle.

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I've been curious about this one for a while. Your description is wonderful. I need a sample!

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This sounds DELICIOUS to me.

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 Day 6: Derek Lam Crosby Blackout

This is a nice break from the more floral scents of the past two days. Its snowing here and somehow this scent just works on a cold snowy day. I suspect that's the chai notes.

 

My only complaint is that it wore off to the point where I have to tuck my chin into my chest to get a whiff. I suspect it'll disappear completely before lunch.

 

Previous Days:

Spoiler
Day 5: Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun 
Day 4: Fleur d'Aspiration by La Fleur by Livvy 
Day 3: Fat Electrican by Etat Libre d'Orange 
Day 2: Coconut Milk by Sarah Horowitz 
Day 1: Atelier Vanilla Incensee and Orange Sanguine

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 Day 6: CLEAN reserve blonde rose.

 

This is described as an "edgy floral" but i don't really think it's that floral. I can smell the jasmine but the sandalwood and musk are the prominent notes. I like it! CLEAN perfumes tend to fade quickly on me, so i'll see how it wears today.

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I've been meaning to smell some of the others in the Reserve line after I experienced a crazy bit of nostalgia from Terra Woods that had me vying for a bottle just for the head trip. Blonde Rose sounds lovely!

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@greenporchlights I'm a big fan of the reserve line! I bought a set actually so I need of dig into that!!

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I have a sample vial of this I need to pull out and try! I love the notes. 

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@jen143xo it's one of my favorites from the reserve line!

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Day 6: (but my first day posting in this challenge)

 

Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt mixed with their Peony & Blush Suede' 

 

I like them both separate, but mixed it's delicious smelling lol. Since I purchased them, I have gotten so many complements Smiley Very Happy

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I like this combo as well!

 

Red Roses is my absolute favourite rose fragrance, I like mixing it with these two also!

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I will try Red Roses next time I am in the store!  I haven't tried that one.  Thank you!  Smiley Happy

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Oooooh, so pretty!

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thanks GPL Smiley Happy

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that sounds like a great combo!

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thank you, it is!! Smiley Happy If you ever near a department store that's sells this you should smell it. I was randomly near the counter and I just started picking them up to smell and I fell in love! Lol. I liked so many it was hard to choose. Smiley Happy 

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Right! I've never purchased any Jo Malone because it's way too hard to choose, and I think I could really do some damage :-)

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Day 6: Diptyque Tam Dao, a beautiful woody scent, sandalwood and cedar creating a warm cocoon for a cool day.

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that sounds so lovely!! diptyque is <3

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I love this! I had a sample and feel in love. I want to buy it! You just reminded me Smiley Very Happy 

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