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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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Day 3: Miu Miu. At first, it smelled like cleaning spray, like Windex or 409. Now it just smells like jasmine or honeysuckle or another one of those really fragrant flowering vines. Pretty sure I'm just smelling jasmine. 

 

Spoiler
31 Days of Perfume
1. Derek Lam 10 Crosby Ellipsis
2. Maison Margiela Replica, Lipstick On

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Day 1 - ummm, Philosophy Pink Almond Candy body butter...not a perfume but fragrant enough (and I was feeling lazy enough) to count it as one, sort of 

 

Day 2 - YSL Mon Paris 

Day 3 - Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose

(both were Christmas presents)

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I ordered Mon Paris with a gift card I got for Christmas and am patiently awaiting its arrival! At first I thought it was too similar to Lancome La Vie Est Belle (which I already have and love), but I spent a good amount of time comparing them in store and decided they were quite different. 

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I hope it gets to you soon!

I also thought it was too similar to several perfumes I already have but after I wore it for a little bit I realized it was not. Sweet scents are my jam & I really like this one :).

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Day 3: atelier pomelo paradis!

 

 

I love citrus scents, especially in the winter. This one if light and fresh and a strong enough that I can barely smell it. I like the vetiver note too, it adds complexity.

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Day two: BVLGARI Jasmin Noir 

Day three: Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin

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Day 2: Besame Cosmetics Decades of Fragrance 1910

 

From the website:

Art Nouveau, Belle Epoque, Klimt, 1910s Floriental

 

Top notes: lemon, orange-flower, ylang-ylang

Heart notes: tuberose, saffron, jasmine, peony

Base notes: nubuck, vanilla, civet, sandalwood

 

I brought a sample set of Besame's fragrances and figured this challenge was a good time to go through them. I didn't get any citrus with this at all, very loud old lady handkerchief like florals that dried down (thank the Lord) to vanilla and disappeared on me about halfway through the day. Not a fan.

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Sorry you didn't like this one! I haven't tried it, but I assume the lemon would quickly be overpowered by all of those florals!

 

The description from the site makes it sound very romantic though 🙂

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Sorry this one sucked so hard, though your description was fantastic.

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Day 2-- Elizabeth and James black... this isn't for me.  I didn't hate it, but I'll pass the mini roller ball along to someone who'll love it.  I'm not sure exactly what I didn't like... just didn't. 

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Do you generally like E&J fragrances @missjeanie?  I have a bunch set aside for this challenge because I have so many samples, but so far they are not doing much for me.

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Day 2: Nest Citrine

 

Ok this one is a winner. It's so light and sweet, not one of those where you smell it all day long but instead occasionally get a nice whiff of sweetness.

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Day 2 for me: Trouble in Heaven by Louboutin. Aside from the hideously cheesy name, the scent is quite nice. The amber stood out for me most while I wore it;  it's deep and sultry with good staying power on me.

 

Verdict: I wouldn't purchase a full size of it.

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I didn't find any of the Louboutin fragrances to be worth the price!

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Day 2: Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2am Kiss (sample vial)

 

I really like the opening caramel note but I wish the caramel lasted a little longer. It's a very straight forward amber scent on the dry down and has lasted 10+ hours.

 

Spoiler
Day 1: Philosophy Fresh Cream (body spray)

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Day 2 Givenchy Dahlia Divin

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Day 2: MMM By the Fire.

 

Guys, I love this so much. so cozy!

 

Spoiler
Day 1: Roses de Chloe

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I know I'm in the minority, but most MMM fragrances don't appeal to me. But I really love by the fire!

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I LOVE this fragrance!

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One of my favorites @StephaniLynn!

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@Libellules It goes on my list to purchase. I wish they had a travel size/purse spray of it:/

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