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31 Days of 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-- Marc jacobs decadence-- a bit too heavy for me. Very perfumey... lol I know that doesn't say a lot but it makes me think of older perfumes from my moms Avon days?

 

day 4-- miu miu.... I really like this! Light, clean with a subtle floral.  I've been looking at this bottle thinking I like the bottle itself, so this goes onto my perfumes to love list! 

 

This is 2/4 days I've found great perfumes already!

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I have the Decadence (and the newer version) in a rollerball and dabber bottle respectively. I like the scent but also find it a bit heavy. I find that rolling/dabbing it on makes it more bearable!

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Day 2 Creed Vanille Sublime, my wedding fragrance, I adore this scent. 

 

Day 3 Jimmy Choo, I have a huge bottle of this and don't love it. I think I should like it more than I actually do if that makes sense..? Good fragrance for night time though, husband always wants to cuddle up when I wear this.

 

Day 4 Chloe Love Story, sample vial. Light, flowery, does not last long on my skin at all. Very meh. 

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I got the Jimmy Choo as a gift a few years back, and I couldn't stand it...it kind of made me sick. So I sold it to a coworker who gladly took it Smiley Very Happy

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Day 4 Besame Cosmetics Decades of Fragrance 1930

 

From the website:

Marlene Dietrich, cigarette and seduction, 1930s Oriental

 

Top notes: mandarin, cinnamon, clarysage

Heart notes: tobacco, heliotrope, lavender

Base notes: vanilla, cedar wood, musks

 

Loooove! Smokey cinnamon that dried down to a really warm vanilla with a hint of musk or maybe it's the cedar wood? I can't really decide but I like it. By now I know that these fragrances don't last long, this one was better about 4-5hrs. If Besame offers their fragrances in larger bottles again, I'll buy a bottle.

 

Spoiler
Day 3: Besame Cosmetics Decades of Fragrance 1920

From the website:
Top notes: mandarin, juniper berry, galbanum

Heart notes: jasmine, violet, muguet, suede

Base notes: cocoa, myrrh, amber, musks

It's okay. A nice floral that got soapy, only lasted about 3 hours. Not for me.


Day 2: Besame Cosmetics Decades of Fragrance 1910
Day 1: Cartier Baiser Vole

 

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Dear gods, this one sounds amazing! I may have to get it.

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I keep meaning to post and I just plumb forget. Here goes:

Day 1: Givenchy Organza. It's an old school scent, it was my signature back in the 90s and I still love it today. Sweet and warm, a perfect way to great the new year.

 

Days 2 and 3: soap Smiley Happy Didn't wear anything special.

 

Day 4: Diptyque Do Son. Beautiful white florals, makes you think of late spring/early summer gardens in bloom.

 

Day 5: Byredo Gypsy Water. Another sweet and floral fragrance, with awful longevity but since I have the travel spray I do love having an excuse to respritz.

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Colette by Tocca is apparently an exact match for Gypsy Water, and I find Colette lasts nearly all day on me. It also lingers on clothing for days. I wear Colette more than any other fragrance, actually, and I've gone through three bottles.

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Day 5 - am going to the doctor today so I originally wanted to wear something that I really liked (Josie Maran vanilla apricot body butter + Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot), to make me happy. But then I thought, what if something goes wrong and then I'll associate that perfume with it and I'll never be able to wear it again? So I grabbed a random sample (Chanel Chance) and put that on, instead. Unfortunately, I don't like it at all and it's just adding to my general bad mood. Probably should have gone with the vanilla apricot.

 

In unrelated news, I have a tendency to over-think things. Smiley Wink

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No fault in overthinking your fragrances though! Since scent is the strongest sense tied to our memories, you have a valid reason to not want to ruin one if your favorites. Hopefully your doctor appointment goes well and your day turns around! 

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Day 6 Marc Jacobs Daisy, love that it's a youthful scent but not sugary sweet, smells a bit nostalgic of playing outside in the spring. I have so many sample vials of this but think the bottle is so pretty and it's such a classic fragrance I need the bottle in my collection! 

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Day 5** 

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Day 5: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Silent St

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We were fragrance twins today.

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Atelier Sud Magnolia.  It is a big juicy fragrance. 

 

This is where most of the Atelier collection loses me.  They just need to add 'citrus' and lots of it!  To me this makes them smell more like men's fragrances.  (not the good kind, either!)  Reminds me of that unisex fragrance CK One (???) or something Drugstore. 

 Other than that, Atelier has beautiful photography and nice packaging.

 

Notes:  Bitter Sevillian Orange, Pomelo from Florida, Blackcurrant, Magnolia from Louisiana, Bulgarian Rose Absolue, Indian Saffron Flower, Atlas Cedarwood from Morocco, Sandalwood, Musk.

 Style: Sophisticated. Refined. Romantic.

 

Spoiler
1. Atelier Gold Leather
2. Atelier Rose Anonyme
3. Garlic!
4. Balenciaga Florabotanica
5. Atelier Sud Magnolia

 

 

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I know what you mean about the citrus in many AC scents! One reaches for a bottle of vetiver or rose and is greeted with citrus instead. To be fair, from the name it would seem the house specializes in cologne, which traditionally features citrus notes.

 

One of the Sephora SAs told me today that AC uses a the most natural ingredients in their perfumes of any of the lines they carry and to my knowledge, natural citrus materials tend to be cheaper. So maybe that's another reason why.

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Day 5: two sheer roses :-)

 

#1 Marni Marni EDP: the opening is spicy, peppery. The rose isn't evident as first but slowly blooms up. The sheer spiciness dominates for a while, then the drydown is softer, woodsier. It is pretty and modern. I suspect I will like it more in warmer weather.

 

Top: Black pepper, Pink peppercorn, Ginger, Bergamot
Heart: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Rose
Base: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Incense

 

#2 Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose: it opens with a bright citrus burst, that quickly makes way to a delicate weaving of sheer incense and rose. The rose isn't opulent, nor is it green. It is slightly sour, but in a good way. The drydown is again woodsier, but a little more somber than the Marni. The incense persists til the end. I really like this one.

 

Top: Davana, Black and Pink Pepper, Coriander Grains
Middle: Turkish Rose, Incense, Osmanthus
Base: Myrrh, Opoponax, Papyrus, Wenghe

 

Spoiler
Day 1: Neela Vermeire Trayee
Day 2: Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling
           Neela Vermeire Pichola
Day 3: Neela Vermeire Mohur
Day 4: Neela Vermeire Ashoka
Day 5: Marni Marni
           Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose

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Your descriptions are so evocative! @TriesToBoClassy

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Day 6: Parfumerie Generale - Aommassai

 

I'm starting to realize I have a type. At least, it seems the coId weather this season has me reaching for spice, woods, resins, and vanilla. Aommassai is no exception, and I'd describe it as a woody vanilla gourmand. Definitely on the sweeter side, but not cloying, and it's decidedly masculine. I would love to smell this on my guy.

 

ETA: It's just about 1pm, and Aommassai is still kicking. It's mellowed to a soft woodiness and I keep sniffing myself. I'm working off a sample, but I may need a bottle.

 

Backlog:

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Day 5: Jo Malone - Vanilla & Anise
Day 4: Tocca - Margaux

Day 3: Parfumerie Generale - Felanilla 

Day 2: Elizabeth and James - Nirvana Bourbon 

Day 1: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Grand Soir 

 

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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 6: Viva La Juicy. I smell like one of those naked cakes topped with fresh flowers that are all the rage on Pinterest. 

 

Key Notes:
Wild Berries, Jasmine, Vanilla.

 

Spoiler
31 Days of Perfume
1. Derek Lam 10 Crosby Ellipsis
2. Maison Margiela Replica, Lipstick On
3. Miu Miu
4. Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia
5. Chloe

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@txcatx I recently tried this one myself!  It's such a fun fragrance.

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Day 6: Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk

 

As soon as Alexa told me it was 4 degrees today this fragrance sounded perfect.  It definitely smells warm, sweet and sunshine-y.  I don't love it enough to go FS, but it's a good match for the day.

 

Previously wore:

 

 

Spoiler

Day 5 - Tokyo Milk Dark Bulletproof from the Femme Fatale Collection

Day 4: Etat Libre d' Orange Like This

Day 3: Tocca Isabel 

Day 2: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White

Day 1: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon

 

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I'm assuming you mean Amazon Alexa 😝 I saw that and was like "Huh?" It's a weird adjustment for people actually named Alexa.

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Day 6-Diptyque eau rose

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