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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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I didn't realize there was a difference.

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I'm giving Mimosa Indigo a second chance today and I still don't smell much beyond a very light floral scent. And I put a *lot* on. Not sure if I got a dud or if my sense of smell is not advanced enough to get something out of this one.

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Today I'm wearing Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale. I started wearing it last night after Mimosa Indigo didn't work out, and decided to keep wearing it this morning because I like it so much. It smells like that Celestial Seasonings "Mandarin Orange" tea! It's very orangey, but without that soapy smell that I get from Orange Sanguine. It has a hint of spice in the background, although admittedly not the same spice as is in the tea. Either way, the smell of this perfume reminds me of the tea.

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Update: decided to try layering it with Vanille Insensee. The vanilla complemented it nicely and helped bring out the spice scent.

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@purly - Thanks for sharing!  I really like Mandarine Glaciale because of the spiciness.  I don't have Vanille Insensee, but I do have another vanilla.  I'll try that one to see how it works.

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Let us know how it goes and which vanilla you use!

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I got Black Tulip from NEST in one of my Play! boxes and I've really been loving it Smiley Happy

 

Here are the notes:

Fragrance Family:
Floral

Scent Type:
Warm Florals

Key Notes:
Black Amber Plum, Pink Pepper, Japanese Violet

http://www.sephora.com/black-tulip-P415763?skuId=1912047&icid2=nest_lp_perfume_collection_carouselSmiley Tongue41...

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Black Tulip is a lovely scent!  I've enjoyed my samples, too!  @Mcakes

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Ouh, that's a nice one!  I just polished off a deluxe roller of Black Tulip.  I'm trying to decide if I love it enough to buy the full size.  The fact that I'm just contemplating it and haven't done it yet tells me I don't love it enough.  I wouldn't complain if I ended up with more samples though. 

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I'm right there with you. I have a rollerball sample and like it (surprisingly; florals aren't normally my thing), but I doubt I'll be jumping up to buy once it's gone. 

 

Heck, I get so many samples, I may never need to buy any perfume ever 😋

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Yay! People are interested!

 

I've been going through my stash finding scents I think I'll be able to tolerate (the ones in the box). This is great for tossing ones I'll never use.

 

 

 

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I think the piece about finding scents I'm able to tolerate is key @txcatx. I think this is part of my problem.  I'm super picky about scents so when I like something I tend to just go with it and apply it every single day.  This will be a good challenge for me to actually even smell all the vials in my stash.

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Definitely, @kelloua! I hate overly floral scents and anything musky or amber, so I probably won't have 31 perfumes. My goal is just to use many of the vials I have next month. I keep thinking I'll save these vials for travel, but I end up packing rollerballs I've purchased.

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Ha, I'm checking out your rejects and feeling like we may have the same taste in perfume.  I like sweet and rosey scents.  

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I only wish my five Chloe vials were Roses de Chloe instead. Unfortunately, I only have one vial of Roses de Chloe. 😢

 

I did set aside at least two vials of Chloe to try to finish next month. 

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Meant to post a day or two ago, but I've been out of town and am currently on a plane. Just a reminder that this challenge is starting tomorrow (if you haven't already started), so get your perfumes ready!

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Eeeeeeep!  So ready!!!   I've stuffed all the vials in a Sephora pouch and will be blind selecting all month.  Nothing goes back into my drawer that I didn't absolutely love.  That's the plan anyway.

Safe travelsSmiley Happy 

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That's a good idea! I'm too particular to leave things up to chance though 😅

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Well, I have no intention of wearing anything until I smell it on paper first.  And I'm allowed to do redraws!  My plan is not solid.  

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Great idea! I'm going to do this, too.

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Day 1: Pinrose - Secret Genius (I tried a sample foil, this one is a not for me scent.)  the notes are Caramel, White Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla, Cedarwood, Sandalwood. but the discription stated it sips like a white russian. I guess I smelled like a bar today Smiley Sad normally I like warm sandalwood scents but not this one. it got better after the dry down but until then I really smelled too boozy. 

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I have a few foils I need to try! This month for sure! 

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I wish I had a foil of this. I have the rollerball on my wishlist. I don't seem to like the Pinrose scents I've tried but this one has notes I like. 

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Hi Samtian, I seem to be of a similar vein  the way of the Pinrose line except I like the treehouse royal one instead but I too d don't seem to like any of the others than one specific one I have tried so far. I really thought I would like the secret genius one as I like notes that are in the sample just not rolled into one i guess Smiley Sad 

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It's too bad Secret Genius doesn't wear well on you. I adore all of Pinrose's line, and Secret Genius is one of my top 3. I find all of their scents to be really unique, and they blend really well together. I don't know if you've tired Pinrose Pinrose, but that one blends really well with Secret Genius. It's weird, since Pinrose is a rosy leather, and it definitely smells like roses and leather, but the combination of those two layered is really nice.