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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 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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Day 2: 

#1 Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling: The opening is sharp and fruity (mango, blackcurrant), the heart is an indolic/tropical mix of white flowers with lots of ylang ylang. Over time it turns into buttery, sandalwoodsy vanilla.

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Notes listed:

TOP NOTES

MANGO, LYCHEE, BLACKCURRANT,
CARDAMOM, CUMIN, CISTUS

  

HEART NOTES

ROSE ACCORD, TURKISH ROSE,  JASMINE SAMBAC ABSOLUTE, MADAGASCAR YLANG-YLANG,

WHITE FLORAL ACCORD OF TUBEROSE, FRANGIPANI, GARDENIA

 

BASE NOTES

PATCHOULI, TOBACCO, WHITE WOODS, SANDALWOOD, CEDAR, VANILLA

 

#2 Neela Vermeire Pichola: a radiant white flower perfume that has a spicy opening. The heart is a pretty & clean mix of white flowers centered on orange blossoms. It's not a dirty indolic white flower bomb, but it's not a pale soapy one either.

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Notes Listed:

TOP NOTES

CARDAMOM, CINNAMON, SAFFRON, JUNIPER, MAGNOLIA, NEROLI OIL, CLEMENTINE, BERGAMOT

 

HEART NOTES

ORANGE BLOSSOM ABSOLUTE, ROSE ABSOLUTE, TUBEROSE ABSOLUTE, JASMINE SAMBAC,

YLANG-YLANG 

 

BASE NOTES

BENZOIN ABSOLUTE, SANDALWOOD, DRIFTWOOD, VETIVER FROM HAITI

 

Spoiler
Day 1: Neela Vermeire Trayee

Re: 31 Days of Perfume Challenge

I tried D&G Light Blue today. It started out with a very strong grapefruit note, but dried down to smell a bit musty, like when you open a drawer with really old wool sweaters in it.  

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I totally agree with you about Light Blue. I used to LOVE it, but I've grown very tired of it. Interestingly, the cologne version is one of my favorite scents on a guy, though. 

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Checking in for Day 2!

I tried out Moschino Fresh Couture and it was a nice clean fragrance. It didn't last very long but clean smells don't last that long on me anyway. I do better with floral or musky scents. It was nice and the full sized bottle looks adorable but I'm not sure if I'd buy it just yet. Maybe towards the summer I'll like it better lol. 

 http://www.sephora.com/moschino-fresh-couture-P411031?skuId=1865070&icid2=moschino_fromthebrand_us_c...Smiley Tongue

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If someone likes this fragrance (Moschino Fresh) my SiJCP had it on Clearance.  (saving $$$ is good!) 

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Day 2: Jour d'Hermes

 

I am not sure of the exact notes. Floral with some creamy wood in the background. Elegant and pleasant but not all that unusual. Thanks to this thread I finally got around to trying a deluxe size dabber I have had for ages! I am interested in trying the absolu version now. 

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I wore Atelier Rose Anonyme for my mid-day lunch date with the hubs!  LOVE this scent so much!

 

 I am never running out since I own FS, Mini Spray and 6 (which totals 1.50 oz) DS bottles. Obsessed!

 

 

Top Notes: Calabrian bergamot, Chinese ginger, Turkish rose essence
Heart Notes: Turkish rose absolute, Somalian incense, Oud
Base notes: Indonesian patchouli, Indian papyrus, Laotian benzoin

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Spoiler
1- Atelier Gold Leather
2- Atelier Rose Anonyme

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This fragrance is so good. One of my favorites 

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that is one of my favorite atelier scents! it's SO nice! i don't love rose on it's own, but i could take a bath in that one @wheeeee!

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Same here!!!!

 

Maybe because 'regular rose' scents (like Jo Malone Red Roses) tend to wear off quick and are very lightly scented.

 

This type is more Rose/Oud and those 2 are my favorite scents. This one is more like Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud. 

 

@unfungirl

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Oh, this one sounds lovely! I've added it to my Loves list. This challenge is probably going to have the same effect on my wallet as last month's lipstick challenge...

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I recommend you try a sample from Sephora.  It changes scent at first and then it finally settles on you. 

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That tin is beautiful.

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I know, right. I'm on the hunt for that exact gift set right now. I hope it wasn't a LE because even though I'm on a low-buy, I will buy it if I find it. 

 

EDIT: I found it. And other versions. And when you send a gift card from Atelier direct they include a set of 12 sample vials. What have I done to myself. 

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You bought it???  @alexasteph

 

If you order direct (the Sampler)  you get that money back (as credit) to spend on a new fragrance.  I am not sure this is posted.  They come in a pack with the postcards just the same as Sephora. It is really nice.

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@wheeeee thank u for this tip! Do they have this sample pack thing all the time? Or is just now? Because if so I'll get it now and decide after I smell them all lol 

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@jen143xo

 

Yes, it is available all the time.  

 

The only thing that changed is the newly added exclusions because we were getting 'free' perfume at one point!  lol!!

 

I PM'd you the link. 

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