I wish I had a review for you this week, truly I do…but I don’t because…well, the headline says it all. I’m in Sample Hell! Now…don’t get me wrong. I LOVE what I do on the Posse. I do. I love smelling new scents and reviewing and discovering new passions and loves and, yes, even the hates! But when Life intervenes, especially with Teh Crazy, it becomes a bit more difficult. Plus, I have a LOT of samples and decants. Again, not complaining. But sometimes it does get a bit overwhelming. And when those times happen I fall back on my go-to scents. Right now I’m in all sorts of drama, so that means I’m sticking with some really zzzzzscents. Not the scents themselves, mind you – they’re all perfectly gorgeous. It’s just that I can’t stand to make a decision right now. Heck, I’m so stressed-out that I can barely stand to make the decision between Amouage Lyric and Jub25!
Does that happen to you? Do you end up with Too Many Choices? I know, it’s my ‘job’ – and I adore it. But sometimes, when Life just kicks the tar out of you and there’s not enough time in the day to do stuff so you just sit at the computer and stare at ……..good grief! I don’t even know what I’m staring at! LOL! Anyhoo…when that happens, I bust out the vintage Chanel No 5 extrait. There’s something very ‘normal’ about Chanel No 5 perfume. It’s not one of those scents that makes everything all right, it’s that it never does anything to make it worse – and sometimes that’s exactly what you’re looking for!
But that brings me to the point of this post – persackly ‘how’ do you guys wear samples and decants? Is it different from how you wear your full bottles? My full bottles are largely default scents – I wear them when I cannot contemplate trying something new. And I often wear them at night because I know they are reliable (heh. Carnal Flower. Mitsouko. Jubilation 25. Reliable. heh. That’s like saying Godzilla is reliable – but I guess he is. You can always count on him to flatten Tokyo!.). But back to the question: can you imagine trying something right before bedtime…and finding out it gave you nightmares ..or hives? Anyhoo, do you guys wear your samples as full-day tests? Do you chance wearing them at work or out in public or do you give them a test-run in the privacy of your home? Do you treat splits differently from something you spray on at the store?
So…okay. Just so you know, I’m totally FINE over here. Nothing weird – or any weirder than it was the last time I posted how stressed I am. My family and friends are all healthy and above ground and I’m still breathing and enjoying each lovely (and ugly) day that Life brings me. So I’m fine – just not able to try much new …but…oooh! I lie! I have something new in the offing – just can’t divulge it right now, nor am I quite ready to do it the justice it deserves. But stay tuned…
I promised you some winners this past weekend. And, again, I lied! It’s getting to be a habit – sorry! But I have the winners here now!!
Laboratorio Olfattivo: tomate farcie
Strange Invisible Perfumes: Spiker and Beth
Drill is: contact me a posseATperfumeposseDAHTcom (the bots iz fierce these days, hence the phonetics) – your mailing info and what you won. I am slower than molasses in February but I will get a move on and get it out to you pdq.