Originally Posted by quevola
I'm totally out of my league here and would understand if you guys want to cut me out from participating.
Here are my pathetic offerings:
This swap has inspired me to go out a get a bottle of Aqcua di Parma that I would like to share with the group if there is interest. Since I haven't pick it up yet, I'm open to suggestions for a fragrance that you guys would like to try and I'll see if I can pick it up this weekend (South Coast Plaza).
Hey I thought the same thing about me. Whatever, just put in what you can and take what you want. Resources flow from those who have to those who need, but you never really know which is which!
For example, I'd love a sample of Rive Gauche if possible. and you're more then welcome to request anything I have. For me, I'm trying ot compensate lack of frags with other stuff that might interest people.
I really wouldn't go out specially to buy something to contribute... that defeats the purpose of this. I've been going to various stores and just picking up samples or making my own. I think buying a bottle just for this is overkill. AdP is nice though, if you really want it anyway.
Originally Posted by Rambo
I'll post up a preliminary list based on location and see if everyone's ok with that. If there are no problems then we'll use PM's to relay the address info. I can't imagine everyone being comfortable with putting their address up on the internet.
Should there be a time frame for how long each person will have the box?
1. Sounds good about addresses.
2. with about 10 of us on the list, even if we each only keep the box 2-3 days plus the shipping time, it'll still take at least a month from the first to last person, which is quite a while. So I'd suggest a short period like 2-3 days. I think the best way to do this is to sniff+pull out or decant where possible, and put back stuff without actually spending days testing.
If it smells interesting just take it (or decant) and use it later instead of holding the box for a week while trying them all. Also, not entirely defeating the purpose I hope, but in some cases I'll just spray it once, smell it, and then put the sample back for someone else. This is about getting exposure to brands/lines that I can't otherwise get, so if I like it enough based on 1 spray, then I'll go buy a larger decant/bottle. I don't need to spend all day necessarily testing it out.