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post #14491 of 19826
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Originally Posted by Aldous View Post

Thank you. Ugh all so expensive, just cuts into my purchasing of an actual sized bottle.

$3 a sample is expensive?
post #14492 of 19826
Double post.
post #14493 of 19826
For one no, but multiple samples plus shipping it can add up. Factor in the cost of a bottle is around 100.
post #14494 of 19826
$3 for .7ml, right?
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Quite surprised you don't like Interlude.... I am also a huge fan of Edition Blanche which is in my permanent rotation. And Lutens Chergui I also find fantastic. What makes you give interlude a meh ? I though you were an Amouage fan... My wife hates it too !
I like many of Amouage's scents but that doesn't mean I'll like every new release. It's too in-your-face for my taste. Drydown doesn't appeal to me either. Partially reminds me of Memoir Man which I'm not fond of either. That is not to say they are bad per se, they're just not my style.

I wore Rose Barbare yesterday. Solid, but not very complex (at first wear at least).
post #14495 of 19826
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

LuckyScent

Thank you. Ugh all so expensive, just cuts into my purchasing of an actual sized bottle.

YOU MUST GET ON THE MASTER-CLASSTER SWAP BOX TRAIN.
post #14496 of 19826
Jubilation XXV today. This, I like.

Stopped by the Hermès boutique yesterday and snatched two samples of the new Jour d'Hermès. I've just smelled it sprayed on a band so far. Citrus, prominent pamplemouse and generally spring/summer-y, tad on the feminine side. Anyway, seems to be the only place where you can get samples nowadays.
post #14497 of 19826
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Originally Posted by Aldous View Post

For one no, but multiple samples plus shipping it can add up. Factor in the cost of a bottle is around 100.

I tried sample ordering a while back, and then finally gave up on that. Started buying blind, requesting samples from the interwebz, and buying secondhand - some sellers will lump in samples they no longer want.

Oh, today: Goutal Ambre Fetiche
post #14498 of 19826
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Jubilation XXV today. This, I like.
Stopped by the Hermès boutique yesterday and snatched two samples of the new Jour d'Hermès. I've just smelled it sprayed on a band so far. Citrus, prominent pamplemouse and generally spring/summer-y, tad on the feminine side. Anyway, seems to be the only place where you can get samples nowadays.

This is also my experience, also Odin gives out samples.
post #14499 of 19826
Halston Man Amber today and Creed SMW yesterday
post #14500 of 19826
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

YOU MUST GET ON THE MASTER-CLASSTER SWAP BOX TRAIN.

I would love to, however, I do not have very much to contribute. I also did not realize it was still going.
post #14501 of 19826
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YOU MUST GET ON THE MASTER-CLASSTER SWAP BOX TRAIN.

How does that work?

SOTD: Vintage Guerlain Vetiver. I haven't worn this since I wore the hell out of it last summer, but man this is so good...
post #14502 of 19826
Guys, the core intent of the swap box is to try stuff you never have access to. Some people will not be able to contribute, but those of you are at the heart of Master-Classster's intent.
post #14503 of 19826
Heyo, checking in... my keyboard was burning...

So the next edition of Swap Box is in the works, I'm planning to get this organized by January and have it launched by either end of Jan or mid-Feb.

I'm thinking of changing it up a little actually. Let me know your thoughts guys.

The idea is to split everything into two boxes. The first box going round is a TESTING box, it will have everything grouped by fragrance line with the intention to cover as many lines as possible and their full offerings. The box is for people to try the fragrances or experience a whole line that they might not have access too and it makes no sense for us all to buy samples here and there. This box only gets added to, samples are never removed. If you have samples from the brand, add them to that bag, if you have a lot of a brand not in there, make a new bag. (I work in fragrance at retail so I have compiled a good 5-10 full ranges of samples for major lines and would hate for people to randomly pull samples out here and there and create gaps. It's taken a long time to get everything fully covered).

The second box with be the SWAP box, basically one bag of niche, and one of designer stuff and it's more or less a take whatever give whatever pile for all the remaining stuff. Even if it's a 'dumping ground', there are plenty of people for whom one guys junk is another's treasure. This is more like what we had going 'round before. This box will also probably contain a good chunk of decant supplies incase people want to make samples from their collections or create mini samples from decants that get put into the box. The other reason for this split is that everything just isn't going to fit into one flat rate priority box...

Thoughts?
post #14504 of 19826
One concern with the "testing" box is that people might keep it for long periods of time.
post #14505 of 19826
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Originally Posted by Aldous View Post

One concern with the "testing" box is that people might keep it for long periods of time.

Yep, we ran into that a while back as scheduling issues came up, and some folks got overwhelmed. It was a big box the last time I saw it. My guideline is that I sniff maybe a dozen, grab half that for further review, and put in whatever from my own stash that I've ignored / lost interest in - bearing in mind that this is a chance to sniff the scents that aren't available everywhere - the L'Artisans, Private Blends, Exclusifs, Malles, Lutens, Labos, ELdOs etc.
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