Day 0: sniffing vials
Dr Creed's package arriving was a fantastic moment. I'd been reading about many of these fragrances for a while, hadn't been able to try many in the shops, so most of them were new experiences. I just *had* to open each and every of the 18 vials and catch a first whiff.
The supposedly sea-salty ones first. Laguna PH: well...no sea associations there. Nice, though. Erolfa: Hmmm, very nice. Briny indeed. Aqua Motu: w-o-w! It's the sea in a bottle! Second sniff: no wait, it's pure iodine - for disinfecting. But no it *is* the sea. Promised myself I'd wear it the next day.
Others: coffee! wood! grass! cotton candy! My nose ran over. I put on at least 4 different ones at once, walking around like a big kaleidoscope of smells. Never had such a pleasant headache as that night.