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    Default From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    Hello everyone,

    Are you interested in trying to wear one of your fragrances for a full week? This is going on over at POL and it looks like they're having quite a bit of fun with it.

    We could begin on Sunday and post what fragrance we choose to wear that entire week, comment daily or so on how we're liking it - or not - and just get to know some of our frags a bit better. This means we we wear that frag day, night, for every occasion for the entire week.

    What do you think?

    I will possibly start with Corps et Ames. It was panned by LT/TS in The Guide; but I really do like it.

    Do any of you care to join me?

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    I'd love to but I can't.
    I've amassed 100 perfumes in 11 months that haven't been shown ant TLC.
    But if I did it would probably be 34 Boulevard Saint Germain.

    This fragrance has so many facets it's like a maze or what do you call those gardens with hedges formed to make getting out fun...I detect a new note and new accord every time i wear it.
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    Default Re: From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    I will not be able to commit either, I am afraid. Both fragrances from the two previous comments sound totally interesting and I am looking forward to your day-to-day opinions.

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    We have had this game not too long ago. Then I chose SL Datura Noir only to get so sick of it after four days that I swapped my split bottle away. Haven't felt like wearing it ever since.

    It was an interesting experiment but I am not going to risk ruining my pleasure in one of my favourites this time. I also realised that my enjoyment of a scent lessens with the length of consecutive wears so I'll just stick with my routine of using a different fragrance every day.

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    I just couldn't do it! I know for a fact by day 3 I would have grown to hate whatever I was wearing. Really I don't want to hate any of my perfumes.
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    Aw...((Seattlelight)). I like the idea, but I doubt I'd be able to follow through. I live in samples these days.

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    I remember doing this about a year ago with Cristalle (a few of us tried it - see thread link below). It was a really interesting experiment. I'd be prepared give it another go, but may have a hard time choosing the scent - a week is a long time in this game, and I don't think I'm a monogamist by nature!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265...ent-for-a-week

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    Default Re: From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I'd love to but I can't.
    I've amassed 100 perfumes in 11 months.
    1+ but as soon as I work my way through my new ones, I might give this a try.
    I may be joining you March 10th-17th from Paris in vintage Diorissimo Parfum, I hope!

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    Sorry seattlelight - it is a nice idea, but I've tried this before and utterly failed. I have a hard time spritzing the same perfume at night as I did that morning, so a whole week is definitely beyond my capabilities, lol! I could possibly commit to the same sotd for a week, but I'd be compelled to change my sote each night ...but I don't think that's quite what you have in mind.
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    I bet we could get Larimar to wear Tabac Blond for 7 days straight without a fight.

    It's a fun challenge, and everybody should try it at least once. If it were warmer, I bet I could wear Jo Malone Fresh Mint Leaf for a week, easy. It's tougher for me during cold weather.
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    I was thinking along the same lines, Quarry! I haven't tried doing it.
    In the new year I would be able to do it, but this year I still have some sampling commitments and challenges
    And in the New Year I could do it with many of my fragrances -- Tolu seems to get me on a kick of wanting more when I wear it. I could possibly wear Yvresse for a week, and both would be lovely for January.

    But I'm wondering about #5... would I be able to do it?

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    I could do a full week of quite a few floral aldehydes like No. 5, 24 Faubourg, White Linen...just...not...yet...You could do it...

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    Default Re: From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    And, sorry about the question, what is POL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    And, sorry about the question, what is POL?
    I believe it means Perfume of Life a website.
    Currently wearing: Lavender Palm by Tom Ford

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    I guess I could give it a try, but not sure which perfume that would be...Maybe I should go through my yearly statistics of most worn to check which one I should go for :P
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Nope. I am too much of a fragrance gigolo these days
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    I will get sick of any fragrances if I wear it for a week and wouldn't touch it for awhile :/

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    Now that I found it—after years, years of searching— on ebay, I'm wearing Mollie Parnis for a week. Work worthy, yet far from ordinary, it starts with a ketonic blast, followed by a tuberose/peach (not Mitsouko creamy but astringent)/hot tea vibe, finishing in a little leather, possibly those naughty (environmentally speaking) nitromusks, and smoke. Luxurious and bracing all at once. Shouldn't be too hard. I often do a single frag for two weeks at a time, especially vintage. There's something about those old ingredients that bears exploring; they don't give up all their secrets at once.
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    hi seattlelight, I have actually done this, but not with the intention to do so, with Shalimar edp, and Chanel no. 22 and Songes Annick Goutal, Chanel no. 5, to name some....but I have a sneaking feeling that if I set out with the plan, I may not be able to stick with it! It was meaningful to me though when I did go through those periods of "monogamy" where I just could not get enough of these beauties and they satisfied me day after day after day....
    like lillybelle, I am a bit more in sampling mode right now. I think it's a grand idea, though!
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    I could go for this after the holidays, but for now, I am in a mode of wearing some lesser worn frags, samples and jumping all over the place. Work is one thing, holiday parties are another. Evenings are also different.

    Maybe lets try after the new year?! It is a great idea, and I NEED to do this, but not right now.

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    I couldn't do it on POL and still can't! All my new purchases are SCREAMING at me to be used. :P

    And I am a commitmentphobe.
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    These responses have me laughing because many of the reasons listed not to do it are the very reasons I wish to!

    Actually, I've been doing this on my own for a couple of weeks. So far, I've eliminated Amazone (too thin for my taste) and Vetiver pour elle (too one dimensional for my taste) from my favorites collection.

    However, I was used to wearing one scent for two to three years at a time in my past, so this is not a new or unpleasant direction for me. So far, both 31 Rue Cambon and Kelly Caleche EDP have passed the "extended use test".

    Another compliment on Corps et Ames today and I was disappointed when it faded at the end. It will likely be a keeper!

    Frankly, I don't think I value variety as much as I once did.

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    I agree with cello - it's an interesting idea, but I've accumulated so many samples right now that I want to test, so would have to wait until the New Year.
    I did this for one week in autumn, on holiday with limited packing space. I could take only one sample, so chose Epic Woman as it has so many facets I thought I'd never get tired of it.
    Well, I was wrong, I grew to thoroughly dislike it and now can't stand it!
    Maybe with something quieter, like N'Aimez Que Moi, which I often choose several days a week.

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    Default Re: From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    These responses have me laughing because many of the reasons listed not to do it are the very reasons I wish to!

    Actually, I've been doing this on my own for a couple of weeks. So far, I've eliminated Amazone (too thin for my taste) and Vetiver pour elle (too one dimensional for my taste) from my favorites collection.

    However, I was used to wearing one scent for two to three years at a time in my past, so this is not a new or unpleasant direction for me. So far, both 31 Rue Cambon and Kelly Caleche EDP have passed the "extended use test".
    I've definitely had a year or 2 where I've worn the same scent all year! When I am not in my perfume phase (shhh, I have phases where other things take precedent and perfume gets shoved onto the backburner) I tend to wear Narciso Rodriguez for her exclusively.

    Now, if I have to think about it consciously....I can't do it! :P
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    can do. I'll pick diorella. we need to spend more time anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiliwia View Post
    I believe it means Perfume of Life a website.
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    I've never thought of it as a good way to cull the herd, but that makes sense to me. Any fragrance that you still love after a week straight gets a place of honor in the wardrobe. A fragrance you can no longer stand after a week straight, maybe think about moving it out. How many of us dare? For those who cannot decide which fragrance to wear during the full week challenge, why not let the Basenotes "pick yer scent" thingie decide for you? I would do this for the fun of it, but not at this time of year, as others have said. Perhaps in the depths of winter, late January/early February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    For those who cannot decide which fragrance to wear during the full week challenge, why not let the Basenotes "pick yer scent" thingie decide for you? .
    I did just that now, and the result is Vol de nuit.I think I can live with that I defenitely haven't worn it as much as it deserves. Starting from when?
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineespenes View Post
    I did just that now, and the result is Vol de nuit.I think I can live with that I defenitely haven't worn it as much as it deserves. Starting from when?
    Yay! You hit the jackpot with that one. I suppose Seattlelight, the original poster and challenger, would be the one to set the date(?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Yay! You hit the jackpot with that one. I suppose Seattlelight, the original poster and challenger, would be the one to set the date(?).
    Yea, prettty happy about that one Just set a date and I'm in
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