Thread: The One Week Challenge
Could you limit yourself to ONE fragrance for a full week? Obviously, it would have to be something versatile enough to cover days, nights, work, play, maybe dates or perhaps a formal event. It'd have to be versatile enough for one full week of your life. One week should be easy, right? I wonder how many members here could do it.
What one fragrance would you choose? Do you think you'd learn anything during the week, maybe about the fragrance or perhaps about yourself?
Is anybody willing to take part? I'm game if you're game. All you have to do is post a comment in this thread each day for a week to say what you're wearing and what day # you're on, and if you post in the SOTD thread, mention you're doing the One Week Challenge, plus what day you're on.
One week should be easy. Riiiiiiiiight? ...I'm in if you're in.
I'm definitely up to the challenge. There are very few fragrances I have that I would wear for a week straight. In fact, I wore a fragrance last week for 4 days straight, and I was still not tired of it, so I'll wear this same fragrance. Anyway, i'm in for sure!
I will reveal the fragrance in this thread on Monday, until then enjoy the weekend full of other goodies!
Current top 6:
1. Frederic Malle The Night
2. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
3. MDCI Chypre Palatin
4. MFK Oud Cashmere Mood
5. Amouage Sunshine Man
I haven't worn a fragrance in over 3 weeks, and in the last two months maybe about 10 times total.
And the last time I wore one it was Acqua Essenziale by Ferragamo. I wore it for about a week.
This has been for several reasons, but mainly because all my frags are boxed up at the moment, and packed under many other boxes.
The first two weeks were strange, but then I got used to it and stopped thinking about it. The break felt kind of good, but now I'm tired of not wearing anything, and really looking forward to getting those boxes out and wearing stuff again.
Good luck with that folks.
Lol very funny challenge--not sure I could do it, though. I guess my first immediate thought is that Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta might work for all occasions, and I'd probably go with that one. Not sure I'll try it, but I'll be following this experiment as it plays out...
"Perfume and incense make the heart glad..."
Me can't do
I'm debating between a few options and TdH Parfum is one of them, along with Fahrenheit, Royal Oud and Donna Karan Fuel. Or, I could try something really bold and go with Interlude Man. I haven't decided yet.
I wish I had enough Rose 31 or HdP 1725 to get me through a week... but my samples of those are running low and I haven't committed to full bottles yet.
Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 22nd August 2014 at 10:29 PM.
Not sure that I could bring myself to do the Challenge - if I did, I have narrowed it down to Grey Vetiver, GIT or Cedrat Boise
Could I? Of course. Would I - no.
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I've done this several times with Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert and a couple of times with Eau Pafumee au The Blanc. Once with Etro Ambra, I guess. Close to a week with Ferragamo Tuscan Soul. Think I have too many names now to really do this again...
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Noooo. Why have I spent thousands of dollars to stare at hundreds of fragrances - to only use one for a whole week?! I wear 2 and sometimes 3 different ones each day to just feel like they are all useful now.
24 hour challenge? sure.
2 day challenge? ok.
One week? That's just crazy talk.
If forced: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver would probably be my choice.
Last edited by dougczar; 22nd August 2014 at 11:28 PM.
Current Summer Favorites:
1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
2. Xerjoff - Nio
3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water
Sure, an old spray bottle of Jovan White Musk for men.
EDIT: One Week Challenge: Jovan White Musk for men, Day 1
Last edited by Lomaniac; 23rd August 2014 at 07:32 AM.
I wore Oud Imperial Black 5 days in a row. Does that count as close enough?
Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites...
1. Epic Man by Amouage (21 wears)
2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (18 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (12 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (11 wears)
7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus - often not recorded go to scent)
8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
10. Plum Japonais by Tom Ford, Bullion by Byredo, Piper Nigrum by a Lorenzo Villorosi, Pulp by Byredo, Santal Royal by Guerlain (9 wears)
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Wow that's a tough one, I USED to be able to do that years ago and have made do with only 2-3 for an entire week or more while on vacations, but to be at home, and have all of my little ones sitting there looking at me - I'll get back to you on that. It could be kinda fun to try though. I think I could do this more easily if it was cold out.
Gosh, even for a person like me who has under 35-decent fragrances it's a joy simply waking up and having to think about my next scent to wear...
In short. I wouldn't dare attempting wearing the same scent for 1-week. I could, but I enjoy far too many others as well.
No way in hell bro!(but nothing but the best of luck to you! )
That sounds like a fun challenge. I wish I could do it. Vetiver Tonka came to mind though.
I would but I am clueless as to which.
Ya I will pass too. 3 days.. maybe.. not a full week. Not because I am stubborn or anything, there is just no point to limit myself. Sometimes when I am trying to finish up a bottle, I may wear it 7 days straight, maybe even longer.
If I had a smaller collection, like a "normal person", of say 5-6 bottles, like "normal people".. you would likely only find very versatile fragrances in my collection. Stuff along the lines of Cool Water, Azzaro pH, Fahrenheit; Rive Gauche, some of the less common versatiles like Armani He, Tommy Bahama, Havana. The list can really go on and on. What I'm saying is that, if I had a smaller collection of all versatile fragrances, I could easily wear one of those mentioned for 7 days straight with no problems. Granted I would probably get tired of most of them and appreciate it less.
My Ultimate Top 5:
24 Platinum (2012)
Burberry London (2006)
Eau des Baux (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Kiton Men - My favorite, I could do it easily.
Dior Fraicheur Cuir - My least favorite, I dont think I could do it and not hate myself for it.
I'm in. I'm sure I've got an old bottle of Aqua di Gio somewhere.
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Just rekindled with a old love the last month. Egoiste CC. I'm now at probably 27/30 days with it. And I'm talking twice a day application. The most before this? Probably only 3 straight days with the same scent. I'm hooked.