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    Default 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.
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    TdH. Go.

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    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!
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    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!

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    Good luck with that folks.

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    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...
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    Me can't do

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    TdH. Go.
    You're going to wear TdH and nothing but TdH for a full seven days?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    You're going to wear TdH and nothing but TdH for a full seven days?

    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.
    There is no way I could wear Interlude for 7 days straight - don't get me wrong, Interlude is in my top 3 scents but I don't think I could stomach it for seven days - the flip side is that you would only have to apply once, maybe twice for it to last a full seven days

    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
    Currently wearing: Reflection Man by Amouage

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    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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    Don't be unkind...... naughty challenge.
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    Been there, done that. Quick side trip of mine landed me in Germany for about a week and I wore Windsor the entire week.

    I would do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    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!
    Yep. Only worn scent a handful of times over the last 6 weeks or so. One scent for a week would be easy. Considering the weather I'd go with Vettiveru. Guerlain Homme would also work. Those are pretty much the only fragrances I have used recently anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    There is no way I could wear Interlude for 7 days straight - don't get me wrong, Interlude is in my top 3 scents but I don't think I could stomach it for seven days - the flip side is that you would only have to apply once, maybe twice for it to last a full seven days
    Yup. That's precisely what I'm thinking. Interlude Man is probably my all time favorite scent, but I don't know if I could wear it for 7 days straight. I adore it, but after a few days, I could probably turn myself off of it entirely. It'd be much too much of a good thing that already borders on being much too much.
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    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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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.
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    Sure, an old spray bottle of Jovan White Musk for men.

    EDIT: One Week Challenge: Jovan White Musk for men, Day 1
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    Default Re: The One Week Challenge

    I wore Oud Imperial Black 5 days in a row. Does that count as close enough?
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    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (20 wears)
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    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (16 wears)
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Yup. That's precisely what I'm thinking. Interlude Man is probably my all time favorite scent, but I don't know if I could wear it for 7 days straight. I adore it, but after a few days, I could probably turn myself off of it entirely. It'd be much too much of a good thing that already borders on being much too much.
    +1 for that. I don't usually even buy backup bottles--but I do have one backup of Interlude. Part of me wonders if that's more than enough for two lifetimes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    24 hour challenge? sure.
    2 day challenge? ok.
    One week? That's just crazy talk.
    That, my friend, is why it's a challenge! What good would a challenge be if it weren't challenging?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    If forced: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver would probably be my choice.
    That's a great pick!
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    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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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.

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    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.
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    No way in hell bro!(but nothing but the best of luck to you! )
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    That sounds like a fun challenge. I wish I could do it. Vetiver Tonka came to mind though.

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    I would but I am clueless as to which.

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    LOL

    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.
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    Need to finish L'Homme. Challenge accepted!
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    Kiton Men - My favorite, I could do it easily.
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    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.

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