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    Default 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    If you could only pick 10 perfumes from Olympic Orchids, which ones would you choose ?
    I'm asking for the ones that represent the brand the best and/or that you like the most
    I want to start with 10 samples, and if I like the house, I'll sample the others.

    thanks so much

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    Of the few that I have tried, Kyphi for me was the most pleasant.
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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    I like Salamanca, Blackbird, and Kyphi...

    Salamanca has that clay type note attributed to mitti attar. Blackbird is really a rich berry, and Kyphi is wonderful spice bazaar type thing to me
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionone View Post
    If you could only pick 10 perfumes from Olympic Orchids, which ones would you choose ?
    I'm asking for the ones that represent the brand the best and/or that you like the most
    I want to start with 10 samples, and if I like the house, I'll sample the others.

    thanks so much

    Jeff

    EDIT : sorry it's Olympic OrchidS
    can't edit the title

    I've sampled a lot of her releases and the following stood out to me, which I end up buying full bottles of:

    Blackbird
    Sonnet XVII
    Devil scent project: Dev1, Dev2, Dev3, Dev4, Lil
    Gurajat
    Tropic of Capricorn
    Mardi Gras
    Woodcut
    Olympic Rainforest
    Night Flyer
    Salamanca

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    I also enjoy Dev2!
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    Of the scents available on Dr. Covey's site, I've tried these:

    Cafe V
    Chevalier Vert
    Cryptological Envelopment
    Dev # 2
    Gujarat
    Hamsa
    Olympic Amber
    Olympic Rainforest
    Salamanca
    Seattle Chocolate
    Sonnet XVII
    Tucson (called Arizona when I acquired it)
    Woodcut

    Paring this list down to 10 yields:

    Cafe V
    Chevalier Vert
    Dev # 2
    Hamsa
    Olympic Amber
    Olympic Rainforest
    Salamanca
    Seattle Chocolate
    Tucson (called Arizona when I acquired it)
    Woodcut

    Unsolicited suggestion: if you're going to order 10 samples in the 3 ml size, diligently test them at the exclusion of testing or wearing other fragrances. I experienced significant evaporation of the 3 ml sprays I acquired despite storing them reasonably although perhaps not optimally (i.e., a fridge or cooler). If this suggestion prompts you to order fewer samples, I'd pare my list down as follows:

    Cafe V and/or Seattle Chocolate (both excellent gourmands)
    Chevalier Vert (excellent pot-smelling rhubarb scent)
    Olympic Rainforest, Woodcut, and/or Tucson (called Arizona when I acquired it) (all excellent woody scents, but listed in descending order of enjoyment)
    Salamanca (quite unique)

    Have fun! Olympic Orchids offers quality products at reasonable prices. And who wouldn't want to support the side project of a bat expert?!?
    Current faves (in no particular order)

    -Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri, Patchouli, Acqua di Cuba
    -Caron Yatagan
    -Couteau de Poche Fumabat
    -House of Matriarch Eaglewood, Future's Past, Bittersweet Symphony
    -D.S. & Durga/Hylnds Spent Musket Oil, Isle Ryder
    -Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    -Davidoff Zino Davidoff
    -Juniper Ridge Topanga Canyon
    -Slumberhouse Vikt, Norne
    -Bruno Fazzolari Feu Secret
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    I've tried these:
    Dev # 1
    Dev # 2
    Dev # 3
    Dev # 4
    Gujarat
    Olympic Rainforest
    California chocolate
    Kyphi

    I would buy for myself ... all
    but the best ones for me are -
    Dev # 3
    Olympic Rainforest
    this is an unreal fantastic perfume )

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    Dev 2 and Rainforest!

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    Dev 1
    Dev 2
    Dev 3
    Blackbird
    Woodcut
    Salamanca
    Kilauea
    Crystal Envelopment
    Olympic Rainforest
    Hamsa

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    If you guys love the Devil Scent project, you should check out Sonnet XVII, got similar DNA and it's absolutely incredible! It should have been renamed to Dev #5 as part of the collection.

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    Default Re: 10 best Olympic Orchid samples to test the house ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grungevig View Post
    Of the scents available on Dr. Covey's site, I've tried these:

    Cafe V
    Chevalier Vert
    Cryptological Envelopment
    Dev # 2
    Gujarat
    Hamsa
    Olympic Amber
    Olympic Rainforest
    Salamanca
    Seattle Chocolate
    Sonnet XVII
    Tucson (called Arizona when I acquired it)
    Woodcut

    Paring this list down to 10 yields:

    Cafe V
    Chevalier Vert
    Dev # 2
    Hamsa
    Olympic Amber
    Olympic Rainforest
    Salamanca
    Seattle Chocolate
    Tucson (called Arizona when I acquired it)
    Woodcut

    Unsolicited suggestion: if you're going to order 10 samples in the 3 ml size, diligently test them at the exclusion of testing or wearing other fragrances. I experienced significant evaporation of the 3 ml sprays I acquired despite storing them reasonably although perhaps not optimally (i.e., a fridge or cooler). If this suggestion prompts you to order fewer samples, I'd pare my list down as follows:

    Cafe V and/or Seattle Chocolate (both excellent gourmands)
    Chevalier Vert (excellent pot-smelling rhubarb scent)
    Olympic Rainforest, Woodcut, and/or Tucson (called Arizona when I acquired it) (all excellent woody scents, but listed in descending order of enjoyment)
    Salamanca (quite unique)

    Have fun! Olympic Orchids offers quality products at reasonable prices. And who wouldn't want to support the side project of a bat expert?!?
    I have samples from one year ago they're fine
    anyway I buy samples to testt he perfume, and I don't think the perfumes would be gone in one month, even if they're gone it's ok,i still have my evaluations left, and I can purshase other samples later on




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