Traveling Perfume Box : First Two Journeys

I’ve randomly selected the first two destinations for our perfume boxes: Kate in the US (Bernadette’s box) and Hamamelis in the EU (Victoria’s box). Please contact me with your addresses, and Bernadette and I will ship your boxes.


Once you receive them, please sample everything to your heart’s content, keep a couple of samples and replace the ones you’ve taken with your own samples. If you’re new to making samples and decants and packaging them for shipping, please see this article.

Please take notes on what you’ve smelled, what you liked, didn’t like, etc. It would be great for all of us to learn from each other and just to have fun smelling together.

When you’re ready to let the box go (ideally, within a week or two), please contact me with the list of samples in the box and your perfume notes. This way, everyone, regardless of whether they’ve participated, can follow the adventures of the box. I will post a draw and select the next destination out of the responses via a random number generator.

Of course, if anyone wants to start their own traveling perfume box within your region or worldwide, please let me know.

Bois de Jasmin is not responsible for the boxes lost, stolen, held by customs or damaged. 



  • Michaela: Congratulations to the lucky winners! Happy sampling!
    At the moment I am overwhelmed with my own samples and I didn’t want to participate… yet :). But I think the idea is just brilliant and I can’t wait to learn from your perfume notes.
    Thank you to Bernadette for the lovely idea, to Victoria for making it happen and to the other contributors for their inspired proposals. October 28, 2014 at 7:13am Reply

    • Victoria: I like the idea of perfume notes a lot! October 28, 2014 at 9:50am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: Hi Hamamelis! Congratulations! An extra pleasure for your trip to Amsterdam, enjoy! October 28, 2014 at 7:54am Reply

  • Sofie: Oooh, exciting! Off they go! Congratulations to the winners. It’ll be so much fun to read up about where the box has been and how everybody fared with the contents. And, you were right Victoria, having a thread and reporting back will be much more engaging and fun for the whole community.
    Have fun! October 28, 2014 at 8:38am Reply

    • Victoria: I will do my best to mail my own package quickly to make sure the journey starts as soon as possible. 🙂 October 28, 2014 at 9:51am Reply

  • Hamamelis: I am utterly thrilled…what a lovely surprise! As Cornelia commented wonderful timing with a trip to Amsterdam soon. I feel honoured to be the first recipient of the box and will make the most of it. Many thanks for everyone’s congratulations and again thank you so much to Bernadette and Victoria for making this happen. I will keep good notes and report back to Victoria so in a way it will be everybody’s box. A very happy Hamamelis. October 28, 2014 at 9:22am Reply

    • Victoria: Congratulations! 🙂 October 28, 2014 at 9:52am Reply

  • Bernadette: Congratulations Kate & Hamamelis! Kate, if you have any particular scent note that you like, please let me know & I will see if I have any samples to add.

    Thanks again, V, for setting this in motion & for creating this wonderful community 🙂 . October 28, 2014 at 9:44am Reply

    • Kate: Bernadette, thank YOU for sharing these, and Victoria, thank you for making it possible!

      I am completely excited to try everything that’s in this box and then send it on! I’m seeing a bunch of rose, incense and amber notes in here and that is all delightful to me. I love iris too, if you have any around, but what you’ve planned to send is incredibly ample and delightful. Thank you so much. October 28, 2014 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Reg: Exciting! Congratulations to Kate & Hamamelis & looking forward to read the notes. October 28, 2014 at 10:01am Reply

  • Bernadette: Here is the list of what is included in this box:

    Parfums DelRae–Coup de Foudre
    Amouage–Gold Woman
    Thierry Mugler–Angel
    Annick Goutal–Ambre Fetiche
    Bond no.9–The Scent of Peace
    Chloe–Roses de Chloe
    Santa Maria Novella–Eau Santa Maria Novella
    Aerin–Lilac Path
    Aerin–Gardenia Rattan
    Costume National–Scent Costume National
    Dolce & Gabbana–Dolce
    Calvin Klein–Endless Euphoria
    L’Artisan Parfumeur–Explosion D’Emotions Amour Nocturne
    Lancome–La vie est Belle
    Parfums di Nicolai–Eau D’Ete
    Burberry–Eau de Parfum
    Amouage–Opus VII
    Amouage–Opus II
    Tom Ford–Velvet Orchid
    Viktor & Rolf–Flowerbomb
    Versace–Bright Crystal Absolu
    Chloe–Eau de Parfum
    Cartier–Eau de Cartier
    Parfums de Nicolai–Patchouli Intense
    Tom Ford–Shanghai Lily
    by Kilian–Beyond Love
    by Kilian–Amber Oud

    Of these, my favorites are: Coup de Foudre, Shanghai Lily, Beyond Love & Amber Oud. I have found that the Calice Becker fragrances are beautiful & they are what started my interest in learning about the perfumers behind the scents. Sending me deeper & deeper down the fragrant path….:) .

    The box is going in the mail today. October 28, 2014 at 12:33pm Reply

  • johanob: Congratulations to the winners!And enjoy this new way of exploring with fellow perfumistas!Victoria:I saw a lot of interest from some fellow South Africans.We are kind of in the Styx with many brands here,especially niche.But if we could start a box here,it would be real fun! October 28, 2014 at 12:47pm Reply

    • Victoria: Sure! It would be a great idea. I also noticed a South African contingent here. 🙂 October 28, 2014 at 12:53pm Reply

  • rainboweyes: Congratulations!
    This sounds like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to read your notes too! October 28, 2014 at 4:50pm Reply

  • Kandice: Congratulations to the winners! I can’t wait to see what they think and find out where the boxes go next. October 28, 2014 at 8:58pm Reply

  • Melissa: Congratulations! I can’t wait to read the reports of the traveling boxes and their travels! October 29, 2014 at 10:45pm Reply

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