Traveling Perfume Box : USA

Our US perfume box is ready to make its next round. If you are in the States and would like to participate, here is how you can do it. And whether you’re participating or not, please read Snowyowl’s perfume descriptions below.

One organizational note: when you’re ready to ship your box onto someone else, please send me the full list of samples in the box and your perfume notes.  Organizing these boxes takes some time, but with your help, it can be much easier.


How does it work: To enter, please post a comment answer these questions: 1) are you in the USA, and if you’re a winner, can I share your email address with Snowyowl? ; 2) do you agree to pass the box onto someone else within two weeks or so (add a couple of your own samples and share your sampling notes with the rest of us)? and 3) what perfume are you wearing today? I will pick the next person to receive the box via a random number generator. I will announce that person in this spot and contact them via email. Claire is the next person to receive the box.

When a winner is ready to pass the box onto someone else, they should get in touch with me. Please include the full list of samples and your sampling notes (what you’ve discovered, what you’ve liked/disliked, any observations you care to include).

To check the progress of our boxes, please click on the Traveling Sample Box tag.

Parfums Delrae Coup de Foudre- light, airy, greeny- wearable and fresh

Amouage Opus VII- want to be open, but not for me, my instant reaction is sweaty man who needs to shower, but after trying to scrub it off, it might change

Amouage Opus II- like this one slightly better than the vii -aromatic, refreshing, gets lovelier with time on the paper in the room. On me, I needed to scrub(is that urine now?) but might reconsider

By Kilian Beyond love- comforting, sweet, like many things I already have but has been discussed by many, good for me to finally try

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid- decadent, sweet, smells at first like hairspray from the 80’s, I need something drier. It swallows me. but does drydown into something lovelier. not for me.

Aerin Gardenia Rattan- weakish gardenia, not as impressed, I love this note but this isn’t anything spectacular from my point of view

Costume National Scent- I’m liking the neutrality and softness here, tea, amber, hibiscus. Subtle, will see how it wears out. I will try this one.

Roses by Chloe- soft, powdery rose, what you see seems to be what you get.

Perfumes in the box:
Parfums DelRae–Coup de Foudre
Thierry Mugler–Angel
Annick Goutal–Ambre Fetiche
Chloe–Roses de Chloe
Santa Maria Novella–Eau Santa Maria Novella
Olfactive Studios-Flash Back
Aerin–Gardenia Rattan
Dolce & Gabbana–Dolce
Calvin Klein–Endless Euphoria
L’Artisan Parfumeur–Explosion D’Emotions
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
M. Micallef-Couture de Denis Durand
by Killian-Beyond Love
by Killian-Amber Oud

Ones I will add:
1. Marni perfume
2. Sonoma Scent Studio- to dream
3. Comme de Garcons x undercover holygrace
4. Profumum Vanitas
5. Lotita Lempicka edp
6. Hermes jour d’hermes
7. Hanne Mori edt
8. Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique
9. Elizabeth and James white
10. YSL l’homme
11. Eau de Lacoste eau de toilette pour homme

Photography by Bois de Jasmin, just a few pretty perfume bottles



  • Connie: Is this the US or Europe box? The title says US, but one of the questions asks if we are in Europe. February 26, 2015 at 7:45am

    • Victoria: Oops, sorry. Yes, it’s the US box. February 26, 2015 at 9:05am

  • Jools Yetman: Yes, I’m in the U.S., and I’ll contribute generously to the box.

    Today I’m wearing Tauer’s L’air Du Desert Marocain, which was a gift from my very sweet husband. It’s delicious. February 26, 2015 at 9:47am

  • Danielle Fleming: Yes, I am in the US and I will pass the box along to someone else. Today I am wearing Sicilian Cyprus by Celadon Road. February 26, 2015 at 9:55am

  • Claire: I live in the US (in North Carolina where we-extremely unusually- have a foot of snow at the moment!). I will absolutely pass the box on to someone else within two weeks, and load it up with many samples. I’m wearing Amouage Journey woman today, one of my all-time favorites. February 26, 2015 at 9:57am

  • Jovan: Yes, I live in California and Arizona, so either location would work as I travel between both addresses every week or so.

    I am wearing LEMON eau de Parfum by Mary Greenwell. February 26, 2015 at 10:07am

  • redsnail: Please enter me in the drawing – Yes, I am in in the US (Michigan, but we are not getting the snow that you are Claire, stay warm!) you can certainly share my email address with snowyowl.

    I definitely agree to pass the box on with my notes within 2 weeks (I am a little nervous about the notes because I am not experienced when it comes to writing about scents, but I’ll do my best!)

    Today I am wearing FL Parfumes Eclectique pour Homme

    I love your blog, (it’s the only one I subscribe to, which is saying a lot) because I enjoy the witty candor and open, educating exploration
    of scents (and food!) Thank you February 26, 2015 at 10:15am

  • Bastet: I’m in the US, you can share my email, and I would pass the box on as requested. Today I am wearing the wonderfully spicy Epic Woman by Amouage. February 26, 2015 at 10:24am

  • dp: Ooh! I live in US, agree to re-ship in a timely fashion, make additions to the box, and annotations in an email. I am wearing Estee Lauder Jasmine White Moss today, hoping for spring! And you may share my email. Thank you. February 26, 2015 at 11:16am

  • Janet M.: Yes, I’m in the USA and you may pass my email address along to Snowyowl; Yes, I will pass the box along in 2 weeks, give or take a little: today I am wearing Chanel Coco, a recently discovered, easy to wear favorite. February 26, 2015 at 11:22am

  • JoDee: Good morning! Yes I am in the US, approve to sharing my email with Snowyowl, will be happy to add generously to the box and will organize and write my impressions.

    Today I am wearing Chanel Bois des Iles as it is cold and brisk outdoors and this scent makes me feel particularly warm and loved. February 26, 2015 at 11:31am

  • Vishishta: Yes I am in the U.S. and you can share my email. I am wearing Orange Blossom Absolute in a base of face cream (it helps my nerves when I cannot sleep) and it makes me feel bright and effervescent even when I am tired.

    So nice to see this box is in circulation again. I have amassed a stack of samples I hope to add to it! February 26, 2015 at 12:04pm

  • Maria: I would love to participate. I live in Massachusetts and you can share my email. I am currently in a sampling frenzy, so I have several samples to share too and I commit to pass the box in under 2 weeks. Today I am wearing a sample of J’adore after many years without wearing it. Bois de Jasmin review of J’adore is helping me navigate the changes that I experience in the fragrance, from what I remember…thanks!! February 26, 2015 at 1:49pm

  • Desiree: Yes I am in the U.S. and approve sharing my email with Snowyowl. I’m happy to add from my large collection to the box and will contribute my impressions enthusiastically. Today I am wearing one of my favorites Indult Isvaraya! February 26, 2015 at 2:33pm

  • Heather Imhoff: Yes, I’m in the US and will happily share my email, pass along in a timely manner and add some samples of my own. Today I am wearing Tom Ford Fleur de Chine with a dab of Plum Japonais on top. February 26, 2015 at 3:18pm

  • Katyk: Hi, I’m in the U.S., and I will pass the box slong and add plenty to it. I’ve been saving them up! Today I’m wearing Do Son from Dyptique! Thank you! February 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

  • Ashley Anstaett: I live in the U.S. and would love to contribute to the box! Today, I am wearing Carven Le Parfum. It’s an easy, everyday perfume, that is cozy enough for winter but gives me a little glimmer of hope for spring. February 26, 2015 at 5:52pm

  • Pixel: I live in the US; yes, you can share my email address with Snowyowl; I promise to pass the box along in two weeks and in general play the game properly :^) Today I’m wearing Chanel Syncomore, which fits me like a well-worn glove. Thanks! February 26, 2015 at 6:18pm

  • Angie Cornelius: I live in the US (Illinois) and would love to sample and contribute to the Traveling Perfume Box. Since I am a fan of vintage parfumerie, Shalimar-type fragrances, I am wearing Empress No. 66 amber blend perfume oil. Please share my email with Snowyowl also. All the best! February 26, 2015 at 6:21pm

  • Karen: Another fun read! Although I’m in the US, please don’t enter me – I’m overwhelmed with all my current samples! Today I’m enjoying my new bottle of L’heure bleue EDP, mixing a few sprays with body lotion and then later a few sprays. February 26, 2015 at 7:17pm

    • angeldiva: Hi Karen!
      Glad you are loving the L’heure Bleue!
      Yes, V, I’m in California, and you can share my email with Snowyowl. I will respect the shipping time frame, add my notes, add some thrilling samples, and be very grateful if I’m chosen!
      Today I’m wearing L’occitane Verbena Extract. It’s my most versatile layering scent. Last night I layered it under O de Lancome- amazing.
      But, today I’m wearing it alone, and it reminds me of the joy of buying a bottle of Loves Fresh Lemon as a teen:)
      Also, may I share a recent layering discovery? After reading the review of Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights, I invested less then $5. for a 1oz. of perfume.
      Well, it is one of the rare well rated perfumes that just wouldn’t work on me. So, I went to Whole Foods, and purchased a vial of essential oil. It’s a Patchouli- Amber mix. After spraying the Fancy Nights- I layer a generous amount of the oil over it.
      Now it smells exactly like my late mothers favorite smell – wet potting soil! It really smells amazing ,and I salvaged a bottle of perfume! Go Team!

      I have amassed so many new scents lately, you can ask me anything.

      P. February 26, 2015 at 8:12pm

  • Katherine: Greetings. I’m in the US, happy to share my email address, will ship the samples in ~2 weeks, add some samples, and share my notes (for better or worse). Today I’m wearing Cartier’s Baiser Vole – Essence de Parfum… a sweet warm vanilla for a snowy day. Cheers! February 26, 2015 at 9:00pm

  • Jeanne R.: I live in the USA. I am willing to pass on my e-mail address per your request. I will pass the box on within 2 weeks. To combat the sub-zero temperatures here in Ohio and give me a lift from the grey that is winter, I’m wearing Sisley’s Eau de Campagne edt. Crazy? Maybe. But, I need the hope that spring is coming and summer is sure to follow! February 26, 2015 at 9:22pm

  • angeldiva: Hi Jeanne,
    ….here are some good vibrations from Los Angeles ! Wishing to you the promise of sunshine to come, along with swimmingly good cheer- and, hopeful rainbows of faith!
    Peace be with your spirit February 26, 2015 at 9:42pm

    • Jeanne R.: Hello, angeldiva, and thank you for your kind welcome and good vibrations. I like your suggestions and the fragrances you mentioned in a couple of posts above. I am a L’Heure Bleue woman as well. I bought my edp bottle in 2015–had my last one 10 years ago. My license plate even names it for all to see (abbreviated, of course). You mentioned layering, and one of my favorite pairings is Rose (Stella) with Kiehl’s musk. Stella always seemed to be missing something, and the Kiehl’s gives it a certain edge. February 26, 2015 at 9:52pm

      • angeldiva: Wow, Thanks! February 26, 2015 at 10:07pm

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