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 Vishishta’s perfume descriptions below.

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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 Vishishta? ; 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. That person is Cindy.

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.

Smelling Notes:

Byredo Black Saffron: this one I loved at first–does not last as
a spicy perfume, has a long lasting
grapefruit/citrus

Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau: Also would buy–soft and spicy

L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer – Love the campfire opening, quiet.

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie: Very light! Good for a child–full of air!

Library of Flowers Forget Me Not: Old fashioned–not my style but interesting

LUSH Breath of God: Another ‘discovery’! Love the citrus opening

Tom Ford Sahara Noir: Too strong for the skin but good for a scarf

Parfums del Rae Coup de Foudre: Disappears in minutes

Amouage Opus II Will revisit

Hanae Mori EDT A good summer fragrance–I have this and love it

Marni EDP: Nothing special–certainly not like the great movie “Marnie”

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce: too faint to matter

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid: Overwhelming and chemical; stuck in my nose
and I couldn’t smell anything
for hours! Don’t do this one first!

Lancome La Vie Est Belle: Didn’t like this at first–seemed borin
but later! Ladylike and
flowery–good for day use.

Prada Candy: Like no candy I have ever liked–smells like licorice
which I don’t like!

Exceptional: Not

Michael Kors Glam Jasmine: Also boring

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White: Went back to this several times.
Something about
it works, but I could never tell
what.
Probablywouldn’t buy it–but she’s on the
right track!

Roses de Chloe: Hopeful for this one as I love roses– but alas, nothing!

Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria: Not quite but nice

Valentino Valentina: Like an old woman who is still trying to be young

Thierry Mugler Angel: Have never liked this, but I tried it again
just to be a sport. Still
didn’t see what the fuss was about!

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb: Love these florals–so lush, so feminine!

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon: this one too Will consider buying this!

Keiko Mecheri Bois de Santal: Accidentally spilled this on my
hands–didn’t seem too
great, although Mecheri
is one of my great favorites.
hours later, my hands
were still scented with
Sandalwood–Yes

Aftelier Cacao: Love her fragrances, but they disappear very quickly

Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger: What could surpass orange blossoms–not this.

Comme des Garçons Undercover Holygrace: Like a church but not like a
personal scent

Carven EDP: Could not smell this–sometimes it happens–tried 3
times–nothing!

Eau de Cartier Zeste du Soleil: Wasn’t prepared to like this one but
I did–a wonderful
and elegant summer scent

Parfums Nicolai Patchouli Intense: reminded me of the 60s in San
Francisco–strong,
but would be great
layered with Sandalwood and Rose

Carthusia Caprissimo; like a spicy cappucino

Carthusia Fiori di Capri: Opening flowers very bright

Carthusia Mediterraneo: bitter orange, sharp corners–did not like this one

Profumum Vanitas; just back from Tahiti where I sat in the sun with
Vanilla oil on.
This perfume comes close to that.

By Killian Cruel Intentions: Don’t bother trying this if you’re
intrigued by the title–
chemical and rough!

Samples:

10 Corso Como EDP
Aftelier Cacao
Amouage Opus Ii
Annick Goutal Petite Cherie
Andrée Putman Preparation Parfumée
Barney’s Route du Thé
Biehl Parfumkunstwerke AL01
Biehl Parfumkunstwerke GS01
Biehl Parfumkunstwerke MB0
Bottega Veneta
Burberry Brit Sheer
Burberry My Burberry x2
By Killian Cruel Intentions
Byredo Black Saffron
Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria
Carthusia 1681 Eau de Parfum
Carthusia Caprissimo
Carthusia Fiori di Capri:
Carthusia Mediterraneo
Carven EDP
Chloe EDP
Roses de Chloe
Comme des Garçons Artek Standard
Comme des Garçons Undercover Holygrace
Diptyque Ofrésia
Eau de Cartier Zeste du Soleil
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White
Etat Libre d’Orange Roissy de Palma
Exceptional!
Frederic Malle Outrageous!
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce:
Hanae Mori EDT
Harvey Prince Journey
Hermes Jour d’Hermes
Hilde Soliani Acquiilssssima
Keiko Mecheri Bois de Santal
Knize Ten Eau de Toilette
Lancome La Vie Est Belle
Lancome Simply Belle
L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer
Library of Flowers Forget Me Not
Lolita Lempicka EDP
LUSH Breath of God
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux Ultime
Marni EDP
Michael Kors Glam Jasmine
Montale Blue Amber
Nasomatto Absinth
Parfums Nicolai Patchouli Intense
Parfums del Rae Coup de Foudre
Parfums de Rosine Eucume de Rose
Prada Candy
Profumum Fiore d’Ambra
Profumum Vanitas
Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger
Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau
Sonoma Scent Studio To Dream
The Vagabond Prince Land of Warriors
The Vagabond Prince Swan Princess
Thierry Mugler Angel:
Tom Ford Sahara Noir
Tom Ford Velvet Orchid
Valentino Valentina
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Viktor & Rolf Bonbpn

Perfumes I added:

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir
Calvin Klein Euphoria
Michael Kors For Men
John Varvatos EDT
Kenneth Cole Mankind
Paco Rabanne 1 Million
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu
Versace Pour Homme

Photography by Bois de Jasmin

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15 Comments

  • Danielle Fleming: I agree to everything and I am wearing santal 26 by le labo. June 18, 2015 at 9:37am

  • Y. Brandenburg: I live in the US, and I agree to the giveaway requests. Today I am wearing Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri. *Fingers crossed* June 18, 2015 at 10:16am

  • spe: Please do not include me as I have not much time for sampling. It is fun to read others impressions, though. Today I will wear Caline from Patou (a lucky find at an estate sale). June 18, 2015 at 10:17am

  • JENNIFER: USA is my home, Vishishta is welcome to my informatin and I will pass along the magic glory filled box within 2 weeks. Today is Guarline Illyd to match the bow on my ponytail, mixed with SL amber to match my raw attitude. June 18, 2015 at 10:42am

  • Jools Yetman: 1. I live in the U.S., and you can absolutely share my info w/ Vishishta.
    2. I will pass the box on as directed, and will share sampling notes.
    3.Today I’m wearing the Different Company’s Sel de Vetiver — Yum!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Jools June 18, 2015 at 10:58am

  • silverdust: Yes to 1 and 2. I’m wearing Agent Provocateur (body lotion since it’s super hot and humid today)! June 18, 2015 at 11:11am

  • Gaila: 1) I live in the U.S. (Austin, TX)
    2) Yes, you may share my e-mail with Vishishta
    3) I will pass along the fragrance coffer within 2 weeks
    4) Today, I am wearing Guerlain Mitsouko EDP and a “dab” of Calypso St. Barth- “Lea”

    Thanks for the chance to participate. June 18, 2015 at 11:21am

  • Cindy: I’d love to try that many scents though it could be overwhelming! Yes, I live in the USA–formerly Chicago area, now beautiful Colorado. Yes, you may share my email. I am wearing Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance. I think it’s light enough for day wear. The rose scent reminds me of my mom without being too antique or over powering. June 18, 2015 at 12:10pm

    • Cindy: Also, I promise to send the samples on they’re merry way in two weeks with my samples and notes. (Sorry I’m disorganized this morning!) June 18, 2015 at 12:22pm

  • Julie: Yes, please. I will happily share my email and pass along the samples in 2 weeks, oh, and I do live in the US.
    Today, it’s Miss Dior La Parfum, Im wearing. June 18, 2015 at 3:03pm

  • Natalya: 1)yes 2)yes 3) leather krem by soivholle June 18, 2015 at 4:26pm

  • Felicia: I live in the USA – North Carolina. I would be delighted to share my email address. I am wearing Armani Bois D’Encens with Atelier Cologne’s Rose Anonyme. Always searching for a scent I can fall madly in love with. I will be glad to add some perfume goodies and pass the box to the next person in 2 wks. June 18, 2015 at 6:06pm

  • Vanessa: 1. Yes I am in the US & yes, please pass my email address to Vishishta!
    2. I do agree to pass the box onto someone else within 2 weeks & intend to add a couple of my own samples (I have Jo Malone, Acqua di Parma, Bond No. 9, etc etc) & will share my sampling notes!
    3. Today I am wearing Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile e Blu Mediterraneo – Arancia di Capri.
    *fingers crossed!* June 18, 2015 at 7:34pm

  • katherine: I agree with everything and am wearing Chant de Bois (Le Labo for Anthropologie) today. A refreshing woody scent that’s good all year long… June 18, 2015 at 9:39pm

  • Connie: I’m in the USA and of course you can share my email address if I’m the lucky winner. I promise to pass along the box, and I haven’t put on any fragrance yet. June 19, 2015 at 6:16am

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