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01 May, 2014

Scent of the Day Challenge - JOIN ME! (One of us, one of us...)

Hey, it's a different month now! How about a brand-new beauty challenge?


If you're anything like me, you have billions dozens of perfume samples tucked away in a drawer somewhere. Or hell, maybe even full bottles. My fragrant hoardpile comes from an unyielding love for testing out indie fragrance oils and signing up for beauty sampler boxes - and thus the vials piled sky-high.

Now of course there are certain fragrances in my collection that I love and wear all the time, but there are plenty of others that I tested maybe once or twice and forgot about. I was organizing my collection when it hit me - why not do a Scent of the Day challenge?


Here are the rules:
  • Challenge participants must wear a different fragrance every day in the month of May - no repeats!
  • Things like body sprays and heavily scented lotions count.
  • The challenge should be documented some way - in a blog post, on social media, whatever. I'll probably write my daily choice on Twitter or something and then write a weekly blog roundup.

I have no idea if a similar challenge already exists, so please excuse me if this idea isn't terribly original. But I'd love it if y'all also wanted to participate - use hashtag #HPBScentOfTheDay so I can stalk your choices on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. And if I'm the only one who ends up doing this... homeschool high-five.


Will you be participating in the challenge? Am I the only one who has more than 31 individual perfume samples? Maybe I need help.



PS If you're wondering about my final post for the April photo challenge, I'll be putting that up at some point later today.

29 comments:

  1. Sorry. Can't do it. With as much fun as I have buying a random bottle of juice and hoarding spritzes, I don't come close enough to 31 flavors of fun. Twenty days might be a stretch for me.

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  2. I was surprised by how many I had... I thought it was about 20 or so too, but when I counted it was really more like 50. Eeep.

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  3. Giveaway? Or can you not possibly part yourself from Nic Cage?

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  4. A lot of them are tiny sample vials so they're not exactly in my way. I just feel like the lesser-used ones should get some love this month! And Nic Cage is DEFINITELY staying with me. Aside from being handsome he also smells nice.

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  5. Gross thought: I bet if Nicolas Cage bottle his own sweat people would buy it.

    /end scene

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  6. 1. If anyone could, Nic Cage would.
    2. Ebay.
    The bidding may even be going on as we type.

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  7. I hope his PR people are reading this.

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  8. bahaha I don't own enough perfumes to wear a different once each month but I do have more than the normal person. I tend to stick to the same maybe 5 or so though.

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  9. Yeah, a Nic Cage giveaway would be awesome. I mean for the perfume. Although winning him a in a giveaway would be something.

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  10. I probably have enough perfume samples to do this. Should I be admitting that? There are all just boring samples though. Nothing as cool as indie fragrances.

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  11. I dunno... he probably eats a lot.

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  12. "Boring" samples are fine too. I have some of those that I'll probably bust out this month.

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  13. Yeah, same here. I only have a few full-sized perfumes, which are mostly ones I've sampled and liked enough to buy more of... funny how that works.

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  14. What a unique idea! I've got around 30 perfume samples/bottles so I'll participate, but I guess it'll be a one-month only thing.

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  15. Yeah, I think it would be hard to do this every month... unless you're buying at least as many new perfumes! I don't do that, but I'll bet there are people out there that do.

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  16. BlushandBarbellsMay 1, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Same - I could probably eek out 20 days with different fragrances. A full 31 days is a nice problem to have, though!

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  17. Aw sounds like fun! I am super weird about fragrance though I think I've worn the same one for like, a year or more. I got a new perfume for Christmas and haven't even opened it.... Don't tell my husband!

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  18. Sounds like a lot of fun! You would probably have better luck with my husband having that many cologne samples than me perfume.....LOL! I am sad that I can't wear perfume every day due to you already know!!!!

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  19. Haha, I won't! I tend to favor certain types of fragrances (TONS of florals in my collection) but once in a while I'll buy a sample of something just because it sounds unusual or weird. Maybe not the most practical way to shop, but it keeps things interesting.

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  20. Haha, I actually wasn't sure how many people would have a whole month's worth. I mean I know there are some people who do because I lurk in indie cosmetics forums and fragrance forums and stuff like that, but you're right - the average person probably doesn't have 30-ish perfumes lying around.

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  21. Oh, I know! You're definitely excused from this challenge. :)

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  22. I'll do it with you! In fact, I wore a different fragrance today than yesterday so I'm already doing good. With all the Sephora ordering over the years I have more vials then I care to admit. I'll probably just write a cumulative blog post and tweet/insta the fragrances I actually end up liking along the way. :)

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  23. Yay! Your plan sounds like a solid one. I'm surprised that there aren't more people who say they have enough for exactly the reason you said - Sephora orders! But whatever, glad to have you on board. :)

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  24. This is such a great idea! Now, I'm trying to remember if I wore a scent yesterday! I may see if I can take on the challenge!

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  25. Awesome! I'd love it if you joined in, even if it's a day or so late!

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  26. seeing as we're halfway through the month of May, I may just have enough scents to do this so count me in!

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  27. Yes, feel free to jump in! I'm always curious to see what fragrances other people are using.

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